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 for our free series of drawing classes. This year we're focusing on drawing, with an emphasis on techniques and demonstrations. There will be opportunities to draw alongside Ms. Whelan 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 Ms. Whelan 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

Your unique registration is good all summer. You can attend any, or all, of the classes.

Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

More dates through September 1, 2021

Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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Arts & Artisans, Classes & Instruction, Online




Contact Phone

508-696-4211 x116

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Karen Martin

Karen Martin 4/29/2021

fabulous art session ! learned so much she is not only an artist she can teach!