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Summer Art Workshops at the University of Toledo


Center for the Visual Arts - Next to the Toledo Museum of Art
620 Art Museum Drive, Toledo, OH

The UT Department of Art will offer two summer workshops for students ages 9 through high school. These two workshops were offered together in June and will be offered again in August. Choose from MANGA/ANIME (mornings), or WIZARD SCHOOL (afternoons). Or take both and save! Child care is provided over the lunch hour in between the workshops. If your child will attend both workshops, they should pack a lunch as lunch is not provided. See below for details about each of the workshops. Each workshop is $60 or take both for just $105. If the participant is under 18, please click here and complete the emergency medical consent form. It can be easily filled out online. Then just print, sign and turn it in.          

August 7-11 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon, 8:30 a.m. check-in)


In this 5-day workshop you'll explore Manga and Anime design techniques across a range of media - hand-painted shoes, digital design, hats and more. Bring a pair of new white canvas tennis shoes; all other materials are provided.

Manga/Anime Schedule

Day 1 - Drawing/Create designs

Learn drawing techniques to create a comic panel, anime cards and other designs. Start illustrations for the anime card game. They will be worked on during spare time the rest of the week.

Personally designed shoesDAY 2 - design on shoes 

Create design for your hand-painted shoes on paper; plan your shoe designs one section at a time - front, sides, heel. Then take your design from paper onto your shoes.


Create your own anime
Create an ear hat
DAY 3 & 4 - animation & Cosplay

On day 3, half the class will create an ear hat while the other half creates a digital anime character or design. (We'll provide the flash drive so you can take it home.)  Then on day 4, each group will do the other project.

Sample anime card gameDAY 5 - card games

Students will finalize card game designs and then play, share.


August 7-11 (MONDAY-FRIDAY, 1-4 p.m., 12:30 p.M. CHECK-IN)


When you graduate from this 5-day Wizard School, you'll be equipped to unleash your creative inner wizard!  Make a wand; design your Wizardry crest; concoct potion bottles; build a dark forest terrarium; create a plush creature; and develop and play wizard games to grow your skills. All materials are provided. 

Wizard School SCHEDULE

Make a wandDAY 1 - Wands/Creature Sculpting

Design and create your own magical wand. Sculpt a creature for your dark forest terrarium. 


Design your wizard's crest
Create your own potion bottle design
DAY 2 - Dark Forest Terrarium/Potion Bottles

Capture a little of the elements of nature in your own dark forest terrarium. Then create your own colorful "potion" bottles. 


Create a plush fantastical beastDAY 3 -  Fantastical Beasts

Learn or improve upon basic sewing skills as you create a plush, fantastic beast to populate your magical world. 


Create a wizard's gameDAY 4 - Magical Games Design

You and your fellow wizards will spend the day creating fun and challenging new games to keep.


Play wizard gamesDAY 5 - play Wizard Games!

As an exciting wrap-up of the week's wizard fun, you and the other wizards will have a chance to play all of the inventive new games that the "Graduating Wizards" have created, plus finalize any of your projects before taking them home.


Payment Page

If you have already registered your child for the workshops, click PAYMENT PAGE to go to the payment page and pay your workshop fees online or for information about how to pay by check.


2017 CVA Summer SCHEDULE

    August 7-11 (9am-Noon)
    Ages 9-Teen
    Wizard School
    August 7-11 (1-4pm)
    Ages 9-Teen

2017-2018 SCHEDULE

    • TBA

2017-2018 Schedule

  • TBA


  • CVA Main Gallery
    Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • CVA Clement Gallery
    Daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Carlson Library
    Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sun. 12 Noon to 8 p.m.
  • SVPA Offices - Sullivan Hall
    Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last Updated: 7/17/17