8-week courses

TSA's Summer term is 8 weeks long. Take a course then (we have A/C!) or try an 8-week course when offered in other terms. We offer some of our courses in a shorter, more accessible calendar of eight weeks. This format includes courses for various levels, and in a range of disciplines: drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, photography and digital courses. Eight-week courses offer students a more condensed, but still comprehensive, hands-on learning experience.
City Sketching: Studying Architectural Ornaments

Sketches of the built environment are analytical drawings that generally convey an overall image. We do these drawings to gain a greater understanding of the nature of the man-made and natural landscape. To capture and convey the essence of a place, such drawings must be execu...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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8-week courses

NOTES: Please be advised there will be no class, Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Colour Mixing

Based in colour theory and the primary colour palette, this hands-on course focuses on developing proficient and accurate colour mixing. Through structured exercises and practice, students will develop their ability to make intuitive choices regarding saturation, temperature a...


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All Levels
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NOTES: This is an introductory level course that is suitable for painters who want to build their colour-language skills. Winter 2019 term: no class March 14.
Contemporary Water Media: Basics

This course will introduce students to the use and application of Fluid Acrylic Paint. It can mimic the look of watercolour and gouache as well as ink but with the benefits of retaining pigment intensity and clarity. Students will work on various types of paper to recreate the...


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Introduction-Intermediate
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12-week courses
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Drawing as a Contemporary Practice

This course is designed to give students a better idea of a wide spectrum of the possibilities in contemporary drawing, and how it can inform their own work. Assignments will be geared toward expanding the student’s notions of drawing, both technically and conceptually. ...


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Intermediate
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NOTES: Students should have some experience in drawing or have taken coursework in Beginning and/or Intermediate Drawing, Mixed Media.
Drawing on Mylar

In drawing and painting circles, Mylar has become an ever-popular support.  Sometimes described as Polyester film, it is used by artists for its archival quality and impermeable surface.  These two factors plus its durability make it an ideal support for drawing base...


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

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing or Painting course or have basic drawing skills.
Introduction to Drawing

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing, the development of perceptual skills and technical facility, as well as the exploration of drawing as an expressive medium and conceptual tool. Through in-clas...


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Absolute Beginners
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NOTES: No experience necessary. This course also covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Life Drawing: The Figure in Context

This course contextualizes the use of the figure in art. The relationship of the figure to the surrounding space will be explored as a means to develop and expand on visual language skills. The model will engage with constructed and local environments to create compositional a...


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

NOTES: It is recommended that students have some experience with basic life drawing.
Portfolio Development

Learn how to prepare and edit a body of work to create a portfolio for entry into various post-secondary studio art and design programs. This dynamic course offers students valuable insight on what constitutes a successful portfolio, and the technical support to strengthen the...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
8-week courses

NOTES: An interview is required prior to registration. Please contact the office for booking and registration: 416-504-7910 | info@tsa-art.com. No class on Monday, Oct. 8 for Thanksgiving.
Sculpture Explorations: Material and Form

This course is an introduction to a broad range of approaches to object making. Through image presentations, demonstrations and hands-on work time in the studio, students will develop technical skills using both traditional and non-traditional materials. These materials includ...


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All Levels
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8-week courses

Weaving and the Physical Properties of the Line

This eight-week course is about exploring the physical properties of the line and the possibilities of constructing tangible objects using linear material with textile construction approaches. Specifically, we will be experimenting with the technique of weaving & interlaci...


LEVEL:
All Levels
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8-week courses

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