5-week courses

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: Surface Exploration

Learn a combination of techniques like pinching, slab work and throwing on the wheel. Beginners and those with clay experience will have the opportunity to combine these techniques to create a pot or sculpture. The focus of this course is to engage surface treatments and how t...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Born in Cape Town, South Africa Noel and at a yong age made toys from materials in his environment. After completing high school, he registered for an Art Degree majoring in Ceramics and Sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He graduated in 1998. Noel later opened his own ceramic studio in Cape Town teaching adults and making wares for special order, galleries, home décor shops and interior designers. He also worked as the production manager for Art in the Forest, a non-profit organization providing art and ceramic classes to under privileged children. Noel has been involved in various trade shows and juried exhibitions such as the Emerging Creatives for the Design Indaba, Cape Town in 2011 and was a solo exhibitor at the same event in 2014. He was also part of a specially selected artisan collective making functional handmade ceramics for a South African retail store. Noel’s work was featured in 100% Design in Johannesburg and was part of a group exhibition at Objet & Maison in Paris in 2016. His work is in private collections in Milan, Berlin and Norfolk, Virginia.
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.
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
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5-week courses
10-week courses
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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 Mono Printing

This course is an introduction to Mono Printing with Gelli Plates combining printing, drawing and collaging. 

Various processes will be introduced including positive and negative printing techniques, printing on various papers and grounds, using found objec...


LEVEL:
All Levels
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.
ONLINE: Composition 2: Executing Design

A follow up to Composition: Learning to See Creatively, this ONLINE course will be appropriate for anyone wishing to improve their image design skills. We will continue ...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
5-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, Part 2

ZBrush is the leading digital sculpting software in the industry. ZBrush feels very much like traditional sculpting and allows for limitless creativity.

This course is geared towards beginner and intermediate students who wish to gain a solid foundation in digital sc...


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

Drawing Basics: Getting Started (5 weeks)

This  five-week ONLINE course is designed to help you get started drawing from real life. If you've never drawn before and would like to learn the basics, this course wi...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
5-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: Introduction to Drawing

A perfect introductory ONLINE course for students wishing to learn how to draw. 

Drawing is a tool for looking. Through deep observation of the subject, students develop their ability to process the information that they see. Using a variety of ...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: Martha Eleen, a Toronto-based painter, has been teaching painting and drawing at Toronto School of Art since 2004. Her own works explore the relationship between culture and landscape. Eleen’s paintings are represented in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and have been exhibited in public galleries in Canada, the US, Mexico and Japan. Her work has received critical attention in the form of curatorial essays, reviews and publications. She is currently represented by Loop Gallery in Toronto.
ONLINE: Life Drawing 2: The Body and Art History

Stretch your figure drawing practice and deepen your connection with the history of figurative art in this ONLINE life drawing course. 

Representing human forms has been a continuing element of western artistic process. Through the centuries, ar...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-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: Life Drawing Basics: Volumes, Shapes and Shading

This ONLINE class is an introductory level class in life drawing. it's also a great follow-up to 008 ONLINE: Life Drawing Basics Gesture and Line.

Give your drawings more impact and dimensionality with this 6-week online course that wil...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
5-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: Textiles: Design Process and Surface Design

Get creative energy flowing in this ONLINE Introductory 5 week 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 app...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
4 Weeks
5-week courses

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,
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.
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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