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Wed, May 24


Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center

Shading in Graphite

Learn how to take your hand-drawn sketches and contour drawings to the next level through shading. Ages 16+

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Shading in Graphite
Shading in Graphite

Time & Location

May 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center, 106 E Colby St, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA


About the event

Do you want your drawings to look more alive and dynamic? Shading is what you need! This graphite pencils class will teach you the art of taking hand-drawn sketches and contour drawings to the next level. Shading makes any drawing look 3 dimensional, as though you can touch it. If you are a beginner to intermediate level drawer, this 2-hour shading class is for you. The Instructor, Jessi Small will demonstrate for you the joy of contrast and blending. There will be reference photos available to choose from or you can bring in your own black and white reference image. If you need it printed, please email the photo to All materials are provided. 

Class minimum: 4

Class maximum: 6

About the Instructor:

Since a teenager, Jessi Leigh Small loved to sketch faces, hands, trees, and landscapes. She started her artist professional career drawing pastel portraits for Kaman's Art Shoppe. In 2018, she moved to Whitehall, Michigan and began building her dream of being a professional fine art artist and illustrator. In 2019, she illustrated a children's book, "Ellie's Wish", which is now sold at Barnes & Nobels and online on Amazon. She launched her online art business The Art of Jessi Leigh in August of 2020. Now Jessi Leigh loves spending time in her studio drawing and painting beautiful artworks of nature and animals for her Collectors and Instagram and Facebook Friends.

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.


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