Visual Arts Anime / Manga

A fascinating subject that many professional animators have captured online, on TV and in video games. Anime, a word for Japanese animation, includes comics called manga with fictional characters that exaggerate the human form. The class centers around the figure, where anatomy, construction and movement are studied in conjunction with each other. In addition to figure construction, students learn about costume design, gesture, facial expression, inking and color techniques.

THE INSTRUCTOR

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Audrey Griffin

VISUAL ARTS ANIME/MANGA

Audrey is a lifelong anime lover, with their first dip into the genre being Robo Tech and Kiki's Delivery service to their most recent feat; finally starting One Piece. Audrey has been an artist their entire life, but they have been doing it professionally for the past few years, writing comics to be turned into graphic novels, designing characters for TTRPG enthusiasts, teaching teens to find their style and painting commissions of people's pets. So, they have been around some of the art scene and are eager to share their knowledge with others.

In this class the student's will help design the curriculum, improve their art skills, make connections with other artists in class, learn how certain facets of the art industry function, get real world practice working on a project in a group setting as well as working alone to complete a project, and finally, set up a gallery of their finished works for the public.

Audrey's number one goal for their students is that they walk away from this course more confident in their art style, storytelling abilities, and how to form long lasting connections with fellow artist.

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EVEREST ADLERMAN

Visual Arts Anime/Manga

A cartoonist and illustrator, Everest uses their work to explore absurdity, storytelling, and surrealism. Ev's professional career started at The Imaginate, a literary magazine to which they contributed both illustration and graphic design services. Everest continued their design work in corporate settings for several years before shifting to independent work with a stronger focus on illustration, although their design philosophy still comes through in their preference for striking, easy-to-parse artwork. A sampling of their work is visible online at www.evcreates.com.