Leonard is a specialist drawing teacher. He teaches a novel haptico-visual observation and drawing method, to a variety of students including MBChB students studying the human anatomy. The purpose of this observation method is to facilitate deep observation and cognitive memorisation of the object being studied. This method crucially involves touch (haptics), in addition to sight. We gather a vast amount of information from an object when we explore it through touch. Note that the nerves of the hand occupy a large area of the somatosensory cortex of the brain. Studying the human anatomy involves observing it, and drawing it significantly enhances one’s observation of it.
Leonard holds BA Fine Art (Hons) degree from University of Cape Town (UCT), Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) and a Bachelor of Social Science (BsocSc) degree from UCT.