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Wednesday drawing: the basis of creation Leigh Walker – A 10-week course starting 20 July 2022


Course Drawing: the basis of creation
Date Wednesday 20 July – Wednesday 21 September 2022
Time Wednesday Afternoon | 1pm – 4pm (3hrs x 10 = 30 hrs)
Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Leigh Walker
Fee $508.00 CAW Member | ASOC Coupon

$635.00 Non-Member

Includes 3 model sessions (9 hours) plus tea/coffee/biscuits

Notes 12 (plus tutor and model)


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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.

About the tutor

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.

Skill level

Beginner to advanced


Drawing materials and paper

Materials list

  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • 4B pencil
  • Sharpener or knife
  • Willow charcoal – a variety of widths
  • white pencil (General’s White Scribe-All is excellent)
  • kneadable eraser (putty rubber)
  • Hard Eraser
  • black pencil (Staedler Mars Lumograph Black if possible)
  • Charcoal Pencil
  • 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)
  • 2 x Brown Craft Paper (available from Eckersleys)
  • 2 x Black Card (available at newsagents)

NB: White drawing paper will be provided

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE