Discover the secrets of a good painting and controlled colour application as you explore the diverse world of acrylic paints and mediums. Produce several finished paintings and create exciting guided studies as you broaden your range of expression. Instruction will cover exercises in composition and many painting techniques, moving from slow blending to fast and thick impasto application. All techniques will be carefully demonstrated and explained in an easy to follow step-by-step format.
Details & Registration
Dates: Friday Evening - October 2 to November 6, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $110 Non-Members, $100 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Special Note: This workshop is online. Students will need access to a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and have downloaded the Zoom app before class begins.
What Students will Learn
- What is Acrylic paint, it’s properties and mediums. Colour study will be discussed
- Working Acrylic like watercolour – Project #1
- Underpainting like the masters – Project #2
- Glazing technique – Finish Project #2
- Impasto like the impressionists – Project #3
- Beyond the Paint Brush – Project #4
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.
- Watercolour paper no smaller than 8x10
- Canvas boards no smaller than 8x10 (3 boards)
- Pencil and eraser
- Palette knife or old plastic gift cards
- A piece of cardboard
- Disposable paint palette or plate
- Two water containers
- Rags or paper towel
- Soft Synthetic brushes, round, flat and filbert
- Polymer medium (gloss or semigloss)
- Acrylic paint in the following colours
- Cadmium red
- Medium yellow
- Ultra- Marine blue
- Titanium white
- Mars black