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  • Painting

This ONLINE course focuses on expanding the student’s ability to work independently and creatively, with the support and mentorship of the instructor. Students can work with images or abstractions; this will be addressed on a one-on-one basis with the instructor. The course will review via demonstrations the proper setup of painted surfaces, stains and textured layers. Students should be prepared to begin working in the first class. If a student is unsure of where to start, the instructor will provide a beginning point.

Media: All paint mediums. Students can use either acrylics or oils. Oil painters are encouraged to engage in a safe studio practice using contemporary non-toxic oil mediums. Demos will be done in acrylics. 

It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course, or have some painting experience. 

Spring 2021: 6 weeks: Base Tuition: $275

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: Brian Burnett has been an art instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1991 and a Fine Arts Faculty member at Centennial College since 2005. He's served as TSA's Director from 2000 to 2004, on TSA's Board of Governors and has been a member of the Faculty Steering Committee since 1992. In his works, visceral, textured layers of paint coupled with pattern and movement have been constants in Burnett's painting. Through his early period with the Isaacs Gallery (1979–1989) and then with Gallery One (1989–2004), Burnett has displayed a sense of humour and irony in his ongoing investigation into the two-dimensional picture plane both traditionally and digitally. In recent work, he has brought together his passion for painting and digital technology, creating digital paintings using Corel Painter software. Brian Burnett has exhibited regularly since 1979, including at the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York City; the Koffler Arts Centre in Toronto; at the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg; the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver; Gallery One in Toronto; and the Art Gallery of Ontario. His work was included in Canada Nouveau (London, England) and in Contemporary Landscape Perspectives, a traveling exhibition that originated at the AGO. His work has been collected by the City of  Toronto, General Electric, Government of Ontario, Art Gallery of Ontario,  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Glenbow Museum, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery and McLaren Art, as well as many Corporate and private collections.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
082Brian BurnettMay 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Spring 2021
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • To demonstrate the use of Acrylic or Oil paints plus their respective mediums.
  • To demonstrate information collection and the thinking behind developing their own paintings.
  • To demonstrate personal style – relative to the student's amount of experience.
  • To understand safe studio practices and low toxic use of Oils & Acrylics.
  • To gain confidence to work independently on chosen projects.
  • To scale work to larger sizes via projections.

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases in case you need to return any materials.