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The Fantasy Art Workshop was a huge success

In this school holiday workshop I had the pleasure of working with six wonderful young creatives in my studio today who attended the Fantasy Art Workshop.

It was an exceptionally hot day in Queensland (again) but fortunately we are blessed to have air conditioning in the studio which was working it’s little socks off to try and keep us all cool. Here’s what these talented youngsters produced today.

Initial Sketches of Ideas

initial fantasy character sketches,
Preliminary sketches

Demo of Drawing & Painting Techniques

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Techniques using colour pencils and paint
Using a sponge and toothbrush to create a galaxy sky

The Final Fantasy Artworks

Fantasy warrior by Craig wip, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

Craig has almost finished his final drawing and he’s using chalk pastels. I love the colours in this, especially the purple and vivid red of the lava. This is a warrior you would not want to mess with. As we developed the scene, a volcano was added and little peeping eyes of monkeys hiding in the tree tops. Well done Craig!

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A detail of this wonderfully creative drawing.
Unicorn birds detail by Grace, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

Grace who is only 8 years of age has produced such a sweet, colourful and fun fantasy drawing of unicorn birds! Mum, Dad and junior. A pair of owls look on from the nearby trees and dolphins can be seen kissing underneath the tree tops. What a delightful scene and Grace has done a fabulous job with chalk pastels. The entire art work is below. Well done Grace!

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Unicorn Birds and their wildlife friends
The Fairy and the Mermaid detail, The Fairy and the Mermaid by Kate, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

This is a detail from Kate’s chalk pastel fantasy drawing and she’s drawn a beautiful fairy who flies over to the bridge at the magic lake every evening to meet with her mermaid friend. Kate has done a great job of blending her blues and aquas for the sky and water. Great job Kate!

The Fairy and the Mermaid by Kate, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids
The Fairy and the Mermaid
Jasmine chameleon dragon wip, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

Jasmine is 8 years of age and producing her fantasy scene of a “Chameleon Dragon” using acrylic paint onto canvas and this is her work in progress before lunch. I showed her how to paint the rocks to get a 3D effect and I think you’ll agree she’s done so well. I also love the ripples in the ocean and her sponged forest. The finished painting is below. Well done Jasmine!

Chameleon Dragon by Jasmine, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids
Chameleon Dragon
Georgia Angel Cat wip, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

This is Georgia’s work in progress of her “Angel Cat” fantasy art painting using acrylic onto canvas. Georgia did lots of practicing on how to achieve sponged blends for her galaxy sky and it’s looking good. Her finished painting is below. Just wait to you see her clouds. Well done Georgia!

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Angel Cat
Mermaid in the lily pads detail, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

A detail from Kaitlyn’s “Mermaid in the Waterlilies” chalk pastel drawing. She decided this would be a night scene and I love the mermaid’s scales and the waterlilies in the lake. See the finished drawing below. Good job Kaitlyn!

Mermaid in the Lily Pads by Kaitlyn, fantasy art workshop for kids, art classes for kids, art classes for kids in redlands, art classes for kids brisbane, engaged in art, engaged in art classes for kids

All six children did so well and produced very creative artworks. It was a real pleasure working with these youngsters to help them bring their ideas to life. It was a very hot day, even with the air conditioning, making it difficult to concentrate but these six young artists should be very proud of themselves.

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My art journey has taken me along several paths. I am currently producing fine art, photographic prints, and illustrations. This has led to combining digital media into the mix to produce a range of hand-crafted products. I am also a qualified art teacher and teach art to young creatives in my studio in the Redlands area of Queensland, Australia.

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