Garry Fleming joins local painter for art workshops

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Garry Fleming is coming to Campbelltown for arts workshops in December and January.

A local artist has teamed up with one of the world’s most prolific children’s author illustrators to run high quality art workshops in south west Sydney in December and January.

The world famous half of the team is Garry Fleming, an Australian artist who has sold millions through 96 books published in more than 56 languages, making him one of the world’s most published wildlife artists.

Fleming also has numerous awards and sellout exhibitions to his credit – to see more details visit his website.

But Fleming is also a portrait artist who has painted famous faces such as actor/director Clint Eastwood among others.

The other half of the team is Andrew Siambis, a local artist who has also been commissioned to paint portraits of famous people such as boxing champion Danny Green and others.

Like his hero Caravaggio, through his art Siambis seeks to show the beauty that lives in the shadows of everyday life.

“It has always been my passion to run art workshops with different artists in all areas of art,’’ says Siambis.

“Through such workshops we try to inspire everyone interested in art, young and adults.

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Local artist Andrew Siambis has teamed up with Garry Fleming to offer art workshops in Campbelltown over the summer holidays.

“Having someone like Garry Fleming along to these next workshops at Campbelltown Arts Centre is a real coup and should not be missed by budding local artists of all ages,’’ Siambis said.

The studio of arts workshops will be held in the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

♦ The first workshop by Siambis and Fleming – painting birds and wildlife – on Saturday, December 19, is for adults, beginners or experienced.

It will be on from 10am and until 3pm.

The focus will be on form shape and feature techniques using water colours, qouache and water based oils.

Depth and tonal values, feather and fur techniques and capturing light will also be part of the workshop program.

This will also be offered as a two day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31, 2016.

♦ But before that, on Sunday, December 20, it will be the kids’ turn with the artists in the Drawing and Colouring Super Heroes and Comic Book Characters workshop.

Between 9am and 11am the workshop will be for young people aged between 7 and 10.

Between 12 noon and 2pm the workshop will be for those aged between 11 and 14.

The young participants will learn how to draw and paint their favourite super hero, says Siambis.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“The aim of these workshops is to learn the foundations of comic book and superhero animation,’’ he explains.[/social_quote]

♦ More workshops for the young age groups will be offered on Saturday, January 23  – Drawing and Colouring Wildlife and Sunday, January 24 – Drawing Storybook Characters.

All of the workshops will be run in professional art rooms upstairs in the Campbelltown arts centre.

♦ Bookings and information: The or phone Bernadette on 0408 272 276.



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