CALLING SKILLED ART NERDS
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.
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!
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.
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
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:
Help with art materials inventory and class preparation
Help instructors at camps, classes, and parties and working hands-on with students
Photograph and document artwork, gallery exhibit preparation
Social Media, Blog Writing, Video editing, and Photography
Creating posters, illustrations, and signage for web and print use
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jiaran, our Design Co-op student from Markville SS
Ru, our Teaching Assistant Co-op student from Markville SS
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:
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.