Stephanie Schirm

Strictly Portraits – ONLINE

Wednesdays Jan 6 – Feb 17, 11am -1pm

7 weeks

Working from a supplied Photo, you will tackle the basics in construction then move onto planes of the face and head through drawing and painting. The course will explore practical techniques, such as how to create mass, proportion, form, and value to create likeness. This course will also review a number of portrait artists, and provide positive, constructive critique.

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Mixed Media Jam-ONLINE

Friday Jan 8 – Feb12, 11am -1pm

6 sessions

Always wanted to start a new art form , but no idea where to start?

Mixed media art involves mixing different creative mediums to create work that incorporates two or more art forms. For example, you can add sculpture to your painting, or draw on top of photography prints. Mixed media is all about breaking the boundaries between different art forms.

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Creative Expressions 1

Visual Arts Mississauga

Mondays Jan 11 – Feb 1 , 1-3:30pm

Rediscover your creativity in this fun and relaxed class, exploring different media and producing mini-masterpieces every week. Acrylic, watercolour, pastel, printmaking and metal embossing projects are included – try it all! Ideas, instruction, and encouragement provided as you rediscover and enjoy your creativity. .Materials included.

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Animal Portraits – Online

Visual Arts Mississauga

Tuesdays Jan12 – Mar 9, 9:30am-12pm

Have you ever noticed how animal faces reveal the character of the animal? Expand your knowledge of drawing and painting by learning how to create realistic animal portraits. We will begin by working step by step from achieving a likeness through proportion, value and texture techniques in pencil. Then students will be guided to convert these drawings into a full coloured painting. Prerequisite: a solid foundation in the basic techniques of drawing and painting is required. Students must bring materials. Please see document link above.

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TIYLI- Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Visual Arts Mississauga

Thursdays Jan 14 – Feb 4, 1-3:30pm

Ideal for any beginner who wants to learn a variety of techniques to achieve success with acrylics or simply wants to learn how to paint. This is an introduction to the many applications of acrylics, using a range of tools on a variety of surfaces, with additional insight into what makes a good painting through colour, tone and composition. Subject matter will range from still life to landscapes and include abstracts as well. Materials included.

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Introduction to Drawing: Line, Shape & Form

Visual Arts Brampton

Mondays Jan 25- Mar 8, 7-9:00pm

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, students will learn drawing techniques such as: line, shape, form, expressive lines, blind contour, tonal value and how to use visual tools to determine proportion and perspective. Students will leave the workshop with new ways of seeing and thinking about drawing.

Instruction in pencil and pen will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercise, as well as positive feedback.

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Introduction to Acrylics: Working with water & Polymer

Visual Arts Brampton

Fridays Jan 29 – Mar 5, 6:30- 8:30pm

Discover the secrets of a good painting and controlled colour application as you explore the diverse world of acrylic paints and mediums. Produce several finished paintings and create exciting guided studies as you broaden your range of expression. Instruction will cover exercises in composition and many painting techniques glazing into watercolour like techniques. All techniques will be carefully demonstrated and explained in an easy to follow step-by-step format.

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