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.
Instruction will provide the visual tools needed to achieve texture, from smooth surfaces such as glass, hair and rock. Working from graphite pencil to conte/charcoal pencils, instructions will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercises, as well as positive feedback.
Details & Registration
Dates: Monday Evening - May 3 to June 14, 2021 (No Class May 24)
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
- Shading techniques to create form in greys in pencil and conte
- Using visual tools for proper lighting for drawing
- How to create close studies
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 Conte/Charcoal Pencils (Black, Brown, White)