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. Look forward to the inclusion of Camps and single session workshops to be scheduled for September & October. 


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! Foundations Program: An Introduction to the Creative Industries – For 2021

    $4500.00 + HST

    Help! I Want An Art-based Career! Considering a career change? Or perhaps you are looking for a sense of direction with what work you would like to pursue within current creative industries? This Foundations Program: An Introduction to the Creative Industries course is designed to present you with an introduction to foundational art skills as […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Stop Animation – Thursdays

    October 1, 2020 $400.00 + HST

    IT’S ALIIIIVE! Stop motion has an interesting history and a lot of unusual methods for imbuing inanimate objects with the illusion of LIFE! In this stop motion animation workshop, we will look at some of these techniques with a focus on claymation, timing and performance. Get out your bricks of plasticine and whatever little found […]

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  • ONLINE! Basic Photography – Single Session

    October 3, 2020 $80.00 + HST

    Photography is an art form in of itself. That said, it can also be an incredible tool for creating references! This single session workshop will be all about learning how to use and understand the functions of a 35mm SLR or mirrorless camera. Learn the basics of photography, how cameras think, using the functions, and […]

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  • ONLINE! Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development

    October 4, 2020 $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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  • ONLINE! Writing Stories for Picture Books – Wednesdays

    October 7, 2020 $300.00 + HST

    How To Write A Picture Book Learning the basics of writing picture books is a valuable adjunct for illustrators. Not only does it give greater creative control, writing as well as illustrating doubles the royalty rate from a publisher: an important practical consideration. This workshop covers the technical requirements of writing for the genre and […]

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  • ONLINE! Story Jam: Digital Storytelling for Early Teens – Saturdays

    October 17, 2020 $400.00 + HST

    Welcome to MTM & StoryCentre Canada’s new online digital storytelling workshop for youth: ​StoryJam​! For ages 11 – 14. Story Jam is a creative adventure in telling a personal story. Digital stories are short multimedia videos illustrated with photos, video clips and other original artwork. Through this workshop you will learn how to edit video, […]

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  • ONLINE! Story Jam: Digital Storytelling for Older Teens – Saturdays

    October 17, 2020 $400.00 + HST

    Welcome to MTM & StoryCentre Canada’s new online digital storytelling workshop for teens: ​StoryJam​! For ages 15 – 18. Story Jam is a creative adventure in telling a personal story. Digital stories are short multimedia videos illustrated with photos, video clips and other original artwork. Through this digital storytelling workshop for teens, you will learn […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Traditional Animation – Saturdays

    October 17, 2020 $400.00 + HST

    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 and Spacing, Squash and […]

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  • ONLINE! Digital Background Painting – Sundays

    October 18, 2020 $400.00 + HST

    The Digital Background Painting workshop teaches the basics of Photoshop and the step process of design and rendering of animated backgrounds. The principals of Photoshop and professional techniques will be presented through the use of a variety of processes and applications while painting landscapes, architectural and fantasy environments. Lectures and “hands-on” lab-time will be given for […]

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  • ONLINE! Creating a Webcomic Series From Start to Finish (for Teens) – Tuesdays

    October 20, 2020 $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 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, sci-fi, […]

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  • ONLINE! Single Session Life Drawing (Theory) – Wednesdays

    October 21, 2020, November 4, 2020, November 18, 2020, December 9, 2020 $45.00 + HST

    Life Drawing (Theory) focuses 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 their technique and […]

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  • ONLINE! Creating a Webcomic Series From Start to Finish (for Adults) – Thursdays

    October 22, 2020 $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 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, sci-fi, […]

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  • ONLINE! Fall Extended Portfolio Development Program

    October 24, 2020 $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! Single Session Life Drawing (Labs) – Wednesdays

    October 28, 2020, November 11, 2020, November 25, 2020 $45.00 + HST

    Life Drawing (Labs) focuses on applying 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 their technique […]

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  • ONLINE! The Wonders of Character Design – Saturdays & Sundays

    November 1, 2020 $250.00 + HST

    AGES: 8 – 14. Beginners Welcome. MTM Student-led course. The Wonders of Character Design will give you the tools that will help you create intriguing, evocative, and outstanding characters starting from inspiration and conception to the final painting. In these workshops, you will explore colour, shapes, styles, storytelling and the possible difficulties you may face in your […]

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  • ONLINE! Redesigning Fairy Tales: An Introduction to Concept Art

    November 7, 2020 $250.00 + HST

    AGES: 8 – 14. Beginners Welcome. MTM Student-led course. Redesigning Fairy Tales is intended to be an approachable introduction to Concept Art and standards that are associated with the field. This introduction gives students the opportunity to choose from pre-existing stories (Fairy Tales) as a base for developing redesigns. Students will be encouraged to develop […]

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