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Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

Posted by James Newton

Brush with fame

Bundling DSiWare titles Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester onto a cartridge and releasing it under the name Art Academy was a stroke of genius on Nintendo's part, with the game now having sold over 1.9 million copies since launch. Now Nintendo UK wants to use the game to launch its new Create Britain campaign with an art class this week.

The event takes place in London on Thursday morning, with artist Pam Glew helping attendees to create their own drawing of a famous London landmark. Afterwards, pupils from local St Clemence Danes Primary School will be taking part in the same event and most likely putting the adults' work to shame.

Nintendo will be touring Art Academy across the country after the event on Thursday, with dates and venues confirmed below:

Brent Cross, North London – May 19th to 22nd
St Davids, Cardiff – May 26th to 29th
MetroCentre, Gateshead, Newcastle – June 2nd to 5th
Bullring, Birmingham – June 9th to 12th
Arndale Centre, Manchester – June 16th to 19th
Braehead, Scotland – June 23rd to 26th

If you're interested in a spot of art on your DS, be sure to read our Art Academy review for our impressions.

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User Comments (7)

Lan

#3

Lan said:

ew i hate drawing still-lifes (or is it still-lives?)

jerryo

#4

jerryo said:

i got this on DSi-ware. It is a VERY good tool. Especially if you own DSiXL.

Not as good as the illegitimate painting app for DS but definitely a MUST have if you're into painting, sketching etc.

James

#5

James said:

@ColorsOfSonic As the campaign is called Create Britain and hosted in locations across the UK, I wouldn't imagine this would make it to America, no.

turtlelink

#6

turtlelink said:

Haha, James. :D
Those Art Academy games always interested me. I was thinking about getting the DS version but I heard it doesn't have SD card support.

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