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Character Design + Paper Dolls (all ages)

Character Design + Paper Dolls

  • Free for youth (under 25), $10-20 for adults (25+)*

  • Sunday, August 12th, 2-6pm

(Don't fret at the 4hr length - there will be breaks built in, snacks, and lots of this time will just be spent working!)

This visual arts workshop with guest artists Juan Diego and Adriana will cover the elements of character design (for comics, zines, illustrations, fine art, storytelling - whatever you'd need to be creating characters for!), and teach you how to create paper dolls of your designed characters!

Open to all levels, come with a blank slate, or characters in mind that you've already been working on! We'll provide materials, but if you have pens or another medium that you personally prefer please feel free to bring them, as well as your sketchbook if you have one, or anything else you may want to use as a reference!

Juan Diego and Adriana are visiting the United States' west coast from Bogotá, Colombia. You may have caught them at the Portland Zine Symposium! You can see some examples of Juan Diego's character design work here:
https://www.juanydiego.com/character-design
Or find them on instagram:
@juanydiegoart and @tamalgoth
The workshop will be followed by an exhibition opening of their work in our gallery space!


*Enrollment is not required for this event, there will be a mandatory sign-in.

Enrollment (open only to folks 24 and under) is required for the majority of our programming. If you're a young person and plan to come back, you should enroll! For more details check out our enrollment page!

Earlier Event: August 10
OPH Hours! (all ages)
Later Event: August 12
Juan Y Diego Art Show! (all ages)