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SHSM Art Workshops

LIVE online art programs designed for Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students in Ontario.

Learn unique creative skills in digital art, animation, figure drawing, character design and portfolio prep!


🍏 SHSM Arts & Culture Online Programs

Winged Canvas works with schools across Ontario to bring online visual art workshops to grade 11-12 students

Award-winning art instructors guide students step by step to learn new skills in digital art, figure drawing, character design, animation and portfolio prep. Live demonstrations and individual feedback help students develop valuable creative skills for future success.

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✍ SHSM Workshop Learning Themes

We work with students to develop valuable core art and design skills that set a solid foundation for creative success. Choose between half day (1.5 hr lesson) and full day (2 x 1.5 hr lessons) 


Portfolio Development

Learn how to build a winning art portfolio for post secondary art and design schools.


Character Design

Students explore how shape language leads to character and outfit design.

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Portfolio Critique

Student will receive mentorship, individual portfolio reviews and tips on improvement.


Digital Animation

Students will learn animation principles and complete an original animation.

Figure Drawing

Learn how to draw human proportions, anatomy, and practice with timed poses.


Digital Art

Lesson themes include digital avatars, texture cubes, landscapes and more.

Workshop Structure & Curriculum Summary

Full Day: 2 x 1.5 hour lessons (recommended)

Half Day: 1.5 hour lesson

A 60-90 minute break is scheduled for full day workshops.

  • Online workshops are held “zoom-style” on Google Meet or platform of your choice​

  • Our instructor is able to see the class (if there is a webcam on the classroom device)

  • Live Q&A and feedback can be given via webcam or on pre-submitted artwork

  • The live class recording will be sent to the facilitator for student reference

  • Certificates of completion for each student will be sent upon completion


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💸 SHSM Workshop Pricing

Note: All workshops are virtual. We offer in-person workshops for local schools near Markham, but additional fees apply. Please inquire for in-person rates.

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📦 Full Day SHSM Workshop Packages

Art Portfolio Prep

  • Art career talk with portfolio preparation tips & strategies

  • Leave with a portfolio checklist and action plan

  • Portfolio reviews with individual critiques on pre-submitted artwork


Art Portfolio Presentation

AM: Career Talk + Portfolio Tips (1.5 hrs)

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Art Portfolio Critique

PM: Artwork Feedback, Q&A (1.5 hrs)



Figure Drawing & Character Design

  • Step by step figure drawing techniques including timed practice

  • Learn the basics of human anatomy, proportions, and posing

  • Design your own character exercise (half day) or project (full day)


Figure Drawing

Half Day (1.5 hr) or Full Day (2 x 1.5 hrs)

AM: Human Proportions & Anatomy

PM: Drawing Practice from Timed Poses


Character Design

Half Day (1.5 hr) or Full Day (2 x 1.5 hrs)

AM: Shape Language & Exploration

PM: Character & Outfit Design


Digital Art & Animation

  • Learn digital art techniques using Medibang Paint or animation with Krita (free programs)

  • Lesson themes include designing an original avatar, texture cubes, or a digital landscape

  • Students will learn digital tools and functions and complete a digital artwork or animation


Digital Art

Half Day (1.5 hr) or Full Day (2 x 1.5 hrs)

AM: Digital Art Tools & Shortcuts

PM: Digital Illustration Project


Digital Animation

Half Day (1.5 hr) or Full Day (2 x 1.5 hrs)

AM: Animation Principles

PM: Digital Animation Techniques


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Did you know we have online art enrichment for all grades?

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