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 10-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, figure and portrait drawing and is suitable for all levels of experience: from absolute beginner to advanced.
There will be plenty of one-on-one tuition and both new and returning students are welcome.
Leigh D Walker is an artist, living and working in the Canberra region. She specialises in drawing and painting.
Born in South-West Scotland, she studied for her Honours Degree (Drawing & Painting) and her Master of Fine Arts at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University.
Leigh combines her art practise with exhibiting, teaching, community art and commission work.
The exquisite surfaces of Leigh’s paintings and the intricate beauty of her drawings reflect her ongoing exploration of the craft of drawing and painting. She is fascinated by the building up of layers and the process and alchemy of creating art. Her drawings and paintings are constantly changing, each incarnation creating an imprint of what has gone before.
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.
Beginner to advanced
Drawing materials and paper
NB: White drawing paper will be provided