IN-PERSON Fall 2020 Courses

TSA's Fall term offers 5-week courses (some with a secondary half later in the term) Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Saturdays in a range of media and specialized techniques taught by a faculty of passionate, practising artists.
Acrylic Basics: First Steps

This course offers an introduction to this extremely versatile and forgiving paint. Students will learn how to mix acrylic pigments with basic acrylic mediums and gels. *Mediums and gels offer the artist a world of control in changing acrylic colours, extending paint, increasi...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Acrylic Painting Incubator

This studio class provides an opportunity for students to focus on developing a personal voice, understanding and capitalizing on their inherent visual tendencies, comprehending the process of completing a coherent body of work and developing the confidence to see an idea thro...


LEVEL:
Intermediate-Advanced
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: Basic Prerequisite: Tina Poplawski’s Fundamental Acrylics and Contemporary Abstraction or an intermediate level of understanding in acrylic paint and mediums.
Ceramics: Learn to Throw!

Potter and teacher Raymond Chau, will teach a course focused on throwing on the potter's wheel. This is a mixed level course for students at any level of experience. Learn and build skills in throwing, trimming technique, surface decoration and glazing....


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: A $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. Ceramic tools are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Ceramics: Throwing Fundamentals

This course will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Students will learn the techniques to create basic shapes and functional designs on the wheel. Learn how make cups, bowls, vases and other simple forms. For those with a little more expe...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: The $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. These are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Collage Explorations 1

This fun and challenging course will introduce the fundamentals of transforming papers through paper cutting and a range of collage and mixed media processes. We will work with a variety of intriguing papers and collage materials such as photo-based imagery, vintage maps and o...


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

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Collage Explorations 2

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Collage Explorations 1 and for those who wish to continue their explorations. Students will work with a wide range of found materials. This course is structured thematically, with a series of projects ba...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
9-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Experimental Drawing

This In-Person drawing course addresses a combination of traditional and non-traditional techniques with various media, tools and ground preparation exploring mark making, texture, line, colour and composition on different supports, creating abstract and ...


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

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Exploring Mixed Media

Mixed media is a visual art form that allows the artist to use a variety of mediums to create an art piece. Exploration of a wide range of materials and techniques is emphasized in this six-week course. Students can combine drawing, painting, and collage with a wide range of p...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Figure Sculpture

Employing the classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills.  Students will learn about armature building, materials and tools for sculpting. This course will follow a step-by-step approach to figure sculpting and will allow students ...


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

NOTES: This introductory level course is suitable for beginners and intermediate sculptors. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude or partially clothed model will be used.
Fundamental Acrylics

This foundation course will introduce students to the important relationship between acrylic pigments and acrylic mediums and gels. Mediums and gels offer the artist a world of control in changing acrylic colours, extending paints, increasing drying time, building texture and ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
6-week courses
12-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: For FALL 2020, due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply to all IN-PERSON courses at TSA. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA policies in order to enrol. (As of Fall 2018: See course "Introduction for Acrylic Painting.")
Fundamental Ceramics

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 1/2 bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (10lbs), all firings and use of glazes on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools. See Materials below for options.
Fundamental Ceramics Part 1

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses
6-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 1/2 bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (10lbs), all firings and use of glazes on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools. See Materials below for options.
Intermediate Watercolour

This intermediate level course offers the experienced painter the opportunity to further their studies in watercolour and explore more complex watercolour strategies using still-life, landscape and figure painting. 

In Winter 2021, this course will be offered in...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses
5-week courses
4 Weeks
5-week courses

Introduction to Drawing

This course is the best way to begin your artistic journey! Through in-class exercises and demonstrations, students will explore observational drawing, learning how to see, how to translate light and shade, positive and negative space, capture gestures using line, volume,...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: Donnely Smallwood, a multi-media installation artist, has taught at the Toronto School of Art since 2001. Using found imagery and text as a starting point, Smallwood transforms a wide range of disparate materials by cutting and rearranging. She is most interested in how collage processes, by isolating and transforming images, work to alter and intensify the reading of the material. Her collage and assemblage fragments come together to form book works, collage drawings and elaborate site-based installations. 1985 BFA Honours, University of Manitoba School of Art
Introduction to Drawing 1.5

This course is a follow-up to absolute beginner's Introduction to Drawing- extent your artisitic journey!  Through in-class exercises and demonstrations, students will explore observational drawing, learning how to see, how to translate light and shade, positive and n...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.
Introduction To Watercolour (Fall 2020)

An introduction to watercolour for people with little to no experience with the medium. Concentrating on the fundamental watercolour techniques of wet dry, wet into wet and dry brush. 

This Fall 2020 course will be offered in 2 Parts - each 5 weeks lon...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Due to COVID 19 special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA policies in order to enrol.
Life Drawing Basics: Gesture and Line - HYBRID

This  class is a ground-level beginner’s introduction to life drawing. For students with some drawing experience, with its emphasis on gesture and action, it is also an opportunity to refresh your skills.

Each class wil...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: For FALL 2020, due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply to all IN-PERSON courses at TSA. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA policies in order to enrol.
Life Drawing Basics: Volume, Shape and Shading - HYBRID
Photoshop Abstractions

This is an In-Person course.

Photoshop has come a long way since its first appearance as colour correction software. Today, artists are using the medium to create stunning digital artwork of their own including digital abstractions. Photoshop's broad array of too...


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

NOTES: Students should have a basic knowledge of Mac/PC computers. Basic Exposure to Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not essential.
Studio Painting 2 and 3

Studio Painting 2 and 3 will introduce large-scale painting approaches to works greater than 20" x 24".

Approaches to painting in both oils and acrylics will be discussed and demonstrations will be done by the instructor in acrylic. Emphasis will be on deve...


LEVEL:
Intermediate-Advanced
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting or Beyond Basic Painting course, or equivalent. Painting demos will be done with acrylics, and the respective oil mediums will be discussed.
The Painters' Studio

This 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 wil...


LEVEL:
Intermediate-Advanced
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses
6-week courses
12-week courses
8-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
6-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course, or have some painting experience. Any demos will be done in acrylics. All paint mediums allowed; students can use either acrylics or oils. Oil painters are encouraged to engage in a safe studio practice using contemporary non-toxic oil mediums.
Youth Art Studio (Ages 11-17 yrs)

923 Youth Studio is a visual art course designed for 11-17 year olds. Through drawing, painting, printing, collage, and 3-dimensional work, students will be introduced to various techniques and media in order to develop their own artistic language and exp...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol. In Fall 2020/Winter 2021, field trips to museums and galleries will not be included as part of this course.
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