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Bootcamps

One-to-three hour training sessions to help complement your education and build your skills portfolio. Supported by RBC Future Launch. Free for current AUArts students.

Bootcamps

Certificates

Full-time programs offered evenings and weekends to fit your schedule in animation, art & business, data analytics, and web development.

Certificate programs

Entrepreneurship Workshops

Set yourself apart with career defining skills after a one-to-three day workshop led by experts in their field.

Entrepreneurship workshops

Micro-Credentials

10-week, self-directed courses to develop and demonstrate specific skills employers need. Online programs with minimal time and financial commitment.

Micro-Credentials

Personal Interest

Step into the studio with an array of art-based courses in design, painting, drawing, jewellery, ceramics, glassblowing and more...

Personal interest courses

Summer Camps

Fill your child's summer with creative activities with our week long summer camps for kids and teens.

Summer Teen courses & kids camps

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Digital Photography Basics

Instructor: Haley Eyre  

Discover how to work your digital camera so you can get out of auto mode and take your photography skills to the next level.

Learn basic camera operations and how to use your cameras settings, including exposure, aperture, and shutter speed, while you experiment with composition, lighting, and different lens to see how they affect your images.

Work through shooting images, file conversion, and digital image management under the guidance of your instructor and get good feedback throughout the course.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Photography

Figure Painting

Note: Previous experience with acrylic or oil painting recommended

Instructor: Aaron Sidorenko 

The human figure has provided artists of all disciplines and skill levels with endless possibilities.

Now you can concentrate on the figure as you paint from a live, nude model in the studio each week. You will discuss proportions of the figure while you also focus on tone, colour, form and the relationships of space within your surface.

You will look at examples from art history and discuss how to add expression and emotion into your work. The use of oil or acrylic paints is optional and individual technical guidance will be provided for both mediums.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Painting

Linocut I

Instructor: Samantha Charette 

Explore the possibilities of relief printmaking through linocut, as you work in a fully equipped studio.

Learn how to safely carve your linocut, print with a single colour as you work up to reduction cutting and printing with multiple colours.

You will print with a press and by hand, making it easy to take your new found skills home and continue your practice after the course.

Your instructor will offer guidance as you work on your projects and learn new techniques. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Print Media

Oil Painting Techniques

Instructor: Nick Rooney 

The very nature of oil paints allows for artists to work and re-work their paintings to create a wide range of textures from smooth, subtle, glowing finishes achieved by slowly building up thin layers of glaze; to rough, energetic, thick applications of paint that build up quickly and heavily on a canvas.

Your instructor will lead you through a sequence of in class exercises that introduce you to a number of different techniques and how to achieve them. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Painting

Open Jewellery Studio

Note: Previous experience in metal fabrication, soldering skills, and working independently is recommended.

Instructor: Kelsey Merkeley 

Here’s your chance to complete past projects in a jewellery studio week after week.

You will have access to a professional jeweller for technical advice, guidance, and critical feedback, but should be able to work independently and have a strong jewellery and metals foundation, understanding skills like sawing, filing, soldering, etc...

Please see your course supply list online and be sure to come prepared for the first class.

Adult

Personal Interest

Jewellery+Metals

Scriptwriting for Beginners

Note: This is an online course hosted via Microsoft Teams.

Instructor: Tawny Stokes

Learn the foundations of a screenplay, including, terms, a 3 Act structure, and what makes for a good book to script adaptation.

With that understanding and knowledge, dive deep into the elements of writing a solid first draft, including developing character arcs, goals and stakes, the theme, and finding the perfect opening scene.

You will deconstruct and discuss an adapted script, which is perfect for authors looking to adapt their own work, as well as any beginning screenwriter. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Book Arts

Watercolour Painting Basics

Instructor: Lori Lukasewich

Watercolours can be challenging to work with, especially if you are new to painting, but understanding some basic watercolour handling and techniques will guarantee success.

Learn how to stretch paper, proper brush handling, how to work wet-on-wet or drybrush along with some tricks of the trade and gain skills as you work through projects.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Painting

World Building for Writers

Note: This course is hosted online via Microsoft Teams.

Instructor: Tawny Stokes 

Whether you’re writing a novel, a script, or even a game, world building is an integral part to creating a setting that readers will want to submerse themselves into for years to come.

Where would the hobbits be without Middle Earth, or Jon Snow without Westeros? Use mythologies from around the world as a starting point to determine what kind of world you want to create.

From there you will establish its rules and laws, describe the environment, determine its culture, history and language, and create characters to populate it, setting the stage to write your own epic story.  

 

Adult

Personal Interest

Book Arts