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.
Beyond the Flat: The Photograph as Material and Object

This course investigates the intersection of contemporary photography with sculpture, print, painting, drawings and new media. Since Conceptual Photography, artists have been challenging the ideas and implications of the image, pushing the boundaries of what can be considered ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are an asset. The Lab/Materials fee covers printing costs.
Life Drawing 2: Drawing Better Bodies

Push your drawing up a notch or two!  This six-week course has it’s focus on refining and building the technical aspects of drawing the human form.  Using a combination of short and longer poses working from life models, we will work on further developing the s...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken the Introduction to Life Drawing course or have equivalent and recent life drawing instruction.
Life Drawing 2: Light, Shadow and Expression

Ranging from dramatic to subtle, the interplay of light and shadow is a key expressive element in drawing. In this 6-week course, we will focus on the role value in communicating mood and information within drawings.of the human form  Making use of long and short poses, w...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses

Mixed Media: Textiles

This six-week course provides a basic introduction to textile processes and techniques associated with surface design and fabric manipulation as a means of expressing ideas. Practical work is complemented by key critical, historical and theoretical information, which assists t...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses

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

NOTES: This course uses Adobe CS6 Master Collection. 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.
Professional Studio: The Practical Guide for Artists

Professional Studio guides emerging artists through the development of the skills necessary to enter the art community beyond the school environment. Topics covered will be how to: Put an art practice plan into action, write an Artist Statement and CV, document and ar...


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

NOTES: We are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 TSA Faculty teaching team alongside Saroja Ponnambalam featuring: Tobi Asmoucha, Celia Neubauer, Gillian Iles, and Amanda McCavour.
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