Calendar

July 2016 – October 2017

Jul
25
Mon
Urban Ambush 2016! @ Watermans Art Centre
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
Urban Ambush 2016! @ Watermans Art Centre

I’m back at Watermans Art Centre in Hounslow for another Urban Ambush manga course!

Urban Ambush is a creative summer camp where children and young people aged 8-18 can take part in various creative activities. Manga, capoeira, theatre design, music and animation are all on the menu this year.

The manga course is for ages 13-18 and is suitable for all abilities.

From the Watermans website:

Channel your ideas and abilities into producing a manga, a Japanese comic, inspired by the local environment, working with professional Manga artist Karen Rubins. Design characters, develop an authentic style, and learn storytelling and artistic techniques with a renowned comic book creator, Karen Rubins, who has had work exhibited at the Embassy of Japan and V&A museum. End the week with a giant visual projection and your own printed anthology. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced mangaka!

 

Nov
2
Wed
Sharjah International Book Fair @ Sharjah Expo Centre
Nov 2 – Nov 6 all-day
Sharjah International Book Fair @ Sharjah Expo Centre

I will be a guest at the Sharjah International Book Fair! It’s all very exciting!

While there I am running manga and comics workshops for children and teenagers, between the dates of 2nd and 6th November. Please contact the organisers for details.

There are also lots of other things happening and guests who are far more interesting than me, I assure you.

Dec
4
Sun
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery

I’ll be at the National Portrait Gallery this Sunday, running a comics making workshop for young people inspired by the Picasso Potraits exhibition.

Drawing Stories Sunday Session 4 December 11.00-16.00

14-21yrs at the National Portrait Gallery

Create a narrative comic strip inspired by Picasso Portraits and the Gallery’s Collection working with special guest comic and manga artist Karen Rubins and artist Marc Woodhead

To book youthbookings@npg.org.uk

Apr
3
Mon
Easter Daze: Comic Masterclass (Waltham Forest) @ Leyton Library
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm
Easter Daze: Comic Masterclass (Waltham Forest) @ Leyton Library

This masterclass is for ages 11 – 14 and is part of Waltham Forest’s Holiday Activity Programme

If you’re interested in comics or love drawing manga and you want to take your skills to the next level, this Comics Masterclass is for you. Join comics artists Karen Rubins and Tammy Taylor in a week long workshop, where you will create your own comic strip or manga story from beginning to end. Learn drawing, writing, and design skills, develop techniques and style, and try out professional comic-making materials. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of soft drinks.

Classes are from 3 – 7 April, 10:00am – 3:30pm

The masterclass is free, all materials are provided, but please book online to ensure a place.

The workshops are inclusive of children with SEN and/or disabilities, however if your child does have additional needs please contact the organiser on 020 8496 3000 so they can ensure the provider can meet the needs of your child.

Apr
14
Fri
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm

Explore manga drawing at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts’ Jump In! Family Art Festival

There are workshops for children and families aged 5+throughout the day.

Please book quickly as there are limited places!

 

 

Aug
7
Mon
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library

If you’ve never drawn manga before and want to learn how, this is the course for you. Find out what manga is all about and where it comes from. We will cover drawing faces, bodies and expressions, how to use different styles, and you will create your characters and bring them to life in a manga comic page. Suitable for complete beginners.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-14

Aug
14
Mon
Advanced Manga @ Leyton Library
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm
Advanced Manga @ Leyton Library

Have you created your own characters or stories and want to know what to do next? Do you want to advance your skills up to the next level? In this course you will be developing more advanced techniques in writing, drawing, and designing, and learn everything you need to know to tell your story through manga. Attendees should have some experience of drawing manga, creating characters, and/or making comics.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 14-16

Aug
21
Mon
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library

If you want to get in to creating your own comics, this course will take you through the process, from plotting to creating storyboards, to choosing the right panels and producing your own comic strip. You will learn about different kinds of comics from gag strips to graphic novels. Writing and/or drawing experience preferred, but no special knowledge of making comics is necessary.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-16

Oct
21
Sat
V&A Create! Manga Drawing
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
V&A Create! Manga Drawing

Looking at the V&A’s Japan Gallery and contemporary examples of manga as inspiration, explore a range of techniques and work to create your own manga character and lay out a story page. This session is led by Karen Rubins, former V&A Artist in Residence.

For ages 13-15

Oct
25
Wed
Draw and Create Your Own Comic @ Golders Green Library
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm
Draw and Create Your Own Comic @ Golders Green Library

Runs from 2 -5pm on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October

Suitable for ages 11-16

What better way to spend your half-term holiday than making your own comics? On Day 1 you will learn all the different skills you will need to make comics, on Day 2 you will be putting them into practice by creating your own story and artwork.