Summer Course in Classical Drawing - Japan

Summer Course in Classical Drawing in Japan

The Drawing Academy

Spend four magical Summer days in beautiful Otsuki, Japan, immersed in Classical Drawing developed and perfected by The Drawing Academy at The Animation Workshop.

About Summer Course in Classical Drawing - Japan

  • Facts

    Title: Summer Course in Classical Drawing - Japan

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 4 days

    Next program: Friday August 23rd - Monday August 26th

    Application deadline: Please apply before July 11. We only have a restricted number of entries to the course, "first come, first served"-principle is applied.

    Place: The course takes place in Tatsugasako, Otsuki, Kochi, Japan

    Fee EU/NON EU Citizens: The price for a summer course is € 500  (¥ 60,000) which includes teaching materials, accommodation, meals and tuition.  

    More information: Talent Blossom International Drawing Camp, Japan:

  • How to apply

    Admission criteria:

    The summer course is open to any applicant over age 16.

    Application process:


    For non-Japanese citizens, please use this online application form.

    Your seat is reserve, when the course has been paid.

    The course follows the first-come-first-serve principle, so apply in good time.

    If the course is full and you want to be registered on the waiting list, please email Roberta Jablonskyte on or Mayuko Masaki on

  • Structure and content

    This workshop is a four-day introduction to a classical approach to drawing. During the workshop the students will learn new tools to better understand and depict the human figure. Students will work on understanding mass, volume, gesture and proportions.

    The focus of this workshop is mainly an understanding how to draw the human body, but the approach will be beneficial for any other subject matter, such as drawing animals, landscapes and cityscapes, as well as the ability to draw from the imagination.

    The workshop is a “bootcamp” of sorts to train the eye and hand and not necessarily about art, but about acquiring tools for creating art.

    Extra activities: the participants will be invited to attend optional activities during evenings amongst the group, such as Dream Catcher workshops, Yoga, Cooking, etc. 

  • Teachers

    Maja Vendelbo teacher at The Drawing Academy

    Maja Meisner Vendelbo

    Teacher, The Drawing Academy

    T: +45 28 15 46 52


    Maja Meisner Vendelbo is Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Maja has taught at The Drawing Academy since 2015. Parallel to teaching, she has a career as a fine artist.

  • Fees and finances

    Fee EU/NON EU Citizens: The price for a summer course is € 500  (¥ 60,000) which includes teaching materials, accommodation, meals and tuition.  
  • Houseing

    Accommodation will be arranged a disused wooden schoolhouse that became an Inn in 1990.

    Located on the coast, you can see corals in the sea and spend the night by the light of flame lit lamps.

    We will provide a cruise ship to/from the venue.

  • Contacts

    Roberta Jablonskyte

    International Project Coordinator, The Animation Workshop

    T: +45 87 55 49 14