Digital Arts & Photography Courses

Digital artists practicing as industry professionals will provide students with a cache of tools to learn basic skills and master their craft in the digital world. Using programs in the latest Adobe Creative Suite, students can also focus their studies on digital illustration and sculpting, digital photography and editing, and digital portfolio building.

Digital Drawing and Painting with Corel Painter

This course is designed to suit the needs of Fine Art students who wish to create digital drawings and paintings using a computer. Corel Painter has many unique digital brushes and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. In-depth tutorials wil...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: Brian Burnett has been an art instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1991 and a Fine Arts Faculty member at Centennial College since 2005. He's served as TSA's Director from 2000 to 2004, on TSA's Board of Governors and has been a member of the Faculty Steering Committee since 1992. In his works, visceral, textured layers of paint coupled with pattern and movement have been constants in Burnett's painting. Through his early period with the Isaacs Gallery (1979–1989) and then with Gallery One (1989–2004), Burnett has displayed a sense of humour and irony in his ongoing investigation into the two-dimensional picture plane both traditionally and digitally. In recent work, he has brought together his passion for painting and digital technology, creating digital paintings using Corel Painter software. Brian Burnett has exhibited regularly since 1979, including at the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City; the Koffler Arts Centre in Toronto; at the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg; the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver; Gallery One in Toronto; and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His work was included in Canada Nouveau (London, England) and in Contemporary Landscape Perspectives, a traveling exhibition that originated at the AGO. His work has been collected by the City of  Toronto, General Electric, Government of Ontario, Art Gallery of Ontario,  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Glenbow Museum, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery and McLaren Art, as well as many Corporate and private collections.
Landscape Photography: Back to Nature

Join commercial photographer/graphic artist/TSA instructor John Bingham for this eight week outdoor photography course, which takes participants back to the basics of photography and out into the parks, ravines and shorelines in and around Toronto.

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LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: John Bingham is a commercial photographer and graphic artist. He has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Bingham established his career in documentary and editorial photography. As traditional film photography gave way to the new digital medium Bingham was quick to realize its potential for both photographers and artists. His solid understanding of Adobe Photoshop has made him a highly sought out industry professional, teacher and tutor. Looking to share his knowledge and experience with other artists, Bingham has found great satisfaction helping new students of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop. His love of teaching has helped many students find fulfillment in photography and the digital arts. Bingham’s photography practice is based in Canada with assignments taking him to the Canadian Arctic, China, Mexico, South America and the United States. His client list includes a number of the country’s largest corporations, international hotel chains, architectural and design houses, professional theater companies and television producers. His photographs have been published in Canadian books and magazines and are held in a number of private collections.
ONLINE: Beyond the Flat: The Photograph as Material and Object

This ONLINE course investigates the intersection of contemporary photography with sculpture, print, painting, drawings and new media. This class is a combination of slide lectures, group critiques and technical demonstrations with ac...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Jessica Thalmann has been teaching at TSA since Spring 2018. She is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University and has worked at numerous galleries in Canada and the US. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
ONLINE: Illustrator / Photoshop

This introductory level 8 week ONLINE course focuses on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the industry standard software programs used by artists and designers alike. All aspects of Illustrator will be introduced, and students will learn how to create vector illustrations, edit...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.
ONLINE: Magic Hour: Urban & Street Photography

In this ONLINE course, we will explore the city where you live - looking at architectural styles, neighbourhoods filled with either cultural diversity or perhaps a strong historical element that has shaped where you live. Using film or digital c...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Jessica Thalmann has been teaching at TSA since Spring 2018.  She is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University and has worked at numerous galleries in Canada and the US. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
ONLINE: Video Editing

This introductory-level ONLINE course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects using sample footage, students will learn everything they need to know to edit together and exhibit their o...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.
Photographing Artwork with Your Cellphone

Artists need images of their artwork. They need them for creative reference, their personal archives, submissions to galleries and granting institutions. In the past this involved employing a professional photographer… Expensive. Or doing it yourself… Troubl...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-day workshop

NOTES: John Bingham is a commercial photographer and graphic artist. He has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Bingham established his career in documentary and editorial photography. As traditional film photography gave way to the new digital medium Bingham was quick to realize its potential for both photographers and artists. His solid understanding of Adobe Photoshop has made him a highly sought out industry professional, teacher and tutor. Looking to share his knowledge and experience with other artists, Bingham has found great satisfaction helping new students of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop. His love of teaching has helped many students find fulfillment in photography and the digital arts. Bingham’s photography practice is based in Canada with assignments taking him to the Canadian Arctic, China, Mexico, South America and the United States. His client list includes a number of the country’s largest corporations, international hotel chains, architectural and design houses, professional theater companies and television producers. His photographs have been published in Canadian books and magazines and are held in a number of private collections.
Photoshop Abstractions

Photoshop has come a long way since its first appearance as colour correction software. Today, artists are using the medium to create stunning digital artwork of their own including digital abstractions. Photoshop's broad array of tools, filters and techniques opens t...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
5-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: John Bingham is a commercial photographer and graphic artist. He has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Bingham established his career in documentary and editorial photography. As traditional film photography gave way to the new digital medium Bingham was quick to realize its potential for both photographers and artists. His solid understanding of Adobe Photoshop has made him a highly sought out industry professional, teacher and tutor. Looking to share his knowledge and experience with other artists, Bingham has found great satisfaction helping new students of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop. His love of teaching has helped many students find fulfillment in photography and the digital arts. Bingham’s photography practice is based in Canada with assignments taking him to the Canadian Arctic, China, Mexico, South America and the United States. His client list includes a number of the country’s largest corporations, international hotel chains, architectural and design houses, professional theater companies and television producers. His photographs have been published in Canadian books and magazines and are held in a number of private collections.
Photoshop for Artists

This introductory course teaches the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Through project-based, hands-on exercises, students will explore the tools and techniques used to draw, paint, and manipulate images. Collage effects using various tools and layers will teach students the principl...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
8-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended.
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