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 for drawing proficiency, learn drawing techniques, and finding new ways of seeing and thinking about drawing.
In addition to tonal values in black, grey and white; students will be guided into transitioning those value studies into colour using coloured markers and coloured pencil.
Instruction will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercises, as well as positive feedback.
Details & Registration
Dates: Monday Evening - March 15 to April 26, 2021 (No Class April 5)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: $110 for non-members, $100 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
- Converting Line into Shape and Form
- Shading techniques to create form in greys and colours
- Using visual tools for proportion and perspective
- The still life and interconnection
- How to transition into colour
- Continuing to work with with colour
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
- Pad of pastel paper
- A set of drawing pencils (HB, B, 4B, 6B)
- White Eraser
- Kneadable Eraser
- Xacto Knife
- Piece Sand Paper
- Set of Coloured Pencil Crayons
- Set of Coloured Markers (Dual Tip: Fine & Wide)