Stephanie Schirm

Mixed Media

On Line – 8 weeks

Friday Oct 8 – Nov 26, 2021 , 10am – 12pm

This is a fun class, based on selected subject inspiration and experimentation.

 Students will be introduced to Mixed media by combining a variety of materials to convey a message in a single artwork.  

Materials are based on what each students has available at one, with a few selected musts.

8 Sessions: $150

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Introduction to painting in Acrylics: Starting out

Visual Arts Brampton

Oct 1 – Nov 5, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Suitable whether you are an absolute beginner or would like a refresher. Learn the essential techniques you need to paint confidently with Acrylics! Starting with the anatomy of acrylic paint, weekly projects will explore the innovative possibilities of this modern medium. 

All techniques will be carefully demonstrated, using photo reference, and explained in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format.

6 Sessions: $130

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Dynamic Drawing

Visual Arts Brampton

Tuesday Oct 5 – Nov 9, 4:30-6:30pm ONLINE

Further develop your drawing skills by familiarizing yourself with the properties and uses of a range of drawing materials. Elements & Principles of Design, and traditional composition will be applied to project work. The objective is to increase your observation skills while building confidence to explore and develop a personal style and direction.

Instruction will include demonstrations and examples of all techniques and exercises, as well as positive feedback.

This class is not suitable for beginners, instruction is designed for those who have some previous experience with drawing.

6 Sessions: $130

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Acrylics: Beyond the Basics

Visual Arts Brampton

Thursday Oct 7 – Nov 11, 4:00-6:00pm ONLINE

In this Acrylic: Beyond the Basics class, you will be encouraged to work in larger formats using traditional painting materials, with some added non-traditional material.

While technique will remain an important aspect in this class, emphasis will be placed on experimentation, building personal style and colour sense, choosing subject matter, and open in-class discussions about work produced.

This course is not suitable for beginners, instruction is designed for those who have some previous experience with acrylic painting.

6 Sessions: $130

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Drawing Portraits from Grey to Coloured Pencil

ONLINE – 6 Weeks

Tuesdays October 26 – November 30, 7pm till 9pm

This course is a continuation from the previous Graphite Pencil session. Ideal for all levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advances. This session starts off by exploring the values of light on the portrait by using black and white conte/ charcoal pencil on tonal ground. Students will then be guided into transitioning their portrait drawing into colour.

Included is a lot more constructive critique and homework deadlines.

6 Sessions: $160

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The Strictly Painted Portrait – LIVE

ONLINE – 6 Weeks

Wednesdays October 27 – Dec 1, 10am till 12pm

An exciting class painting from both live Female and Male models online! With proper lighting , our portraits will include parts of the upper body; focusing on the relationship between the head and shoulder angles. Colour theory and composition will be strongly encouraged. Students are welcome to use either acrylics or oils.

No homework involved, but submission for class critique is encouraged.

6 Sessions: $200 includes model fee