• Intermediate-Advanced
  • Professional Development

With the aim of inspiration, encouraging artistic growth and an empathetic understanding of the inner process of creating art, 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. Iris will lend her three decades of international practice to TSA students by creating a sensitive, supportive and playful approach to their artistic practice. A truly unique opportunity to explore and grow your art practice with mentor and guide Iris Hauessler and a community of peers.

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
- Basic ZOOM skills

Spring 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition $325

Summer 2021: 7 weeks: Tuition $305

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 HaeusslerJuly 21, 2021 to Sept. 1, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Summer 2021
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
7-week course$305.00

What you will learn


    • To develop a deeper understanding of the contexts artistic works are created in
    • To experience your own work from the perception of others
    • To explore the authentic relationship between you and your work
    • To talk about your artistic journey and your artwork in a presentation (show-and-tell)
    • To recognize if and how adjustments in your studio and in displaying studio-works influence the work itself


    Materials to Bring

    No materials are required for this course.