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TORONTO SCHOOL OF ART (TSA) fosters the inherent capabilities of its students through an education model that revolves around artists teaching artists to help them make their mark.

TSA believes the arts should be accessible to all levels of experience. Whether you’re a working professional or just starting out, TSA offers ​courses that address all levels of expertise. The only thing our students need to get started is a passion for their craft. Once they have that, our mentors are there to further refine, hone, and cultivate their skills.

TSA is the city's longest-running independent art school. Enrol in a course and enjoy:

  • Small class sizes;
  • Individual attention and guidance from faculty;
  • Free Open Studio sessions for current students to work independently outside of class time (contact the office to confirm studio availability);
  • Storage space and student lockers;
  • Convenient location across from Dufferin TTC station.
  • Planning a visit? See our Accessibility Notice.


FALL TERM 2017 | SEPTEMBER 11 TO DECEMBER 9

Choose from over 50 daytime, evening, and Saturday weekly courses in a range of media and specialized techniques taught by a faculty of passionate, practising artists.

Experience the rigorous and supportive studio environment at TSA featuring:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • ​Life Drawing and Painting
  • Digital Arts & Photography
  • Figure Sculpture and Casting
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Portfolio Development
  • Professional Studio
  • Youth Art Studio
  • Gallery Hop


SPECIAL COURSES THIS FALL

130 Portfolio Development​ with Tina Oehmsen-Clark​
Designed for individuals seeking entry into post-secondary art programs such as fine arts, animation, graphic design, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, and other art programs that require a portfolio for entrance. This course focuses on building a portfolio of their visual artwork by providing studio-based projects, exploration, and concept development in drawing, life drawing, painting, sculpture, and portfolio preparation.



302 Professional Studio: The Practical Guide for Artists​ with Angela Leach
Guides emerging artists through the development of the skills necessary to enter the art community beyond the school environment. Topics covered will include: putting an art practice plan into action, writing an Artist Statement and CV, documentation and archival skills, finding venues and developing a target audience, display, selling and shipping art, accessing services for artists including grants, exhibition venues, and more!


​WHAT'S NEW​

Exploring Contemporary Fibre Art with Amanda McCavour
Sculpture in Wax: The Lost Wax Process with Kip Jones
Chinese Brush Experiment: Ink & Wash with Wenyun Hua
Life Drawing: The Figure in Context with Martha Eleen
Narrative Still Life with Kyla Brown

See all courses here: Fall 2017 Course Calendar

Early Bird Discounts are available through ​Friday, ​August 11.
Reserve your spot now and save 10%​​ with the promo code FALLEARLYBIRD.

To register, visit tsa-art.com,​ ​contact ​the office, ​or drop by during office hours for assistance.


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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

OPEN LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING
TSA offers drop-in, uninstructed life drawing and painting sessions. No registration necessary, all are welcome. $15 at the door, or purchase a 5-session pass for $60.

  • Summer 2017 sessions are held on MONDAY and THURSDAY evenings, 6pm-9pm, through September 7.
  • Fall-Spring 2017/2018 sessions are held on MONDAY and FRIDAY evenings, 6pm-9pm, beginning the week of September 11.

INDEPENDENT STUDY OPTIONS
​TSA offers current student​s​, high school​ or post-secondary arts student​s​, and practicing artists at any career level​,​ an opportunity to meet with a professional artist from the TSA Faculty for a consultation, evaluation, or critique of their art work.​ ​A one-hour session includes advice and direction in areas such as building one’s artistic skills, identifying strengths, exploring new mediums, or navigating the art scene. Critiques are available in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, installation, printmaking, photography, digital, film/video, new media, community and performance art.

Contact the office to learn more and book an appointment: 416.504.7910 | info@tsa-art.com.

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TORONTO SCHOOL OF ART
980 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M6H 4B4
416.504.7910 | info@tsa-art.com