Improvising Miyazaki: Poetic Realism

This workshop is an online workshop taught over Zoom.

Hayao Miyazaki creates in his movies worlds full of creatures, colorful landscapes and incredible machineries. But how to reproduce that on stage without a set?

This workshop will lead you to create beautiful pictures and sceneries, so that you can bring the audience in a world that is fantastic and full of wonders. Based on work rooted in storytelling, writing tools and of course on the movies of the director, you will dip your toe in Gael’s Miyazaki’s Kingdom format.

No need to be a specialist, just bring your imagination, curiosity and colorful dreams!

Practical requirements

Every participant should have a way to connect to Zoom.

Possible durations
  • 2h – Painting philosophy and practice.
  • 4h – Exploration of poetic realism.
  • 5 to 6h – Deeper work around creating visual worlds.
Number of participants

Number of participant has to be a multiple of 3.

  • 2h – Maximum 12 participants.
  • 4 to 6h – Maximum 15 participants.
Level of the workshop
  • 2h – All level.
  • 4 to 6h – Intermediate/Advanced.

I loved how the theme of Miyazaki’s movies was interwoven with the techniques we tried. I could feel the passion Gael had for the project and it is infectious. I. want. more!

Charles Connor

Die Affirmative (Mainz - Germany)