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 and bookings, 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

Eight week online drawing course – Wednesday nights 6 – 9pm & Thursday day 10am – 1pm

 Term 3 commencing – Wed 29 July – Wed 16 Sep 2020/ Thur 30 July – Thur 17 Sep 2020

An engaging, expressive drawing course that comes to you in the comfort of your own home. Save precious time, energy and money packing and travelling to class and join lessons that make the most of the online experience. Be inspired weekly, with ideas and concepts that activate your passion to draw and create.

This program will keep you absorbed and help you refine your drawing skills as you discover new creative ways to interpret your environment.

This course has two full day in studio options as well

Open the Door and Draw.

Workshop 1 – Sunday 16 August 2020

Workshop 1 – 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

Workshop 2 – 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.

For more information and bookings


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 others.

Jody Graham in the studio with Facing Coronavirus Portraits and Home Series.

Photo credit – Graeme Wienand

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

If you would like to know more please contact me on

Links to online expressive portrait workshops.

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. 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.

For bookings and more information 

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

Drawing Demonstration, Workshop and Life Drawing Tutoring.

Saturday 28th of September 2019 at Gang Gang Gallery


Demonstration using drawing tools, followed by a workshop related to the demonstration.
After lunch on the same day a tutored life drawing session at the same venue.
This will be a fun day with lots of interesting things to see and do related to drawing.
You can book into one event or come for the whole day.

Gang Gang Gallery

Demonstration 10.30 – 11.30am

workshop 11.30am – 1.30pm

COST – $90

Lunch – Light refreshments

Life Drawing 3 – 6pm

COST – $60

For Bookings Contact Sharon on 0408514440