This hands-on course calls upon all young creators to delve into the world of art in exploring drawing and painting. Travel through the arts with us while we study artists from around the globe, drawing inspiration from the great classical and modern masters as well as creating from our imagination. Through guided demonstrations, one on one tuition and peer learning, students will unearth their inner creativity through unique creations. Each week students will be exposed to new methods, techniques and art fundamentals to expand their artistic library in creating thoughtful pieces. Working from a variety of subject matter and various media, students will unleash their creativity, problem solve and further develop their creative confidence.
For this in-person course, Avenue Road Arts School will provide all necessary materials for all student projects.
Avenue Road Arts School works in compliance with COVID-19 health and safety requirements. Although masks are not mandated at this time, we strongly encourage students to wear a mask in situations where social distancing becomes not possible.
To enter the building of The Centre for Social Innovation at 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, you will be provided with a key code in the case that building’s front door is locked. This information will be provided to you closer to the start date of the course.
Jessica Rysyk is a Toronto-based mixed media artist. Rysyk received a Bachelors of Fine Art in the Sculpture and Installation program at OCAD University, and a certificate in Art and Design from Georgian College. Recent venues Rysyk has been exhibited at include The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Giants of Africa, Interior Design Show, Queen West Art Crawl, and Koffler Gallery. Jessica has also worked in the scenic department for film and television. She has worked as an instructor for adult and youth programming since graduating.
Rysyk’s personal practice uses semiotics through object-making to express her concerns on modern world-systems. Contemplating and responding to environmental issues is important facet of her work. She explores concepts of decay and preservation within ecosystems and environments. Jessica communicates humankind’s relationships with the environment and mass-consumption through object-based metaphors. Please visit jessicarysyk.com.