Drawing and Painting Birds - Workshop with Lesley Wallington, Sunday 24 May and Saturday 6 June

WABA is offering two one-day classes with experienced bird illustrator and tutor Lesley Wallington.

'Magpies' Watercolour by Lesley Wallington 

'Magpies' Watercolour by Lesley Wallington 

Each class will focus on a particular bird species common to the Canberra region. The day will begin with looking at the character and anatomy of the bird, pencil techniques, how to make quick sketches and transfer a drawing.  There will be instruction in basic watercolour technique, colour mixing, light and shade, and transparent layering. 

Students will gain an understanding of the physical aspects and character of the bird and the processes and techniques involved in working towards a finished painting.

Reference will be taken from photographs, either your own or supplied from my stock.








Double-barred Finch, photograph by Julia and Alan Landford

Double-barred Finch, photograph by Julia and Alan Landford

Dates and session details:

1.    Magpies - Sunday May 24, 9.30am – 4pm

2.    Double barred finches - Saturday June 69.30am – 4pm

Venue: Classes will be held at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres. Griffith. Workspace A

Each class is self-contained and suitable for all levels of experience. A materials list will be supplied separately. 

Please bring your own lunch; morning tea will be provided.

Workshop Fees: The cost for these workshops is $95.00 per day. If you wish to book for both workshops the total cost will be $190.00.


Bookings or enquiries can be made by email to: Julia Landford at: ajlandford@gmail.com Please note payments are non-refundable and must be made at the time of booking. 

Payment Details: 

  • •    Cheque (payable to Wildlife & Botanical Artists Inc.) posted to: WABA Treasurer PO Box 2020 Woden ACT 2606; or
  • •    Electronic Funds Transfer to: WABA's Beyond Bank 

BSB 805–022; Account Number 03417639.

Please ensure that you include your name on the payment for Internet banking so that we know who has paid!