We are currently offering ONLINE Workshops FREE to TAIS Members. 

In response our desire to support and connect with members during the Covid-19 pandemic, TAIS will continue offering Workshops Free to TAIS Members and we have significantly reduced the fees for our Courses – which run for 9 hours or more.  Registrants for longer courses must be a TAIS or Reciprocal member. Please note we are NOT recording these workshops and courses so you must be able to attend the online session synchronously. TAIS will resume our fee structures to pre-pandemic model in January 2022 to coincide with resuming in person Studio Skills Workshops & Courses. 

Our in-house workshops have been postponed until we are able to offer them safely according to public health and safety protocols.

If you wish to renew your membership or become a member to take the workshops you can do so here.

Our staff can be reached best via email.

We hope everyone stays safe and please take care of each other!

Welcome to TAIS Studio Skills Workshops.


Contact: studio@tais.ca

Sign-up form is available below.

Important details

  • Class sizes are small to ensure that all participants have opportunities to ask questions and get personal feedback.
  • There is a MAXIMUM ENROLMENT for online workshops – usually 12 for online (or in person) classes.
  • TAIS reserves the right to alter the class content, instructors, dates and hours for the class, as needed, as the curriculum is developed. Full refunds are available if changes to the dates or hours of the class are prohibitive for the registrant. Registrants will be notified as soon as possible of any changes to the class and/or schedule.


COURSE: Outdoor Animation + Screening of “WhateverTree”

Instructor: Isaac King

Date: SEPTEMBER 10, 11, 12 2021

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*IN PERSON (Outdoor) Course ($120.00 for Members, $140.00 Non-Members)

SPECIAL EVENT: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Animating Micro-Narratives Using Found Images (Workshop) + Screening of “Once More With Feeling”

Instructor: Pallavi Agarwala

Date: SEPTEMBER 18th 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Online Workshop ($20.00 For All)

WORKSHOP: Basic Storyboarding

Instructor: Aisha Ghali

Date: OCTOBER 7th 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Online Workshop (Free for TAIS Members,  $20.00 for Non-Members)

WORKSHOP: Stop Motion Through LEGO

Instructor: Akash Jones

Date: OCTOBER 27th 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Online Workshop (Free for TAIS Members,  $20.00 for Non-Members)

COURSE: Hand-Drawn Rotoscoping Animation

Instructor: Iveta Karpathyova

Date: NOVEMBER 24th 2021; DECEMBER 1st 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Online Course ($90.00 for TAIS Members,  $110.00 for Non-Members)





TAIS Workshops are presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.


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