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

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Our SPRING & SUMMER Schedule is now available!
Check out our Spring & Summer 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.

Our In Person Workshops have returned and will take place at MTM College on 2944 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON unless otherwise indicated. Please be certain to fill out our Covid-19 Screening Form before coming in person.


Current Workshops, Professional Development & Portfolio Development Courses:
  • ONLINE! Spring Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development – Sundays

    May 8, 2022 $875.00 + HST

    Learn to Draw: Top-Rated Drawing Class in Toronto! The Spring 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 Traditional Animation – Fridays

    May 20, 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! Single Session Figurative Life Drawing – Saturday

    May 21, 2022, June 18, 2022, July 16, 2022 $50.00 + HST

    Life Drawing is an essential skill for any artist to develop, not to mention a great source of stress-relief. This Figurative Life Drawing workshop will explore introductory techniques and develop your understanding of the human form through much practice and exploring various Fine Art approaches. Life drawing is the cornerstone of training art. In this […]

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  • ONLINE! Animation Basics for Skill Enhancement

    May 26, 2022, June 9, 2022 $75.00 + HST

    The Animation Basics for Skill Enhancement workshop is led by instructor Bryce Hallett. This workshop will introduce techniques for 2D hand-drawn animation that can later be applied to any animation medium down the road. This intuitive 2D animation course will begin with simple but important concepts like timing, spacing, squash and stretch, animating arcs, walk […]

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  • IN PERSON! Introduction to Comics – Saturdays

    May 28, 2022 $220.00 + HST

    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 to finish […]

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  • ONLINE! Creating a Webcomic Series From Start to Finish

    May 28, 2022, July 11, 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! Digital Painting for Skill Enhancement

    May 28, 2022 $95.00 + HST

    The Digital Painting Workshop for Skill Enhancement, led by instructor Maya Ivanova at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design will introduce the basic concepts, tools, and techniques used in the industry of 2D digital painting and concept art today. The course is focused on providing a quick introduction to the practical tools […]

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  • IN PERSON! Introduction to Traditional Animation – Saturdays

    June 4, 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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  • IN PERSON! Single Session Life Drawing – Wednesdays

    June 8, 2022, July 6, 2022, August 17, 2022 $80.00 + 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 Comics (for Kids) – Sundays

    June 12, 2022 $110.00 + HST

    AGES 8-12. 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! An Introduction to Blender (3D Modelling & Texture Mapping)

    June 12, 2022, July 7, 2022 $400.00 + HST

    Learn the basics of 3D Modeling through Blender, an open source 3D modelling suite used around the world! This workshop will guide you through many of the introductory features of Blender and give you the foundation to create models of your own design to be used in everything from animations to 3D Printing. 3D modelling […]

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  • IN PERSON! Introduction to Mammalian Anatomy for Artists

    June 18, 2022, July 16, 2022, August 6, 2022 $85.00 + HST

    Introduction to Comparative Mammalian Skeletal Anatomy for Artists is a workshop where students will study, compare and sketch the skeletons of four mammals (two herbivores – horse and cow, and two carnivores- dog and cat), and a human. Students will study and sketch the main parts of the skeletons (head, neck, rib cage, spine and […]

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  • IN PERSON! Fine Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive Certificate Program

    July 4, 2022 $2430.00 + HST

        Introduction to Fine Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive Certificate Program This workshop will be IN PERSON at MTM College, 2944 Danforth Avenue!    Upon registration, please submit 3 – 10 current portfolio pieces in a .jpeg format not exceeding more that 1200 x 1200 pixels in size to workshops@maxthemutt.com. Files should be submitted […]

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  • IN PERSON! Introduction to Perspective: Developing Skills for Visual Storytelling

    July 5, 2022 $250.00 + HST

    Perspective, the magic of turning a flat surface into a deep visual sculpture. You might struggle with or, have had not experience with having draw in perspective before. If so this course is for you! Essential to any good story, Perspective Drawing can be daunting to new and experienced creators a like. This workshop will […]

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  • ONLINE! Comic Books for Adults – Mondays & Wednesdays

    June 20, 2022 $400.00 + HST

    Develop your skills as a comic creator! In this Comic Books for Adults workshop, students will be introduced to the exciting world of comic construction, from how you brainstorm your initial idea to the creation of a full-sized page. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the various stages of creating a comic, including scripting, […]

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  • ONLINE! Creating Webcomics 2

    July 13, 2022 $400.00 + HST

    Creating Webcomics 2 expands on concepts introduced during Creating a Webcomic From Start to Finish. Any comic ideas you’ve already begun to develop, Instructor, Carla Ventresca will work directly with students to establish the story’s premise and theme, the cast of characters, and the world this story takes place in. Students will learn how to […]

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  • ONLINE! Summer Comics Camp – Mon. to Fri.

    July 18, 2022 $110.00 + HST

    AGES 8-12. 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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  • HYBRID! Comic Books for Teens – Tues & Thurs

    July 19, 2022 $400.00

    Develop your skills as a comic creator online AND in person at MTM College on 2944 Danforth Avenue. In this comic book workshop, students will be introduced to the exciting world of comic drawing and comic construction, from how you brainstorm your initial idea to the creation of a full-sized page. Our experienced instructor will […]

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  • IN PERSON! Summer Comics Camp – Mon to Fri

    July 25, 2022 $220.00 + HST

    MTM alumni-led course.  Summer Comics Camp 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 students can […]

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  • IN PERSON! Summer Traditional Animation Camp

    July 25, 2022 $250.00 + HST

    An exciting introduction to the fundamentals of animation, begins IN PERSON at MTM College on 2944 Danforth Avenue, July 25th at 12pm EST!  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 […]

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  • ONLINE! Traditional Animation 2 – Fridays

    July 29, 2022 $400.00 + HST

    Tradition Animation 2 begins by building on what Introduction to Traditional Animation explored! Students will delve deeper into the animation principles and character movement animation.  With a focus on how to create believable movement, motion and action, as well as dissecting the the subtle details and the little extras that bring a character to life, […]

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