This class is set up for the aspiring artist who has little or no experience with acrylics. You will explore the medium, mix colours, learn about light and shadow, composition and various brush techniques. For the first three classes you will follow along step by step, painting either a landscape, flowers, fruit or animal while Laurie encourages you to branch off, finding your own style. Starting with the fourth class, you can either bring in a photo for reference or use your imagination to paint whatever you are passionate about, or of course something to match your couch! You will be guided along the way. This is a relaxed class where you will get a chance to learn & have fun doing so.
Please note this is an in-person class. All of our staff are fully vaccinated. Proof of both vaccinations is required for participants coming into the studio for classes. View our full COVID protocols here.
Laurie is a character designer/illustrator living in Toronto. She has designed and illustrated over a hundred children’s books both in the educational and trade markets. She has developed characters for tv animation, licensed designs for paper products, advertising, magazines and in her spare time paints on canvas. Laurie graduated with a design and illustration degree from OCAD, and has a classical animation degree from Sheridan College. She has created characters for PBS and apps for TVO. Her most recent children’s books have been recognized by the New York Times and Kirkus Review. She has taught cartooning over the years at many schools and institutions and has been profiled in various magazines. She works either on a Cintiq and computer, using Photoshop and Indesign, or an iPad Pro using Illustrator Draw.
To see Laurie’s work…www.lauriestein.com