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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Open LIVE costumed life drawing with Werner & Wacom

Sat, Nov 12th

11:45AM - 1:00PM

Reference Library: Novella Room

Need a quick sketch break from all the inspiration of the day?! No prob, TAAFI has you covered!

After an intro by Wacom on all the newest features of their industry standard screens and computers we get down to some drawing!

Together for the first time but not the last is Wacom and Werner Zimmermann. Bring a sketchbook, your ipad, or a block of road slush and get drawing with a LIVE costumed model.

We'll be using software from our partners at the festival, Clip Studio Paint, and Harmony from ToonBoom! Led by Toronto's godfather of life drawing Werner Zimmerman, illustrator and professor at Seneca College and Stephen Chien, fine artist and Illustrator.


Stephen Chien, Fine Artist, Seneca College

Originally from Hong Kong, Stephen has worked in advertising, graphic design and freelance winning a few awards along the way.

Well versed in traditional and digital medium, and passionate about painting, Steve teaches at Seneca College and also hosts his own classes downtown Toronto.

View his work at bewareofdogstudio.com


Werner Zimmermann, Artist, Illustrator & Educator, Seneca College

Werner Zimmermann is an award-winning artist, illustrator and educator. His career in children’s books and his experience as a teacher both started in 1986. Around the time he started illustrating Farmer Joe’s Hot Day, he also started teaching figure drawing in the Animation department at Sheridan College.

He has since illustrated a number of children’s books and taught steadily at Seneca and Humber Colleges.


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