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Lose yourself in the fantasy world of Japanese animation as we draw and invent whimsical characters in the style of Studio Ghibli™. 

What will you learn on this course?

Get inspiration for your own illustrations from the otherworldly story of Howl’s Moving Castle, or the magic in Kiki’s Delivery Service in this one-day course. Join Milan in a draw-along and learn how to draw witches, Great Forest Spirits and 500-year-old mountain wolf gods! Build a secret miniature world for Arrietty to live in, inspired by the story of the borrowers.

Macs children’s workshops are designed for children to explore a range of creative activities that may include visual arts, crafts, digital media and performance. All the workshops are for the same age range and offer an introduction to a particular art form. The children can usually take home anything they have made during the day.

By the end of the day, children will have:

  • learned observational techniques to draw animated characters
  • invented a set of Ghibli-inspired characters, inspiring an illustrated story completed during the course
  • built a miniature world for the tiny Arrietty using Lego.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

Children need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break. All course materials and equipment are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Milan Topalovic