This workshop is ideal for everyone, whether you are an absolute beginner or are looking for a refresher. Introduction to Drawing will provide the visual tools needed to start the journey to good drawing practices.
Working through exercises, students will learn drawing techniques such as: line, shape, form, expressive lines, blind contour, tonal value and how to use visual tools to determine proportion and perspective. Students will leave the workshop with new ways of seeing and thinking about drawing.
Instruction will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercise, as well as positive feedback.
Details & Registration
Dates: Thursday - October 1 to November 5, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $95 for non-members, $85 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginner
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
- Line into shape and form - blind contour drawing
- Shading techniques to create form
- Using visual tools for proportion and perspective
- What is negative space and why it is important
- The still life and interconnection
- How to observe and draw textures in one 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:
- A sketchbook or blank paper
- A set of drawing pencils (HB, B, 4B, 6B)
- White Eraser
- Kneadable Eraser
- Charcoal Pencil or Willow Sticks
- Xacto Knife
- Piece Sand Paper