Expressive Drawing with Jody Graham | A Two-day Creative Journey in Portland NSW Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Expressive Drawing with Jody Graham | A Two-day Creative Journey in Portland NSW

Expressive Drawing with Jody Graham |  A Two-day Creative Journey in Portland NSW
$550 $495 Limited inc GST
Expressive Drawing with Jody Graham | A Two-day Creative Journey in Portland NSW

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Enrol before 30 June to receive a 10% discount. This workshop is held in Portland NSW, 2.5 hours from Sydney. Accommodation extra.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

A two-day Creative journey with Jody Graham into the artistic hub of Portland, NSW |  12-13 October 2024

Join Jody Graham for an enriching 2-day workshop set in the vibrant creative hub of Portland, NSW. Immerse yourself in a creative journey filled with inspiration that will fuel your artistic endeavors. This workshop offers a comprehensive exploration of diverse drawing and painting techniques in mixed media, covering a spectrum of themes including buildings, birds, landscapes, and people.

A distinctive highlight of this workshop is an exclusive studio tour of the renowned sculptor Harrie Fasher's workspace, adding a unique dimension to your artistic experience. During the workshop we will do structured drawing projects connected to what we can see, including some plein air and working with nature to draw with, as well as what you can imagine, combine with some reference images of birds, landscapes, and any other fun surprises that will be valuable. 

Held in the Annexe at the Foundations, which is a big hall on the grounds of the Foundations. This will be our base for the weekend, and we will explore the surrounds and do sketching en plein air as well. 

Don't miss this chance to be part of an immersive artistic experience in the dynamic surroundings of Portland, NSW.

Materials List

You will need to bring your own materials. Easels and boards will be provided. 

Materials List

What's included?

  • Two day's tuition with Jody Graham - Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Welcome Drinks Friday evening
  • Morning and afternoon tea, light lunch both days
  • Exclusive tour of The Foundations
  • Easels and boards provided

Not included:

  • Art materials
  • Breakfast or evening meals
  • Accommodation
  • Transport

About Portland


Portland is located about  2.5 hours west of Sydney, beyond the Blue Mountains and before Mudgee. The workshop will be held in one of the refurbished buildings that form the Foundations. We will be in the back of the Annexe where there is an accessible bathroom and café and importantly plenty of room for us to spread out and draw our hearts out!!  Portland is a small country town with a pub, an art supply shop, an IGA and a few other shops. As for parking, there should be plenty in Williwa Street close to the Annexe.


We recommend The Imperial Hotel - Bed and Breakfast 0418 214 857. This is within walking distance to the Annexe and has recently been refurbished with a range of single and shared rooms available with private and shared bathroom options. A Single Bed Room with shared bathroom is $60 per night, while a Queen Room with Private Ensuite Bathroom is $129 per night. There are also a few Air BnB's in Portland.


The café on site at The Annexe is fantastic for all refreshments. Morning tea and lunch are included both days during the workshop as part of your workshop fee.

The Foundations

Portland is also home to many artists and creative minds… In the Annexe there is a mind-blowingly great work by local artist Harrie Fasher. Link to check out more about Harrie’s arts practice and during the workshop you will have the opportunity to visit Harrie Fasher’s studio, it will be a visual feast that will last in your minds for some time to come.

History of Portland

If you have time the Soundtrail will give you a good insight into the history of Portland.

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

Jody's 2024 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
Workshop 6:    8 September - Expressive Drawing to Sound

View all of Jody's 2024 workshops here

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.  Students who have attended any of Jody's previous workshops will gain the most from the weekend in Portland.

Is this Art Escape right for me?

Workshops are fun and designed to cater to beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, though some drawing skills are recommended.  Students who have attended any of Jody's previous workshops will gain the most from the weekend in Portland.

Cancellation Policy for this Art Escape:

Due to the special nature of this Art Escape, the following cancellation fees apply:

  1. Cancellation before 12 September - $25 admin fee; balance in credit with Art Est.
  2. Cancellation between 13-30 September – 50% cancellation fee; balance in credit with Art Est.
  3. Cancellation from 1 October – no credit.

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