Leigh Walker 28 April–23 June 2021 (9 weeks)
Drawing materials and paper

Continuing students are most welcome; there will be a variety of exciting new drawing projects and exercises to challenge and inspire. Leigh provides plenty of one-on-one tuition and can tailor her teaching to suit individual needs, levels and experience. Personal artistic expression is encouraged.

M16 Artspace

Studio B

21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT

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Cancellation/Refund Policy
Skill Level
Beginner to Advanced

28 April–23 June 2021


Tutor: Leigh Walker

FEES: $510.00
FEES: $638.00

Discover and refine your drawing skills with acclaimed artist and teacher Leigh D Walker in a relaxed and encouraging environment. 

Firmly believing that drawing is the basis for all artistic practice, Leigh is a passionate advocate of teaching solid foundational skills. 

We will explore a variety of drawing techniques and materials in this 8-week course to introduce students to different ways of seeing, thinking and drawing. How to sketch form, understanding tonal variations, quality of line, shading and subtractive drawing are just a few of the techniques we will be covering.

Our afternoons will be fun and relaxed, with plenty of room to experiment, explore, and get into the real nitty-gritty of drawing.

This course will focus on object, still life and figure drawing and is suitable for all levels of experience: from absolute beginner to advanced.

About the tutor

Leigh D Walker is an artist who explores a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing and collage.

Born in South-West Scotland, she studied for her Honours Degree in Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot Watt University and her Master of Fine Arts at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University.

Combining her art practise with exhibiting, teaching, community art and commission work, Leigh’s interests are many and varied. Her work reflects this eclectic attitude. The exquisite surfaces of her paintings and the intricate beauty of her drawings reflect her ongoing fascination with the craft of drawing and painting. She enjoys experimenting with a variety of images and creating unexpected and arresting pieces. Her creations are often poignant, sometimes humorous and occasionally disquieting.

Being the recipient of numerous awards, Leigh has exhibited widely in the UK and Australia. She has shown in venues such as The Royal Scottish Academy, The National Portrait Gallery, London and The Scottish Gallery. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout the UK, such as The Scottish Equitable Collection and The South Ayrshire Council Collection.

Her paintings have featured in The BP Portrait Award Calendar, The Financial Times (UK), The Mail on Sunday and Livewire Magazine.

Currently living and working in Canberra, Leigh runs regular art classes throughout the region.


Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you find you are no longer able to attend:
Please advise eventscaw@gmail.com ASAP so we can notify the next in line.
Please include your name and the name of the workshop/event.
Refunds will be given at CAW’s discretion, if:
The participant withdraws from the event or workshop at least 14 days prior to commencement.
The place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.
The workshop is cancelled by CAW.

Materials list

  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • 4B pencil
  • Sharpener or knife
  • charcoal: a variety of widths
  • white pencil (General’s White Scribe-All is excellent)
  • kneadable eraser (putty rubber)
  • Hard Eraser
  • black pencil (General’s Scribe-All or Staedler Mars Lumograph Black)
  • 2x A1 (approximate) black card 250–300 gsm (available at Eckersleys, $$ shops and newsagents)
  • 2x A1 brown craft paper 180–200gsm (available at Eckersleys)
  • white pastel / conte
  • Compressed charcoal
  • Coloured pencils: these don’t need to be fancy ones, just a pack of mid-range ones (10–20 colours)

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