Martial Arts and Manga in Rocky

Published on 25 February 2019

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Young artists across the Rockhampton Region are being invited to take part in an innovative workshop combining martial arts and manga/anime drawing.

The workshops, led by Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor Stuart Leake and award winning illustrator David Lovegrove, are part of a program of events leading up to CapriCon on April 6.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s Communities Chair, Councillor Rose Swadling, said the Martial Arts and Manga/Anime, sessions were aimed at young people aged between 13 and 25.

“With the highly anticipated CapriCon event less than 6 weeks away, Rockhampton Regional Libraries have organised a series of workshops for those looking to get ready for what promises to be the biggest festival yet,” Cr Swadling said.

“Young artists will be able to try a series of movements designed to increase mindfulness, unleash creativity and inspire their drawing. Including a session with a martial arts instructor will help attendees understand body movements and fighting stances enabling them to create more realistic drawings. 

“Following on from the martial arts practice, artists will then move into an anime/manga drawing workshop, before finally trying out their new found skills using Virtual Reality Google Tiltbrush.

“We are expecting these to be really popular, so bookings are essential. Call the library on 4936 8043 or send them a message on facebook to secure your place.”

Rockhampton Regional Libraries receives financial assistance from the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland.

Participants can choose from one of four sessions, and then join the Virtual Reality workshop on Monday 4 March. All sessions take place at the Southside Library on Bolsover Street.

Session 1: 9.30am - 11.30am, Friday 1 March

Session 2: 4pm - 5.30pm, Friday 1 March

Session 3: 10am - 12noon, Saturday 2 March

Session 4: 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Saturday 2 March

Virtual Reality Google Tiltbrush, 3pm - 5pm, Monday 4 March.

Head to CapriCon’s facebook page for further information and the Library’s facebook page for more workshops on offer.