Calling all aspiring artists! Are you ready to take your drawing skills to the next level? Join Desmond Liang, the founder and lead designer of Oki Social, for an in-person sketching and digital painting class at the Kadena Arts & Crafts center starting in February 2023. Learn how to bring your ideas to life on paper and on a tablet. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your skills and unleash your creativity. Enrollment is open now.
Desmond Liang is a local artist in Okinawa who attended art school from a young age and has experience working as a graphic and web designer in China, Canada and the US. He founded Oki Social, where he designs and produces Okinawa-focused arts and gifts that are sold in shops and cafes on the island and internationally.
Desmond’s artworks have been selected for the OkiTen exhibition, Okinawa’s largest art exhibition, for five years and he published a picture book, Happiness in Okinawa, that has sold worldwide. His art covers a variety of styles, and his latest collection, 12 Months of Okinawa, is a series of freehand drawings created digitally on an iPad.
Desmond’s lessons at the Kadena Art and Crafts Center are suitable for both beginners and established artists who wish to make a living from their creations. He teaches practical and transferable skills that can be applied to various art forms and industries.You can find Desmond’s work on Oki Social’s website (www.okisocial.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com/okisocial) and Instagram (www.instagram.com).
|March 30 (Thur)||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Acrylic Painting (Portrait of a Japanese Girl)|
|April 5 (Wed)||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Digital Painting (Drawing Summer Scene)|
|April 21 (Fri)||11:00 am – 1:00 pm||Digital Painting (Drawing Summer Scene)|
|April 26 (Wed)||11:00 am – 1:00 pm||Koinobori Painting Workshop|
|April 27 (Thur)||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Koinobori Painting Workshop|
|April 28 (Fri)||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Koinobori Painting Workshop|
How to Enroll
By phone or visit the Kadena Arts & Crafts Center to inquire for class schedule, fees, and registration.
Kadena A&C tel:
- DSN: 966-7347
- Mobile: +81-036-868-2216
Location: Kadena AB, Building #435. Located across from the Exchange and Commissary
Online registration requires a Kadena FSS events account. If you don’t have an account set up, contact the Kadena Arts & Craft by phone, email or visit the Arts & Craft Center to set up your account.
Follow these steps to sign up for our lessons on the Kadena Arts & Crafts website.
Navigate to https://www.kadenafss.com/arts-crafts-center