On Monday, the Year 5s and 6s were lucky enough to spend the day with Sonia Leong, a professional comic artist and illustrator specialising in Anime and Manga.
The day began with a fascinating introduction to various styles of Manga drawing. Sonia then lead workshops with each class in turn:
The children were shown how to draw a face from a front, side and three-quarter view and the Year 6s learned how to draft a full page from a given script:
The children and a wonderful time and learned a lot from both the presentation and the workshops. The sketches that they produced are very impressive and I know that many of them are continuing to practise at home.
We are very grateful to Sonia for coming into school and for her detailed and inspiring instruction. You can see more of her work here: http://www.fyredrake.net/index.html .