Beginner Level I Drawing

VIRTUAL Drawing Classes

Youth Beginner Level I Drawing (Ages 11-16, Max 5 students)  

Thursdays  4-5:30pm
8 Week Course: December 2, 9, 16, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 27
1.5 hours/class   $360 for 8 weeks ($45/week)  

Adult Beginner Level I Drawing 

Thursdays 7-8:30pm
8 Week Course: December 2, 9, 16, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 27
1.5 hours/class   $360 for 8 weeks ($45/week)  

In this enjoyable 8-week course taught online, local artist Mei-Ling Ellerman will teach the fundamentals of drawing. During the 1.5 hour classes, you will draw subjects ranging from the human figure to animals and botanical drawings, while learning to draw with different mediums (graphite pencil, conte crayon pencils, colored pencils). The exercises and individual feedback will strengthen your skills of observation, which will in turn rapidly improve your ability to draw accurately. In Level I, we will study aspects of contour drawing, negative space, shading, proportions, perspective, and color. Once you learn and practice these fundamental skills and incorporate individual feedback, you will be able to draw with far greater accuracy. The groups are kept small so everyone can participate and receive ample feedback during the class. 

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