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.
Exploring Mixed Media

Mixed media is a visual art form that allows the artist to use a variety of mediums to create an art piece. Exploration of a wide range of materials and techniques is emphasized in this six-week course. Students can combine drawing, painting, and collage with a wide range of p...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-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.
Life Drawing Basics: Gesture and Line - HYBRID

This  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.

Each class wil...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-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.
Life Drawing Basics: Volume, Shape and Shading - HYBRID
ONLINE: Classical Portrait Drawing

This six week ONLINE Classical Portrait Drawing course is designed as a stand alone course or can be followed with 018 Classical Portrait Painting.  Students will be introduced to classical techniques of portrait drawing through the fundamentals...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

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: Classical Portrait Painting

ONLINE: Classical Portrait Painting: This six week course is designed to be either a stand alone course to learn the basics of Classical Portrait painting or as a follow-up course to 017 Classical Portrait Drawing (starting in Sept 2020). It is ideal...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

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: 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

ONLINE: Composition: Learning to See Creatively

This Saturday morning 6 week ONLINE course is brand NEW for TSA!  

Composition is the one key transferable skill that all artists, regardless of medium, should master in order to create truly meaningful and relatable work. 

LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-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 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 sc...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: 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

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

005 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 cours...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-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: Drawing Basics: Next Steps

Drawing Basics: Next Steps (6 weeks) is the ONLINE follow up to 015 Drawing Basics: Getting Started. 

It can be taken as a stand alone course for students with a basic drawing background and/or as a follow-up to 015 Drawing Basics: Getting ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: Figure Painting Part 1

This is a 6 week ONLINE course where only clothed figure models will be used. Instead of posing live online however, the instructor will photograph the models at the TSA studios and email a selection of poses to all class participants. This allo...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tom Campbell, a Toronto-based painter (now based in Stratford, ON), has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1989, with teaching stints at Sanford Fleming College, Sheridan College and the ROM. Since 2000, he has also travelled to the Aegean island of Ikaria every other spring to teach at the Ikarian Cultural Centre. Campbell had his first major one-man show at Gallery Stratford in 1985, won the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery prize for painting and joined the stable of artists at the Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto and Vancouver). More recently, other projects of interest have included painting the giant shipwreck mural for John Greyson’s feature film Zero Patience and painting a CD cover for alternative pop band Stars. On television, he was featured in “Artists in the Urban Environment” for Spectrum and Star Portraits, which aired on Bravo. His most recent exhibitions have been in Ottawa at the Galleria St Laurent + HilI and in C Word (Craft in the Fine Arts) curated by Richard Mongiat at The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.
ONLINE: Figure Painting Part 2

This 6 week ONLINE course is designed to be either a stand alone course or a follow-up to ONLNE: 040 Figure Painting, Part 1, offered earlier in the term.

LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tom Campbell, a Toronto-based painter (now based in Stratford, ON), has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1989, with teaching stints at Sanford Fleming College, Sheridan College and the ROM. Since 2000, he has also travelled to the Aegean island of Ikaria every other spring to teach at the Ikarian Cultural Centre. Campbell had his first major one-man show at Gallery Stratford in 1985, won the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery prize for painting and joined the stable of artists at the Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto and Vancouver). More recently, other projects of interest have included painting the giant shipwreck mural for John Greyson’s feature film Zero Patience and painting a CD cover for alternative pop band Stars. On television, he was featured in “Artists in the Urban Environment” for Spectrum and Star Portraits, which aired on Bravo. His most recent exhibitions have been in Ottawa at the Galleria St Laurent + HilI and in C Word (Craft in the Fine Arts) curated by Richard Mongiat at The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.
ONLINE: Figure Sculpture: Sculpting Feet

Employing the classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills. In this 6 week ONLINE course we will be focusing on sculpting feet, following a step-by-step approach.

Students will be able to c...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: Figure Sculpture: Sculpting Hands

In this 6 week ONLINE course we will be focusing on sculpting hands, following a step-by-step classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills.

Students will be able to complete a minimum ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: 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

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: Introduction to Painting

This 6 week ONLINE course for beginners aims to give the participants an understanding of some of the fundamental elements of painting an image - whether a person, landscape or still life. In this course we will focus on Still Life and Landscape.<...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tom Campbell, a Toronto-based painter (now based in Stratford, ON), has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1989, with teaching stints at Sanford Fleming College, Sheridan College and the ROM. Since 2000, he has also travelled to the Aegean island of Ikaria every other spring to teach at the Ikarian Cultural Centre. Campbell had his first major one-man show at Gallery Stratford in 1985, won the Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery prize for painting and joined the stable of artists at the Bau-Xi Gallery (Toronto and Vancouver). More recently, other projects of interest have included painting the giant shipwreck mural for John Greyson’s feature film Zero Patience and painting a CD cover for alternative pop band Stars. On television, he was featured in “Artists in the Urban Environment” for Spectrum and Star Portraits, which aired on Bravo. His most recent exhibitions have been in Ottawa at the Galleria St Laurent + HilI and in C Word (Craft in the Fine Arts) curated by Richard Mongiat at The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto.
ONLINE: Life Drawing 2: Drawing Better Bodies

This 6-week ONLINE course will focus on improving students ability to draw the forms and action of the human figure. Working with models on Zoom, supplemented by instructor demos and brief lectures, students will use a variety of drawing exercises to describe ...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Instructor Thomas Hendry is a Toronto-based artist and has been teaching 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, OCAD Outreach Program and the Toronto District School Board.
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: Life Drawing Basics: Volumes, Shapes and Shading

This ONLINE class is an introductory level class in life drawing. A great follow-up to 008 ONLINE: Life Drawing Basics 

We will work with models online via Zoom. 

Give your drawings more impact and dimensionality This 6-week online cours...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
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: Life Drawing: Figure in Context Part 1

Beauty, Identity, Power, Spirit and Belief, Sex and Gender, Emotion Embodied, The Body’s Limits, Bodies and Space, The Abject Body, The Absent Body.... all will be explored in this ONLINE Life Drawing 

LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: Figure in Context Part 2

ONLINE: Life Drawing: Figure in Context PART 2

Beauty, Identity, Power, Spirit and Belief, Sex and Gender, Emotion Embodied, The Body’s Limits, Bodies and Space, The Abject Body, The Absent Body.... all will be exp...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-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: Magic Hour: Urban & Street Photography

ONLINE 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...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

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: Perspective Drawing for Beginners

Perspective for Beginners is an ONLINE introductory course to the fundamental perspective concepts and systems. This is a course appropriate for students with little to no experience with perspective drawing or students who need a refresher on basic perspectiv...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
6-week courses

ONLINE: Portrait Drawing

This six-week ONLINE course will introduce beginner and intermediate level students to the basics of drawing portraits from observation. Working with a variety of models, we will investigate the 'landscape' of the human head: the layout of faces and the parti...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
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: Video Editing

This introductory-level ONLINE course focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of video editing with the Adobe Premiere Pro software. Through tutorials and projects using sample footage, students will learn everything they need to know to edit together and exhibit their o...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.
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