Working from live models, both nude and clothed, students experience a variety of dry and wet media. Students will be guided through various exercises on how to approach the figure, from the aspects of abstraction to exaggeration and from conceptual to narrative.
This workshop is for those who want to go beyond the pencil drawing and learn to give expression to their figures through line and colour.
Dates: Sunday Evenings - September 30 to November 4, 2018 (No Class October 7)
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Registration Deadline: Sunday September 23, 2018
What Students will Learn
- Gesture, contour of the human figure
- Line, contour, form and structure
- Understanding proportion and foreshortening
- Draping of the figure
- Developing composition
- Figure in an environment
- Exaggerated forms
- How to create weight through colour
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.
Students are asked to purchase:
- A newsprint paper pad no smaller than 18" x 24"
- Two sheets of watercolour paper 300lbs no smaller than 18" x 24"
- HB & B Pencil
Advanced registration is required for workshops. Registration closes Sunday September 23, 2018.
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Expressive Figure Painting - $185