• Intermediate-Advanced
  • Painting

Studio Painting 2 & 3 will be an ONLINE independent driven course focusing on larger and smaller-scaled works. Students need to have a desire to follow their own path and choice of painting styles. These choices will be discussed and mentored by the instructor in both group and personal discussions. Subjects can be derived from personal photo-based images, drawings and abstractions. The choices by each student will be reviewed in the first weeks of the course. This will not be an “all-students” work on the same subject matter type of course. 

Technical approaches to painting in either oils or acrylics will be discussed. Some paint demonstrations will be done live or with PowerPoint presentations. Emphasis will be on understanding developing multi-layered paintings including: foundation stains, Imprimatura grounds, textured layering, impasto mark making, acrylics and oils in one painting, and the importance of glazes.

Students will be expected to be working on their own selected projects during weekly classes and over the 8 weeks. Students will also share their progress weekly via their Zoom computer cameras and Google drive.

It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course, or have previous painting experience and a desire to work on their own chosen subject matter.

Spring 2021: 6 weeks: BaseTuition: $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
081Brian BurnettMay 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Spring 2021
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6-week courses$275.00

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate the use of acrylic or oil paints plus their respective mediums
  • Demonstrate information collection and the thinking behind the development of students' own paintings
  • Demonstrate personal style – relative to students' amount of experience
  • Understand safe studio practices and low-toxic use of oils & acrylics
  • Students will have the confidence to work independently on chosen projects
  • Scaling work to larger sizes via projections

Materials to Bring

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