Comics drawing workshop with Anna Vaivare

Skaftfell’s artist in residence Anna Vaivare has been teaching a comics drawing workshop for children from 10-14 years old. The workshop was co-organized with Signý Jónsdóttir from Seyðisfjarðarskóli’s after school program and took place on May 10, 2021.

The children learned to develop a story line, invent characters, draw their story and present it to their classmates, and they participated with great enthusiasm!

Anna Vaivare is an artist from Latvia mostly working in illustration and other graphic forms of transmitting stories and experiences. She started her professional career as an architect after graduating from Riga Technical University Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. Having created and published a number of short comics, and having illustrated five children’s books she then studied for a Master degree at the Art Academy of Latvia Printmaking department.

Anna has been in residency at Skaftfell in April and May, supported by the Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme (Nordic Culture Point).