• Intermediate-Advanced
  • Professional Development

This is a new and exciting course for TSA. With the aim of inspiration and encouraging artistic growth, Iris Haeussler will invite up to 6 students into her studio (ONLINE via ZOOM) to learn about her work, creative environment and process. Students will then be asked to invite their classmates (and Iris), to present their works and works in progress, either through online presentation of photos and videos, or by using an on-site camera. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of:

- The contexts artistic works are created in.

- Experiencing your works from the perception of others and exploring the authentic relationship between your work and you. 

- Learning to talk about your artistic journey and your art-works in a show-and-tell format. 

- Building a community of peers.

- Recognizing if and how adjustments in your studio and in displaying studio-works influence the work itself.

Iris will lend her three decades of international practice to students at TSA by creating a sensitive, supportive and playful approach to their artistic practice.

Student prerequisites:

- Having a body of work to show (any media is welcome)

- A work in progress to be shared (optional) 

- A studio or any studio-like space that can be viewed and that works can be viewed in

- Skills to operate a camera (second, mobile camera) that allows the studio to be seen via Zoom

- ZOOM skills basics

Note: This course will be offered in two stand alone sessions in Winter 2021: one session on Tuesday mornings; one session on Wednesday evenings.

Winter 2021: 7 Weeks: Tuition $305.00

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697      

Notes: Notes: Iris Häussler is known internationally for her unsettling, immersive narrative installations that she creates for her fictitious characters and sets in place in collaboration with museums, art institutions and galleries. Her wax-works and her ongoing practice of sketching define her more intimate studio practice. Iris Häussler studied at the Academy of fine Arts in Munich, Germany, and has lived and worked in Toronto since 2001. She has received awards and grants including the Karl-Hofer Prize (Berlin), the Kunstfonds Fellowship (Bonn), the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, and PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
045Iris HaeusslerJan. 26, 2021 to March 9, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Winter 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
7- weeks courses

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What you will learn

  • Recognizing if and how adjustments in your studio and in displaying studio-works influence the work itself
  • Experiencing your work from the perception of the other/s
  • Exploring the authentic relationship between your work and you
  • Learning to talk about your work

Materials to Bring

No Materials are required for this course.