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.

Artist Books and Multiples

This course examines the forms and function of books, zines, editions, multiples and printed matter across various disciplines in contemporary art and the relationship between an artist book and the artistic process. The course provides an overview of the development of the bo...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses

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

Collage Explorations 2

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Collage and Papercutting, 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 c...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-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 held Monday, February 18 for Family Day (Winter term).
Collage Journals, Travelogues and Altered Books

This course explores the process of creating collage journals, travelogues and altered books using a wide range of collage and mixed media processes. It is an exploration of the relationship of image, text and personal narrative in the sketch book form. This course focuses on ...


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

Drawing for Painting

This is a process-based course that integrates drawing skills with a painting practice. Drawing is vital to painters as a tool for exploring ways of seeing, working out composition and its abstract structure, colour values and relationships, image development, and space percep...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: This class would be useful to visual artists of all levels. It is helpful if students have prior experience in drawing and painting classes, e.g. Introduction to Acrylics or Oils, or have attended Open Life Drawing/Painting sessions.
Etch a Sketch: Alternative Intaglio Printmaking

The course focuses on the traditional techniques of non-toxic intaglio printmaking including: etching, drypoint, and various processes including spit bite, sugar lift, aquatint, and more. This course will provide students with an understanding of the broad visual language of p...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: Students approved by the instructor will have the opportunity to use the printmaking press during Open Studio times for a fee, however they must be approved by the instructor. Please check with the office for fees and studio availability. Students will be given an orientation on equipment safety and cleaning up procedures.
Exploring Contemporary Fibre Art

This course is intended for students who would like to explore new materials and ways to make work. Each week we will study the practice of a contemporary artist that uses textile and fibre materials and processes and use their techniques and concepts as a jumping off point fo...


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

Narrative Still Life

How can one tell a story through objects?  This painting course will explore creating personal still lifes in order to expand students’ painting repertoire and construct narrative.  Still life painting is often an important observational exercise; in this cours...


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

Pre-Digital Surface Design

This eight-week course explores a range of pre-digital surface design techniques from around the world. While being introduced to both the historical and contemporary contexts, students will learn several different ways to create pattern on paper and textiles. We will use a va...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
8-week courses

Weaving and the Physical Properties of the Line

This eight-week course is about exploring the physical properties of the line and the possibilities of constructing tangible objects using linear material with textile construction approaches. Specifically, we will be experimenting with the technique of weaving & interlaci...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
8-week courses

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