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Thu, Jul 22


Meinert Park

Meinert Park Sketch Workshop

Enjoy an evening at Meinert Park while learning how to capture a quick nature sketch. Age 16+, younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Meinert Park Sketch Workshop
Meinert Park Sketch Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meinert Park, 8390 Meinert Park Rd, Michigan 49437, USA


About the event

This class will focus on the importance of using line to capture a quick nature sketch.  We will be using a simple, lightweight set up and be sketching at several locations. Students will learn how to use different line sketching techniques such as hatching, continuous , weighted and broken lines to create expressive studies of the subject matter all around us.

Class will begin with a brief talk about Meinert Park and the Flower Creek Nature Preserve from a Land Conservancy of West Michigan Representative. MJ will then give a quick demonstration, followed by suggestions on how to format a composition. Participants will then be able to wander off to sketch locations of their choice. We will gather at the end of class for a show and tell and Q&A. A sketchbook, water soluble pen, a water brush, a cardboard clipboard, and palette will be provided for use during the class. The sketchbook will be yours to keep! 

The ACWL-Nuveen will also take care of paying for parking at the park. We will be parking at the lot closest to the beach. Visit this webpage to view a map:

Class minimum: 6

Class maximum: 12

About the Instructor:

MJ Ernst grew up in West Michigan and now resides in Chicago where she runs a business creating custom-made bridal and cocktail attire. Check her out on instagram: @mysteriousmannequin

COVID-19 Considerations:

Please plan to maintain 6ft of distance from other participants and bring your mask. 

ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported by the Nuveen Benevolent Trust, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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