6-week courses

We offer some of our courses in a shorter, more accessible calendar of six weeks. This format includes courses for various levels, and in a range of disciplines: drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, digital courses and art history. Six-week courses offer students a more condensed, but still comprehensive, hands-on learning experience.
Digital Sculpting with ZBrush 1

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 sculpting. B...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
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Digital Sculpting with ZBrush 2

This level 2 course will take you to the next step of digital sculpting with ZBrush, the leading digital sculpting application in the industry. Going beyond sculpting the figure and organic subjects, we will be focusing on sculpting hard-surface mechanical objects such as prop...


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

NOTES: Prerequisite: Digital Sculpting with Zbrush Level 1 or Basic knowledge of ZBrush.
Figure and Small Object Casting

This course covers the casting of objects and clay sculptures into a permanent material such as plaster, resin and cold cast metals. The course will guide students through the entire process of turning a clay model into a solid, lasting sculpture, as well as cre...


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

NOTES: Students must bring an existing figure sculpture or object of their own to cast. This course is an appropriate follow-up course to the Figure Sculpture course, or equivalent. Students should focus on 1 project to ensure they get through the whole moulding and casting process. Students may use extra materials if desired; the instructor will keep track and office will invoice them.
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 to dev...


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

NOTES: This introductory level course is suitable for beginners and intermediate sculptors. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Magic Hour: Urban and Street Photography

With its range of architectural styles, quirky neighborhoods filled with rich cultural diversity, and vernacular histories, Toronto has become one of the most photographed cities, much like New York City. Using film or digital cameras, students will create a body of work featu...


LEVEL:
All Levels
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6-week courses

NOTES: A digital camera of any type is essential for this course and some knowledge of computers is helpful but not essential. This course uses Adobe CC Suite.
NEW Ceramic Elements

Students will be taugh the fundamentals of handbuilding and wheel throwing to create basic cylinders and bowl shapes as well as trimming techniques for these forms. Each class will include a demonstration of a new throwing and handbuilding technique. Glazing will be taugh...


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

NOTES: Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Ceramics: Exploring Vessels

This course is for artists who have previous experience with clay and are familiar with its technical aspects.  Students are requested to bring into class 1- 5 objects that inspire them to be interpreted in a Vessel Form using techniques of their choice.  Students wi...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Notes: (no class July 24) Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Ceramics: Handbuilding Explorations

Students will explore a variety of ceramic handbuilding techniques to create ceramic art - functional, sculptural or decorative.  Techniques such as slip and score, pinching, rolling, draping and coiling will be demonstrated with special attention given to exploring textu...


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

NOTES: (no class July 17) Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Ceramics: Introduction to Handbuilding & Throwing

This class is designed to introduce students to hand-building and throwing with clay on the pottery wheel. Students will be able to make a number of pieces that can be functional, decorative or sculptural. A basic understanding of the ceramic process will be covered, from wedg...


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

NOTES: (no class July 16) Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Life Drawing 2: Figure in Colour

 

Broaden your drawing expression through colour. Working with coloured drawing media opens up worlds of exploration It can also be a very valuable companion to painting, as a rapid and spontaneous way to explore colour possibilities In this six week course you ...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: This course makes an excellent complement to Figure Drawing 2: Drawing Better Bodies. It is intended for any students with prior life drawing experience. Note: It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction.
Photoshop Abstractions

Photoshop has come a long way since it's 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 tools, filters and techniques opens th...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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 is designed for first-time users 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 student...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
8-week courses
6-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. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is also recommended.
Video Editing

This introductory level course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects students will learn how to create SD and HD video projects. All aspects of Premiere Pro will be thoroughly explore...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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. No class August 6th due to Civic Holiday.
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