Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


Memorial Day is over, that means; summer is officially here!! (sorry to non-US residents who have no idea what I am talking about.)Aspiring illustrators, what are you planning on doing this summer? If you don’t have a plan yet, how about spending a week with me in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world (no joke, I was just there recently), and work on (your) illustrations together, talk about art, and even go to the famous Peggy Guggenheim Museum with Yuko as your guide?

I am honored to announce a week-long illustration workshop in Venice, Italy this summer organized by Associazione Culturale Teatrio. Teatrio has curated wonderful Fabulous Coloured Pencils show which I took part in.

It will be a very intimate workshop with maximum of 20 students, probably from different parts of the world.

I will try to teach according to each participant’s level, experiences and goal-settings. So, it will be custom made just for YOU!

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am sure you will be inspired by this environment as well as the workshop itself.

See you there? Download PDF here.