Summer of Drawing FB ew It's a Summer of Drawing!  

Martha's Vineyard artist Elizabeth R. Whelan and the Vineyard Haven Public Library team up once again to fill your summer with art via Zoom.

Join us every Wednesday at 11 am EST from April 21 - September 1, 2021, for our FREE series of drawing classes.

You can email Elizabeth ( or contact the Vineyard Haven Public Libraryto register and get your Zoom access code, which will be good all summer. You can attend any or all of the classes, and start any time during the summer.

There will be opportunities to draw alongside Elizabeth as well as projects you can do on your own. As always, there is no need to show your work! So no matter your skill level, feel comfortable taking part and trying new approaches.

And there's no need to buy supplies; most techniques can be applied to all drawing media so you can draw along for the whole summer with just pencils and paper, or whatever you have on hand. (However, if you are interested in trying some new art materials, see below for a list of Elizabeth's favorite drawing materials which you can download for reference.)


April 21, 28 - Basic Principles of Drawing and Composition: a refresher
May  5, 12 - Graphite: pencil techniques for landscapes & plein air sketching
May 19, 26 - Charcoal: still life and figures
June 2, 9 - Pen & Ink: drawing places and people
June 16, 23 - Conté Crayon: the Trois Couleurs method for skin tones
June 30, July 7 - Silverpoint: learning an Old Masters technique
July 14, 21 - Mixed Media: abstraction in drawing
July 28, Aug 4 - Colored pencil: drawing beautiful plants and fruit
Aug 11, 18 - All drawing media: drawing folds, drawing animals
Aug 25, Sept 1 - All drawing media: working from memory and imagination


Catch up on the classes you have missed by watching the videos on Elizabeth's YouTube channel and download the corresponding class pdf:

Elizabeth Whelan's Favorite Drawing Materials

Class no. 1 - Value and Composition - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 2 - Perspective and Measuring - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 3 - Graphite: Landscape and Plein Air - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 4 - Graphite: Landscape and Plein Air II - pdf of main info and exercises