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

NOTES: Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are an asset. The Lab/Materials fee covers printing costs.
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 ...


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

Collage Explorations: Alphabetica

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 create colla...


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

NOTES: This course is an appropriate follow-up to the introductory "Collage Explorations" course. If students have not taken this, they should have equivalent previous experience. No class on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day. A make-up class will be held during the make-up week (June 14).
Cut/Tear/Fold

In the course, Cut Fold Tear, we will explore the potential to manipulate and transform paper through cutting, folding and tearing processes. We will look at the origins of these paper arts, from Chinese paper cutting and paper folding in Japan, to Victorian Silhouet...


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

NOTES: INTRODUCTORY TO INTERMEDIATE LEVELS.
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 a spectrum of contemporary art through gallery tours, suggested readings and a studio visit with a guest artist. This dynamic course will facilitate the understanding and interpretation of contemporary art by introducing students to some of the themes, issues and struc...


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

NOTES: No experience necessary. Any entrance fees or transportation costs are the responsibility of the student. Spring Itinerary will involve a studio visit (artist to be announced) Public Galleries: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Power Plant, Ryerson Image Centre, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Koffler Gallery, OnSite Gallery, Museums at U of T Artist Run Centres: A Space, Mercer Union, YYZ, Gallery 44, Open Studio, TPW Commercial Galleries: Angell Gallery, Erin Stump Projects, Division/Arsenal Gallery, Daniel Faria Gallery, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Georgia Scherman Gallery, Birch Contemporary Paul Petro Gallery Katherine Mulhurin Gallery, MKG127, Loon Gallery, Patel Gallery, Dianna Witte Gallery, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Olga Korper Gallery, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Cooper Cole Gallery, Franz Kaka Gallery/towards Collective Galleries: Red Head Gallery, Loop Gallery, Propeller Gallery
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
8-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.
Wunderkammer: Cabinet of Curiosities

Many contemporary artists reference ideas and organizing strategies from museums and science collections. Some artists mimic the museum experience, others are invited to work with museum collections and do interventions as curations on site. These works subvert and ask questio...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

NOTES: Some prior collage experience is suggested
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