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Art Direction



Dates March 25 - 26, 2023


In this introductory workshop, participants gain insight into the visual world of film and theatre, and learn how Art Direction sets the tone, mood and character definition in fictional space.


Limited to ten participants, this weekend workshop features live instruction, with collaborative group assignments and presentations, mentoring and special guest designers from film and theatre.


Technical Requirements

Students should have access to a laptop or tablet for visual research purposes.

Successful completion of this course will enable the student to:

  • Analyze script content and break down a script for a shooting schedule

  • Understand the roles of the Art Department and the key collaborative structures

  • Explore concept design and create mood boards

  • Learn research and presentation skills

  • Practice time management, budgeting and planning skills

The workshop fee includes a sketchbook, watercolor paint and watercolor paper. Prior to the workshop, students will be emailed two script options and will be asked to read their script of choice. 

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Cost $325
(materials included)


Saturday and Sunday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Desmond Heeley Studio, 


163 King Street

Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrolment: 10 students

For more information contact:

Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

Note: Off the Wall uses PayPal; however you do not need a PayPal account to use your credit card.

Once we have your registration form and deposit or payment in full, we will confirm your course registration by email.

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