The Nintendo Art Academy event was held at Campbell’s Cove yesterday and it was a fabbo turnout for all concerned.
Budding young artists gathered yesterday to take part in a free outdoor art class hosted by acclaimed artist Mika Utzon Popov - who used Nintendo’s DS game, Art Academy - to show how anyone from beginners to experts can create their own works of art. Utzon Popov took 80 lucky people through a private tutorial in painting and drawing techniques using Art Academy and then they were given the opportunity to draw Australia’s most iconic building the Sydney Opera House on their Nintendo DS. Not only is Utzon Popov an established artist, he is also the grandson of The Sydney Opera House designer, Jørn Utzon!
All artists were given Art Academy to take home and a selection of finalists were chosen by Mika. The winning art work on the day was awarded to 13 year old Silvia Liber from Marrickville who won a new coloured Nintendo DSi XL console and a pack of 10 games. Robert Sakaluk (37) from Yagoona West was awarded second place and Anthony Burch (40) from Kellyville took third prize (pics attached) and both walked away with a new coloured Nintendo DSi XL console.
Check out their artwork here! Talented or what?