ONLINE Summer 2021 Courses

Dedicate 2 to 3 hours a week to visual arts at TSA in our 6 or 8 week courses. Or, choose a condensed experience in a 3, 4 or 5 day workshop to strengthen your technical skills or expand your creativity. Whether you are an absolute beginner or experienced artist, TSA offers a supportive studio environment to strengthen technical skills, find inspiration, and deepen your studio practice this summer.
NEW! ONLINE: Abstract Painting 1

In this ONLINE course, students will experiment with mark-making, layering, colour control and some modification strategies. We will explore the fundamentals of tone and colour (and its relationship to surfaces) with a focus on the relationship between what we...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Lori-Ann Bellissimo joins TSA as a Guest Artist, teaching from her home in Devon, UK. Generally described as a colourist, she is rooted in modern design but her most recent work is reductive. She also maintains a studio in Toronto, Canada. Her artwork is in collections both private and public such as Barclays Bank, PWC, MGM and in many international hospitality destinations.
ONLINE: Acrylic Painting Incubator

This ONLINE class provides an opportunity for students to focus on developing a personal voice, understanding and capitalizing on inherent visual tendencies, comprehending the process of completing a coherent body of work and developing the confidenc...


LEVEL:
Intermediate-Advanced
LENGTH:
10-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: Tina Poplawski has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1993. Poplawski has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Ontario, Quebec and New York. Two galleries in Toronto, the V. MacDonnell Gallery and Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, have represented Poplawski. Her work is found in North American and European collections both corporate and private. She is the recipient of many awards, including numerous Ontario Art Council Grants. Her work focuses on textured paintings, sculptural objects and paper works arranged into multi-faceted installations. She has been negotiating the cultural residue of war through her art practice for many years, leading her to a fascination with “debris” found in the botanical world.
ONLINE: Art & Life During COVID

This ONLINE 6 week course is experimental. Its nature is not instructional, but rather inspired by our individual approaches. We will look into our artmaking during pandemic times: what does it mean to us, what is it giving...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

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. The artist 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.
ONLINE: Beginner Lightroom

This ONLINE course introduces students to all of Adobe Lightroom - the industry standard for asset management and photo editing. This class will cover a range of the application’s possibilities, from importing and organizing files, folder hierarchies, to making glob...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
ONLINE: Botanical Drawing & Mixed Media

This 6 week ONLINE course is designed for students who want to learn how to draw botanicals and explore the possibilities of drawing and collaging with a variety of wet and dry media including ink, water colour, pencils and pencil crayons. We will be working with leaves, flowe...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tina Oehmsen-Clark has been working as an artist and art educator since the early 80s and 90s, respectively. She has been teaching Youth Studio, Portfolio Development, Drawing and Sculpture/Media Explorations at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Tina also is an art catalyst in a special program at Avondale Secondary Alternative School. Oehmsen-Clark’s work is an exploration of sound and music and visual art, including audio, drawing, sculpture, performance and sound installation. Her work has been shown and awarded in Germany, Denmark and Canada and most recently been exhibited at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, IndexG and Robert Kananaj Gallery.
ONLINE: Classical Portrait Drawing

This ONLINE course will introduce students to classical techniques of portrait drawing through the fundamentals of observational drawing and an understanding of anatomy. Using photo references and sketchpads as the main media, students will learn how...


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

NOTES: Instructor Anahita Akhavan is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at TSA since summer 2018. Previously, she taught the Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. Akhavan’s practice ranges from figurative abstract painting to collage, drawing and photography. She draws her subject matter from fragments of the human condition: identity; social roles of "the self" in multi-layered constructed surreal spaces. She has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions in Iran and Canada.
ONLINE: Classical Portrait Painting

This ONLINE course introduces classical techniques of portrait painting, focused on realism. Students may use oils or acrylics. The instructor will introduce the materials she uses (oils) and provide insight as to her choices. She will demonstrate techniques and stud...


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

NOTES: Instructor Anahita Akhavan is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at TSA since summer 2018. Previously, she taught the Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. Akhavan’s practice ranges from figurative abstract painting to collage, drawing and photography. She draws her subject matter from fragments of the human condition: identity; social roles of "the self" in multi-layered constructed surreal spaces. She has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions in Iran and Canada.
ONLINE: Colour Theory & Colour Mixing

This ONLINE Colour Theory/Mixingcourse will focus on painting projects geared toward teaching colour harmonies and colour theory to better understand and control the outcome of colour mixing. The projects teach the colour theor...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Roberta McNaughton has degrees from both the Ontario College of Art and Guelph University. She received her Master's of Fine Art in the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design program at OCAD University in 2015. ​Her work has been exhibited in both public and commercial galleries in Toronto, throughout Ontario and abroad. McNaughton's paintings are in many private and corporate collections. They are also in the collection of the National Archives in Ottawa. She has received several Ontario Arts Council grants including a mid-career grant in 2013.
ONLINE: Composition: Learning to See Creatively

Composition is the one key transferable skill that all artists, regardless of medium, should master in order to create truly meaningful and relatable work. 

With good composition you can tell a story and control the audience's mood, but it's not eas...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Lindsey Rosenow is a Toronto-based Artist who has been teaching in Toronto for the last 6 years.  She has taught film making, stop motion and classical animation, script writing, camera editing and video game design at the Toronto International Film Festival. And at the Animation Portfolio Workshop, topics included Gesture Drawing, Structure Drawing, Anatomy, Character Design, Perspective, Layout Design, Composition, Animation for beginners, and Storyboarding. Currently, Lindsey is working freelance with a focus on design jobs for animation as a layout artist and prop designer. Lindsey is a big believer in progressive learning - she values transferable skills over singular assignments, making sure that all lessons work cohesively with one another.
ONLINE: Digital Sculpting with ZBrush: Level 1

ZBrush is the leading digital sculpting software in the industry. ZBrush feels very much like traditional sculpting and allows for limitless creativity. This ONINE course is geared towards beginner and intermediate students who wish to gain a solid foundation in digital sculpt...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Florian Jacot is a Toronto based visual artist who teaches ZBrush and Figure Sculpture at TSA (since 2009). He's also an instructor of figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting at Sheridan College, Centennial College and has taught at Max the Mutt Animation School and Artist 25 Studio. Jacot works traditionally in fine arts and does freelance work digitally for the film and gaming industries. His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award from The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
ONLINE: Drawing Basics

This  ONLINE beginner's course will help students to get started drawing realistic and three-dimensional forms. Through online demos, slide shows and images, students will learn observational drawing techniques combined with tradit...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
4 Weeks
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Anahita Akhavan is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at TSA since the Summer term of 2018. Previously, she taught Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. Akhavan’s practice ranges from figurative abstract painting to collage, drawing and photography. She draws her subject matter from fragments of the human condition: identity, social roles of "the self" in multi-layered constructed surreal spaces. She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in both Iran and Canada.
ONLINE: Expressive Paint Handling

Expressive paint-handling is one of the most important qualities of a good work of art. Neglecting the improvement of your brush skills will always hold back your painting progress.  The terms “expressive” or “gestural” are used to describe a metho...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

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. 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 in Canada and internationally since 1979, 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.
ONLINE: Figure Painting

This is an 8 week ONLINE course where only clothed figure models will be used. Instead of posing live online, the instructor will photograph the models at the TSA studios and email a selection to all class participants. This allows variation in pose ...


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

NOTES: Tom Campbell, a Toronto-based painter (now based in Stratford, ON), has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1989, with teaching stints at Sanford Fleming College, Sheridan College and the ROM. Since 2000, he has also travelled to the Aegean island of Ikaria every other spring to teach at the Ikarian Cultural Centre. Campbell had his first major one-man show at Gallery Stratford in 1985, won the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery prize for painting and joined the stable of artists at the Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto and Vancouver). More recently, other projects of interest have included painting the giant shipwreck mural for John Greyson’s feature film Zero Patience and painting a CD cover for alternative pop band Stars. On television, he was featured in “Artists in the Urban Environment” for Spectrum and Star Portraits, which aired on Bravo. His most recent exhibitions have been in Ottawa at the Galleria St Laurent + HilI and in C Word (Craft in the Fine Arts) curated by Richard Mongiat at The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.
ONLINE: Illustrator / Photoshop

This introductory level 8 week ONLINE course focuses on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the industry standard software programs used by artists and designers alike. All aspects of Illustrator will be introduced, and students will learn how to create vector illustrations, edit...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.
ONLINE: Inner Works: Artist's Studios

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...


LEVEL:
Intermediate-Advanced
LENGTH:
8-week courses
7-week course
8-week courses
7-week course

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.
ONLINE: Introduction to Life Drawing

This ONLINE course emphasizes basic life drawing skills in gesture, contour, and value (light and shadow). It is designed to teach students the key skills necessary to render the figure in three dimensions. Instruction in body structure and proportion is inclu...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Thomas Hendry is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form. In addition to teaching at TSA, Thomas is an instructor at Sheridan College and has taught at The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, OCAD Outreach Program and the Toronto District School Board.
ONLINE: Introduction to Mono Printing Workshop

This 3 Day Workshop is designed for students who want to explore mono printing without a press, but using instead a Gelli Plate. Through presentations, various processes will be introduced including positive and negative printing techniques, ghost im...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-week courses
3-day workshops

NOTES: Tina Oehmsen-Clark has been working as an artist and art educator since the early 80s and 90s, respectively. She has been teaching Youth Studio, Portfolio Development, Drawing and Sculpture/Media Explorations at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Tina also is an art catalyst in a special program at Avondale Secondary Alternative School. Oehmsen-Clark’s work is an exploration of sound and music and visual art, including audio, drawing, sculpture, performance and sound installation. Her work has been shown and awarded in Germany, Denmark and Canada and most recently been exhibited at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, IndexG and Robert Kananaj Gallery.
ONLINE: Introduction to Painting

This ONLINE course for beginners aims to give the participants an understanding of some of the fundamental elements of painting an image - whether a person, landscape or still life. In this course we will focus on Still Life, Landscape and Portrait.

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

NOTES: Tom Campbell, a Toronto-based painter (now based in Stratford, ON), has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1989, with teaching stints at Sanford Fleming College, Sheridan College and the ROM. Since 2000, he has also travelled to the Aegean island of Ikaria every other spring to teach at the Ikarian Cultural Centre. Campbell had his first major one-man show at Gallery Stratford in 1985, won the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery prize for painting and joined the stable of artists at the Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto and Vancouver). More recently, other projects of interest have included painting the giant shipwreck mural for John Greyson’s feature film Zero Patience and painting a CD cover for alternative pop band Stars. On television, he was featured in “Artists in the Urban Environment” for Spectrum and Star Portraits, which aired on Bravo. His most recent exhibitions have been in Ottawa at the Galleria St Laurent + HilI and in C Word (Craft in the Fine Arts) curated by Richard Mongiat at The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.
ONLINE: Introduction to Weaving Workshop

In this weekend ONLINE workshop, students will learn how to set up a warp, hand weave and finish a tapestry on a frame loom. Students will learn weaving terminology, how to construct a warp and shed for weaving on a frame, various weaving techniques, how to cut your ...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
4 Weeks
2 Day Workshop

NOTES: Toronto based artist Stephanie Fortin uses textile techniques of natural dyeing, weaving, piecing, clamping, wrapping and stitching to explore various ideas around process and colour. Creating both functional and non functional work in art, craft and design. Stephanie trained in interpretive illustration at Sheridan College and completed an interdisciplinary BFA with a focus in textiles and art history at NSCAD University. Fortin held a full time artist-in-residence position at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON) and Akin + Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA), was a member of The Contemporary Textile Studio Coop (Toronto, ON). Fortin has exhibited work in Canada, The United States and China, she currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
ONLINE: Life Drawing: Anatomy & Figure Drawing

In Figure Drawing, an understanding of anatomy can help to create more subtlety of description and a better sense of articulation: the parts tying together into a cohesive and dynamic whole. 

This ONLINE 4 Day Intensive Workshop is str...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Day Workshop

NOTES: Thomas Hendry, a Toronto-based artist, has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. Hendry believes that learning art should be a positive discovery process. He practices this teaching philosophy beyond the Toronto School of Art at Sheridan College, The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, OCAD Outreach Program and the Toronto District School Board. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form.
ONLINE: Life Drawing: Structural Bodies

Figure Drawing with a healthy dash of Perspective.

The focus of this three-day workshop is the representation of the human figure as a 3-dimensional form in space, something that can really assist with conveying foreshortened forms. Some of the ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

NOTES: Thomas Hendry, a Toronto-based artist, has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. Hendry believes that learning art should be a positive discovery process. He practices this teaching philosophy beyond the Toronto School of Art at Sheridan College, The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, OCAD Outreach Program and the Toronto District School Board. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form.
ONLINE: Perspective Drawing for Beginners

Perspective for Beginners is an ONLINE introductory course to the fundamental perspective concepts and systems. This is a course appropriate for students with little to no experience with perspective drawing or students who need a refresher on basic perspective conce...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Lindsey Rosenow is a Toronto-based Artist who has been teaching in Toronto for the last 6 years.  She has taught film making, stop motion and classical animation, script writing, camera editing and video game design at the Toronto International Film Festival. And at the Animation Portfolio Workshop, topics included Gesture Drawing, Structure Drawing, Anatomy, Character Design, Perspective, Layout Design, Composition, Animation for beginners, and Storyboarding. Currently, Lindsey is working freelance with a focus on design jobs for animation as a layout artist and prop designer. Lindsey is a big believer in progressive learning - she values transferable skills over singular assignments, making sure that all lessons work cohesively with one another.
ONLINE Perspective Drawing (Intermediate)

This ONLINE course is an excellent companion and/or follow-up to a basic perspective course. It's focus is 1, 2, and 3-point perspective – centered around lessons that will help you to draw anything from graphic novels, fine art sketch...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Roberta McNaughton has degrees from both the Ontario College of Art and Guelph University. She received her Master's of Fine Art in the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design program at OCAD University in 2015. ​Her work has been exhibited in both public and commercial galleries in Toronto, throughout Ontario and abroad. McNaughton's paintings are in many private and corporate collections. They are also in the collection of the National Archives in Ottawa. She has received several Ontario Arts Council grants including a mid-career grant in 2013.
ONLINE: Portrait Drawing

This ONLINE course will introduce beginner and intermediate level students to the basics of drawing portraits from observation. Working with a variety of models, we will investigate the 'landscape' of the human head: the layout of faces and the particulars of...


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

NOTES: Instructor Thomas Hendry, is a Toronto-based artist and has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1996. His drawings, shown in numerous exhibitions, use the means of traditional art to create contemporary images, images that address the beauty, mystery and complexity embodied in the human form. In addition to teaching at TSA, Thomas is an instructor at Sheridan College and has taught at The Haliburton School of Fine Arts, the AGO Gallery School, through the TDSB and OCAD Outreach Program.
ONLINE: Powdered Graphite and Acrylic Glazes

This ONLINE three half-day intensive workshop will include live stream webcam demonstrations that will illustrate how to prepare surfaces with a unique mix of light moulding pastes, Golden Absorbent ground and water; how to use powdered graphite mixed with acr...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
3-day workshops

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.
ONLINE: Structural Drawing: Dimension & Proportion

This ONLINE course is appropriate for anyone looking to make drawings that feel more three dimensional. In this course, students will learn how to confidently draw the five major forms and how to recognize them in every-day objects. Students wil...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Lindsey Rosenow is a Toronto-based Artist who has been teaching in Toronto for the last 6 years.  She has taught film making, stop motion and classical animation, script writing, camera editing and video game design at the Toronto International Film Festival. And at the Animation Portfolio Workshop, topics included Gesture Drawing, Structure Drawing, Anatomy, Character Design, Perspective, Layout Design, Composition, Animation for beginners, and Storyboarding. Currently, Lindsey is working freelance with a focus on design jobs for animation as a layout artist and prop designer.
ONLINE: Textiles: Introduction to Surface Design

Get creative your energy flowing in this ONLINE Introductory 4 session workshop. This workshop will lead students in how to initiate creative ideas, design development, colour theory, and how to hand draw elements and set up an all over repeating pattern ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Day Workshop

NOTES: Toronto based artist Stephanie Fortin uses textile techniques of natural dyeing, weaving, piecing, clamping, wrapping and stitching to explore various ideas around process and colour. Creating both functional and non functional work in art, craft and design. Fortin held a full time artist-in-residence position at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON) and Akin + Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA), was a member of The Contemporary Textile Studio Coop (Toronto, ON). Fortin has exhibited work in Canada, The United States and China, she currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stephanie trained in interpretive illustration at Sheridan College and completed an interdisciplinary BFA with a focus in textiles and art history at NSCAD University.
ONLINE: Twilight Photo Walks With Your Camera

This unique combination Online / In-Person workshop explores the transformative power of light in the urban and natural landscape. We will be shooting photographs at twilight or early evening, when the transition from day to night transforms unique places...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Day Workshop

NOTES: Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received a MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward Festival, Gallery TPW, Angell Gallery, Art Spin, Hashtag Gallery, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, Aperture Foundation, International Centre of Photography, Photoville, Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.
ONLINE: Video Editing

This introductory-level ONLINE course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects using sample footage, students will learn everything they need to know to edit together and exhibit their o...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.
ONLINE: Youth: Animation in Film 5 Day Workshop (13-19yrs)

In this 5 (half day) ONLINE workshop (Youth 13-19 years), students will learn to design their own characters and then learn the basic principles of animation. This course is a great introduction to animation in film for students just starting ou...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5 day workshop

NOTES: Enzo Avolio has been working in Animation and the Arts for several years now, this includes teaching Character Design in the BA Animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville. He has television credits for both Disney and Warner Bros. and he joins TSA as a Guest Instructor in Character Design, Drawing for Animation and Comics for youth courses. Enzo’s goal is always to equip and encourage students in growing their imaginations with a spirit of fun and honesty fully expressed.
ONLINE: Youth Art Studio Workshop (11-17 yrs.)

This ONLINE Youth Art workshop offers students ages 11-17 years the opportunity to explore their imagination through drawing, mixed media and mono printing. Students will learn technical skills as well as expanding their knowledge of contemporary and art hi...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5 day workshop

NOTES: Tina Oehmsen-Clark has been working as an artist and art educator since the early 80s and 90s, respectively. She has been teaching Youth Studio, Portfolio Development, Drawing and Sculpture/Media Explorations at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Tina also is an art catalyst in a special program at Avondale Secondary Alternative School. Oehmsen-Clark’s work is an exploration of sound and music and visual art, including audio, drawing, sculpture, performance and sound installation. Her work has been shown and awarded in Germany, Denmark and Canada and most recently been exhibited at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, IndexG and Robert Kananaj Gallery.
ONLINE: Youth: Creating Comics (13-19 yrs)

This 5 (half day) ONLINE workshop is a great choice for youth (13-19 years) with an interest in creating comics and characters.   

Learn how to tell stories with the pictographic language of comics. Students will develop and refine their char...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5 day workshop

NOTES: Enzo Avolio has been working in Animation and the Arts for several years now, this includes teaching Character Design in the BA Animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville. He has television credits for both Disney and Warner Bros. and he joins TSA as a Guest Instructor in Character Design, Drawing for Animation and Comics for youth courses. Enzo’s goal is always to equip and encourage students in growing their imaginations with a spirit of fun and honesty fully expressed.
ONLINE: Youth: Designing Characters for Animation: 5-day Workshop (13-19 yrs)

This 5 (half day) ONLINE workshop (1PM-5PM) for students ages 13-19 years is perfect for anyone with a desire to draw and create animated characters.  

Learn how to design and illustrate animated characters through a var...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5 day workshop

NOTES: Enzo Avolio has been working in Animation and the Arts for several years now, this includes teaching Character Design in the BA Animation program at Sheridan College in Oakville. He has television credits for both Disney and Warner Bros. and he joins TSA as a Guest Instructor in Character Design, Drawing for Animation and Comics for youth courses. Enzo’s goal is always to equip and encourage students in growing their imaginations with a spirit of fun and honesty fully expressed.
ONLINE: Youth: Introduction to Mono Printing Workshop (13-17 yrs)

This ONLINE 4 Day Workshop for Youth (ages 13-17 years) is designed for students who want to explore mono printing without a press but using a Gelli Plate. Through demonstrations, various processes will be introduced - including...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
4 Day Workshop

NOTES: Tina Oehmsen-Clark has been working as an artist and art educator since the early 80s and 90s, respectively. She has been teaching Youth Studio, Portfolio Development, Drawing and Sculpture/Media Explorations at the Toronto School of Art since 2005. Tina also is an art catalyst in a special program at Avondale Secondary Alternative School. Oehmsen-Clark’s work is an exploration of sound and music and visual art, including audio, drawing, sculpture, performance and sound installation. Her work has been shown and awarded in Germany, Denmark and Canada and most recently been exhibited at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, IndexG and Robert Kananaj Gallery.
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