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Workshop #1

Introduction to Graphite Pencils

Workshop #1
Introduction to Graphite Pencil

Choose one of the session times:


not available at this time

Workshop fee: $46

Optional Follow-up Help Session times:


not available at this time

Help Session fee: $33

If you missed this workshop and would like to attend, please fill out the mini-workshop makeup request form. Once I have a few students interested, a makeup session will be arranged.

Unleash your creativity with the Introduction to Graphite Pencil workshop. This foundation-building class is the perfect way to kick off your journey into freehand drawing. Through this workshop, you will learn about different lead hardness, blending techniques, and how to create shadows and textures with graphite pencils. Join us to develop your artistic skills and bring your ideas to life like never before!


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 $46/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*

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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