Beginner Figure Drawing and Portraiture Course

VIRTUAL Drawing Class

Adults, Max 5 students

Fridays 1-2:30pm
10 Week Course: December 3, 10, 17, 31, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
1.5 hr. class  $450 for 10 weeks ($45/week)

(Note: there is some flexibility in dates, such as near holidays, if all students agree to a make-up session. Students will ideally have some prior experience drawing.). 

Local artist Mei-Ling Ellerman will teach the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing through a focus on portraits and figure drawing of adults and children. You will learn tricks to drawing proportional figures and portraits from a variety of angles. The teacher will give you feedback during the class, which will really help you to train your eye and improve your drawings. The final two classes you will work on a polished portrait of your own choosing, such as of a family member, and can see how far you have come!

A list of materials will be provided upon sign-up or request. 


Bio: Mei-Ling Ellerman, of Mei-Ling Ellerman Studio in Wayland, has a formal background in drawing and sculpture. She is an artist and printmaker, and creates art inspired by nature, wildlife, and Asian design. She really enjoys teaching drawing to youth and adults and seeing their enthusiasm as they improve their drawing skills.

To see her work, please visit:
Instagram: (work in progress)

Testimonials: “Mei-Ling is a wonderful teacher. While focusing on the fundamentals of drawing, she more importantly takes you through exercises that allow you "to see" your subject in a new, more realistic and authentic way. Starting with a detailed explanation of some aspect of drawing (tone, composition), Mei-Ling shows examples of pictures, both from the masters and contemporary artists. She takes you through a series of smaller exercises, where you are drawing, culminating in a larger project, always pointing out what you have done well and where you need to work a bit more. She is patient, kind, knowledgeable, while encouraging you to work harder and deeper for maximum results and satisfaction. I look forward to continuing to learn from her.” ~ Carrie

“I started my first ever drawing class with Mei-Ling about 8 weeks ago and when I started I could barely draw a decent stick figure. I expected to learn how to draw basic shapes, but my expectations were far exceeded. At the beginning of each class I was certain that I’d never be able to draw what we were assigned, but thanks to the excellent coaching of Mei-Ling I was able to get a good start. Then as I continued to work on the piece, I’d send it to Mei-Ling for feedback a couple of times and based on that I was able to draw some things I was really proud of. I’m surprised, delighted and completely hooked thanks to Mei-Ling.” ~ Peg