october, 2020

28oct6:30 pm8:30 pmDrawing Workshop with Si Smith6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Event Details

Create your own tiny snapshots and sketches of life at this workshop with Porch Gallery artist Si Smith.

Journeys, passers-by and private moments – Si Smith’s small drawings capture transient details and minute observations of the city.

At this laid-back workshop, you’ll create your own quick, simple and characterful sketches in the style of Si’s own work, showing in our Porch Gallery from 14 October.

He’ll take you through some drawing activities and give you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and media. If you like, you’ll also be able to have a go at making your own short comic.

All materials are provided.

We’re also hosting a Meet the Artist event with Si on 21 October, during our weekly Creative Takeover.

Si Smith is a Leicester-born illustrator and artist who has lived and worked in Leeds since 2004. His practice is built upon a strong foundation of observational drawing. As well as making prints and creating comics, he teaches and curates, including previous exhibitions at Left Bank Leeds.

Si’s exhibition at Left Bank collects over 200 of his small drawings, created over the last five years. Divided into three sections – Garden, Journey and People – the work captures tiny and often fleeting snapshots of life.

The ‘Garden’ drawings were created during mindful morning coffee rituals outside, while the ‘People’ collection portrays Leeds folk spied from the window of the bus. ‘Journey’ finds the artist in the passenger seat of the car, or on the train, seeking solace and solitude in the landscapes passing by.

All money raised through this event will support the development of Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, (charity no. 1146734).

Please note, we take photos at our events for marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to appear in these, please let a member of staff know when you arrive so they can inform the photographer.


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm