Manga Mania

Monday, July 24, 2017
9 AM - 12 PM

This class is currently full. To have your name added to the waiting list, please call (916) 808-1182 or email

Ages 11 - 13

Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28

Calling all mangaka! Mangaka is the Japanese word for author/illustrator, and in this class they'll create whimsical drawings (manga) in traditional black and white, watch anime (animated manga), and talk about the origins of the style. Enjoy a visit from enthusiastic cosplayers wearing detailed makeup and elaborate costumes, ask them about their favorite character inspiration, and paint a figure to resemble a manga character of your own creation!

$125 members • $150 nonmembers

Instructor: Helen Plenert

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About the Instructor:

Helen Plenert, a native of Sacramento, has been painting for more than 35 years. While her first love is watercolors, she also works with acrylics. To date,Plenert has created 18 murals with children from elementary schools around Sacramento. She also exhibits in local galleries and is recently retired from directing Women’s Wisdom Art for the last 10 years.

You can "Bundle" this class with Beginning Mosaic from 1 - 4 PM

When you register your child for this "Bundle," our education department supervises an hour of midday care each day between classes for only $20. Children bring their own lunch, and parents are welcome to join for lunchtime. Please click here to register for midday care.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button above or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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