Art of Studio Ghibli BG Painting with Yohichi Nishikawa (In Person Workshop) - Waiting List

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In this workshop, Yohichi will be sharing with us his process in creating forest/foliage background paintings. He will also share with us the training method used in Studio Ghibli to prepare painters for production. This is a very hands-on, 2 day workshop where the students are given specific assignments to paint in class after the live demos. This is a great workshop for both new and repeating students who wish to learn how these incredible background paintings are created at Studio Ghibli.

Space is limited, sign up soon & don’t miss out on this rare opportunity~!


Saturday & Sunday, 2:00PM - 7:00PM (5 Hours)

DATE: July 13th & 14th, 2024


PREREQUISITE: Previous painting experience recommended

MATERIALS: Notebook to take notes. Students will need to bring some painting materials such as a board to paint on, small water bucket, & paper towels (material list will be sent before workshop). 

Specially ordered import paper, poster paint and brushes matching to Studio Ghibli’s production used art supplies are included in the workshop tuition.

Limited to 30 students for the in person, hands-on painting training session.


INSTRUCTOR:  Yohichi Nishikawa is a Background Painter from Studio Ghibli and an Art Director at Studio Chizu. Yohichi painted environments for many memorable scenes from “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Tales From Earthsea”, “Ponyo”, “The Secret World of Arrietty”, “From Up on Poppy Hill”, “Wind Rises”, “When Marnie Was There”, “Sword of the Stranger”, “Summer Wars”, “Wolf Children”, “Boy and The Beast”, “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” and recently “Land of the Lustrous”.


TIME ZONE: All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in the schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts. 


*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***