Painting from live models and photographs, students venture from the basics of construction through to the planes of the face and the head, including the details of the facial features.
This workshop explores beyond just the head, by including part of the upper torso to depict a more substantial character portrait of the sitter.
Dates: Friday Evenings - February 15 to March 15, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Skill Level: Intermediate
Registration Deadline: Friday February 8, 2019
What Students will Learn
- Gesture, contour of the human head
- Line, contour, form and structure
- Planes of the head and face
- Construction of eyes, nose, mouth and ears
- Understanding proportion and foreshortening
- How to mix skin tones and how to use them
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.
Students are asked to purchase heavy body acrylic paints (not student grade) in Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium, Paynes Grey. All other materials will be provided.
Registration for this workshop has now closed. Please check back for future dates.