Laura Woodall is an instructor at the Sketching Pad that focuses on illustration. She is a former student of Orrin Morris and assisted him through high school. She is a graduate of Portfolio Center, a highly acclaimed commercial art school in Atlanta, and has a Graduate Studies certificate in illustration and design. She has achieved multiple awards including 3 Gold and 2 Silver Awards for illustration in quarterly competitions and her art has been accepted into the 52nd Illustration West Competition - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. She has been trained in a multitude of different styles and media including cartooning, comics, visual story telling, patterning, logo design, pen and ink, acrylics, watercolors and much more. She has had the pleasure of studying under Gary Albright (former art director of Cartoon Network), and Brian Stelfreeze (former DC comic artist for Batman and original designer of Nightwing) who have been major inspirations in her artistic journey. The art of storytelling has become her passion and illustration is her stage. She loves helping others explore their own creative potential and in doing so invites them to step into their own story that is uniquely their own.