Workshops

Facing Coronavirus 

A collection of portraits of people as they face the coronavirus pandemic.

I started drawing portraits to connect with others. Life got busy answering emails, texts, responding and updating social media platforms, travelling long distances to work, I no longer had time to connect with friends. The coronavirus lockdown offered an opportunity which provided time and space in my life to reconnect with what is important to me.

My connection and relationship with other humans.

Jody Graham in studio with Facing Coronavirus Portraits

Photo credit – Graeme Wienand

Facing Coronavirus Portraits are a way to connect and explore creativity with others.

To do this, I zoom chat old and new friends while drawing their portraits.

I am interested in knowing how the coronavirus has played out in people’s lives. I am especially interested in documenting one positive and one negative consequence. This information will help give a realistic picture of how the pandemic has affected others and assist the creation of authentic artwork about this period of our life.

If you would like to participate in this project by either drawing your own expressive portrait or a zoom chat or both please contact me on enquiries@jodygraham.com.au

Special note, my drawings are expressive and at times dark, often I draw with my non-dominate hand and special drawing tools. If you agree to this, it’s unlikely your portrait will be pretty or realistic. If you are happy to go ahead that’s fantastic and I look forward to hearing from you.

Links to online expressive portrait workshops I am doing.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

 

Grafton Regional Gallery

 

Jody Graham – ‘Hunter’ Charcoal on paper

Expressive Drawing in Charcoal & Mixed Media Workshop 

For more workshop information and bookings

 

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.

www.transportnsw.info or  131 500 bus route information

 

Jody Graham – Drawing tool collection (detail)

Discover material, techniques and inspiration from the natural environment to create expressive artworks.

For more workshop information and Bookings.

Date: 25 Saturday 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.

www.transportnsw.info or  131 500 bus route information

Solitude  Charcoal and Sap on paper

Fun, Expressive, Informative Creative Workshop.

23 Saturday & 24 Sunday may 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.

For bookings and more information 

2-day Workshop 9.30am – 3.30pm – 15/16th Sat/Sun– February 2020  Queanbeyan Art Society – Booked Out

Expressive Landscapes in Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Gang Gang Gallery – 206 Main Street Lithgow NSW 2790 Australia

      

Saturday 14th March 2020 -10am – 4pm – Cost – $150 Lunch and afternoon provided.

First half of the day is at Gang Gang Gallery and will incorporate informative demonstrations on ‘plein air’ techniques and suitable materials to use. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice useful techniques before putting these practical skills to use at selected Lithgow urban landscapes.

Sunday 15th March 2020  -10am – 4pm – Cost – $150 Lunch and afternoon provided.

On the second day, participants will develop artworks based on ‘plein air’ drawings, photographs and notes from day one. Come and join in, learn how to integrate ideas about creating expressive drawings and paintings using charcoal and mixed media.

Bookings Essential 0408 514 440

Read more https://gggallery.com.au/workshops/

 

Eight week drawing course – Wednesday nights 6.60 – 9pm

or Thursday 10am – 1pm, Term 1 commencing 12 & 13 February 2020

     

I am returning back to Art Est Art School with Drawing for Everyone term course on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A fun and relaxed drawing class for anyone who loves to draw, or would like to learn how to draw. Everyone from enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience are welcome in this relaxed and friendly class.. Come learn new skills with me.

Read more https://www.artest.com.au/course/Learn.To.Draw.Day.Evening.JG