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

NOTES: Pre-requisite and/or advisory skills: Basic knowledge of Mac computers or Microsoft Windows as well as Photoshop, basic drawing and painting skills and a desire to develop personal works of art using digital tools.
Digital Environment and Matte Painting Workshop

Concept artists who can design and paint environments and backgrounds are frequently in demand within the entertainment industry.  In this 4 session introductory workshop (12 hours), students will learn the steps of creating a digital environment. Through a combinati...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 week workshop- Sundays

NOTES: Recommended prerequisites: Introduction to Drawing, Perspective and Painting and a strong basic understanding of Photoshop. This course uses Adobe Create Cloud Suite and iMacs in TSA’s digital lab. A basic understanding of Mac computers and Mac OS 10x or experience with Microsoft Windows is needed.
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

Illustrator/Photoshop

This introductory level 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 and impo...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-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.
Lightroom: From A-Z

This course introduces students to all of Adobe Lightroom’s possibilities—from importing and organizing to making global and local corrections. Students begin by creating a Lightroom catalogue and arranging their digital files within it. They then delve into creati...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Intro-Intermediate. Prerequisite: For beginners, however, Mac computer familiarity or literacy is required.
Magic Hour: Urban and Street Photography

With its range of architectural styles, quirky neighborhoods filled with rich cultural diversity, and vernacular histories, Toronto has become one of the most photographed cities, much like New York City. Using film or digital cameras, students will create a body of work featu...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: A digital camera of any type is essential for this course and some knowledge of computers is helpful but not essential. This course uses Adobe CC Suite.
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.
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).
Video Editing

This introductory-level course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects, students will learn how to create SD and HD video projects. All aspects of Premiere Pro will be thoroughly e...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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.
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