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...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
8-week courses

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...


LEVEL:
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.
Experimental Drawing Concepts

This course is designed to introduce the experience of creatively exploring experimental materials, processes, methods, and ideas in contemporary drawing practice. Particular emphasis is given to drawing as discovery, experimentation and its expanding vocabulary, its gestures ...


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

NOTES: No class August 6 for Civic Holiday. This is a 7-week course.
Figure and Portrait Painting (Summer)

Students will explore observational Figure and Portrait Painting through 2 poses lasting 4 weeks each.  Proportion, shape, value, light and colour theory both in reference to the portrait and the body will be discussed. Using Oil or acrylic paint, various method of applic...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
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8-week courses

NOTES: A nude model will be used. This course is ideal for those with recent life drawing AND basic painting experience who wish to start figure painting.
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.
Introduction to Life Drawing

This course emphasizes basic drawing skills in gesture, contour, and tone. It is designed to teach students the skills necessary to render the figure in three dimensions, in both wet and dry media. Instruction in surface anatomy and proportion is included. Class sessions will ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
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NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course or equivalent. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Introduction to Life Painting

Students will gain technical skills and knowledge in rendering the human form in paint. The course allows for direct visual observation of the figure while painting, but the ability to construct the figure from imagination and memory will also be stressed. Generally, poses are...


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

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Life Drawing, or have basic painting skills. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.
Introduction to Painting

This course teaches foundation skills in the technical manipulation of paint, as well as in colour, structure, and content. The importance of direct visual observation and the creation of space and light illusion will be stressed. The instructor will also show how the same pro...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
12-week courses
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10-week courses
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10-week courses
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12-week courses

NOTES: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course, or have some drawing experience. The 804 section will have a nude art model.
Narrative Still Life

How can one tell a story through objects?  This painting course will explore creating personal still lifes in order to expand students’ painting repertoire and construct narrative.  Still life painting is often an important observational exercise; in this cours...


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


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
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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