Adventure into expressive drawing, where the focus is on theme, mood and atmosphere. Students will be guided and mentored through exercises on how to create an environment and/or message, with a mixture drawing techniques, prepared surfaces beyond just paper. A hint of colour with also be included.
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 - November 16 to December 21, 2021 Class Full
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
- Learn to create a theme for your drawings by way of thumbnails first
- Learn how to use line, shading and colour to create mood
- Learn to create atmospheric environments
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:
- Graphite, charcoal/conte, soft pastels, India ink
- Clear Gesso
- White Gesso
- Illustration boards or 400lbs, watercolour paper
- Bristle Brush
- Ink Brush
- Kneadable eraser, sharpener