RED Hill artist Michael Leeworthy, pictured, will help budding artists brush up on their skills with a watercolour demonstration class to raise money for childhood cancer research.
On the back of a successful fundraiser Leeworthy held in August for the Peninsula Home Hospice, he will donate his time and expertise again on 14 November, running the event through Red Hill District Lions.
Leeworthy said the demonstration – to be held at his Red Hill home and gallery – would help demystify the idiosyncrasies of watercolour.
“I will explain the best use of materials, paper types, what paint to buy and the best brushes to use,” he said.
“I will work on at least four different styles of watercolour paintings, and the audience may be invited to take part as well.”
Leeworthy said he has room for 15 participants, and all money raised will go to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
For the past 30 years Lions clubs have been spearheading the fight against childhood cancer in Australia. Seventeen years ago, the commitment to supporting children with cancer was formalised with the establishment of the Lions Cord Blood and Childhood Cancer Research Appeal.
Since then, more than $12 million dollars has been raised for childhood cancer research.
The Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation was officially established in 2009 with the prime focus being to increase survival rates of childhood cancer by supporting cancer research efforts in Australia and around the world.
To participate in the class, go to: eventbrite.com.au/e/watercolour-demonstration-with-michael-leeworthy-tickets-432462626357