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Freehand DrawingMini-Workshops

Let's learn the skills and techniques to freehand draw anything!

This monthly workshop covers one topic per month, from the basics of using graphite pencils to drawing human portraits!

Workshop Schedule

Workshop #1 - #4 : building foundations

The first 4 workshops will focus on building the foundations for graphite pencil techniques and freehand drawing skills. 

  • Workshop #1 - Introduction to Graphite Pencil

  • Workshop #2 - Beginner Freehand Drawing I: drawing from a reference photo

  • Workshop #3 - Beginner Freehand Drawing II: drawing an object in real life

  • Workshop #4 - Art of Speed Drawing: drawing in 3 min, 10 min & 30 min

If you have missed any of these workshops and would like to take them, please fill out the request form with your availability. If I get more than three requests, I will set up another workshop date. 

workshop #2
Beginner Freehand Drawing I:

drawing from a reference photo

Choose one of the session times:

Fri 2/9 10-12 pm

Fri 2/9 6-8 pm

Mon 3/18 10-12pm

Workshop fee: $45

Optional Follow-up Help Session times:

Fri 2/16 10-12 pm

Fri 2/16 6-8 pm

Help Session fee: $32

Looking to start your journey into freehand drawing? Our Beginner Freehand Drawing I course is the perfect place to begin. This course will teach you the basics of drawing from a reference photo, including breaking down the subject into simple shapes and getting the proportions accurate. 

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Workshop #5 - #11 : human portrait

The next 7 workshops will focus on everything you need to know about drawing human portraits. We will learn how to draw each facial feature first, then combine everything we learned into practice in the last two workshops. 

  • Workshop #5 - Drawing Human Face I: eyes

  • Workshop #6 - Drawing Human Face II: nose

  • Workshop #7 - Drawing Human Face III: mouth

  • Workshop #8 - Drawing Human Face IV: ears

  • Workshop #9 - Drawing Human Face V: hair

  • Workshop #10 - Drawing Human Face: Drawing from a photo

  • Workshop #11 - Mirror Mirror Self Portrait

If you have missed any of these workshops and would like to take them, don't hesitate to contact me with your availability. I will set up another workshop date if I get more than three requests. 

workshop #5
Drawing Human Face I: Eyes

Choose one of the session times:

Workshop time TBA

Workshop fee: $45

Optional Follow-up Help Session times:

Help Session time TBA

Help Session fee: $32

Take your art to the next level with my Drawing Human Face I: Eyes workshop. During this workshop, you'll gain invaluable insights into the art of drawing eyes and learn how to create realistic and expressive human portraits. We'll cover everything from eye anatomy to the art of capturing emotions through eye movement. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills and confidence to tackle even the most challenging of human portraits.

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Workshop Details


Workshops are open to anyone who wants to draw and learn freehand drawing art from age 10 through adults. If you are a beginner or new to graphite pencil art, start from the Introduction to Graphite Pencil workshop.

Art LeveL

All art styles, skill levels, and art goals are welcome. If you are new to graphite pencil, I highly recommend taking the Introduction to Graphite Pencil workshop before taking other workshops. Each workshop builds skillsets needed for the next workshop.


Pick your workshop from two available session times! All workshops are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. All classes are 2 hours long, and it is $45/class.

Need more time to finish your work? Join the 2-hour open studio class in the following week for more individualized instructions.


All workshops and open studio classes are held at Tanigawa Studio in downtown McKinney TX.


Below is the supply list for the workshop. What is included in the supply kit is marked with * next to each item. Please bring as many items as you can from the optional and helpful supply list. Currently, the shopping cart for the kit is separate from the booking checkout. Please purchase the supply kit in a separate transaction.

  • Graphite Pencils 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, & 6B*

  • Vinyl Eraser, preferably dust-free*

  • Kneaded Eraser*

  • Blending Tools such as Stumps, Tortillons, and/or Charmois - Please get an assortment of small, medium and large sizes*

  • Sand Paper Pad (for cleaning/sharpening Stumps and Tortillons*

  • Sketchbook, 60lbs+ paperweight, 30+ sheets, and 7x10 or larger*

  • For the workshop #2, Beginner Freehand Drawing I:  drawing from a reference photo, bring a reference photo of a simple shaped object you would like to draw printed in black and white on letter-sized paper. 

Optional & Helpful Supplies

  • ​Eraser with a small tip

  • Eraser Sheild*

  • Any other Graphite Pencils with different lead hardness

  • Small Clear Plastic Ruler

  • 12" Ruler

Supply List
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Please select a workshop time that best suits your schedule. The AM session is from 10-12 pm and the PM session is from 6-8 pm. The help sessions held on the week after the workshop are optional. Due to the limited seat availability, please note that there will be NO REFUNDS. 

Any Requests?

Did you miss a workshop, or would like to attend a workshop on a different date? Do you have suggestions for other workshop topics? Please fill out the contact form below. I will open another time slot if I get 3 or more requests for the same date/time.

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