Further develop your drawing skills by familiarizing yourself with the properties and uses of a range of drawing materials. Elements & Principles of Design, and traditional composition will be applied to project work. The objective is to increase your observation skills while building confidence to explore and develop a personal style and direction.
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
Dates: Tuesday - October 5 to November 9, 2021
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Price: $130 for non-members, $117 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
What Students will Learn
- Line into shape and form still applies at any stage
- What is negative space and why is it important
- How to observe and draw different textures in one drawing
- Working on tonal ground
- Combining wet and dry to draw
- Learn to combine numerous reference material for a dynamic drawing
About the Instructor
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:
- Canson Drawing Pad - Smooth Surface (11x14)
- Pad of Pastel Paper (no smaller than 11x14)
- A set of drawing pencils (H, HB, B)
- White eraser
- Kneadable eraser
- Xacto Knife
- Piece Sand Paper
- Black Charcoal Sticks and/or Conte Sticks
- White Charcoal Sticks and/or Conte Sticks
- Small Container of Gesso
- Flat Bristle Brush