Workshops - W240621: S.Schirm – Multi-media Portraits

21 Jun 09:30 AM
Until 21 Jun, 04:30 PM 7h

W240621: S.Schirm - Multi-media Portraits

In this workshop, Stephanie Schirm will take students outside of the traditional portraiture box to 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 work from photographs and/or a Mirror!

$240 Non-Members
PACE, 201 McDonnel St. – Room 17, Peterborough ON K9H 2W1

Date: June 21, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

No previous portrait drawing or painting is required.

Mixed Media Sketch book 9x12
Wooden Canvas – 16x20
Acrylic (Oil painters are also welcome – just the process will be a little different)
Titanium white
Yellow ochre
Cadmium red medium
Paynes Grey (or Ivory Black & Cobalt blue)
Primary Yellow
(AND any other colours you have or desire)
Bristle or Synthetic brushes: #4 filbert, #8 flat, #10 flat, #12 flat
Large 1.5 – 2” brush (dollar store will do)
Drawing Tools
Conte or charcoal sticks – soft – medium
(And any other drawing tools you would like to use)

Gel Medium – small container (oil painters need this as well)
Clear gesso- smallest container (oil painters need this as well)
Assorted papers from decorative to tissue papers to napkins (patterned)
Water containers
Rags, paper towels

Stephanie Schirm — Mixed Media Figurative Artist & Art Instructor

• Member of Society of Canadian Artist, and Portrait Society of Canada, and Ontario Society of Artists
• European trained, began her career as a Fashion designer, and fashion illustrator in the 80’s
• In the 90’s became Graduate of Communication and Design at OCAD in Toronto. Only then to enter the Liturgical world of Design, where she established Labyrinth Studios Inc., designing and manufacturing sanctuary décor for Churches across Canada and the US.
• Her passion for designing and painting lead to sharing her knowledge in the arts through workshops, with the Continuing Education Board in Wellington County, Mohawk College, and in various establishments throughout the GTA area, such as Visual Arts Mississauga, Credit Valley Artisan, Clarkson Society, Haliburton School of the Arts to name a few.
• Experience working on Juror panels, mainly for the Public Art Sector in Halton and Peel regions.
• Stephanie’s creations can be found in private collections throughout Canada, US and Europe.
• Most recently Stephanie is the recipient of the MARTY 2023 Award for Visual Arts in the traditional form, and the Civic Award of Recognition for the Visual Arts from Bonnie Crombie’s Mississauga Mayor’s office.

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