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Library Offers Anime Drawing Class

Queen Anne’s County Library will host Anime Drawing classes for teens on Tuesday, July 9 at the Kent Island Branch and on Monday, July 22 at the Centreville Branch, both from 2-4 p.m.

The classes are taught by artist and Japanese culture enthusiast Hanna Kingsley, who will lead summer readers between the ages of 10-18 through the process of character creation from initial drafts to the final inking with an exploration of color techniques along the way.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome if space permits. Reservations may be made for each location by calling the Centreville Branch at (410) 758-0980 or the Kent Island Branch at (410) 643-8161.

Rising 6th-12th graders are invited to participate in “The United States of YA,” a summer reading program for teens, which encourages participants to read books set in as many U.S. states as possible. For every 3 books read, teens can enter drawings to win $20 gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, or Rita’s.

Younger children are signing up for the “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program, which features a reading log and game board with chances to earn stickers and prizes.

Summer reading clubs and activities continue throughout the month of July. All summer readers may stop by their library to receive a free book from July 29-August 2.

For more information, please contact the Centreville Branch, 121 S. Commerce St. and the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Additional information is available at the library’s website (www.quan.lib.md.us) or by calling (410) 758-0980 or (410) 643-8161.

Anime and Chibi Classes this June

ChibiChompedWatermarked (239 x 400)Two distinct classes start this June as instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Centre for the Arts with classes for those interested in Anime and Chibi drawing fundamentals. “Drawing Anime” starts by teaching the basics of Japanese cartoon characteristics: distinct with bright, colorful, whimsical and beautiful elements. Using this as a starting point, students soon learn to create their own Anime characters. From drafting the image to inking in the final lines, the completed work is unique to each participant. This is a three session workshop held Tuesday through Thursday starting on June 18 from 1 to 4 pm. Ages 12 to 18. Class cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list. The deadline for registration is June 12.

“Chibi wa Kawaii: Chibi is Cute” tackles this super cute form of Anime. Through the exaggeration of the sizes and shapes of heads, hands, feet and eyes, characters take on a youthful and fun appearance. This is a three session workshop held on Tuesday through Thursday starting on June 25 from 1 to 4 pm. Ages 8 to 16. Class cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the 1st day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list. The deadline for registration is June 19.

Kingsley is a Certified Copic Marker designer and instructor. She was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship award and studies art therapy at Chesapeake College. In the fall she will attend the Delaware College of Art and Design. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for Anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C. Register by calling 410-758-2520, online at www.arts4u.info or by sending a check to QACAC, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617.

The Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web www.arts4u.info.

Anime V. Chibi: Character Costuming

Use with coloring class AnimeCinderellaWatermarked (292 x 500)Instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Arts Council to offer a new course that takes Anime or Chibi to the next level learning great techniques for character costuming. “Anime” is defined as the Japanese style often characterized by bright, colorful and whimsical elements. “Chibi” translates to “Tiny is Cute” and refers to the cute and childish style of anime that focuses on exaggerating the eyes, hands, face and animal characteristics.

Drawing students will learn proportion changes and animal characteristics including making wings and ears. These drawing elements will help to define their character’s personality traits and identity making them recognizable as a villain or hero, prince or princess, human or animal.

“Anime V. Chibi: Character Costuming” is Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. The class is open to ages 10 to 18. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members and there is a $5 additional fee for materials payable to the instructor on the first day of class. The deadline for registration is March 29. Bring a bag lunch. Registered students will receive a materials list.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

Anime V. Chibi: Clothing and Accessories

Use with coloring class AnimeCinderellaWatermarked (292 x 500)Instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Arts Council to offer a new course that takes Anime or Chibi to the next level learning great techniques for clothing and accessories. “Anime” is defined as the Japanese style often characterized by bright, colorful and whimsical elements. “Chibi” translates to “Tiny is Cute” and refers to the cute and childish style of anime that focuses on exaggerating the eyes, hands, face and animal characteristics.

Drawing students will learn to bring personality to their Anime and Chibi characters through clothing design and realistically fitting them with their character’s image and style. Lessons in realism, fantasy and animals are also explored.

“Anime V. Chibi: Clothing and Accessories” is Saturday, March 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. The class is open to ages 10 to 18. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members and there is a $5 additional fee for materials payable to the instructor on the first day of class. The deadline for registration is March 15. Registered students will receive a materials list.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

Anime V. Chibi: Coloring

img003 (248 x 500)Instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Arts Council to offer a new course that takes Anime or Chibi to the next level learning great coloring techniques. “Anime” is defined as the Japanese animation style often characterized by bright, colorful and whimsical elements. “Chibi” translates to “Tiny is Cute” and refers to the cute and childish style of anime that focuses on exaggerating the eyes, hands, face and animal characteristics.

Drawing students will bring their Anime and Chibi characters to life with bold, brilliant color. The basics of color schemes and using different coloring materials for different effects are the focus of this class.

“Anime V. Chibi: Coloring” is two consecutive Saturdays, February 23 and March 2, from 9 am to noon. The class is open to ages 8 to 18. Cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members and there is a $3 additional fee for materials payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Centre for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests and develop new skills. Office hours at 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. To register for classes or for information, call 410-758-2520 or visit www.arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.

 

Anime and Chibi Classes

ChibiChompedWatermarked (239 x 400)Two distinct classes start this January as instructor Hanna Kingsley returns to the Centre for the Arts with classes for those interested in Anime and Chibi drawing basics. “Drawing Anime” starts by teaching the basics of Japanese cartoon characteristics: distinct with bright, colorful, whimsical and beautiful elements. Using this as a starting point, students soon learn to create their own Anime characters. From drafting the image to inking in the final lines, the final work is unique to each participant. This is a three session workshop held on Saturdays starting on January 19 from 9 am to 12 pm. Ages 12 to 18. Class cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the 1st day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list. The deadline for registration is January 11.

“Drawing Chibi: Chibi is Kawaii” tackles this super cute form of Anime. Through the exaggeration of the size and shapes of heads, hands, feet and eyes, characters take on a youthful and fun appearance. This is a three session workshop held on Saturdays starting on January 19 from 1 to 4 pm. Ages 8 to 16. Class cost is $65 for members and $80 for non members. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the 1st day of class. Registered students will receive a materials list. The deadline for registration is January 11.

Kingsley is a 2011 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School and was a recipient of the 2011 Arts Council scholarship and began teaching there in 2012. She is currently enrolled at Chesapeake College studying art therapy. She is a regular visitor to the annual KatSuCon fan convention for anime, manga and Japanese culture enthusiasts which is held in Washington D.C.

Register by calling 410-758-2520, on-line at www.arts4u.info or by sending a check to QACAC, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617.

The Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts. Visit us on the web www.arts4u.info.