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

Giftcards are great gift idea for any occasion! Inspire creativity with Max the Mutt Gift Cards which can be purchased for that special person in your life and applied to any upcoming workshop! Gift Cards are available in the amount of $25, $50, $100, $150, and $200. Purchase Giftcards here!

Our WINTER Schedule is now available!
Check out our Winter workshops 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! Winter Break Comics Camp – Mon. to Fri. – Dec. 20

    December 20, 2021 $85.00 + HST

    AGES 8-14. Beginner Course. MTM alumni-led course.  This beginner friendly comics camp will focus on drawing comics for storytelling!  Through this workshop, students will have the opportunity to layout a story in pictures and frames, learn where to place speech bubbles for ease of reading, and how to make their own short comic from start […]

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

    January 8, 2022 $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! Winter Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development – Sundays

    January 9, 2022 $875.00 + HST

    Learn to Draw: Top-Rated Drawing Class in Toronto! The Winter 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! Introduction to Comics (for Kids) – Mondays

    January 10, 2022 $85.00 + HST

    AGES 8-14. Beginner Course. MTM alumni-led course.  This beginner friendly comics camp will focus on drawing comics for storytelling!  Through this workshop, students will have the opportunity to layout a story in pictures and frames, learn where to place speech bubbles for ease of reading, and how to make their own short comic from start […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Autodesk Maya – Wednesdays

    January 12, 2022 $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! Introduction to Traditional Animation (For Kids!) – Saturdays

    January 15, 2022 $300.00 + HST

    Introduction to Traditional Animation is an exciting introduction to the fundamentals of animation. We will be exploring simplified techniques in 2D hand-drawn animation that can be applied to any animation in a young artists creative journey. This intuitive 2D animation course will allow you to explore and foster your creativity with engaging and approachable concepts. […]

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  • ONLINE! Redesigning Fairy Tales: An Introduction to Concept Art – Tues & Thurs

    January 18, 2022 $220.00 + HST

    AGES: 8 – 14. Beginners Welcome. MTM alumni-led course.  Redesigning Fairy Tales is a fairy tale design workshop 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 […]

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  • ONLINE! Introduction to Traditional Animation – Wednesdays

    January 19, 2022 $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! Redesigning Fairy Tales: An Introduction to Concept Art – Family Day

    February 19, 2022 $45.00 + HST

    A Family Day Special!   With a single registration, an entire household can join in on the fun of Redesigning Fairy Tales! Intended for ages 8+, this workshop encourages collaboration for those with shared living arrangements to create your own redesign of fantastical characters from familiar stories retold by you! Redesigning Fairy Tales is a […]

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  • ONLINE! Scripting & Creating Comics – Family Day

    February 20, 2022 $100.00 + HST

    Comics begin with STORY and in this 6 hour Family Day Workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas and form them into something tangible by the end of the workshop period! With an extended break after three hours, this Family Day comic creation session will explore and explain how to […]

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  • ONLINE! Speed Comics For Kids – Family Day

    February 21, 2022 $20.00 + HST

    Ages 8 – 14. MTM alumni-led course.  Speed comics is an introduction to making short comics with a full story quickly! While getting started can sometimes be the hardest part in creating comics, with this workshop you’ll be given the tools to make a short comic in next to no time at all! In four panels […]

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  • ONLINE! Understanding Backgrounds In Comics – Tuesdays

    February 22, 2022 $300.00 + HST

    Ages 13+. MTM alumni-led course.  Like drawing comics but find they might be… Lacking something? Or maybe backgrounds in any illustration just isn’t your strong suit? That’s okay! This workshop is designed to be technically heavy as it will include Perspective and Structural elements to help artists push outside of their comfort zone to develop […]

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  • ONLINE! Illustration Basics of Clip Studio PAINT

    March 14, 2022 $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! Redesigning Fairy Tales: An Introduction to Concept Art – Spring Break

    March 14, 2022 $200.00 + HST

    A Spring Break Special! AGES: 8 – 14. Beginners Welcome. MTM alumni-led course. Redesigning Fairy Tales is an exercise in character design intended to be an approachable introduction to Concept Art! This workshop gives students the opportunity to choose from pre-existing stories (Fairy Tales) as a base for developing redesigns. Students will be encouraged to […]

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