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Workshops & Camps

Workshops provide instruction within a specific area of study, such as cartooning, flash animation, or sculpture.
Our workshops are taught by the same industry professionals who teach our diploma programs; they offer you the opportunity to build new skills or enhance the ones you already have.

Workshops are designed for adults, university and secondary school students, and in special circumstance, we will accept younger students. Parents please email so that we can discuss requirements.

Our aim with Camps is to offer you a mini experience that will help hobbyists produce work, and will at the same time give those who may be considering a career the opportunity to decide if this is really the area they want to pursue.

“Learn To Draw” is a portfolio program that provides you with the opportunity  to make headway developing life drawing, perspective and still-life drawing skills! It can be taken, like the “Summer Camps,” in parts.

Max the Mutt now also offers an intensive 6 week  Certificate Program for students who will be applying to art based post-secondary programs. Successful completion of this program, provides some of the requirements for the application to Max the Mutt Diploma Programs.

Our summer programs are fun, quality experiences that give you the satisfaction of learning skills you can use long after the summer ends!


Current Art & Design Workshops, Camps, Certificate Programs:
  • Winter Learn to Draw starts January 6, 2019

    January 6, 2019 $875.00

    Winter Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development NOTE: This workshop is being made available as a special for students planning to apply for 2018 enrolment in arts based  diploma, certificate or degree programs.  Other workshops and the Certificate Program, which are open to everyone, will be offered in July/August. Thank you! This workshop is a great introduction […]

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  • Fine Art Skills & Portfolio Development , Certificate

    July 3, 2018 $2430 + H.S.T.

    Intro to Traditional Fine Art Skills & Portfolio Development,  ‘Certificate Program’!     Intro to Traditional Fine Art Skills & Portfolio Development Certificate Program offer classes with top professionals, including figurative drawing, perspective, still life drawing, basic  design & composition, colour theory and intro to painting ! With successful completion of this program, you will […]

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  • LEARN TO DRAW: Principles of Drawing (Afternoons)

    July 3, 2018 $400.00 + HST

    “Max the Mutt Workshops With The Pros” has held “Learn To Draw,” a one month July intensive, since 1999! These are the skills you MUST develop to be able to express your artistic vision. It’s never too soon to begin! The Learn to Draw program offers 4 workshops that meet 5 days a week for […]

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  • Cartooning Part 2 with Tina Seemann (NEW)

    July 16, 2018 $200.00

    “This cartooning course builds on what was taught in the “Introduction to Cartooning’ course also taught by Tina Seemann. The whole process from beginning gesture to final character design will be handled exploring different character types as well as anthropomorphic animal characters.  Character facial expressions as well as full body posing will be included. Practical […]

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  • Comic Book Camp Part 1

    July 9, 2018, July 16, 2018 $400.00 + HST

    Class of 2016 Part 1   of our 2018 Comic Book Summer Camp introduces students to the process of creating comics and graphic novels from the initial idea, to the creation of full size pages. This workshop covers basics of scripting, designing characters,  environments, and props, as well as basic principles of page layout and pencilling. […]

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  • Comic Camp Part 2

    July 23, 2018 $400.00 + HST

    Part 2: Part Two of our 2018 Summer Camp follows naturally on Part One, as students will expand on knowledge learned in Part One to use more sophisticated story telling skills, apply them in class and in their pages, and push their stories, characters, and pencilled pages to higher levels. Finally, students will work with […]

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  • Comic Camp Part 3 – Computers (NEW)

    July 30, 2018 $400.00

    Part 3:  Part Three of our Summer Camp will introduce students to digital skills, and how they can be applied to the creation of finished comic book art. The layout of pages, use of digital tools to ink those pages, and to place word balloons and captions will all be explored, bringing our students right […]

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  • Animation Camps Part 1 & Part 2- Sold Out! INQUIRE WITHIN TO BE ON A WAIT LIST

    $400.00 + HST

    Part 1: Sign up for Session 1 OR Session 2 Join us for a week-long intensive discovery into the fundamentals of traditional hand-drawn animation. Together we’ll learn the same tools and principles the pros use, dating all the way back to the early days of Disney. We’ll start by learning key concepts such as squash […]

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  • Painting in Acrylic with Scott Cameron

    July 30, 2018 $440.00

    This course will take you step by step through the processes artists use to paint still life from a set-up. No prior training is required, but experience drawing still life would help! For those of you interested in Concept Art, I can’t stress enough how important this workshop will be for giving you the knowledge to […]

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  • Character Design with Meaghan Carter

    July 30, 2018 $400.00

    CHARACTER DESIGN Learn how to design distinct and interesting characters, of all shapes and backgrounds. This course will drill through drawing different body types, designing clothing and armor to fit your character, and how to exaggerate character archetypes through your art.   Meaghan Carter is a freelance and self-published comic artist and colourist who teaches Cartooning for Comics at […]

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  • Dynamic Action with Meaghan Carter

    August 7, 2018 $400.00

    Learn to bring your art to life and give it energy, and draw characters- in action! This course will help break down the human figure to help you understand not only how to move around, but also help you learn he rules of drawing interesting and dynamic poses for your characters.   Meaghan Carter is a freelance and self-published […]

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