Introduction to Drawing - Draw to Express is a six-week workshop designed for adults who have never drawn before or are looking get back into drawing and brush up on their basic skills.
Focusing on drawing expression through the basics of line, shape, form and volume, students will learn to free up their marks on paper while exploring with different dry mediums beyond graphite.
There will be a weekly project based on the fundamentals of elements and design. Students will also observe demonstrations and take part in group critiques.
Dates: Saturday Mornings - January 26 to March 2, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Class Full
Skill Level: Beginner
Registration Deadline: Saturday January 19, 2019
What Students will Learn
- Form and Volume
- Life 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 bring a sketchbook, one HB and one 2B pencil, and an eraser. All other materials will be provided.