1-week Intensives

The summer term features an exclusive series of compact but in-depth all-day studio experiences in a range of disciplines and techniques to explore new media or deepen technical knowledge.
Abstraction in Acrylics

In this course, students will explore abstract painting and thinking while working with acrylic paints. Students will work through projects that explore the vast boundaries comprising the term “abstract art” while further developing their painting skills towards ac...


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

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Painting course and have some experience with acrylic paint.
Anatomy and Figure Drawing

This course is structured for students with previous life-drawing experience who want to gain a deeper understanding of body structure as it pertains to figure drawing. The course incorporates elements of anatomy, kinesiology, and drawing practice in order to enhance understan...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives
12-week courses
1-week Intensives

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Drawing or have basic drawing skills.
Collage Explorations

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


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

Drawing: An Experimental Approach

This drawing course addresses non-traditional techniques and provides uninterrupted time for creative exploration in mark-making using mixed media. Through intensive and sustained investigation, students will explore varying methods for image development and determine how acci...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Drawing or have basic drawing skills.
Drips, Pours and Puddles: Acrylic Explorations

The defining characteristic of fluid painting techniques is to collaborate with gravity, directing the paint across the surface of the canvas or wood panel, orchestrating its tendency to pool, to drip and to spatter, inviting the painting to almost paint itself, and embracing ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
1-week Intensives

NOTES: Suitable for all levels of painters.
Introduction to Acrylic Painting

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


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives
12-week courses

NOTES: Suitable for beginners & intermediate students.
Painting: City Experience

The city is a diverse and complex environment ever changing with a high level of intensity, ongoing construction and frantic pace. Seldom in this environment do you find a peaceful and less hectic pace other than in our city Parks. These patches of green space provide a grassl...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives

NOTES: Students will paint outdoors in Toronto parks as well as in the TSA studio. One-hour lunch break included each day.
Scrape, Push and Pull: Acrylic Explorations

The act of pulling and scraping paint is often associated with the work of Gerhard Richter who drags, smears, and scrapes layers of wet paint, leaving tracks of his movements across the surface and then covering them up. The aim of this course is to explore methods associated ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
1-week Intensives

NOTES: Suitable for students who have some experience with Acrylic Paint.
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