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 tools, from patterns to line, while learning to successfully working from photographs or a mirror!
Beginners are welcome, no previous knowledge of portraits is required.
Details & Registration
Dates: Tuesday Evening - March 2 to 30, 2021
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.
Registration has now closed.
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.
Try to use what you may have a home of the following materials (if there is something you want or need to purchase by all mean please do)
Main Supplies – If you have any of these:
- A surface to work on – Sketchbooks, Mixed Media Paper, Watercolour paper, canvas paper, canvas boards, stretch canvas, card board etc.
- Glue sticks or Elmer’s glue, or acrylic polymer
- Papers- decorative, rice paper, wrapping paper, fabrics, newspaper (a must - no colour), construction paper, magazine paper, tissue etc.
- Graphite Pencils
- Water containers, paper towels
- Brushes- big to small: Bristol, synthetic, watercolour
- Scissors, plates for paint and glue
- Notebook, pen
Dry Materials - Any that you may have:
- Graphite Pencils, pencil crayons, watercolour pencils etc.
- Pens, ink
- Charcoal, conte, soft pastels
- Oil pastels
- Coloured markers
Wet Materials - Any that you might have
- Watercolour, Gouche, Coloured Inks
- Acrylic paint, Oil Paint