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Drawing Kimono: Online Session with Kutsuwada Chie

Date: 2020 May 12 21:17

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While events in the UK have had to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, some event runners have switched to online sessions as an alternative. Japan House London will be running a Drawing Kimono: Online Session with Kutsuwada Chie. It's set to run on Friday 15th May 2020 at 14:00 to 15:00 UK time. Booking is required, but the event is free.

Kutsuwada Chie is a Brighton based Japanese artist who will show people attending the online session how to draw a male figure wearing a kimono.

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Drawing Kimono: Online Session with Kutsuwada Chie

Online Event

Friday 15 May 2020, 14:00-15:00

Booking Essential, Admission Free.

*This event is suitable for all ages over the age of 10. Children must be supervised by an adult.

As part of our online draw-along event series, we invite all manga enthusiasts to take a deeper look at how to draw a male figure wearing kimono.

In this session, professional manga-ka Kutsuwada Chie shows participants tips and techniques to learn how to draw kimono on a male character focusing on fabric movement, simple shading, and patterns. While following Kutsuwada's step-by-step guidelines, participants are invited to ask questions which will be answered live during the event.

Following the event, participants can share their result on social media and tag Japan House (@JapanHouseLDN) using the hashtags #japanhouselondon, #manga and #MuseumFromHome.

This drawing session is open to all levels and makes use of digital drawing, although participants are welcome to use any drawing equipment that they have available at home.

About the artist

Kutsuwada Chie was born and brought up in Japan. After graduating from the printmaking department of the Royal College of Art, London, she is now based in Brighton, working as a professional manga artist. Her work Moonlight (2008, collected in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 3 by Constable & Robinson) was shortlisted in the Manga Jiman competition organized by the Japanese Embassy in the UK. One of her latest projects is a series of illustrated columns for Mainichi Weekly (published every two months by one of the major Japanese newspaper companies) about life and culture in UK. Her books are available in most English-speaking countries and Japan, and some are translated into Turkish, French, Italian and Spanish. Besides creating manga comics, she runs manga workshops at schools, libraries, and museums, such as the British Museum, the British Library and Victoria and Albert Museum. She has also have worked on projects for Channel 4 and CNN.

Source: Japan House London
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