Friday, April 5, 2013

Entry for March 16, 2013

(The window of opportunity for the Avenue Road spring classes has closed, but another one is just opening...
The revival of the Toronto School of Art is heating up with a historic first term in a new setting, on the second floor of the Kent Street Public School building, right across the Road from the Dufferin Subway. There is an 8-week inaugural Spring Term starting in early May. It'll be a little rough around the edges, but will be history in the making.
The website for TSA is and it is live now.
I'm offering a roster of courses-
Beginner Life Drawing: Monday nights, (7 weeks, 6-9 pm) - full details here, and Saturday mornings, 8 weeks, 9:15- 12:15 - details here.
Intermediate Life Drawing: Thursday nights, 6-9 pm- details here.
Perspective basics and object drawing: Structural Drawing, Friday mornings, 10- 1, full details here.

So now you can come take TSA classes and shop at Dufferin Mall all in one easy trip!)

On the Saturday I got out to draw in the morning at St Cyril's basement in the east end. Alex, a model I was unfamiliar with was working.
These are, from the top, a 5-minute, a 10-minute and 15-minute study, a 20-minute one and another 15 at the bottom.
All are done with Nobel hard compressed charcoal. The 20-minute one is on 22 x 30" 90 lb Maidstone rag paper. The others are on 18 x 24" sheets of bond paper and Canson Recycled Sketch paper.

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