Thursday, November 16, 2006

Experimental Manga Workshops at the Marikina Shoe Expo

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The Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Future Prospects Art Space and the Artists Den, presents "Experimental Manga at the Expo", a series of manga drawing workshops at the Future Prospects Art Space, Marikina Shoe Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City on November 18 & 25, December 2 & 9 2006 and January 13 & 20, 2007, from 2-5 pm.

Topics to be covered are:
1) Illustrating Emotions Through Facial Features by Elmer Damaso (Nov 25) ;
2) Exploring and Expressing the Darker Emotions by Marius Cornelius Funtilar (Dec 2); 3) Alternative Media in Emotional Drawing by Nelz Yumul (Dec 9);
4) Women, Emotions and Drawing by Joanah Tinio (Jan 13); and 5) Techniques in Expressing Emotions with Drawings by Melvin Calingo (Jan 20).

Lyndon Gregorio will facilitate the initial workshop on November 18. The culminating activity will be an exhibition of the works by the participants on January 28, 2007 at the Future Prospects Art Space.

Workshops are free but participants are required to bring their own drawing materials (sketchpad/ paper, colored pens and pencils and, other coloring materials). Only fifteen slots are available per session, thus, interested workshop participants are encouraged to call and register their attendance on or before Friday, November 17. For inquiries and reservations, please call the Japan Foundation, Manila at tel. no. 811-6155 to 58.

Bambi C. Diaz
Program Officer for Arts & Culture
The Japan Foundation, Manila
12/F Pacific Star BuildingSen. Gil Puyat cor. Makati AvenueMakati City, Philippines
Tel # 811-6155 to 58 Fax # 811-6153