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ONLINE: Basic Principles of Painting

Learning how to paint can be an intimidating prospect. This 4 session ONLINE intensive course is designed to simplify the very basic principles of colour theory with realistic painting techniques. This comprehensive course sets out to clari...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

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: Forgetful Images: Archives and Family Albums

ONLINE Forgetful Images: Archives and Family Albums

This ONLINE workshop will introduce students to found and collected materials from personal archives, family albums, official state archives, police files, as well as online archives. This workshop ...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

NOTES: Instructor Jessica Thalmann has been teaching at TSA since Spring 2018. She 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 and has worked at numerous galleries in Canada and the US. 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: Introduction to Textiles Part 1

This 4 week ONLINE introductory course, covers a variety of textile based applications. There are 2 Parts to this course, each 4 weeks long.  These courses can be stand alone courses or taken consecutively.  Both parts cover a variety of textile based ...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

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: Introduction to Textiles Part 2

This 4 week ONLINE introductory course, covers a variety of textile based applications. This course can be taken as a stand alone courses or as a follow-up to ONLINE: Introduction to Textiles Part 1.  Both parts cover a variety of textile based applications...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

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 Basics: Gesture and Line

This ONLINE 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.

We w...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Weeks
6-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: Portrait Painting

In this 4 Week ONLINE course, working from photographs, students will learn the fundamentals of portrait painting with the goal of achieving strong likeness and evoking the expression and character of the sitter. Technical focus will be on anatomy, p...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

NOTES: Instructor Matthew Tarini is an oil painter who’s subject matter consists of cityscapes, still life, landscapes and figurative work. Matt has been an instructor at Western University and the University of Alberta and has taught workshops across the country. He has done private and public commissions, including portraits for University of Toronto and Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. He has appeared on the television show, Star Portraits and has done both solo and numerous group shows across Canada, including a show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Calgary. His work is in collections throughout Canada and internationally. Matthew Tarini's Website  http://www.matthewtarini.com/
ONLINE: Textiles: Design Process and Surface Design

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


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Weeks

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), and 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,
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