toronto art classes

The Sudbury Blue Saints are proud to announce their 2015 show ‘Demon of Seville’

Musical selections include:

The Barber of Seville - Gioachino Rossini
Ballad of Sweeney Todd - Stephen Sondheim
Not While I’m Around - Stephen Sondheim
Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’, Op. 27 No. 2 - Beethoven

New year, new skills:  learn how to INK comics!


DATES: Thursdays 7-10pm January 7 – February 18

FEES:  $350 + $10 supplies fee**

Payment accepted by cash, cheque or PayPal (There will be a fee for NSF cheques). Payment is due by the end of the first class.

(**this class makes use of extensive handouts and pages printed on board for inking practice. This fee covers the cost of all the printing)

MATERIALS:  Inking tools and ink will be provided each week for use in class. Bring paper or a sketchbook, pencils and erasers for drawing. Paper, sketchbook, laptop for notes.

REGISTRATION/INQUIRES:  email or call us at 905-822-2961 to book a space, and to make payment arrangements. Please note that spaces are limited for each class; registration is on a first-come first-reserved basis.

There’s so much more to this craft than tracing the pencils and calling it a day. This course in the nearly lost art of inking and embellishing, prepares the student to work with different brushes, crow-quills, markers and alternative tools. We feature lots of hands-on exercises with textures, line-weights, contours, rendering, and light and shadow, all in service of telling the story, and the development of the artist’s personal style.

From classical geniuses such as Hal Foster, Will Eisner and Wally Wood to modern day masters like Walt Simonson, Danny Miki, Paul Pope, Darwyn Cooke, Chester Brown, and Kevin Nowlan, we examine the history and philosophy of spotting blacks, and making lines.

And we get our hands dirty with new penciled panels and pages by different Marvel, DC, Mad Magazine, Independent or Simpsons artists to ink – every HOUR! Separating planes is what separates the rookies from the pros. Come learn how.

Bring your favorite tools with you (markers, brushes, twigs, etc.), but we’ll find you something to use if you’re missing a kind of brush or quill, don’t worry.


Ty will do his best to help students catch up on any lessons missed if they miss a class; a makeup class won’t be the full three hours (as in-class instruction includes class participation, exercises, etc.) but will include all knowledge passed on.