2024 classes:

In January 2024, Elizabeth conducted two in-person classes, and recorded the content for those who couldn't attend.
Please click on the titles to view each class video on Elizabeth's YouTube channel, and download the exercises and main information pdf for reference.

Snowy Scene Drawing Tips
Download the exercises and the main information from the class plus extra images for drawing practice

Colored Pencil Drawing Tips
Download the exercises and the main information from the class

2023 classes:

In November 2023, Elizabeth conducted two in-person classes, and recorded the content for those who couldn't attend.
Please click on the titles to view each class video on Elizabeth's YouTube channel, and download the exercises and main information pdf for reference.

Drawing - a Springboard to Experimentation - Part I
Download the exercises and the main information from the class

Drawing - a Springboard to Experimentation - Part II
Download the exercises and the main information from the class

All previous classes:

Please enjoy the 39 drawing classes that make up 'A Summer of Drawing' and 'Another Summer of Drawing', available on Elizabeth's YouTube channel! You can download the corresponding class pdf(s) linked below, to get all the content.

These classes will help you see and draw with greater intention, teach you new skills, and help you approach drawing (and art in general) with more confidence. Take your time to watch each class all the way through, and grow your drawing skills a class at a time.

Elizabeth Whelan's Favorite Drawing Materials

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Accompanying materials for video classes:

DOWNLOADS FOR class series 'A SUMMER OF DRAWING'
class videos can be viewed on Elizabeth Whelan's YouTube channel

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 of main info and exercises

Class no. 8 - Pen & Ink: Places and People II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 9 - Conte Crayon: Trois Couleur method for skin tones - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 10 - Conte Crayon: Trois Couleur method for skin tones II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 11 - Silverpoint: Learn an Old Masters' technique - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 12 - Silverpoint: Learn an Old Masters' technique II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 13 - Mixed Media: Abstraction in Drawing - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 14 - Mixed Media: Abstraction in Drawing II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 15 - Colored Pencils: Drawing Beautiful Plants and Fruit - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 16 - Colored Pencils: Drawing Beautiful Plants and Fruit II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 17 - All Drawing Media: Drawing Folds, Drawing Animals - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 18 - All Drawing Media: Drawing Folds, Drawing Animals II - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 19 - All Drawing Media: Working from Memory and Imagination - pdf of main info and exercises

Class no. 20 - All Drawing Media: Working from Memory and Imagination II - pdf of main info and exercises

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DOWNLOADS FOR class series 'ANOTHER SUMMER OF DRAWING'
class videos can be viewed on Elizabeth Whelan's YouTube channel

Suggested materials list

Class no. 1 - Drawing Technique - Bevel your pencil leads - 'Houseboat'
- Houseboat image for download
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 2 -Drawing Technique - beveled pencil leads - 'Building an Igloo'
- Igloo group image, Igloo builder image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 3 - Drawing Technique - textures and auditioning a concept - 'Nesting'
- Nesting image for download            
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video 

Class no. 4 - Drawing Technique - toned paper - 'Rockin' the Porch'
- Rocking chair image, books image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 5 - Drawing Technique - intro to the academic drawing style - 'Dusty Boots'
- Dusty boots image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 6 - Drawing Technique - toned paper and blending - 'Wood Plane'
- Wood plane image
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Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 7 - Drawing Technique - complex surfaces - 'Beneath the Surface'
- Medieval stone gateway image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 8 - Drawing Technique - intro to charcoal - 'The Move'
- Woman moving image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 9 - Drawing Technique - a looser style of charcoal drawing - 'Accumulation'
- Accumulation image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 10 - Drawing Technique - atmosphere on toned paper - 'Portal'
- Portal image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 11 - Drawing Technique - group of figures - 'Home is Where the Art is'
- Sketching group image
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Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 12 - Drawing Technique - quality of line and values - 'At Rest'
- Skates image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 13 - Drawing Technique - buildings on toned paper - 'The Old Homestead'
- Homestead image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 14 - Drawing Technique - line + mass for hands - 'Coffee at Home'
- Hands holding cup image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 15 - Drawing Technique - combining techniques -'The Key'
- Key on notebook image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 16 - Drawing Technique - atmospheric landscape on toned paper - 'Tuscan Dream'
- Tuscan farmhouse image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 17 - Drawing Technique - reserve white areas on paper - 'Transplant"
- Garden image
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 18 - Drawing Technique - memory and imagination - 'Gnome and Boat'
(no single image, see pdf for the combination of images used)
- Class pdf with step-by-step from video

Class no. 19 - Drawing Technique - use your favorite drawing approach - 'Bald Cypress Home'
- cypress swamp image
- Class pdf for final drawing class from video