Drawing Beyond the Basics

This class will emphasize creativity, and special drawing technique development. Learn to work with an assortment of media in a variety of techniques. Exploration of light and shade, contour and gestural drawing will increase perception of form, space, line, and tone, as well as provide a basic understanding of expression.

Instruction will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercises, as well as positive feedback.

This class is not suitable for beginners, instruction is designed for those who have some previous experience with drawing.

Details & Registration

In-Person / Online Class

Ages: 16+


  • In-Person - May 1 to June 12, 2023
  • Online - May 1 to June 12, 2023

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Holiday: No class May 22, Victoria Day

Sessions: 6

Price: $195 for non-members, $175 with a membership

Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Note: This class is offered with your choice of in-person or online instruction. Instruction will be provided in-person and online simultaneously.

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What Students will Learn

  • Explore different drawing tools
  • Expressive line and shading techniques – loosen up
  • Reductive drawing
  • Imaginary drawing

About the Instructor

Stephanie Schirm

Stephanie Schirm began her career as a fashion designer, studying in Europe. While designing in the Toronto fashion district, she also created a number of fashion illustrations for catalogues, storyboards, and advertisements for current Canadian Designers.

She eventually left the fashion industry to become a graduate of OCAD in Communication and Design. Only then to enter the Liturgical world of Design, where she established Labyrinth Studios Inc, designing and manufacturing religious garments and sanctuary décor for Churches across Canada and the US.

Her passion for drawing, painting and designing lead her to sharing her knowledge, over 10 years ago with the Continuing Education in Guelph and as Fashion Illustration instructor for Mohawk College in Hamilton. Since then she has taught in a number of different establishments thorough out the GTA area.


We ask that students have:

  • Large pad of white Cartridge paper
  • Sketchbook 9" x 12"
  • Pencil kit
  • White eraser
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Xacto-knife
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Charcoal willow stick
  • Black Conte
  • Watercolour coloured Pencil kit
  • Fine tipped black pen