I have been teaching and running Art Workshops for over 20 years now and will never tire of it. There's nothing more exciting than seeing a beginner create something they love for the first time or a child who might be struggling with school - become the most admired drawer in their class. Art education is something I'm very passionate about and have taught ARTIST IN RESIDENCE and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT programmes in Queensland primary and Secondary Schools so if you're interested, please contact me for more details.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS :
I just wanted to sincerely thank you for what was an extremely interesting, satisfying and stimulating workshop last week.
As someone short on natural talent, I was a tad apprehensive about joining class / workshop which included some very talented
artists in their particular domains.
My apprehension was unnecessary. Your teaching skills coupled with such an extensive resume across design, water colour and
all things acrylic meant that in my view you spanned the range of competency and experience very effectively.....
I would not only wholeheartedly recommend your workshops to any artist - novice to semi pro - but please count me in as a
starter for future classes.
Josef F. Bundall QLD
I would like to say that I had a great week with a wonderful artist and teacher Leisa OBrien. Leisa has so much knowledge about art, and has no problem in teaching it . She has given me such valuable information she learnt from many years of experience. Leisa is also a warm, caring and funny lady and I am so glad I have met such a wonderful soul. Thanks for your time and patience .... Will definitely be seeing you again in the future.
Tracey B. Caliope, QLD
Thankyou Leisa O'Brien for a wonderful, friendly, laughter filled workshop. So good to be able to attend , for the second time, such an informative, helpful workshop. There is always more to learn and I am in awe of how much knowledge you have to offer and do so selflessly.
Jean K, Curtis Island, QLD
I recently attended a Leisa O'Brien workshop and had a fantastic experience. Leisa has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge regarding colour theory, composition and techniques. As an intermediate painter I learned new skills that will enhance my work and make my painting time more enjoyable and a lot less frustrating. I can thoroughly recommend Leisa's workshops to everyone.
Linda S. Gladstone, QLD
UPCOMING 2017/2018 :
1 DAY FASHION ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP - TWEED HEADS, NSW.
- Q: WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS WORKSHOP ?
- A: Anyone who has ever struggled to make a person you're painting in a scene not look stiff....
- Anyone who likes to do Life drawing
- Anyone who ever has to paint fabric in a painting- whether it be a tablecloth, clothing or curtains.
- Anyone who loves fashion illustration
- Anyone who loves to stylize their figures
- Anyone who wants to take their traditional painting style and stretch their techniques
5 DAY WORKSHOP at beautiful KIRRA HILL on the Gold Coast
Ideal for interstate travellers who want an extended workshop AND a Gold Coast holiday.
This year, in addition to last year's workshop was booked out and several attendees are already booked in for the 2018.
Next year will also be a 5 day course so please contact me for more information regarding the workshop as return students can opt for a 3 day ( and skip colour and technique days .)