events, workshops, and school visits

Are you looking for an artist to teach a workshop for your school or event? I've delivered art programs in schools and non-profit centres across the lower mainland, including:

  • Burnaby Public Library
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • North Vancouver Public Library
  • Place des Arts
  • St Leonards' Youth & Family Services
  • Richmond & North Vancouver district schools

Please contact me at janice@janiceliu.com with teaching inquiries. I'd be happy to work together to develop a program for either kids or adults!

Janice Liu stands at the front of a whiteboard and points at a comic panel.
Comic Stories workshop at Burnaby Public Library
Two young children hold up their self portraits, drawn in oil pastel, over their faces.
After school art program at Little Cedar
Janice Liu stands in front of a projector screen and presents to a class of students.
British School of Guangzhou Comics Presentation

"I really had so much fun and appreciate what you and your peers did to make this zoom possible. It was also so helpful and amazing to see a real artist in action."
- A young workshop participant

Sample topics

Here are some topics I've spoken and taught on before. I'm also happy to create a custom plan with you based on any lesson or themes you might want to tie in to.

Comic Stories

A 4 - 6 hour workshop that can be spread out over a number of sessions. I've delivered this workshop a few times at Burnaby Public Library, as well as online with North Vancouver Public Library! Covers the whole process of creating a 1-2 page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Tailored to any age 6 and up.

Manga Art

One of my most popular workshops - this is a drawing-heavy workshop that covers the basics of how to draw a manga / anime style face, and includes a systematic step-by-step of how to draw the proportions of a human body! Tailored to any age 6 and up.

Portraiture / Caricature

A 1.5 - 2 hour session on drawing believable faces and capturing likeness. For Grades 4 and up. Also great for teens and adults!

Acrylic Painting

A 2 hour session on colour mixing and basic painting skills, working from a photo. Participants will finish with a simple but cute painting - think plants, cake, etc. Special supplies and sink access required. For Grades 5 and up.

Learning Chinese through comics 中文漫画

Combining creative writing with comics, this program engages kids in writing and speaking Chinese while creating their own cartoon characters and stories. I've run this program at Pocket Panda Chinese Learning Centre, as well as at the British School of Guangzhou with children of various linguistic backgrounds!

I am a Mandarin and Cantonese speaker and can write in simplified Chinese. (though I'm a bit rusty and might need your help with writing certain words :P)

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