Design a Manga style character
Chie Kutsuwada
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Wed 11 Aug 11am - 3pm
Learn what Manga is and explore how to draw in a Manga style to create your own character. This workshop starts with learning about what manga is, then participants learn some basics of how to draw manga style figures. We also explore how to design manga style characters inspired from some classics, such as Alice in Wonderland which John Vernon Lord illustrated and can be seen in the museum's new exhibition.

Please note:
Children will need to bring a packed lunch.
Workshops have been designed for children to be left for the day.

Chie is UK based Japanese manga creator and illustrator. After graduating from Royal College of Art, London, she has produced many works, which are often very delicate and romantic in style. She creates story as well as illustration by herself, like King of a Miniature Garden (2007 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2, Constable & Robinson), her first manga and Moonlight (2008 collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3), which was shortlisted in Manga Jiman competition organized by UK Japan Embassy.  
She has also been working on some well-known titles such as Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Self Made Hero, London) and Musashi Miyamoto’s The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala, Boston & London). She ran a series of illustrated columns called Mondo Manga for Mainichi Weekly (published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co. Ltd) about life and culture in the U.K. She also provides many illustrations for art books such as Extreme Stickering Manga, Artful Etching: Manga, Artful Etching: Kawaii (Thunder Bay Press, USA) Her latest publications are 10 Step Drawing Manga(Search Press, UK) and Tsunami Girl written by Julian Sedgwick (Guppy Books, UK).  
Her books are available in most English speaking countries, and also translated into Turkish, French, Italian and Spanish. Besides creating manga comics, she also attends many manga-related events in and out of the UK and runs manga workshops at schools, universities, libraries, and museums, such as the British Museum, the British Libraries, Wellcome Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She also has worked on projects for UK Japan Embassy, Iceland Japan Embassy, Channel 4 and CNN.

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Tickets: £22.50

Suitable for ages: 6-11

Organised by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Lucy Jenner
t: 01273 844 744

Family Friendly Facilities: Baby changing facilities.

Under 16's go free to the museum (accompanied by an adult)
The museum is fully accessible to visitors and the Cart Lodge, Main Gallery and Learning Space are fitted with a hearing loop. Disabled car parking bays are located immediately in front of the Village Hall and Blue Badge holders can park on the nearby double yellow lines with the usual restrictions.
Chie Kutsuwada

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Lodge Hill Lane
01273 844744

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