This Workshop is ideal for the beginner new to life drawing or for those who may want to develop their skills further.
Students will learn how to render the human figure beginning with the starting point of any figure drawing, which is the gesture.
How you interpret the gesture sets up what you can do with the rest of your drawing.
Understanding the basic human anatomy can help overcome preconceptions in the complex task if understanding what you see.
Referencing photos and a life model, this workshop will examine essential anatomy and important surface landmarks on the figure; developing a greater awareness of what makes a gesture more dramatic.
Details & Registration
- Tuesday - February 1 to March 8, 2022
Times: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $200 for non-members, $180 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginner
- Instructor will provide examples and demonstrations of helpful strategies for students to try.
- First half of workshop will be working from Photos
- Second half of workshop, the model will pose live online while the class works on a sketch of the model using the strategies. The instructor will provide regular direction, feedback, and tips to everyone on an individual basis.
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.
- Charcoal, pencil and conte
- Newsprint pad or sketchbook at least 11x14"
- Kneadable eraser, white latex eraser