Nintendo of Europe continues to find interesting ways to promote Art Academy, its DSiWare-turned-retail application that teaches drawing and painting techniques. I suppose its willingness to explore uncommon marketing opportunities partially explains how the game has so far sold over 1.5 million copies around the world!

As part of its latest promotion for the three-month-old software, the company partnered with the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium to offer a free workshop last weekend that took participants through a tour of its famous works and provided a personal painting course with copies of Art Academy on Nintendo DSi XLs.

The museum and photographer Lawrence Schoonbroodt captured a bunch of images from the event, which you can see in this Flickr set. I've also included some shots of attendees re-creating paintings on the provided DSi XLs after the break: