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Expressive Drawing Workshops with Jody Graham | 3. Form + Emphasis

Course Overview

A series of monthly workshops to help you understand and learn exciting, expressive drawing skills. Each workshop will focus on a particular area of drawing and artmaking, which will expand your mind, creative knowledge and talent to all the wonderful things drawing can be! Monthly subjects are selected to support individual artistic development and focus on evolving a solid skill base. This course is designed for people who want to learn how to draw and for those that want to dedicate themselves to an ongoing creative exploration of drawing. These one-day workshops are held in a concentrated drawing and painting environment, designed to activate and expand on your passion to draw and create.

This session’s theme | Form + Emphasis

Understanding the significance of form, light and focal points.

Form is a visual element that refers to the illusion of a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface. Understanding how to see and represent a light source can help you draw realistic three-dimensional forms in your drawings. Focal points refer to the areas of the artwork that demand the viewer’s attention. Understanding how these elements work together will help you create engaging drawings.

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 do one workshop, a few or the complete course.

Workshop themes:

1. 28 February – Line + Variety
2. 28 March – Shape + Space
3. 30 May – Form + Emphasis
4. 27 June – Space + Scale
5. 25 July – Texture + Patten
6. 29 August – Value + Mass
7. 26 September – Colour + Balance
8. 31 October – Mark Marking
9. 28 November – Materiality

Is this course right for me?

Workshops are fun and designed to cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

Please bring the following materials to this workshop:

2B pencil & sharpener
Good eraser – recommend Sennelier soap eraser & Faber Castell grip eraser
A3 or A2 cartridge paper.
Willow and compressed charcoal
Paper towel
Can of Spray Fixative
4 Large bull dog clips

Optional – better-quality paper if desired.

And don’t forget your lunch!

Our workshops are all delivered in studio at Art Est.

We have extra measures in place for your health and well-being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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$180 Limited inc GST
Expressive Drawing Workshops with Jody Graham | 3. Form + Emphasis

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Receive 10% discount when you enrol in 3 or more of the Expressive Drawing Workshop series with Jody Graham in one transaction. Discount applied at the checkout.

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