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Expressive Drawing in Charcoal and Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Course Overview:

A concentrated drawing environment focusing on the dynamic qualities drawing in charcoal can achieve. Learn techniques to simplify complicated subjects and approaches to help you draw expressive artworks. This course aims to heighten observation skills and expose participants to new drawing techniques. This course is suitable for the enthusiastic beginners, 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.

Image _ Ball of string_ charcoal drawing by Jody Graham

Student feedback

I took a lot away from Jody’s class. She started off saying that she wanted to add more to our toolboxes, well she added much more than that, she added a whole new vocabulary of mark making

Is this course right for me

Some prior experience with drawing is an advantage, however the workshop is suitable for enthusiastic beginners, intermedia and advanced. High School students in year 9 and above are encouraged to attend this workshop.


Please bring the following drawing materials:

A1 drawing pad or 8- 10 A1 sheets
*Optional – better quality paper (An example being – Saunders Waterford – Watercolour paper 300gsm – medium cold pressed or similar)
Cutting Knife & large metal ruler (if cutting good quality paper)
Compressed & willow charcoal
A few coloured pastels, including white
Inks- 1 or 2 colours of your choice (container for Ink)
Large Hard eraser – (suggest Sennelier Giant Soap Eraser)
Masking tape
A few large bulldog clips to attach cartridge pad or paper to board.
Roll of paper towel
Disposal gloves
Notepad and pencil/pen

Other suggested drawing materials include:
Black ink (Suggest Art Spectrum 50ml)
Acrylic paint (Just a couple of colours of you choice)
A range of brushes (Including nailbrush & or toothbrush)

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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