Drawing Anime & Manga

In this workshop, Students will delve into the art of drawing characters in manga and anime styles such as One Piece, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, Studio Ghibli, and many more!

The workshop will proceed through a step-by-step instructional style, followed by techniques for shading and textures. There will be an emphasis on anatomy (and how it varies depending on graphic style), expressions, colour, and composition. The instructor will teach from an iPad projection. Paper, and drawing, sketching, and coloring supplies will be available for all students.

Students will learn to draw female and male characters of different styles based on popular media. They are free to choose which characters to draw.

Age: 9+


Seats: 15 students max


Date(s): Saturday July 13, 2024


Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Skill level: All levels welcome


Supplies: provided

Please note that if you plan to bring a tablet or iPad to the workshop, please ensure that you have Procreate or a similar drawing app pre-installed on your device. Additionally, it is essential to have a pen or stylus compatible with your tablet to ensure optimal use during the workshop. 


Price: $85


Location: 26770 29th Ave Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8


Instructor: Grace Chen (scroll to the bottom of this page to get to know your Instructor)

This Class will follow all mandated health protocols as set forth by the BC Ministry of Health.


Registration options:

Option 1

  1. Scroll to the form below to register to register online
  2. Click on the pay now button below the form to complete check out

Option 2

  1. Call arts coordinator at 604-534-0781 to register over the phone

Option 3

  1. In person to fill out form with Langley arts council staff

Click here if you want to download and print the form at home, then bring it to us in person to pay for the class.

if you have technical issues with registering and/or paying please contact us at (604)-534-0781

Anima/Manga style artwork by Instructor and Artist Grace Chen

Online registration:

  • please follow the steps below to complete registration process
  • please read our Class Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy: click here

Meet your instructor: Grace Chen

Sichen Grace Chen (Grace) is a painter and illustrator currently based in Langley, BC, who has exhibited throughout the Lower Mainland and in the United States. She has received scholarships and awards from American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators (SOI), and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). Growing up in China for the first few years of her life and moving often between cities in British Columbia has led her to garner an appreciation for the sentimentality and physicality of material objects and natural landscapes. Whether from her front yard or neighbourhood parks, she takes inspiration from local flora when working on her illustrations and paintings. In her teaching curricula, she weaves in elements of nature, reflection, and observation to create a balanced inner and outer world art education.

In the press:

Artwork by Instructor and Artist Grace Chen