In this class, students will learn drawing techniques and find new ways of seeing and thinking about drawing.
Working through exercises, students will learn drawing techniques such as: line, shape, form, expressive lines, blind contour and tonal value. Instruction in pencil will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercise, as well as positive feedback.
This class is intended for beginners and not recommended for those who have previous drawing experience.
Details & Registration
Dates: Friday - March 31 to April 28, 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Holiday: No Class on April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)
Price: $130 for non-members, $117 with a membership
Materials: Additional Purchase Required - See Materials List
Skill Level: Beginner
Note: This class is offered with your choice of in-person or online instruction. Instruction will be provided in-person and online simultaneously.
What Students will Learn
- Line into shape and form - blind contour drawing
- Shading techniques to create form in pencil and pen
- Using visual tools for proportion and perspective
- What is negative space and why it is important
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 (H, HB, B and above)
- White Eraser
- Kneadable Eraser
- Xacto Knife
- Piece of Sand Paper