Academy Programs & Fees

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DRAWING for beginners (children) »

DRAWING for beginners (children)

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Drawing and sketching paper, graphite pencils, color pencils, charcoal, pastels, erasers.

Description: Students will be taught the basics of sketching, drawing, proportions theory, shading and the effective use of light and shadow; this will provide a basis for learning how to draw still-life and compositions.

In this class students will also learn the artistic skills needed
to bring to life compositions from their imagination.
They will learn to use a wide variety of media: pencils, charcoal, pastels.

PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners (children) »

PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners (children)

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Drawing paper, canvas, charcoal, acrylics, gouache, brushes, pallet, medium jar, cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Come and have fun exploring a wide variety of mediums and techniques that include painting with gouache and acrylics.
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of colour principles: colour theory and perception, colour contrasts, techniques of mixing colours, and the best way to utilize colour in order to enhance your artwork. This course will help you develop basic skills in pastels, gouache and acrylic.

This is an excellent course for those who have basic drawing skills and wish to explore colours.

HAVING FUN WITH LANDSCAPES »

HAVING FUN WITH LANDSCAPES

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Paper, canvas, pastels, guache, acrylics, brushes, palette, jar, a piece of cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" and "PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners" or to have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This class will teach children how to see the world in new ways.

Students will have fun creating their own version of landscapes while drawing inspiration from works by renowned landscape artists. We will focus on colour theory, as well as on how to create light, shadow and attractive compositions.
Particular attention will be paid to how to paint aspects of nature, such as rocks, water, sky, grass and mountains.

Children will paint using their favorite photographs or paintings of fall and winter landscapes as a reference and they will learn how to bring them to life!

FIRST STEP INTO THE WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING »

FIRST STEP INTO THE WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: pencil, watercolour paints, palette, brushes, watercolour sponges, watercolour paper, board for stretching, gum strip, jar, kitchen paper, wax resist, masking tape.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" or to have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This course will open up a new and exciting world.
While having fun, kids will have the opportunity to learn the basic techniques of watercolour painting. Starting from a simple line drawing of a composition they will be able to progress to a finished watercolour painting executed with a simplified palette.

Children will learn how to stretch watercolour paper, master the wash technique, make a rich variety of complementary colour combinations and choose art materials that are most suitable for their projects.

MIXED MEDIA STUDIO »

MIXED MEDIA STUDIO

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: graphite pencil, eraser, watercolour paper, canvass, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth, ink, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, palette knife, sand, pasta, plastic wrap, waxed paper.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners" or to have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This is a mixed media workshop in which kids get to discover the new and exciting direction in contemporary art world - art effects.

This is a unique opportunity to sample various media and techniques and benefit from step-by-step demonstrations on how to achieve dozens of different effects through experimenting with inks, watercolour, acrylics and pastels.
Students will also have a chance to try various less conventional media. For instance, they will learn how to create abstract painting with a palette knife, texture with sand, create wash effects, model pasta as well as plastic wrap and waxed paper.

CREATE A GIFT FOR YOUR PARENTS OR FRIENDS »

CREATE A GIFT FOR YOUR PARENTS OR FRIENDS

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Description: from 4 to 8 weeks (as needed) course (2 hour class once a week)

Fees: $160 - $320

Your friends and family will really appreciate receiving an original art work created by you. Working from your favorite photograph or paining, you will have an opportunity to create something special for those you love.

DRAWING for beginners (teen / adults) »

DRAWING for beginners (teen / adults)

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Drawing and sketching paper, graphite pencils, color pencils, charcoal, pastels, erasers.

Description: Students will be taught the basics of sketching, drawing, proportions theory, shading and the effective use of light and shadow; this will provide a basis for learning how to draw still-life and compositions.

In this class students will also learn the artistic skills needed
to bring to life compositions from their imagination.
They will learn to use a wide variety of media: pencils, charcoal, pastels.

PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners (teen / adults) »

PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners (teen / adults)

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Drawing paper, canvas, charcoal, acrylics, gouache, brushes, pallet, medium jar, cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Students will be exploring a wide variety of mediums and techniques that include painting with gouache and acrylics.
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of colour principles: colour theory and perception, colour contrasts, techniques of mixing colours, and the best way to utilize colour in order to enhance your artwork. This course will help you develop basic skills in pastels, gouache and acrylic.

This is an excellent course for those who have basic drawing skills and wish to explore colours.

PAINTING WITH OILS FOR BEGINNERS »

PAINTING WITH OILS FOR BEGINNERS

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, oil, paint thinner, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this eight-week class that will cover colour mixing, colour theory, composition, how to mix paints in order to express light and shadow and the techniques of blending, glazing, scumbling.

Students will work on three still-life paintings with each painting progressively more complex than the previous one. All paintings will be executed from direct observation.

This class is for beginners seeking an excellent foundation or for the more advanced students who are looking for a great opportunity to replace bad painting habits with better ones. The lessons will serve to de-mystify the process of oil painting.

Continuing students are welcome.

DRAWING STUDIO: SKETCHING, STILL-LIEE, COMPOSITION AND LANDSCAPE »

DRAWING STUDIO: SKETCHING, STILL-LIEE, COMPOSITION AND LANDSCAPE

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Sketching paper, drawing paper, graphite pencils, colour pencils, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolour, eraser.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Drawing can be a preparatory step before you move onto paining and it can also be a finished work of art in and of itself. Drawing presents an opportunity to experiment with different media, from the traditional graphite pencil to a whole range of colorful and versatile pastels and pencils.

In this class you will build on what you have learned in the "DRAWING for beginners". The course will allow you to undertake more ambitions projects with respect to still-life, composition and landscape.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop showcase pieces for your portfolio.

DRAWING AND SKETCHING PORTRAITS »

DRAWING AND SKETCHING PORTRAITS

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Sketching paper, drawing paper, graphite pencils, colour pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, eraser.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" and "DRAWING STUDIO" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Learn to create portraits using graphite pencil, colour pencils, charcoal, and pastel. You will learn about colour theory, composition, proportion, anatomy, and various drawing techniques which will give you a strong foundation of drawing skills necessary to depict the likeness of the subject. You will learn how to do both quick sketches and carefully-executed finished drawings. You will work from a photo reference and/or model (there may be an additional small fee for models).

DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE »

DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Sketching paper, drawing paper, graphite pencils, charcoal, eraser.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" and "DRAWING STUDIO" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: You will be introduced to various techniques to give you a strong foundation in the drawing skills necessary to achieve a life-like representation of the human figure. This class will help you increase your awareness of anatomy, proportion, composition; it will teach you to depict human body in motion. We will pay special attention to how to draw complicated body parts, such as hands. You will learn how to do both quick sketches and carefully-executed finished drawings. You will work from a photo reference and/or model (there may be an additional small fee for models).

THE EXCITING WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING »

THE EXCITING WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Pencil, watercolour paints, palette, brushes, watercolour sponges, watercolour paper, board for stretching, gum strip, jar, kitchen paper, wax resist, masking tape.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" and "PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This course is designed for a student who is interested in learning the basics of watercolour painting, including the effective painting techniques, colour theory, how to mix and apply colours and how to choose appropriate art materials.

Students will learn to interpret on paper the magical interplay of light and shadow. They will get a chance to experiment with different painting techniques and to find a technique that best expresses their style. As well, students will get a chance to explore a wide rage of subjects – including still-life, landscape and figurative subjects – and have an opportunity to learn how to render them in gentle, transparent watercolours. Students will start by working on simple watercolour sketches and will progress to a more polished style of painting.

WATERCOLOUR STUDIO: LANDSCAPES »

WATERCOLOUR STUDIO: LANDSCAPES

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Pencil, watercolour paints, palette, brushes, watercolour sponges, watercolour paper, board for stretching, gum strip, jar, kitchen paper, wax resist, masking tape.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners" and "PAINTING WITH COLORS for beginners" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Explore the new techniques and approaches in the challenging watercolour medium that will sharpen your skills and expand your imagination. We invite you to discover new directions in watercolour – a variety of art effects that you could employ in your paintings. The natural beauty of the fall and early winter will be your subject.

You will also have the opportunity to design your own holiday greeting cards for friends and family.

ACRYLICS WORKSHOP »

ACRYLICS WORKSHOP

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, acrylics, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Description: This is a workshop designed for beginners who want to conquer their fear of paining and for more experienced painters who find themselves in a creative rut. You will loosen up, have fun and paint more.

Colour theory, painting technique and composition will be taught through demonstrations, examples and hands on practice. A variety of subject matter will serve as an inspiration for your paintings. Come and have fun!

SEASCAPES IN ACRYLICS »

SEASCAPES IN ACRYLICS

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, acrylics, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Description: This course is designed for beginners and intermediate art students who want to learn to paint in the versatile acrylic medium. Students will work on two sea-themed paintings: the first depicting the crushing surf and the second depicting a lighthouse on top a rocky cliff.

Through demonstrations and hands on practice students will learn about colour theory, how to handle a brush and a variety of paining techniques.

PAINTING WITH OILS: LANDSCAPES »

PAINTING WITH OILS: LANDSCAPES

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, oil, paint thinner, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "PAINTING WITH OILS FOR BEGINNERS" or to have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: In this class you can develop and perfect your skills in landscape painting. You will have an opportunity to complete two paintings in oil. We will focus on colour theory, how to create light, shadow, perspective and attractive compositions. We will pay particular attention to how to paint difficult aspects of nature such as trees, water, clouds and rain. You will be working from nature or your favorite photograph.

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE IN ALL MEDIA »

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE IN ALL MEDIA

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, oil, paint thinner, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners", "DRAWING AND SKETCHING PORTRAITS", and, depending on your chosen medium, either "PAINTING WITH OILS FOR BEGINNERS" or "ACRYLICS WORKSHOP". However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This class will focus on fundamentals of portraiture including the anatomy of the head, face and upper body, how to create a successful composition, incorporate more colour into your work, how to position your subject for the portrait sitting and how to “humanize” your portraits.

Special attention will be given to mastering oil painting, as the particular characteristics of this medium make it more challenging than working with acrylics. However, you may work in a medium of your choice – acrylics, oil, gouache, pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc. Students should have experience in their chosen media.

You will work from a photo reference and/or model. (There may be a fee for models).

THE HUMAN FIGURE: PAINTING IN ACRYLIC AND OIL »

THE HUMAN FIGURE: PAINTING IN ACRYLIC AND OIL

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Canvass, charcoal, oil, paint thinner, acrylics, varnish, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners", "DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE", "PAINTING WITH OILS FOR BEGINNERS" or "ACRYLICS WORKSHOP" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: In this class you will build on what you have learned in the "DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE". The class will allow you to undertake a more ambitions painting of the human figure. Given that the human figure is a particularly challenging subject, you may elect to complete just one piece in your chosen medium. Alternatively, you may choose to do a series of studies of the torso, the hands, the back; you may execute some of these in acrylic and some in oil.

If you are considering a career in visual art or just very keen to learn how to paint well, you should take this opportunity to build the skills that are necessary for a serious representational painter. You will work from a photo reference and/or model (there may be an additional small fee for models).

ART EFFECTS IN ABSTRACT PAINTING »

ART EFFECTS IN ABSTRACT PAINTING

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Graphite pencil, eraser, watercolour paper, canvass, brushes, palette, a small or medium jar, a piece of cloth, ink, watercolours, acrylics, oils, charcoal, paint thinner, varnish, pastels, palette knife, sand, pasta, plastic wrap, waxed paper.

Description: Looking for new directions in your artwork? Explore new techniques and fresh ideas in all mediums – inks, watercolours, acrylics, oils and pastels.

You will learn to create dramatic effects in your paining using a palette knife, employing washes, texturing with sand, modeling pasta, plastic wrap and waxed paper.

You will have an opportunity to create three or more art pieces.

CREATE A GIFT FOR YOUR FRIENDS »

CREATE A GIFT FOR YOUR FRIENDS

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Description: from 4 to 8 weeks (as needed) course (2 hour class once a week)

Fees: $160 - $320


Your friends and family will really appreciate receiving an original art work created by you. Working from your favorite photograph or paining, you will have an opportunity to create something special for those you love.

BOOK ILLUSTRATION »

BOOK ILLUSTRATION

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Sketching paper, drawing paper, watercolour paper, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, eraser, watercolours, brushes, pallete, a small or medium jar.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners", "DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE" and "THE EXCITING WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: Would you like to learn how to illustrate books? A published book illustrator will share her knowledge with you on character construction, facial expression, composition, interior and exterior scene backgrounds and much more.

FASHION DESIGN »

FASHION DESIGN

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Materials: Sketching paper, drawing paper, watercolour paper, graphite pencils, coloured pencils, eraser, watercolours, brushes, pallete, a small or medium jar.

Prerequsite: In order to get the most out of this class, it is advisable to first take "DRAWING for beginners", "DRAWING AND SKETCHING THE HUMAN FIGURE" and "THE EXCITING WORLD OF WATERCOLOUR PAINTING" or have equivalent training. However, if you are a beginner who strongly feels that you want and able to enroll in this class, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Description: This course will cover the history of fashion design starting from 1840, when the sewing machine came into use, spurring a new era of ready-to-wear clothes and accessories. The class will focus on the major fashion capitals of Europe and America, such as Paris, London, Rome, Milan, New York, and Hollywood.

Students will be introduced to the history of fashion design.
Students will study the biographies of designers whose innovations, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills made a noticeable impact on the world of fashion.
Students will learn how to distinguish the main periods in fashion design and the characteristics of major fashion trends.
Students will learn about the fashion revolution of the 1960's and the modernization of classical looks in the 1970s.
Students will be introduced to various fabrics and materials.
Students will be instructed in the fundamentals of figure drawing and sketching for fashion design.

Each class will be dedicated to a specific era of the fashion industry and the defining characteristics of its style. Illustrations and photographs from period magazines will accompany class discussion. We will also draw on Hollywood and European films in order to analyze the influence that movie stars have had on the fashion industry.

By the end of the term, each student will have an opportunity to complete a project that will analyze an era from the fashion industry with respect to its defining characteristics. Each student will also make fashion design sketches, reflecting the style of the period she/he chooses to focus on.

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION: APPLIED VISUAL ARTS/FINE ARTS COURSES »

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION: APPLIED VISUAL ARTS/FINE ARTS COURSES

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Description: from 4 weeks to 6 months (as needed) course (2 hour class once a week)

Fees: $160 - $960
(Classes may be taken twice a week, if urgently needed. Fees will be doubled.)


For those who want to jumpstart a new career in the arts or are seeking admission to applied visual arts/fine arts programs at colleges and universities these courses present an excellent opportunity to develop a professional portfolio.

ALL YEAR ROUND PROGRAM »

ALL YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

Fees: $20 per hour

To enroll call 647-929-2520

Description: - pay monthly - $160 (4 weeks)

If you are considering a career in visual art or just very keen to learn how to paint well, you should take this opportunity to build the skills that are necessary for a serious representational painter.

You will learn and improve various drawing techniques which will give you a strong foundation of drawing skills to do both - quick sketches and carefully-executed finished drawings.

We will focus on how to create light, shadow, perspective and attractive compositions.
You will learn and improve your knowledge about proportions and anatomy.

We will concentrate in a better understanding of colour fundamentals principles: colour theory and perception, colour contrasts, techniques of mixing colours, the best way to utilize colour in order to enhance your artwork and how to choose appropriate art materials.
Special attention will be given to mastering oil and watercolour painting.

You will have the opportunity to sample various media and techniques and benefit from step-by-step demonstrations on how to achieve dozens of different effects through experimenting with inks, watercolour, oil, acrylics and pastels.

You will do a series of studies of the torso, the hands, the back; you will execute some of these in acrylic and some in oil. We will teach you to depict human body in motion. We will pay special attention to how to draw complicated body parts, such as hands.

Getting Started is Easy!
Get your introductory academy tour, and sign up for your first class, call or email:
Alena Savitski
Academy Co-ordinator
BONUS: FREE Sketchbook to improve your drawing skills between classes — available to new and returning students signing up for the Fall semester.
Special Offer: In July and August only (offer expires on August 31st). Sign up for Fall semester (Sep. 1 to Dec. 24, 2016) and receive 10% discount, or a full year (Sep. 1 to June 30, 2016) and receive 15% discount.
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