Virtual Classes

Drawing Classes Now Online!

Free Online Drawing Workshop, Sunday, May 3rd, 1PM! Scroll down for more information!

Learn to draw from the safety and comfort of your own home, using the Zoom application! No Zoom account is required, and every class is password-protected. Just like on-site classes, students learn at their own pace and from each other, with an emphasis on reducing stress, building self-esteem and nurturing the creative spirit. All that’s required is a webcam!

“Drawing has never been fun for him…he is really putting himself out there. I think the socialization is very good for him. By the way you got a rare smile at the end. And after he left the class, he said ‘Wow, that felt good.’ He means drawing and your class. So now, I am a puddle of tears. Thank you for your class today.” -Jennie D.

Below, I work with three awesome students who have SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and use a computer drawing program, proving there are no limits! One of my students, who can only move one finger, recently won a best-of-show award and provides commission work.

Free Online Drawing Workshop

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, 1PM

Join a completely free workshop and learn how to nurture your creative spirit, reduce stress and learn more about yourself! All that’s required is a webcam, sketchbook or drawing paper, something to draw with and a desire to have fun! To participate in the workshop, please do the following:

  1. Send an email to, or text 727-492-0135 with your name, email address and age (multiple family members are of course welcome)
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the online classroom, along with the password the day before the workshop
  3. Click on the link at the designated start time, which will take you to Zoom. Enter the meeting password and you’re in!

Note: Donations are appreciated but not required to participate. The email address for PayPal donations (using friends and family) is

For more information about online private lessons or online classes, please call or text 727-492-0135, or send an email to

Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg:

The original Drawing and Illustration For Teens class has been run for over eight years and now is sold out on a regular basis; a SECOND class has been created to meet the demand. The Drawing and Illustration For Teens – The Next Level is designed specifically for teens (and adults) who are looking for more in-depth art instruction, covering more advanced concepts.

Students draw what they want to draw, focusing on areas where they want to improve, with no pressure to keep up, and students often learn from each other in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for all ages, teens and adults and revolve around what students wish to learn, with an emphasis on nurturing the creative spirit and building self-esteem.

Private lessons in drawing, photography and Adobe Photoshop are usually conducted in the home of the student (for students under eighteen, a parent or legal guardian must be present for the duration of the lesson). Like the classes, the atmosphere is fun, relaxed and uplifting.

This inspiring girl has SMA and can only move one finger of one hand, but loves to draw. Private lessons using a computer drawing tablet has helped open a new world for her. We have worked on drawing hair and faces, perspective, shading and the human body (image shared with permission).


The CLAP! co-op is an educational cooperative which consists of homeschooling families from the Pinellas County area working together to provide a gathering place for children to engage in learning and social opportunities. Its mission is to provide a quality environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect. The co-op offers classes for elementary, junior high and high school ages.

Cartooning and Drawing: Tuesdays, 12 – 1pm

Other Art Classes Available:

Art-As-Therapy Programs (above) – Michael Lyman provides art as therapy classes to veterans and their families, and to at-risk teens in juvenile detention facilities in the Tampa Bay area. Not open to the public, these programs are specifically tailored to teach students how to use the arts for emotional healing and suicide prevention.

Digital Photography 101 (above) – This fun, informative course removes the mysteries from your digital single lens reflex camera and helps you take better pictures. Available on Skillshare, the course consists of five short video lessons, averaging about four minutes in length, with supplemental material to help you overcome the intimidation factor of your camera.

Create Your Own Graphic Novel (COMING SOON!) – Ever wanted to illustrate your own story, but had no idea where to even begin…? Michael K. Lyman, whose own graphic novel Dark Office has been published on Amazon’s Comixology platform, has created this fun, innovative class that takes you through every step, which will soon be available online! Watch the first video of the course to learn more!