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 Sculpting with ZBrush 1

ZBrush is the leading digital sculpting software in the industry. ZBrush feels very much like traditional sculpting and allows for limitless creativity. This course is geared towards beginner and intermediate students who wish to gain a solid foundation in digital sculpting. B...


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

Digital Sculpting with ZBrush 2

This level 2 course will take you to the next step of digital sculpting with ZBrush, the leading digital sculpting application in the industry. Going beyond sculpting the figure and organic subjects, we will be focusing on sculpting hard-surface mechanical objects such as prop...


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

NOTES: Prerequisite: Digital Sculpting with Zbrush Level 1 or basic knowledge of ZBrush.
Mastering the Digital Image

Digital cameras are everywhere. Everyone takes pictures. Images are shared in every form of social media. In this rush to record every single moment of our lives something has been left behind. Quality. Image quality. Print quality. And creativity. Digital images are pretty fa...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
8-week courses
6-week courses
3-day workshops
6-week courses
8-week courses
3-day workshops

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. At the completion of the course the class will present their work on the course blog and have one of their images professionally printed.
ONLINE: Digital Sculpting with ZBrush- Level 1

ZBrush is the leading digital sculpting software in the industry. ZBrush feels very much like traditional sculpting and allows for limitless creativity.

This 6-week ONLINE course is geared towards beginner and intermediate students who wish to gain a...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Florian Jacot is a Toronto based visual artist who teaches ZBrush and Figure Sculpture at TSA (since 2009). He's also an instructor of figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting at Sheridan College, Centennial College and has taught at Max the Mutt Animation School and Artist 25 Studio. Jacot works traditionally in fine arts and does freelance work digitally for the film and gaming industries. His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award from The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
ONLINE: Digital Sculpting with ZBrush- Level 2

This 6-week ONLINE level 2 course will take you to the next step of digital sculpting with ZBrush, the leading digital sculpting application in the industry. Going beyond sculpting the figure and organic subjects, we will be focusing on sculpting hard-sur...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Florian Jacot is a Toronto based visual artist who teaches ZBrush and Figure Sculpture at TSA (since 2009). He is an instructor of figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting at Sheridan College, Centennial College and a past instructor at Max the Mutt Animation School and Artist 25 Studio. Jacot works traditionally in fine arts and does freelance work digitally for the film and gaming industries. His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award from The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
ONLINE: Photography During Quarantine: The Home & Local Neighbourhood

This 6-week ONLINE class examines a range of photographic genres including still life, portraiture, interiors and street photography in local neighbourhoods. Students develop their own photographic language by attempting to reveal the characteristics...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
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.
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: Bring your cell phone or iPad/tablet/laptop and a tripod (if you have one). Workshops are held on SUNDAYS at TSA from 9:30 - 4:30 (one hour lunch break between morning and afternoon session).
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. Winter Term 2020: No class held Monday, February 17 (Family Day).
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