Sydney Dental Hospital

 1 day drawing workshop, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 29th November 2020

Art Est Art School & Gallery – Leichhardt, NSW


This is a fun and inspiring drawing workshop that will push you into new directions and expand your drawing and mark making skills. The class starts with a series of structured exercises to encourage new techniques to draw. Projects explore the power and subtleties that can be achieved in mark making. Drawing methods and ideas taught throughout the class will increase your knowledge about line, tone, composition and what to look for when developing your creative voice.
Workshop is suitable to all levels of experience.


Link – For more information and bookings.




Four residencies for October 2020 to June 2021 have been awarded for The Old School Mt Wilson.

I am very pleased to announce I have been awarded a four week residency to develop my Wildfire project.
On Saturday 26th of October 2019, a hot, windy, stormy day brewed in the Blue Mountains. A bolt of lightning made ground at Gosper Mountain setting the Wollemi National Park on fire. The epicentre of a mega blaze that swept through the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Hunter Valley, Cudgegong, and Central Coast local government areas.
My aim while artist in residence is to connect with people from Mt Wilson, Mt Irvine, Bell, Mt Tomah, Bilpin and surrounding communities to hear about their experience dealing with the mega blaze. My purpose is to conserve valuable stories and contribute creatively to the Australian bushfire history.
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Online Art Course – I Can’t Live Without…

An in-depth creative enquiry into a personal object or theme.


Course includes
  • Weekly project with detailed information, links and videos to assist you.
  • Weekly follow up individually tailored, one on one online tutorials.
  • Learn skills and techniques with variety of drawing materials, how to make exciting composition, knowledge and practical skills to help you produce a series of artworks.
  • Accesses to WhatsApp group connected to the course to share with like-minded creatives.
  • Form online connections with others for possible future group exhibitions.
  • Estimated weekly time 3 – 6 hours (your pace)
  • Experience level – Intermediate to Advanced
  • Next course commences early August 2020.
  • For more information or to join waiting list go to contacts page on this website and send a message.



I have learnt so much on this course, it’s hard to believe the progress made in a few weeks. Jody has put together a course that is interesting and challenged me to deeply get to know my subject matter. Each week I learnt and practiced new skills and Jody’s knowledge and resources pushed me to keep improving.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their drawing and learn a variety of techniques and skills. Jody is a great teacher, she really looks at your individual work and sees what could be improved or experimented with. Her deep love and expertise in drawing and creativity comes across in her lessons.
It was also fun and supportive to post in the whatsapp group as we went along – to see other’s work progressing and to share insights and challenges.
Mandy Galbraith 29/6/2020


Jody’s course has taken me from feeling that my drawing was a huge weakness to a position of greater confidence in my technical skills and an enthusiasm for exploring further techniques and experimentation. I was impressed with the tailored experience and the number of resources that Jody provided. Her feedback and guidance was positive and constructive. The addition of the WhatsApp group allowed us to share and comment between online sessions which was encouraging and valuable. I Can’t Live Without has been an excellent course and has led to works for exhibition. Thank you, Jody.
Kirsten Johnston 28/6/2020

2 x 1 day workshops – book into both or one.

Workshop 1 – Composition – Figurative – Sunday 16th August 2020

Workshop 2 – Mark Making – Still Life – Sunday 13th September 2020


Open the Door and Draw.
Workshop 1 – Sunday 16 August 2020 – Composition – Figurative
Begin the class with interesting engaging drawing techniques to help you let go of inhibitions and connect with the joy of drawing. The second part of the class will be focused on creating a dynamic composition by changing your viewpoint and drawing yourself from a perspective you have not considered before.


Workshop 2 – Sunday 13 September 2020 –  Mark Making – Still Life
Often what we don’t see excited us, sometimes the thinking about something is more exciting than the reality of it. Uncover new approaches to still life and mark making by wrapping and binding objects and using them to draw and abstract from. This workshop will be focused on materials and mark making.
Venue – Art Est Art School
Experience level – Intermediate and advanced students.
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Jody Graham – ‘Hunter’ Charcoal on paper

Expressive Drawing in Charcoal & Mixed Media Workshop 

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(Cancelled due to incresaing numbers of coronavirus cases) 

Date: 26 Sunday July 2020 10am – 4pm

Venue: All Saints Church Hall 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra.

Getting There: Free parking in the grounds of the Church. Closest train station is Edgecliff;  then walk up Ocean St (10 mins) or take the bus and alight at the first stop. or  131 500 bus route information


Solitude  Charcoal and Sap on paper

Fun, Expressive, Informative Creative Workshop.

21 Saturday & 22 Sunday November 2020 – 9.30am – 4pm daily

Unleash your inner artist by securing a place in this two-day expressive landscapes workshop. Under the direction of Jody Graham, you’ll work with charcoal and mixed media, explore techniques to extend and develop your creative visual voice and learn the art of self-expression, ultimately bringing life and energy to your work.

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Expressive Drawing in Charcoal and Mixed Media

Thursday 30 & Friday 31 January 2020, 9.30am – 4pm – $190


Jody Graham George St, Sydney 140 x 114cm Mixed Media on Paper

Two-day workshop using a range of techniques to expand your knowledge of mark making in a variety of mediums. You can expect to develop drawing skills including the refining of your composition, become more familiar with using charcoal and loosening up methods that help to promote individual expression.

The Creative Summer School will be held at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre, located at TAFE NSW Nepean.

All workshops are located in Building P (enter via Gate 2) 2-10 O’Connell St, Kingswood NSW 2747.

To enrol, please call TAFE NSW on 131 601 or search course number 800-000312 at