Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

SOLD OUT: Workshop in Seville, Spain, May 2024

update (August 15): Thank you. This workshop is sold out. See you in Seville in May!
Thank you, the workshop in Vienna got sold out in a matter of days, with a long waitlist. We decided to announce our next workshop earlier than originally planned.  I will be teaching in Seville, Spain at La Galeria Roja in May 2024.
This workshop is open to all levels of illustrators, while the Vienna workshop was specifically catered toward professionals and semi-pros.
(Please consider an  entry-level illustrator to be someone who is able to make ideas into sketches and compositions, as well as be able to start and finish illustrations of your own with a medium of your choice.) Though, this does not mean it is unsuitable for professional-level artists. I have taught and gotten to know plenty of professional artists in previous workshops here in the past, and I expect this upcoming session to be the same(I am semi-regular at La Galeria Roja).
This workshop focuses on exercises for coming up with good ideas and compositions. But also, my philosophy about teaching artists never changes. Focus is you, and your own personal voice. I will not be teaching or forcing my technique or style onto others. I want you to thrive as your own self.

Please read more and sign up here. Also, if you have any questions about the workshop, please reach out to info@lagaleriaroja.com in English or in Spanish.

PS: I get asked about where I will be teaching next… Right at the moment, I do not have any other workshops scheduled after these. Since all the travels I do are in collaboration with art organizations, conferences, universities, etc, if your organization has a serious interest in having me teach a workshop (or speak), please do reach out to me to discuss.  Thank you.