Twenty students from Years 7-12, came to the library after school on Wednesday, 28th September, to take part in a manga workshop with artist-illustrator Chie Kutsuwada.
The result of a collaboration between our Literacy and Art departments, it was an important opportunity to celebrate a form of reading that is beloved by so many of our students. Over the course of the 90 minute session, Chie talked the students through the origins of manga, the cultural significance of manga and how to draw manga. After a demonstration from Chie, where she drew her volunteer-model Kamila Miah (9Anne), the students then had a go at creating their own manga characters. They had a chance to ask questions and receive advice to assist their own creations.