Upstart: Design Your Future

Learn to draw chibi characters with Sonia Leong and imagine your creative future

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Sunday, 30 June 2024

  • Young V&A

    Cambridge Heath Road
    Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

  • The Shed, Design Gallery

  • Under 26

    This event is for 11-14s. Adults must accompany them to the museum and remain onsite.

  • Free event

Upstart is a festival for young people who are interested in creative careers. This year's theme is ‘Future Thinking’. We invite Young Designers 11-14 to The Shed to imagine and design what a creative career could be as technology progresses in the future.

Working alongside comic designer Sonia Leong you will discover what kind of creative you are and explore what life could look like in 2040. Learning how to create Chibi characters and Robots so you can visualise your creative future. The characters will be printed using a Riso and exhibited in The Shed’ in Young V&A’s Design Gallery.

Activities will include:
• What type of creative are you game.
• Imagining life in 2040 with a collective drawing.
• Creating chibi characters and robots.
• Making Riso prints to exhibit in the shed and take home.

This event, held in The Shed at Young V&A, will give 11-14 year olds the opportunity to try out a range of new skills linked to manga inspired by the robotics found in Japan: Myths to Manga exhibition. Each participant must be accompanied to the museum and The Shed by an adult.

Supported by Toshiba

Important information:
This event is designed for young people aged 11-14. The workshop is drop-in so you can arrive anytime between 12-16.00, however we recommend arriving early.
Each participant must be accompanied to the museum and The Shed by an adult, during the workshop, adults are welcome to explore the rest of the museum.

Image credit: Sonia Leong

Header image: Sonia Leong