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Intro to Creative Writing


Beginner's Drawing 101: A Guide to Pencil Sketching Braving the Art Elements

The course gives students a sense of accomplishment and a solid drawing foundation. Drawing exercises and discussions will improve students' artistic abilities. Students will gain confidence through exploring the practice of sketching.
Tammy Whelan
470 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 64 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Goal Standards for Completion: 
Standard #1. Conceptualize and generate artistic ideas.
Standard #2. Ideas and works related to art should be organized and developed.
Standard #3. The task of refining and completing artistic work is outlined in the lessons.
Standard #4. Presentation of artistic work requires selection, analysis, and interpretation.
Standard #5. The development and refinement of artistic techniques and the presentation of work.
Standard #6. Present artistic work in a meaningful way.
Standard #7. Analyze artistic works and perceive them.
Standard #8. Analyze the intent and meaning of artistic work.
Standard #9. Evaluation of artistic work should be based on criteria.
Standard #10. Art is the result of combining personal experiences and knowledge.
Standard #11. Deepen understanding of artwork by relating it to societal, cultural, and historical contexts.
I am Tammy Whelan, and I help my students discover themselves through art!

With over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience and degrees in Psychology, I have created a personalized pedagogical approach to learning for all my students. Being certified and registered as a member of the National Tutoring Association and Yoga Alliance and training in Arts in Health and SEL*F, I am passionate about cultivating a growth mindset that encourages effort and perseverance. I am currently working towards my MA in Advanced Educational Studies.

A Personalized Approach
I run an interactive and collaborative classroom, making it a point to try to adapt to my student's learning style, schedule, and needs. My effort is to ensure that my students have feel good about their efforts at the end of each class. 

I motivate my students to dive deep and enjoy the very process of creating art rather than simply focusing on the end product. My approach to teaching involves believing in the uniqueness of each child and seeking to connect with and draw out that aspect of theirs into their art.
Optional: Practicing homework will be given each week.
Blending Tools: Tissues and Q-tips Pencils Non-Smudging Erasers Sketchbook Willingness to Learn
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Feedback will be given in class or via email to either the student or the parent. It will be informal, but should a certification of completion be required, and it can be provided. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Tammy Whelan
Lives in the United States
Wandering Pencil LLC - An artist and teacher devoted to helping students discover themselves through art. (Taking a break from Outschool until 2023)
470 total reviews
518 completed classes

About Me

(Taking a break from Outschool until 2023) 


My name is Tammy.  I love to draw.  I am an artist and teacher devoted to helping students discover themselves through art.

Beginners in my classes learn how to doodle, sketch, draw, and... 
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