Tuesday
Nov082011

Draw like a kid

This Thursday will be part two of my Subconscious Sketchbook class, and if last week's class was any indication, it's going to be fun. Donuts were eaten, sketchbooks were started and an important point arose: it's way more important to simply do something in a sketchbook than worry about what to do.

If you want a perfect example of this approach, watch a kid draw. All kids can draw because no one has told them they can't, and from the moment they grab the pencil it's full steam ahead. Then it's on to the next drawing, without any worry or need for reference material. Of course, we can all still draw with such reckless abandon – we just have to give ourselves permission to do so. For inspiration, here are a few drawings courtesy of Harper (five) and Edie (three), daughters of one of my class members. Look and learn!

Tuesday
Nov082011

Our Holiday Sale!

Looking for unique gifts made by your favourite local illustrators, designers and animators? Well, this is the place to be on the first two Saturdays of December! Our sale happens to coincide with an event at Kid Icarus, our pals who are having a one day sale on the 3rd as well, so you can hit both places in the Market in one fell swoop. After all, it's been scientifically proven that original artwork and crafts make the best holiday gifts!

Admission is free!

Artists Include:

 

 

 

Sunday
Nov062011

Janine Vangool Comes to Town!

 

We had a great surprise on Friday! Janine Vangool, designer extraordinaire and creator of UPPERCASE magazine, came to Toronto last week to attend the Design Thinkers conference and found time to pop in to nook to say hello. She came by with her husband Glen Dresser and their son Finley, who investigated every square inch of the studio he could reach. Creative and curious indeed!

Monday
Oct312011

Happy Halloween!


It's the most wonderful time of the year...Halloween! Best wishes to you and yours for a truly terrifying day, and if you're not busy creating toilet paper artwork tonight, swing by the Nook studio here in Toronto (156 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market) for the Occult Q&A. Boo!

7:00 pm until whenever we get scared :)


Friday
Oct282011

After Effects Class, Part 3 - Concept to Completion

Pyramid Attack - 2011 FALL REEL from Pyramid Attack! on Vimeo.

Award winning director, digital artist and partner at Pyramid Attack, Arv Slabosevicius will guide you through a three month long self-directed project based workshop:

November 16th & 30th

December 14th

January 4th & 18th

February 1st

Interested in developing a short film/commercial/art project? This class would include story/idea development, storyboards, audio and animatics and any troubleshooting to realize your project from start to finish.

*A laptop would be recommended with installed software after effects, photoshop and illustrator.

**Maximum capacity for this class is just eight students.

$270

Purchase a spot in this class here!