Birds are a constant companion to lots of us. Many have unique encounters or special relationships with them. It’s a rewarding experience to watch and listen to their beauty, behaviour and bird song as they fly about, foraging for food, nest building or calling for a mate.
The Wonderful World of Birds Workshop will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty and many expressive qualities of birds we are blessed to encounter in our daily lives. For two days the central theme throughout the workshop will be to help you understand and learn techniques to draw and paint avian qualities that intrigue and inspire you.
Learn in a fun, covid safe environment easy to follow drawing approaches designed to strengthen observation skills and develop individual expression. Demonstrations will guide students through a combination of mixed media techniques, planned to promote the creation of unique artworks about the bird’s participants admire and love.
Join in this enjoyable, exciting workshop if you want to learn how to draw birds or enhance your existing knowledge and talent.
Lessons and techniques cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
$265pp: Bookings essential. Price is inclusive of workshop, complimentary lunch + Rosby wine.
Required Materials List
- Artline black pen
- Canson Mt-Teintes Paper Pad – neutral tones
- 2 full sheets watercolour paper, 300gsm or heavier weight, smooth or medium grain
- Small bottles of black, red, blue and yellow ink, Derivan, Art Spectrum or Liquitex 30 – 50ml
- Chinese/ Japanese drawing brush or similar calligraphy brush, medium size
- Art Spectrum Hake brush, suggest size 3
- 3 sticks compressed charcoal – suggest Faber Castell pitt or Generals compressed charcoal – soft
- A selection of coloured soft pastels – suggest Mungyo soft pastels assorted colours or similar
- Senneliier Giant Soap Eraser
- Paper towel, 2 x bulldog clips, masking tape, containers for ink
- Bird refence material – good A4 images of birds you like
- Fountain pen, lamy or similar
- Larger bottles and wider range of inks, acrylics and pastels
- Larger selection of good quality paper or other surfaces to draw and paint on
- Many of the above materials will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Additional: Easels and stools are provided, but if you have a special seat, bring that. If you have your own portable (collapsible) side table that may also be helpful. Drink bottle, hat & sunscreen. The workshop is held mostly undercover, but partly out of doors.
About the Tutor
Jody Graham is a highly experienced and accomplished artist, whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture, performance and installation. Her work celebrates the broken, displaced and forgotten and speaks to her long-nurtured compulsion to restore and rescue with an anti-consumerist, re-use and re-cycle ethos across her practice.
Drawing is at the core of everything Jody does. She’s been a finalist in a number of major drawing collections including the Kedumba, Dobell, Rick Amor and Adelaide Perry prizes. She’s also had an extensive history participating in other award programs, residencies, and public commissions, including Sculptures at Scenic World, and the Paddington and Parliament painting awards. She was the winner of the Greenway Prize in 2017, and resident artist with Grafton regional gallery in 2018. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions for the past 10 years.
Jody brings with her a wealth of knowledge and offers an exceptional learning environment. Her passion for the arts is contagious and her determination to impart knowledge in an engaging, fun, interactive and supportive setting sets her apart.
Jody has a Masters of Art from UNSW Art and Design and is represented by Lost Bear Gallery and M. Contemporary.
Limited numbers per workshop. For more information + bookings contact Rosby directly.