Workshops

Workshops & Courses

Top-Rated Art Workshops in Toronto

We offer a variety of exciting digital, animation, and art workshops and courses outside our diploma programs. We have courses that appeal to those from every background – from the complete beginner, to the occasional hobbyist, to the working professional. We pride ourselves on the quality of our offerings, and all of our courses are held to the same high standard as our diploma programs. This means you always get:

      • A small class size
      • Instructors who are industry professionals
      • A supportive and fun environment

Our FALL Schedule is now available!
Check out our Fall courses below. 

Workshops provide instruction within a specific area of study, such as cartooning, comic books, gaming, animation (classical, 2D and 3D), and life drawing. Our aim is to provide you with a fun and educational experience either building new skills or enhancing the ones you already have.  Many of our art workshops in Toronto are targeted at beginners, hobbyists and those considering a career in a related field. Some are also suitable for those within arts or animation-based careers wishing to enhance their portfolios or develop their skill set in a particular area.


Our “Learn to Draw” Portfolio Development course is a great introduction to the basics of representational drawing. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your life drawing, basic composition, perspective, and free hand & constructive drawing skills, and is highly recommended to anyone planning to apply to an arts program.


Professional Development courses are designed for working industry professionals to help advance them in their careers.


Our intensive 6-week Certificate Program (offered during the summer) is for students who will be applying to art-based post-secondary programs to build their skills and ensure they are portfolio-ready. Successful completion of this certificate is considered equivalent to some of the requirements for applying to our Max the Mutt Diploma Programs.

*Please note that certificates are only provided to students of the Fine Art Portfolio Development Certificate Program. General workshops can be listed on you CV or Resume upon completion, and letters of recommendation may be provided by the instructor upon request.


Our Online Workshops may feature recordings of live sessions for students to review. Please check the Materials list as well as Location when examining a particular workshop for specific details about whether this will be implemented.


Current Workshops, Professional Development & Portfolio Development Courses:
  • ONLINE! Introduction to Character Design – “Who’s That Character?”

    September 21, 2021 $250.00 + HST

    “Who’s that Character?” is a workshop dedicated to helping students channel the power of their imagination to get the creative ideas in their heads onto the page! In this 8-week course, we will learn how to imagine and design fun and colorful characters through lessons in Character Design that can be used for Comic Books […]

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  • ONLINE! Creation and Theory of Creature Design – Wednesdays

    September 22, 2021 $400.00 + HST

    “Creation and Theory of Creature Design” – During this workshop, students will learn how to design believable creatures by going over everything from concept and thumbnail sketches, setting up your references, choosing your colour palettes, and the theory behind what makes a believable creature. This workshop is intended for anyone ages 14+ Workshop sessions will […]

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  • ONLINE! Single Session Life Drawing – Thursdays

    September 23, 2021, October 7, 2021, November 4, 2021, December 2, 2021 $45.00 + HST

    These Single Session Life Drawing Workshops focus on the important building blocks for all arts-based careers. It’s also an essential skill for any artist to develop, not to mention a great source of relaxation and stress-relief. This Life Drawing workshop follows the teaching methods of the celebrated Kimon Nicolaides, designed to allow anyone to improve […]

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  • ONLINE! Leveling Up Your Character Designs – Fri & Sun

    September 24, 2021 $250.00 + HST

    This introductory Character Design workshop with get you started on your path to creating interesting and thought provoking characters with an emphasis on storytelling and mood. Students will be encouraged to design and render at least 3 characters though the objective of this workshop is to have fun and learn some new skills which can […]

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  • ONLINE! Fall Extended Portfolio Development Program – Saturdays

    September 25, 2021 $1450.00 + HST

    An Enhanced Art Portfolio Development Program The Extended Portfolio Development Program is designed for those who want to develop basic skills in the hope of applying to colleges or universities for art-based programs. Our main focus will be for people in grades 11 and 12 but also for those looking to get into a creative […]

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  • ONLINE! Creating a Webcomic Series From Start to Finish – Saturdays

    October 2, 2021 $400.00 + HST

    Do you have an idea for a webcomic that you’re dying to develop? Or have you been working on one but haven’t been able to finish it? In this webcomic workshop, we’ll work on the essential fundamentals for making a webcomic that readers will want to follow day after day. Whether your style is comedy, […]

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  • ONLINE! 3D Modeling and Texture Mapping – An Intro to Blender (Sundays)

    October 3, 2021 $400.00 + HST

    Become a 3D artist using Blender. Blender is an open source 3D modelling suite used around the world. 3D modelling has many practical applications including: digital modelling; texture mapping; environmental design; pre-vis animatics; 3D printing and animation. This course will take you through many of the introductory features of Blender and give you the foundation […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Autodesk Maya – Mondays

    October 18, 2021 $850.00 + HST

    A great introduction to animating in 3D! You’ll learn the interface as well as the tools and setup that you will need to start animating in Maya. You will start by doing a simple bouncing ball animation. You will then move on to working with a bipedal (two legged) character, first doing simple poses and […]

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  • ONLINE! Illustration Basics of Clip Studio PAINT

    October 18, 2021 $325.00 + HST

    This workshop will focus on the technical uses of Clip Studio Paint as an Illustration & Comics Program. Students can expect a basic introduction to the program’s User Interface & hotkeys and will learn to utilize layers, brushes, built in 3D models, and comic creation features to develop their own illustrations and short comics. This […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Traditional Animation – Saturdays

    October 23, 2021 $400.00 + HST

    Introduction to Traditional Animation is an exciting intro to the fundamentals of animation. We will be exploring techniques in 2D hand-drawn animation that can later be applied to any animation medium down the road. This intuitive 2D animation course will allow you to explore and foster your creativity. Beginning with simple but important concepts like Timing […]

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  • ONLINE! Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development – Sundays

    October 31, 2021 $875.00 + HST

    Learn to Draw: Top-Rated Drawing Class in Toronto! The Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development workshop is a great introduction to the fundamentals of representational drawing. If you are planning to apply to arts programs, this is a “must” and an opportunity to build your portfolio. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone looking to […]

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