Jody Graham will conducted a workshop on expressive drawing at West Lindfield.
Across a variety of exercises, this workshop will explore ways to be expressive and adventurous in your work. Using materials associated with drawing and mixed media, such as pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic and collage, students will be encouraged to experiment and embrace their creative instincts. This course is suitable for the enthusiastic beginner, intermediate and advanced students and aims to overcome blocks, develop technical ability and confidence. Valuable information about materials used throughout the class will also be detailed.
Materials List – Expressive Drawing Workshop
A2 or A1 cartridge pad. Or at least 10 sheets of A1 cartridge paper per workshop
- 1 good sheet of smooth watercolour paper, 300gsm or heavier
- Board to support A2 or A1 paper
- 2B or 4B pencil & knife to sharpen pencils
- Sticks of charcoal – willow or compressed – prefer round & soft
- Water-soluble graphite stick (Optional, if you can find one, great!)
- Warm white and black soft pastel
- Hard eraser.
- Black ink (Suggest Art Spectrum 50ml)
- Portable good size mirror (around A5 size ideal)
- A Range of brushes
- Masking tape
- 2 bull dog clips
- Paper towel
- 4 Chinese containers
- Rags, gloves,
- Palette knife
- Wax candle, Nail brush & or toothbrush
- Any additional material you would like to bring along such as different supports (i.e. Paper, board etc.) to work on, collage material, inks, acrylics, pastels and so on.
- Occasionally I will suggest using better quality paper, for example Archers or Saunders Waterford 300gsm or heavier (smooth or medium). If you prefer using better quality paper more than suggested, that’s fine too.
Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation.
Jody is best known for her bold, expressive urban landscapes, particularly of industrial and construction sites and older buildings, exploring themes of impermanence, loss and erasure. She favours the directness of plein air sketching as the basis for work in the studio.
Jody has been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Collection and as a finalist in several drawing awards including the Dobell and Adelaide Perry. Solo exhibitions in 2011, 2013 focused on urban and industrial landscapes but there is recurring interest in portraiture and animal studies.
In 2014, Jody won the Drawing Prize at Waverley Art Award, Wild Valley ‘Draw on the Mountain, Sketchbook Prize’ and the works on paper award with Blacktown City Art Prize.Jody’s solo exhibition ‘Sydney Drawn’ at the Lost Bear Gallery in 2015 focuses on a starker vision of Sydney’s streets and buildings