Drawing from the Collection

Explore your artistic side with us! The Berman’s Drawing from the Collection series offers free drawing classes to the Ursinus community and members of the local community.


Open to adult participants of all levels, this class will highlight objects from the museum’s permanent collection while teaching essentials of still-life drawing that will expand your range of creative expression. Artist Mari Elaine Lamp will lead August’s session, pulling inspiration from sculptural pieces on display and coaching you through drawing exercises.

This event is free and open to the public, and all materials are provided. Consider adding a donation to your ticket price to support more free events like this at the Berman Museum of Art. 

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About the Instructor

Mari-Elaine Lamp in her studio. Mari Elaine Lamp (she/her) is an artist living and working in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017, and a BA in Art from Houghton College in 2007.

In 2021, she presented a solo show at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. She has shown at Gross McCleaf Gallery, the Woodmere Art Museum, and Fjord Gallery in Philadelphia, On Stellar Rays in New York, the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, Virginia, and the Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington DC.

In 2016 she attended the Chautauqua School of Visual Art summer residency. From 2017-2023 she was a member of the artist collective AUTOMAT where she curated exhibitions and acted as treasurer. Additionally, she taught drawing at Holy Family University from 2017-2021.

Her work can be found at marielainelamp.com and on Instagram @marielainelamp.


Berman Museum, Main Gallery