Online Workshop: Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham

Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham for a free online workshop series in expressive portraiture.

Over the next four weeks, the artist will offer insight into her process of using unique drawing instruments to create expressive portraits in mixed media. Through a series of video tutorials, you are invited to create and expand the exercises at home.

Share your work and experimentation on this event page for feedback and support from other students making at home.

Image: Jody Graham in her Studio. Photo: Graeme Wienand

 

Expressive Portraits Instruction Sheet

 

Studio Tour with Jody Graham

 

Week 1: Simple Guideline and Continuous Scribble Line Portraits

Expressive Portraits 1: Simple Guideline and Continuous Scribble Line Portraits

Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham for a free online workshop series in Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham.In the first tutorial we are introduced to some of the tools and exercises Jody uses to expand elemental portrait guidelines. We hope you can set aside some time this week to experiment in response! Share your drawing tools, processes and continuous scribble line portraits on the event page Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham for feedback and support from other students making at home.#virtualinsight

Posted by Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

 

Week 2: Mixing Tones and Wet in Wet Drawing

Expressive Portraits 2: Wet in Wet Drawing

Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham for a free online workshop series in Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham.In week two, Jody demonstrates a wet in wet drawing technique, how to mix tones and ways to rework existing drawings. The video also features unique drawing tools made from easily accessible materials from around the house.We'd love to see your responses to these experimental techniques! Share your work on the event page or using #virtualinsight

Posted by Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 20 May 2020

 

Week 3: Make and Draw with Drawing Tools

Expressive Portraits 3: Make and Draw with Drawing Tools

Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham for a free online workshop series in Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham.We've seen a range of unique drawing tools throughout this series. This week Jody demonstrates how you can make your own drawing tool for different lines and application. A great way to change up your approach to drawing.We'd love to see your drawing tools and portraits! Share your work on the event page or using #virtualinsight

Posted by Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

 

Week 4: Developing Existing Works

Expressive Portraits 4: Developing Existing Works

Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham for a free online workshop series in Expressive Portraits with Jody Graham.For the final video we learn how to develop, rework and extend existing portraits using a variety of materials and processes including making mistakes. Jody also demonstrates how to work across multiple pieces at once.We'd love to see your responses to this series! Why not dedicate a day to responding to this series at home. Share your work using #virtualinsight

Posted by Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Wednesday, 3 June 2020