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.

This year we're focusing on drawing, with an emphasis on techniques and demonstrations. 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.

Topics will be addressed for 2 weeks in a row, allowing Elizabeth to go in-depth and follow-up on your questions.

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.

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



Elizabeth R. Whelan offers private art instruction for adults.
Beginners to advanced and professional artists welcome, ages 18 and up.

Elizabeth will share with you techniques and tips that will increase your abilities and add to your enjoyment of making art.

Instruction is primarily in various methods of drawing, and techniques of oil painting.

Elizabeth Whelan provides individual private classes on topics such as drawing in various media; oil painting techniques; plein air painting; botanical illustration; and getting started with sketchbooks.

~ NOTE: For 2021, instruction is being conducted via Zoom depending on your location, or in-person if vaccinated! ~

Class fee: $75/hour. In-studio classes are a minimum of 2 hours; Zoom classes are 1-hour at a time.

Choose any number of classes--even just one--scheduled at your convenience; perfect for learning a new technique or brushing up skills quickly.

For the advanced and professional artist, Elizabeth can provide impetus to move forward, fine-tune your approach and techniques, and reinvigorate your work and working methods with a customized class. You decide what you need help with and we’ll go from there.


For more information, please contact her at,or phone 508-560-0083.
Class times are flexible, and mornings are recommended.

The fine print:
Class fees are payable via credit card and PayPal - Elizabeth will send you an online invoice. The fee is due before the class.


In the unlikely event that a class must be canceled by Elizabeth, the student will be notified immediately and can either choose to reschedule or receive a full refund.

If the student chooses to cancel their confirmed registration, or cannot or does not attend the class, the following refunds will apply:

  • The student may invite another person to substitute their place in the class (for the time at which they are registered) at no charge;
  • If notice is received less than 24 hours from the scheduled class time, no refund will be offered;
  • If notice is received 24 hours or more from the scheduled class time, a 50% refund will be offered.

Thank you - please let us know if you have any questions!