Stephanie Schirm


Stephanie began her career as a fashion designer, studying in Europe. While designing in the Toronto fashion district, she also created fashion illustrations for catalogues, storyboards, and advertisements for Canadian Designers.

She eventually left the fashion industry to become a 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.

Stephanie is an established multi-Disciplinary visual artist with over 40 years of experience, in portrait and figurative painting.She is a member of the Portrait Society of Canada, Ontario Society of Artists, and the Society of Canadian Artists, and has over 25 years of experience teaching visual arts.

Her ability as a multi- disciplinary artist enables her to focus more on leading and fostering students, whether privately or as groups, towards imagination & self -expression in her workshops.

Stephanie has been with the VAMILY since 2008, teaching multiple disciplines from Drawing to Mixed Media to figurative painting.

Recently she is the recipient of the 2023 Marty Award, from the Mississauga Arts Council, for the category of Established Artist in Traditional form and her mentorship in the arts for Peel region.


Instagram: @stephanieschirm