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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Character Creation for Fictional Worlds


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Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Center

181 Roundhouse Mews

Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


If you are interested in creative writing, illustration, roleplay, graphic novels, or other such endeavours, this Character Design workshop will help you create your own character for the narrative purpose of your choosing.

Character Design can be a highly rewarding, cathartic, and collaborative experience. The goal of this workshop is to inspire creativity, foster new ideas, and introduce some methods of developing a character from scratch. Through prompts and collaborative exercises, you will express the first iteration of your character in a written or visual format depending on your preference. The main focus of this workshop is the creative process. It is ideal for those looking for a creative community to collaborate with, those at the beginning of their creative journey, those experiencing a creative block, or those with no prior knowledge or experience who may be interested in

learning about Character Design.

All ages and identities are welcome!


Bethany Pardoe

This workshop is hosted by VOAF in partnership with BC Culture Days.

Bethany Pardoe grew up in Nelson, BC and has been creating art for as long as she

can remember. In 2021, she moved to Vancouver, BC to attend Emily Carr University of Art

and Design where she is currently majoring in illustration. She has exhibited work in

numerous exhibitions and events including 4 x 4 on 5th, numerous exhibitions at Emily Carr

University of Art and Design, two of Oxygen Art Centre’s Juried Youth exhibitions, and

various Kootenay based Art Walks and community events. Pardoe has completed four solo

mural projects and three collaborative murals for the NDYC. She has worked and volunteered

for art organisations such as the Nelson and District Arts Council, Oxygen Art Centre, and

North Van Arts. Her goals for the future include writing and illustrating her own stories,

developing her illustration skills, and participating in as many community art opportunities as

she can.