Logan children are invited to grab their pencils and pens and begin a journey into the world of fantasy art with Logan-based artist, illustrator and author Aaron Pocock.
The self-taught artist will host free workshops for children aged eight and over at Logan libraries during the April school holidays.
City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said he wanted to encourage anyone with an interest in art to enrol in one of Aaron’s upcoming workshops.
“It is great to have such a fantastic artist living in the city willing to share his talent with local children,” Cr Swenson said.
“I’m sure the workshop participants will go home really inspired by what they learn.”
The Welcome to the Fantasy Art Room – Illustration workshops will be held:
* Beenleigh Library on Monday, April 15 from 3pm
* Logan West Library on Tuesday, April 16 from 10.30am
* Greenbank Library on Tuesday, April 16 from 1pm
* Jimboomba Library on Tuesday, April 16 from 3pm
* Logan Central Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 10am
* Marsden Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 12.30pm
* Logan Village Library on Wednesday, April 17 from 3pm
Art has been a lifelong passion for the English-born artist/illustrator.
It eventually became a day job for Aaron in 2007 after he had freelanced semi-professionally since 1991.
Aaron’s work has included children’s books, book covers, CD sleeves and packaging art.
He was also chosen in 2011 to illustrate the Australia Post commemorative stamp set Mythical Creatures.
Aaron’s artwork also appears on Logan City Council’s new library cards.
Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting your local library or online via loganlibraries.org/whats-on