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: Fundamental Handbuilding

Learn the basics of handbuilding in clay in this fun introductory course at TSA. 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 decor...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Material Fee includes a (10lbs) bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay and all firing and use of under glazes and glazes. Only clay from TSA may be used. Students must bring their own tools and brushes. A basic ceramic tool kit is available for purchase from TSA or bring your own.
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.
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, acrylic mediums, and gels. It will demonstrate how these emulsions can provide a finer technical and visual result. Mediums and gels offer the artist a world of control in ch...


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:
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 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 Fall 2020 this course will be offered in 2 ...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
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.
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: 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.
Mastering the Digital Image

Digital cameras are everywhere. Everyone takes pictures. Images are shared in every form of social media. In this rush to record every single moment of our lives something has been left behind. Quality. Image quality. Print quality. And creativity. Digital images are pretty fa...


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

NOTES: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended. At the completion of the course the class will present their work on the course blog and have one of their images professionally printed.
ONLINE: Ceramics: Handbuilding at Home

Learn the three basic handbuilding techniques (pinch, coil and slab) from the comfort of your own home.  Students must purchase and pick up the class kit (which includes clay and tools) before the first class and deliver finished pieces back to the school for fi...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Natalie Waddell is a Toronto-based Ceramic Artist. A student of the Sheridan College Ceramic Craft and Design program (2003), she has continued her studies by attending workshops lead by local and international ceramic artists and educators. Natalie has continuously explored and developed new bodies of functional and sculptural work. She is an active member of the Akin Artist Collective, the Toronto Potters Association, the Potters Guild of Hamilton and Region, FUSION: Ontario Clay and Glass Association and NCECA - the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and Craft Ontario.
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.
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.
Photoshop for Artists

This introductory course teaches the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Through project-based, hands-on exercises, students will explore the tools and techniques used to draw, paint, and manipulate images. Collage effects using various tools and layers will teach students the principl...


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

NOTES: This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Students should have basic knowledge of Mac computers and Mac OS 10.x or experience with Microsoft Windows. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended.
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
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
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 11-13)

923 Youth Studio is a visual art course designed for 11-13 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 expressi...


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.
Youth Art Studio (Ages 14-17)

This fun and exciting course allows students ages 14-17 years to explore their imagination and sample various techniques with a hands on approach in traditional and contemporary methods, ultimately finding their own voice through the arts. Through drawing, painting, sculp...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
Summer Art Camps for Youth
12-week courses
Summer Art Camps for Youth
12-week courses
Summer Art Camps for Youth
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.
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