CALLING SKILLED ART NERDS

“Coming into Winged Canvas as a Cooperative student was a blessing. Here I learned not only about graphic design principles, but was also able to observe what it’s like behind the scenes running a business. What I enjoyed most about Winged Canvas was the environment and honest feedback, coming here strengthened my art-knowledge and design-knowledge.”

Rachael Ng 
(co-op, UHS)

Volunteer

Volunteering at Winged Canvas is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and be surrounded by creativity! If you’re looking to gain experience at an art studio, need your volunteer hours for school or just want to spend time in an inspiring space, we’d love to hear from you. We offer volunteer opportunities such as:

  • Studio assistant (help set up and clean up for classes, keep studio tidy)

  • Teaching assistant (help out in art classes and camps)

  • Artist Model (pose for drawing classes and become eternally preserved as a drawing!) Register to be a model.


Sound interesting? Fill out the registration form by clicking the button below. Someone from the team will follow up with you.

Internships

Do the words “passionate” and “art nerd” apply to you? We’re looking for art-loving creative interns who want to exchange their skills for classes and experience!

Creative Writers/Bloggers

Do you love to write about art? Do you read a lot of blogs? Do you have strong written communication skills? Do people tell you you're funny and entertaining? We’re looking for creative writers who will work with us on a variety of marketing projects like crafting press releases, copywriting, and blogging.  

Teaching Assistant

Do you have a passion for sharing your love of art with others? Are you patient and good with kids? If you’re looking to gain teaching experience in the visual arts, we want to hear from you!

 

Social Media Content Curator

Do you live to check your social media feeds? Got a knack for knowing what’s trending? Love creating original and engaging content? If you’re looking to gain experience crafting great social media messages, this might be the position for you!

 

Graphic Designer / Junior Art Director

Are you currently a design or advertising student looking for some real projects? Can you be really creative with small budgets? Do you pay attention to all the tiny details - like the common design error in this paragraph? If so, send us a note!

Interested? Email us with the following:

Why you'd be a good fit: what skills you can offer, and what would you like in exchange (i.e. classes, experience for your resume?)

• Your resumé and 5 - 10 samples of your work that shows you'd be great at your role

3 references from instructors, employers, or other professionals (not friends or relatives)

Jay Lintag, design intern from York Sheridan Design 

Joanna Li and Victor Narvaez, previous interns

Co-op Opportunities

Are you a high school student in grade 11 or 12 who loves art and is looking for an unforgettable creative coop experience? At Winged Canvas, we’re a bunch of art nerds passionate about, well, everything art related! If you’re looking to gain real-world experience in the visual arts field, and you're currently going to school in Markham or York Region, you are eligible to apply for co-op opportunities at Winged Canvas!

We offer meaningful, fun and creative co-op placements in a supportive and inspiring art studio. Here’s a sample of some of the areas you’ll get to assist with:

 

Studio Assistant 

Help with art materials inventory and class preparation

Teaching Assistant

Help instructors at camps, classes, and parties and working hands-on with students

Gallery Assistant

Photograph and document artwork, gallery exhibit preparation

Communications

Social Media, Blog Writing, Video editing, and Photography

Graphic Design

Creating posters, illustrations, and signage for web and print use

Marketing

Select and format media to create online listings and newsletters

Please note: We accept up to 4 coop students per semester. After filling out the registration form, please send your resume and cover letter, and samples of your work (optional) to hello@wingedcanvas.com

Jiaran, our Design Co-op student from Markville SS

Ru, our Teaching Assistant Co-op student from Markville SS

Careers

Winged Canvas is looking for an Art Instructor to teach classes, camps and parties at our one-of-a-kind Art Hub in Markham. Applicants should have a passion for visual art, love teaching, be great with kids, and be confident and self-motivated. Applicants should also have strong visual art skills and a good understanding of art materials and curriculum planning. Candidates must be able to take on a leadership role, be responsible and punctual, and have a vehicle or reliable method of transportation as some programs/events may be offsite. Full Job Listing

We are currently hiring Art Instructors who specialize in:

  • Animation,

  • Digital Art,

  • Character/Game Design or Manga.


To apply, email us your resume, a link to your portfolio containing 8 - 10 pieces of artwork, and a paragraph (short cover letter) on why you'd be a great fit at Winged Canvas as an instructor.

Rachael Ng, previously a co-op student from UHS and now works with us as our Jr Designer and Camp Counsellor.

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