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Mood, Tone, and Atmosphere in Mixed Media Drawings

Sat 27 April


Setting the mood and tone in art.

Every artwork carries a specific mood, whether intentionally created or naturally present. In this workshop, I will teach expressive drawing and painting techniques, how to identify and enhance your unique style, and create artworks that successfully express your individuality.

Unlock the secrets of creating impactful drawings in this workshop. Learn the art of restraint and discover that what you don’t say in your work is just as vital as the marks you make. This session is dedicated to understanding the power of tone, mood and atmosphere in mixed media drawings combine with learning about the crucial role of composition in art.

Join Jody Graham for a one-day exploration of mixed media drawing that will elevate your skills and knowledge about how to make distinctive artworks. This workshop is a journey into the transformative power of tone and atmosphere, with themes in this workshop connected to the natural and urban landscape.

Open to all skill levels, this drawing class provides a unique opportunity to learn more and refine your skills. Don’t miss the chance to explore limitless possibilities in artistic expression with Jody Graham at the creative hub in Portland, NSW.

Secure your spot now for a day filled with inspiration and artistic growth!

2. Mood, Tone, and Atmosphere in Mixed Media Drawings and Paintings. | Humanitix

Morning tea (including gluten free) is provided, there is a cafe onsite and if preferred you may bring your own lunch

Will need to bring.

  •  A notebook & pen
  • A2 cartridge sketchpad, board, and bulldog clips to hold to board.
  • 1 x watercolour 300gsm paper or A3 watercolour pad (HP or smooth grain)
  • 1 x MI-Teintes paper (neutral or light tone, for example pearl grey, Lily, Azure, Pale yellow or similar)
  • 4B or 6B, 8B pencil, sharpening knife.
  • Small bottle of black ink
  • Gesso and a brush a brush
  • 2/3 sticks of compressed and willow charcoal.
  • A good hard eraser (suggest Sennelier Giant Soap Eraser & Faber Castell Grip Eraser
  • Blue painters masking tape
  • Paper towel

*Extra materials are supplied during the workshop.

Option – pre-order an Art kit with suggested materials $100.

Kit includes

2 x compressed charcoals.

Giant 2B pencil

Sennelier Giant Soap Eraser

Faber Castell Grip Eraser

A2 cartridge pad – 50 sheets

A3 watercolour pad – 15 sheets, 300gsm

36ml bottle of sepia ink



The Foundations of Portland
Williwa St
Portland, NSW Australia
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
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Event contact details (phone/ email)
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Image credit: Participant in Jody Graham Portland workshops – Will Maguire, photo credit – Kevin Spencer


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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