This workshop pushes the boundaries of expressive drawing using the mixed media approach.
Skill-building exercises and experimental material combinations explores dry medium on wet acrylic grounds, combining ink with traditional drawing tools and drawing with wet medium on large surfaces.
With critiques and theory, you will ignite confidence and wonder in the creative drawing process.
This class is not suitable for beginners, instruction is designed for those who have some previous experience with drawing.
Details & Registration
Dates: No dates/times are available.
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Price: $160 for non-members, $144 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
What Students will Learn
- Creating your own ground
- Expressive line and shading techniques – loosen up
- Combining dry drawing material with wet colour
- Ink and dry medium combination
- Imaginary 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:
- Large pad of newsprint paper
- Mixed Media paper (sketchbook) 9”x12
- Pencil kit
- White eraser
- Kneadable eraser
- Xacto- knife
- Fine sandpaper
- Charcoal willow stick
- Black Conte
- Coloured conte or pastels - You may have coloured pencils or other drawing tools available already- gather what you have
- India Ink
- Water colour or ink brush