Pet Painting: Photo Suggestions

Examples of bad photos

Avoid photos with people in them (this is a Pet Painting after all!) and lots of things in the background or foreground (unless you WANT to paint them-if you do, please let us know. Otherwise the instructor will likely not transfer them to the canvas).

Avoid small, blurry photos. One way to test the quality of your photo: zoom in on the photo to see how it looks 'blown up'. This is what will happen when the photo gets transferred to the canvas. If your photo gets really blurry when it's enlarged, try a different one!

Examples of good photos

Examples of good photos

Headshots are great - either straight on or at an angle. Look for clear photos with easy-to-see details. 

The canvas BEFORE painting

A finished pet painting

The Nuveen Center is accessible to all visitors–whatever their ability. Each room is wheelchair accessible, including classrooms and restroom. Guide animals are also welcome. Feel free to call us in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs. 

Address: 106 E. Colby St.

             Whitehall, MI 49461


Phone: (231) 893-2524

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1pm - 5:30pm

          Saturday, 11am - 3pm

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