Group Workshops

We conduct workshops for corporate & creative industries and for schools.  These can be customized to fit the needs and interests of your group.

In normal circumstances, we would either conduct your workshop in our large, bright, fully-equipped studios led by a TSA faculty member or, they could have been held on-site at your workplace or school. 

Under these new circumstances, we can hold your workshop via Zoom (12 participants only per session). Workshop topics need to reflect online capabilities.  Contact us for further information to customize something that fits your needs.

 


Fostering Creativity in the Workplace: TSA Art Workshops for the Corporate Environment and Creative Industries.

Toronto School of Art is the city’s longest-running independent art school. For over 45 years, TSA has provided a positive environment for aspiring artists to attain a quality visual arts education. Conveniently located in downtown Toronto at Queen St. West and Bathurst, TSA offers students a unique opportunity for hands-on studio learning and exposure to artistic trends in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, digital arts and photography, portfolio development, and youth programming.

At TSA, artists teach students of all levels with both traditional and contemporary approaches offering an array of courses to choose from that will further develop one’s artistic vision and ability at any level. Workshops are 2–3 hours in duration, and include demonstrations as well as plenty of time for creative exploration.

If you’re looking for something unique for your company event or team building day, an art workshop might be just the thing for you to boost employee morale and encourage creativity in the workplace.

Workshop Objectives:

·      Encourage and develop creativity

·      Solve problems creatively

·      Understand values shared by colleagues

·      Exchange ideas

·      Promote collaboration

·      Innovative thinking and experimentation

Group workshops are conducted in our large, bright and fully-equipped studios led by TSA faculty artists. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and informal allowing participants the ability to create and explore through guided art activities, however we are also able to organize an onsite workshop, if you prefer. Dates and times are flexible and can be programmed throughout the day or evening, typically they run 2-3 hours in length, up to a full-day experience.  Online workshops can also be arranged.

TSA offers a variety of workshop topics to choose from.  Below are some examples, or we can work with you to create customized workshops to meet your needs and interests.

Team Building Art Day - Exploring Materials and Techniques

This is a unique opportunity to explore the creative potential in your team. The following series of hands-on workshops explore various techniques and materials. Participants are guided through various exercises intended to help them explore and learn the use of the materials and at the same time each create artwork based on their own imaginations.

Fluid Acrylic Abstraction on Paper

Students will explore fluid acrylic paints and its wide array of possibilities while focusing on painting in an abstract and non-representational manner. Various application techniques in black and white and colour will be covered.

Drawing as an Experimental Approach

This drawing workshop addresses non-traditional techniques and provides uninterrupted time for creative exploration in mark making using mixed media. Through intensive and sustained investigation, students will explore varying methods for image development and determine how accidental mishap can lead to unexpected possibility.  In addition, participants will be encouraged to explore new and unorthodox techniques while making use of opportunities for inventive discovery.

Collage Explorations

This workshop explores two-dimensional collage and photo collage works. Participants will transform a range of intriguing collage materials through fragmentation and rearrangement, pattern and repetition, layering and transparency, as well as mixed media explorations in painting and drawing.

Drawing with Ink

Investigate a centuries-old and graphically exciting medium. This workshop will focus on the use of India ink for drawing. India ink permits a huge range of possible textures and appearances, from ultra-crisp and graphically bold black and white images through to ultra-soft layers and veils of washes. Participants will test out a variety of approaches to working with ink, both full-strength and using diluted washes. Techniques we will explore include: line drawing with different tools, cross-hatching, stippling, and, ink wash studies. As well as drawing demonstrations, students will have plenty of hands-on time to explore different techniques.

 


Fostering Creativity in the Classroom: TSA Art Workshops for Schools

Toronto School of Art is the city’s longest-running independent art school. For over 45 years, TSA has provided a positive environment for aspiring artists to attain a quality visual arts education. TSA is centrally located in our new permanent home of 24 Ryerson Avenue (North East of Queen St west and Bloor), TSA offers students a unique opportunity for hands-on studio learning and exposure to artistic trends in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, digital arts and photography, portfolio development, and youth programming.

At TSA, artists teach students of all levels with both traditional and contemporary approaches offering an array of courses to choose from that will further develop one’s artistic vision and ability at any level.

TSA School Art Programs provides workshops designed for elementary and secondary school groups. These programs introduce tools to foster visual literacy in students and to promote critical thinking about the visual world around us. The program introduces students to the exciting world of contemporary art through interactive hands-on art activities. The workshops are designed to give students a foundation in art techniques and a chance to explore a variety of different art mediums.

All workshops are conducted in our large, bright fully-equipped studios led by TSA faculty artists. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and informal allowing participants the ability to create and explore through guided art activities. If you prefer, we can organize an onsite workshop at your school. Dates and times are flexible and can be programmed throughout the morning and afternoon, running from 90 minutes to 5 hours depending on the curriculum and activity. The workshops offer a variety of creative projects to choose from. You can select from a number of programmed options or we can create customized workshops to meet students’ needs and interests. 

Workshops can also be arranged for online delivery.

The following series of hands-on workshops explore various techniques and materials. Students are guided through various exercises intended to help them explore and learn the use of the materials and at the same time each create artwork based on their own imaginations.
 

Art in 3-dimensions – Sculpture Explorations

This workshop explores a variety of materials (wood, paper, wire, clay, etc.) to build and sculptural objects. Through demonstrations and examples the students will learn a variety of techniques as well as historic and contemporary contexts.

 

Architectural Drawing

Explore the interesting world of architecture through drawing and a city tour. This workshop introduces students to the basics of drawing architecture including technical drawing with an emphasis on perspective and spatial strategies. Through the discussion of contemporary and historical references, this workshop will provide students with an introduction to the design of buildings, spaces urban and natural environments.

 

Life Drawing

This workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of life drawing and is designed to expose the student to several different methods and approaches to contemporary life drawing and it’s application. Using dry media (pencil, charcoal, conte, pastel etc.) the various topics will include: illustrative and animation type drawing, academic realist drawing, contemporary expressive drawing, abstraction and basic anatomy. These different methods of approach will be used as a platform for different skill building exercises in a fun and energetic environment, building toward several final drawings at the end of the session.

Fluid Acrylic Abstraction on Paper

Students will explore fluid acrylic paints and its wide array of possibilities while focusing on painting in an abstract and non-representational manner. Various application techniques in black and white and colour will be covered.

Drawing as an Experimental Approach

This drawing workshop addresses non-traditional techniques and provides uninterrupted time for creative exploration in mark making using mixed media. Through intensive and sustained investigation, students will explore varying methods for image development and determine how accidental mishap can lead to unexpected possibility.  In addition, participants will be encouraged to explore new and unorthodox techniques while making use of opportunities for inventive discovery.

Collage Explorations

This workshop explores two-dimensional collage and photo collage works. Participants will transform a range of intriguing collage materials through fragmentation and rearrangement, pattern and repetition, layering and transparency, as well as mixed media explorations in painting and drawing.

Drawing with Ink

Investigate a centuries-old and graphically exciting medium. This workshop will focus on the use of India ink for drawing. India ink permits a huge range of possible textures and appearances, from ultra-crisp and graphically bold black and white images through to ultra-soft layers and veils of washes. Participants will test out a variety of approaches to working with ink, both full-strength and using diluted washes. Techniques we will explore include: line drawing with different tools, cross-hatching, stippling, and, ink wash studies. As well as drawing demonstrations, students will have plenty of hands-on time to explore different techniques.


For more information and booking requests, please contact the TSA Office:

416.504.7910 | info@tsa-art.com