Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham | 4. Expressive Portraits with Ink, Colour and Collage Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham | 4. Expressive Portraits with Ink, Colour and Collage

Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham |  4. Expressive Portraits with Ink, Colour and Collage

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This workshop is dedicated to teaching participants how to draw and paint portraits that are expressive and exciting and unlock artistic potential. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this workshop is designed to guide you through the fascinating world of creating contemporary, fun portraits of yourself, friends, and family.

Throughout the day, you'll engage in structured projects that make learning to draw faces enjoyable and accessible with easy-to-follow techniques. The workshop will consist of several instructor-led demonstrations to teach how to integrate collage and vibrant colours into mixed media artworks, adding an extra layer of creativity to your portraits.

No matter your skill level, everyone is welcome to participate in this inclusive and engaging workshop. Come and discover the joy of bringing portraits to life through the unique blend of drawing, painting, colour, and collage. Unleash your creativity in a supportive environment where you can learn, experiment, and express yourself through art.

2024 Workshop Overview

Hello, I'm Jody, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to a monthly workshop series designed to help you explore and master the art of expressive drawing. Each workshop will delve into various themes, sparking your imagination and focusing on specific aspects of drawing. The goal is to broaden your creative knowledge, enhance your artmaking skills, and showcase the limitless possibilities that drawing has to offer.

Whether you're a beginner looking to build confidence in expressive drawing or an experienced artist in search of ongoing inspiration, this course is meticulously crafted to cater to a diverse range of needs.

Join in these exciting workshops and unlock your creative potential through the art of expressive drawing. 

Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative artistic journey.

Workshop themes:

Workshop 1:    21 April - Bootcamp
Workshop 2:    19 May - Exciting Possibilities of Line
Workshop 3:    16 June - Mood, Tone and Atmosphere is Mixed Media Drawings and Paintings
Workshop 4:    28 July - Expressive Portraits with Ink, Colour and Collage
Workshop 5:    25 August - The Magic of Charcoal

Special Workshop: 11-13 October - Drawing at the Foundations in Portland, NSW.  (More to follow)

Do I need to attend every month?

There is no expectation for you to do all of the sessions, but you will certainly enjoy them all!  It is possible to book into one class only, a few or the whole series. 

Is this course right for me?

Workshops are fun and designed to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, though some drawing skills are recommended.

Materials List

Please bring the following materials

  • A notebook & pen
  • Ink pen or Artline black marker
  • Glue - Matisse Polymer Matt Varnish - 250ml
  • 2 x ink colour (colour of your choice - tip keep it bright, not dark browns or blacks, suggest 50ml Art Spectrum or similar
  • Acrylic paint - Matisse structure formula acrylic paint intro set or similar (mini intro set of 5 x 12ml) 
  • Sketch Pad – A3 cartridge paper – suggest Quill Premium or similar 
  • Mixed media paper pad – A3 smooth 300gsm – suggest Renoir University Pads or similar 
  • Brushes  -A few small and large brushes – suggest set of 4 – series 201B & Art Basics  Brush Set Flat
  • 4 x large  bulldog clips to hold paper to board.
  • Blue painter's masking tape 
  • Paper towel 
  • Wet wipes for clean-up
  • (easels and boards are supplied)

The above is a guide - you may find cheaper or more expensive online or in art shops, Officeworks or discount shops,

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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