Manga Character Drawing Class for Kids and Teens

Dive into the fantastic world of anime illustration and learn how to create unique manga characters!

7 to 12 years     1.5 hours - 2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 10 to 15

label $58 - $70 (Afterpay available)
(price varies across dates)

Learn how to create intriguing manga characters from simple pencil sketches to more complex ink and brush-pen illustrations with Scribble Cat Studios.
In this class, you will learn how to design compelling Japanese-inspired manga characters from scratch and how to give them their unique style.
Bring your character to life by giving them a personality and creating professional character sheets. Your tutor, an experienced animation and anime lecturer, will show you how to draw the facial features of your character and how to draw the character’s head in different positions.
You will get tips in developing your own style while looking to common and traditional manga styles such as kawaii, shojo, chibi and, moe for inspiration.
Furthermore, you will explore different facial expressions and how to give your character a unique hairstyle and clothing. Finally, you can pick your favourite character concept design and finalise your illustration using ink, brush-pen, and colour.
Start creating your own manga world and join our fun and engaging class now!
Knowledge required
This beginner-friendly class is designed for all skill levels. You don’t need to have previous experience in drawing to attend this class. You will get an overview of the material and you will learn basic sketching and hand drawing techniques.
What you'll get
  • Professional material for colouring included.
  • Guidance from an expert teacher (artist and university lecturer).
  • Your own unique manga artwork to take home.
  • Hands on experience:
We are focusing on traditional art making and hand drawing/non-digital drawing!
Through this physical and tactile experience, you will get a broader view how this material can be used and the physical creation will improve your hand-eye coordination as well as motor skills. Furthermore, traditional artworks are hard to copy, each handmade creation will show your personal style and will be truly unique!
What to bring
  • You only need to bring basic material such as a sketch pad (A4) and pencils.
  • Bring a bottle of water and a snack if you like!
Suitable for

Suitable for kids from 7 to 12 years old.

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


505 Bluff Road, Hampton VIC and 21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Scribble Cat Studios
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Scribble Cat Studios is a new and independent art studio in Melbourne. It was founded by Dr Mara Jordan a European trained artist, academic and educator with over two decades of professional experience.
While we are dedicated to produce our own art, we are also offering a series of inspiring art classes and workshops for adults and teenagers. Our innovative course program focuses on specialised classes in drawing, painting, illustration, comic art, animation, visual storytelling, and portfolio mentoring.
Furthermore, we offer unique ‘art & impact’ classes supporting environmental, animal & wildlife protection and social causes. The focus lies not only on teaching the technical skills of drawing but also to create meaningful work and to encourage the participants individual growth as artists.
At Scribble Cat Studios, our mission is to create a relaxed, fun, and nurturing space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides.
Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a brand-new student hoping to improve your drawing skills, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, Scribble Cat Studios is here to welcome you and support you on your artistic journey.

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