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Sat, Mar 12


Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center

Saturdays with MJ: Intro to Fashion Design

Learn the basics of design, color and style with artist MJ Ernst. Ages 9-14 *WHSP Eligible*

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Saturdays with MJ: Intro to Fashion Design
Saturdays with MJ: Intro to Fashion Design

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center, 106 East Colby Street, Whitehall, MI, USA


About the event

Join artist MJ Ernst for an introduction to fashion design! Students will learn the basics of design, color and style. Various fabric swatches will be provided for inspiration to get your imagination going. Markers, pens and pencils will be used to sketch and color in student’s design ideas onto a croquis/ fashion figure outlines.  Students will leave with at least one finished design with the option for more, time permitting

This is part 2 of a 3-part Saturdays with MJ Series. You do not have to take part 1 to take this class! 

Upcoming Class Topics:

April 9: Basic Embroidery: Animals -

About the Instructor:

Mary Jo (MJ) Ernst grew up in West Michigan and has been sketching her whole life. She owns and operates a custom dress shop in the Chicago area. 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. When visiting family in the West Michigan area you may see her out sketching local people and sites . 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

COVID-19 Considerations:

Students must wear masks, use the provided hand sanitizer, and abide by social distancing mandates.

Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 8


  • Fashion Design, Non-Member

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    For ACWL-Nuveen members only.

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