Interdisciplinary Courses

The interdisciplinary practice incorporates contemporary approaches to art-making. This discipline includes numerous methods, such as collage, assemblage, drawing, image transfers, rubbings, stencilling, frottage, book arts and other mixed media techniques. Printmaking is also offered and includes relief, etching and watercolour woodblock techniques.

Beyond the Flat: The Photograph as Material and Object

This course investigates the intersection of contemporary photography with sculpture, print, painting, drawings and new media. Since Conceptual Photography, artists have been challenging the ideas and implications of the image, pushing the boundaries of what can be considered ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Collage Explorations

This fun and challenging course will introduce the fundamentals of transforming papers through paper cutting processes and creating a wide range of collage works. We will work with a variety of intriguing papers and collage materials such as photo-based imagery, vintage m...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives
10-week courses

Collage Explorations 2

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Collage Explorations 1, and who wish to further their explorations. Students will work with found images, objects and text in combination with drawing, painting and a wide range of mixed media to cre...


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

NOTES: This course is an appropriate follow-up to the Collage Explorations 1 course. If students have not taken this, they should have equivalent previous experience. WINTER TERM: No class held Mon., February 19 for Family Day. SPRING TERM: No class held Mon., May 23 for Victoria Day
Cut/Tear/Fold

In this 3-day workshop we will explore the potential to transform paper into sculptural forms, through cutting, folding and tearing processes. Students will look at the origins of these paper arts, from Chinese paper cutting and paper folding in Japan, to Victorian Silhouette ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

Drawing and Collage

Drawing and Collage is an innovative class for beginner students who wish to develop their skills in the foundations of drawing in combination with explorations in collage. This course combines the fundamentals of representational and expressive drawing with the collage proces...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
10-week courses

NOTES: No experience necessary. Students will draw from a nude model during one class.
Experiencing Contemporary Art: Gallery Hop

Explore the evolution of art from 1965 to the present day with gallery tours,studio visits and selected readings. This dynamic course is designed to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of contemporary art by introducing students to some of the themes, issues and st...


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

NOTES: No experience necessary. Any entrance fees or transportation costs are the responsibility of the student.
Experimental Embroidery

During this class we will explore stitching as a drawing technique by learning machine stitching, free motion embroidery, applique and hand embroidery to create a vocabulary of stitched marks. By combining stitch, ink and a variety of fabrics, we will create layered images and...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

Explorations in Composition

This course is intended to provide students with a compositional skill set to supplement the development of their own personal images or work developed in other classes. Course content includes: understanding the visual potential of the 2-dimensional picture plane, design prin...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Mixed Media

Mixed media is a visual art form that allows the artist to use a variety of mediums to create an art piece. Exploration of a wide range of materials and techniques is emphasized in this six-week course. Students can combine drawing, painting and collage with a wide range of pr...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Mixed Media: Textiles

This six-week course provides a basic introduction to textile processes and techniques associated with surface design and fabric manipulation as a means of expressing ideas. Practical work is complemented by key critical, historical and theoretical information, which assists t...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Organica: Dye/Stain/Stitch

Organica: Dye/Stain/Stitch is an experimental 3-day workshop which explores the possibilities of dyeing and staining papers and fabrics with a wide range of unusual organic materials. Students will collect materials such as rusted metals, tea, coffee, spices, flowers, foliage,...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

Papercutting and Collage

This fun and challenging course will introduce the fundamentals of transforming papers through paper cutting processes and creating a wide range of collage works. We will work with a variety of intriguing papers and collage materials such as photo-based imagery, vintage maps a...


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

Watercolour Woodblock Printmaking

This is a comprehensive course exploring relief printmaking techniques on wood, using watercolour and Yamamoto Rice paste. During the program, students will learn how to register their images on the blocks, cut their images into the blocks, prepare paper for printing, and prin...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses

NOTES: Please come with ideas for projects.
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