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Urban Sketching 101

May 29, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Urban sketchers show their world one sketch at a time and utilize a raw form of art that requires drawing from life rather than photographs. Sketches tell a story of your surroundings and are unique experiences that cannot be repeated. In this class students will learn the tips, tools and techniques that many urban sketchers use. Students will leave inspired to carry a sketchbook wherever they go to record their daily life. This class is ideal for beginners and for seasoned artists that want to loosen up their art style


Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 12


About the Instructor:

Mary Jo (MJ) Ernst grew up in West Michigan and has been sketching her whole life. She uses all types of mediums in her artwork. Ink, especially solubles, is her preferred choice for quick sketching.  Her sketch style is whimsical and impressionistic. MJ encourages anyone, all skill levels, to pick up a pen, pencil or brush to get started and make a mark!

Visit the ACWL-Nuveen or go to @MysteriousMannequin on Facebook and Instagram to see her artwork.


ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.


May 29
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Arts Council of White Lake
106 E. Colby Whitehall, MI 49461 United States + Google Map
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