Virtual Sunday Family Arts

Mar 14 | MAR 28 | APR 11 | APR 25
FREE | Virtual Art Class | All Ages

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Join us for a series of virtual art making sessions with instructor Austin Kwidzinski, inspired by our regular Sunday Family Arts (SFA) program. Gather the household for a fun craft session that you can stream from Facebook Live from the comfort of your own home. Our projects are often based on current exhibitions, holidays, or relevant themes. This is a fun opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and get creative. Details of the class will be posted at least a week before the class date, to give you time to gather the artmaking supplies around the house. Following each class, the recorded videos will be posted on our website for viewing at any time.

 

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Introduction to Anime and Manga: Faces and Features

February 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Artist Facilitator: Austin Kwidzinski

$40 for 1.5 hours of instruction

10% off for Friends of The Reach

Ages 12-18 | Pre-registration required for this virtual event

Maximum 15 participants

Registration cut-off date: February 18

 

Have you ever wondered how the masters of manga (Japanese comic books) and anime (Japanese animation) bring their dynamic characters to life? In this introduction to manga and anime, learn the fundamentals of drawing faces, including key expressions and facial features like eyes, mouth, nose, and hair.  

This class is for beginners who are new to anime and manga. The class will meet over Zoom for 90 minutes. To participate, you must have an email address, a computer or phone with a camera, and an internet connection. 

Registrants may either work with traditional drawing materials or a digital platform of their choosing. 

 

About Austin Kwidzinski

Austin Kwidzinski is an emerging artist, illustrator, and animator living and working the Fraser Valley. A recent graduate of University of the Fraser Valley’s BFA program, Austin has worked under the mentorship of established character designers like Marco Nelor and Anthony Jones. Austin has taught numerous art classes at The Reach, including Sunday Family Arts and Friday Family Arts.

 

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Introduction to Anime and Manga: Drawing the Body

March 11 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Artist Facilitator: Austin Kwidzinski

$40 for 1.5 hours of instruction

10% off for Friends of The Reach

Ages 12-18 | Pre-registration required for this virtual event

Maximum 15 participants, Minimum 3 participants

Registration cut-off date: March 4

 

Expand your knowledge of anime and manga in this class that focuses on drawing anatomy and body poses for characters from your own imagination! Taught by Fraser Valley-based illustrator Austin Kwidzinski, this workshop will teach you how to communicate the personality of your character. 

This class is for beginners who are new to anime and manga and will meet over Zoom for 90 minutes. To participate, you must have an email address, a computer or phone with a camera, and an Internet connection. There are no prerequisites to this workshop. 

Registrants may either work with traditional drawing materials or a digital platform of their choosing. 

 

About Austin Kwidzinski

Austin Kwidzinski is an emerging artist, illustrator, and animator living and working the Fraser Valley. A recent graduate of University of the Fraser Valley’s BFA program, Austin has worked under the mentorship of established character designers like Marco Nelor and Anthony Jones. Austin has taught numerous art classes at The Reach, including Sunday Family Arts and Friday Family Arts.

 

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