Acclaimed Aussie Artist Christopher Hogan at Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival
Christopher Hogan
Internationally renowned Australian artist Christopher Hogan will again be Artist-in-Residence at this year's Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival with a programme of daily art classes and tutorials.

Christopher, a specialist in marine-themed abstract paintings, will hold morning and afternoon art classes for children and adults from 18 July until 27 August at the Festival site in Canal Village Shopping Centre, and is scheduled to hold tutorials around the resort's luxury hotel properties.

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He'll also exhibit his acclaimed abstract paintings, inspired by fish skin patterns and underwater scenes gleaned from scuba diving experiences on the Great Barrier Reef near his home on Australia's Gold Coast.

Christopher's appearance at this year's Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival follows the success of his 2010 debut as Festival Artist-in-Residence.

The Howland family, who took one of his Festival classes, wrote of their experience: "The couple of hours we spent painting with you were a genuine highlight of our holiday. We were all really pleased with how well our pictures turned out under your expert tuition.


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"More importantly, it was wonderful to do something calm, reflective and creative together as a family - we will treasure our novice art works as a unique reminder of our fabulous holiday."

As well as holding his popular classes for hotel guests and local residents last year, Christopher also launched a creative art course for teachers and pupils of a Phang Nga provincial school supported by Laguna Phuket's Developing Sustainable Schools programme - and helped raise THB100, 000 (US$3,300) for the school with a charity "Art Party" and raffle of paintings.

"Last year at Laguna Phuket was an amazing experience and I'm really excited about being there again for another Summer Family Festival to add to the appeal of the overall event," said Christopher. I hope to repeat the success of my classes and develop my relationship with hotel guests and the local community."

Christopher's Summer Family Festival art classes, held Monday-Saturday 10.00-12.00pm and 2.30-4.30pm, cost THB 2,000 nett for adults and THB 1,000 nett for children (4-14 years). Private lessons are available by appointment.

The Laguna Phuket Summer Family Festival runs from 25 June until 31October with benefits that include free dining for kids aged 12 and under at all seven Laguna Phuket hotels; free kids golf when playing with a full-paying adult; free speedboat tours for kids to Naka and Khai islands; daily Kidz Fun Zone activities (until 22 August) with the first session free; free evening Kidz Lounges at all hotels, open 6-10pm; free tennis for in-house guests; and free extra bed for kids aged 12 and under

For more information please visit:
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Tel.: 66 (0)76 314 253 Fax: 66 (0)76 314 251
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