Taking you outside of the traditional portraiture box, you will discover a colourful, expressive and efficient way to create a different kind of portrait. Using an array of materials from paint to drawing, from patterns to line, while learning to successfully work from photographs.
Students will be completing five different types of mixed media portraits through out the workshop.
This workshop is not currently scheduled. Please check back for future dates.
What Students will Learn
- How to think outside of the traditional portrait
- Use an array of materials to create an expressive, colourful portrait
- Learn to work from reference photographs
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.
- Heavy Paper or canvas board – 9"x 12" or 16"x 20"
- Watercolour paper - 9"x 12" or 16"x 20"
- Watercolour paint – brushes – palettes
- Acrylic paints - paint colour palettes (what ever you have) plus black and white
- Assortment of brushes for acrylic
- Gel medium
- Clear gesso
- Conte sticks or conte pencils
- Black fine tip and medium tip Pen
- Assorted papers – newspaper, magazine, tissue, decorative