Summer Camp 2018: Manga Immersion

New! Manga Immersion
July 9 – August 10, 9 am – 3 pm

This artist-led program is geared toward older students who want to specialize in an exploration of manga art. Each week campers will work toward creating their own characters and story lines, using their favorite manga as source material.

Register early and save on camp tuition!

Early Bird
Deadline January 15 April 16 After April 16
Costs $255 non-members
$230 members
$265 non-members
$240 members
$280 non-members
$255 members

Character Week: July 9 – July 13
Campers will have fun designing their own characters and learn what consists of good character design. Campers will learn anatomy and figure drawing to enhance their characters. At the end of the week, campers will show off their character creations to their parents.

World Building: July 16 – July 20
Explore the manga that you create! Campers will create a setting and explore aspects of that setting’s world. World building will allow campers to think critically about the world they create through a historical lens. At the end of the week, campers will show off their world booklet for their manga.

Manga Storytelling: July 23 – July 27
Campers will learn how to tell their stories in manga medium. Campers will create short stories and learn the best way to composition panels to tell their stories. At the end of the week Campers will share their manga creations with their parents.

Shoujo and Shounen: July 30 – August 3
Campers will dive into the world of action comics (shounen) and magical girls (shoujo) and will develop their own short manga in a similar vein. Campers will develop a script for their manga idea and go through the process of creating a short manga that they will present to their friends and family at the end of the week.

Manga Illustration: August 6 – August 10
Campers will create illustrations based on their own stories and characters. Campers will create a cover for their stories and create a poster to promote their story. On Friday, campers will display their work in a collective gallery for the parents.

About The Instructor

Candice Graham has always had a passion for art since she was little. This passion eventually turned into a love of animation, illustration, and comics. As an adult she went on to receive her B.F.A in Animation from the University of the Arts in 2012. For the past four years, Candice has been a youth arts instructor at the Moore College of Art’s in the Young Adult Workshop program. There, she has taught classes in animation, manga illustration, graphic design, graphic novels, character design, and digital arts. It was here that she discovered her love of education and how much fun it is to share her passions with a younger generation, hoping to inspire them and guide them to becoming artists in their own right. While teaching for Moore her long time interest in Japan, and its culture, as well as a new found passion for education, brought her to the Shofuso House, where she works during the summer months as a docent and guide for the many guests that visit the historical landmark. She is excited to bring together her interests in the arts, Japan, and education to Shofuso’s Summer Camp Manga Immersion program.

Learn more about Candice here!


Before and After Care
Early drop-off and late pick-up are now available for Summer Day Camp and Manga Immersion campers. Campers can craft, play games, watch anime, and work together to make a daily after-camp snack in a relaxed atmosphere. Campers must be preregistered for one session to be eligible for before and after care.

Morning session: 8 – 8:45 AM, $25 weekly

Afternoon session: 3:15 – 5:30 PM, $65 weekly (no Friday after-care)