Recently, I’ve started working as the print-making instructor and administrator at an amazing institution- the Art Centre at Central Technical School. (expect an update on my personal info page soon!) The Art Centre offers one of the few specialized art programs offered through the TDSB. In fact, it is the only visual arts specific program in the city.
Students at this school immerse themselves in the elemental fine-arts disciplines in studio spaces created during a time when the appreciation for the arts, and funding to education was at a peak. The school also boasts a rich historical legacy (eg. Doris McCarthy both attended and taught at the school) and completely unmatched facilities (how many other high-schools have a functioning bronze foundry?)
Finally, one of the most unique features about this program is that it is open to adults as well as adolescents. Adult students attend from 8:45-11:25, Monday through Friday throughout the school yard for an materials based admission fee of only $600.
Limited spaces are still available in one of the one-year program options. This semester, in “package 2,” students are practicing ceramics and photography. Next semester will focus on printmaking and painting. You can find an admission application on our website or give me a call at work, 416-393-0060 x20100. We will be accepting new applications into October. Central Tech is located in the Annex neighbourhood of downtown Toronto.