Open Life Drawing/Painting

TSA offers drop-in opportunities to work on your observation skills and technique with uninstructed life drawing and painting sessions. No registration necessary. $15 at the door, or purchase a 5-session pass* for $60 from a moderator or from the TSA office.


OPEN LIFE DRAWING is held twice a week, and OPEN LIFE PAINTING is held once a week, per the following schedule:

OPEN LIFE DRAWING is held on Mondays 6:30PM-9:30PM and Fridays 6:30PM-9:30PM. OPEN LIFE PAINTING is only held on Fridays, 6:30PM-9:30PM.

FIRST 2019 MONDAY SESSION: January 14, 6:30PM-9:30PM

FIRST 2019 FRIDAY SESSION: January 18, 6:30PM-9:30PM

NOTE: TSA will be closed and no sessions held on the following upcoming Public Holidays in 2019:

  • Family Day: Mon. Feb. 18
  • Good Friday: Fri. April 19
  • Victoria Day: Mon. May 20
  • Canada Day, observed: Mon. July 1
  • Civic Holiday: Mon. Aug. 5
  • Labour Day: Mon. Sept. 2
  • Thanksgiving: Mon. Oct. 14
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day: Dec. 24 and 25



TSA has easels, stools, tables, chairs, drawing horse benches and hard surfaces. Please bring your own paper and drawing materials. 

The TSA office has a small pop-up shop where you can purchase basic materials (newsprint, cartridge paper, pencils, charcoal, conte). TSA office hours are Mon-Thu 9am-6:30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm.


TSA Code of Conduct for Classes with Models applies to Open Life Drawing/Painting, and is clearly displayed in our studios.

*5-session passes expire six months from purchase and are not redeemable for cash. TSA is not responsible for lost or stolen passes.


Questions? Contact us at 416-504-7910 or