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

During the summer of 2021 Martha's Vineyard artist Elizabeth R. Whelan and the Vineyard Haven Public Library teamed up once again to fill your weeks with art via Zoom. Although the live classes have ended for the year, you can watch all 20 classes on Elizabeth's YouTube channel, and feel free to get in touch with her if you have any questions!

And there's no need to buy supplies; most techniques can be applied to all drawing media so you can draw along 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 pdf of Elizabeth's favorite drawing materials.)

Videos 1 and 2 - Basic Principles of Drawing and Composition: a refresher
Videos 3 and 4 - Graphite: pencil techniques for landscapes & plein air sketching
Videos 5 and 6 - Charcoal: still life and figures
Videos 7 and 8 - Pen & Ink: drawing places and people
Videos 9 and 10 - Conté Crayon: the Trois Couleurs method for skin tones
Videos 11 and 12 - Silverpoint: learning an Old Masters technique
Videos 13 and 14 - Mixed Media: abstraction in drawing
Videos 15 and 16 - Colored pencil: drawing beautiful plants and fruit
Videos 17 and 18 - All drawing media: drawing folds, drawing animals
Videos 19 and 20 - All drawing media: working from memory and imagination

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DOWNLOADS FOR SUMMER OF DRAWING

Watch the class videos on Elizabeth's YouTube channel and download the corresponding class pdf(s) to get all the content!  Note that in order to upload clear-image pdfs, we had to break some of them into smaller pdfs -- please download the set for each class. Thanks!

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

Class no. 5 - Charcoal: Still Life and Figures - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 6 - Charcoal: Still Life and Figures II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 7 - Pen & Ink: Places and People - pdf 1      pdf 2

Class no. 8 - Pen & Ink: Places and People II - pdf 1     pdf 2

Class no. 9 - Conte Crayon: Trois Couleur method for skin tones - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 10 - Conte Crayon: Trois Couleur method for skin tones II - pdf 1

Class no. 11 - Silverpoint: Learn an Old Masters' technique - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 12 - Silverpoint: Learn an Old Masters' technique II - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 13 - Mixed Media: Abstraction in Drawing - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 14 - Mixed Media: Abstraction in Drawing II - pdf 1

Class no. 15 - Colored Pencils: Drawing Beautiful Plants and Fruit - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 16 - Colored Pencils: Drawing Beautiful Plants and Fruit II - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 17 - All Drawing Media: Drawing Folds, Drawing Animals - pdf 1    pdf 2

Class no. 18 - All Drawing Media: Drawing Folds, Drawing Animals II - pdf 1   pdf 2   pdf 3   pdf 4  pdf 5

Class no. 19 - All Drawing Media: Working from Memory and Imagination - pdf 1   pdf 2   pdf 3   pdf 4

Class no. 20 - All Drawing Media: Working from Memory and Imagination II - pdf 1   pdf 2   pdf 3   pdf 4