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 SUMMER Schedule is now available!
Check out our Summer courses below. Look forward to the inclusion of weekly and single session workshops scheduled for April to June. 

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! Understanding Backgrounds In Comics – Tuesdays

    June 15, 2021 $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! Introduction to Blender Camp – Mon. to Thurs.

    July 12, 2021 $400.00 + HST

    AGES: 13+. Beginners Welcome.  BLENDER is an Open Source Software that provides a gateway experience to 3D animation, rigging, modeling, and more! In this 3-week Camp, students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of using Blender by learning the user interface, how to create 3D objects, how to model your own […]

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

    July 24, 2021 $150.00 + 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! Summer Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development – Sundays

    July 25, 2021 $875.00 + HST

    Learn to Draw: Top-Rated Drawing Class in Toronto! The Summer 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! Single Session Life Drawing – Wednesdays

    August 4, 2021, August 18, 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! Introduction to Animation Camp

    August 9, 2021 $150.00 + 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 hand-drawn animation workshop will allow you to explore and foster your creativity. Beginning with simple but important concepts like Timing and Spacing, Squash […]

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  • ONLINE! Basics of Illustration Camp for Teens

    August 9, 2021 $325.00 + HST

    AGES: 12 – 18. Beginners Welcome. MTM Student-led course. Interested in how to compose and execute a stunning and complex illustration? This workshop may be the ideal choice as it will focus on how to develop essential ideas about characters, settings and, more importantly, storytelling within a singular illustration. The goal of this camp is […]

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  • ONLINE! Who’s That Character? – Character Design Camp (Mon. to Thurs.)

    August 9, 2021 $250.00 + HST

    “Who’s that Character?” – A workshop dedicated to helping students channel the power of their imagination and 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! Introduction to Comics Camp – Mon. to Fri. – Aug. 9

    August 9, 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 Product Line out of your Artwork – Saturdays & Sundays

    August 28, 2021 $400.00 + HST

      Have you ever wished you could turn your artwork into products that people can own and wear and show off around the house?   Maybe your designs would look great on a shirt, coffee cups, or even beach towels! In this class we’ll explore what it takes to build a product line out of […]

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

    September 25, 2021 $4500.00 + HST

    Help! I Want An Art-based Career! Considering an art based career, but not ready to dedicate four years to an art diploma program? This Foundations Program: An Introduction to the Creative Industries program is designed to present you with an introduction to foundational art skills as well as present you with an overview of current […]

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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 4, 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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