Events & Classes

Sunday, November 10th: Super Sketchbook Day!


Is it humanly possible to create and complete a sketchbook in a single day? To draw without hang-ups? To actually start using all those new sketchbooks that have piled up in the corner? Sketchbook masters Rob Collinet and Aaron Leighton say YES!

Join them for a day of explosive creativity, including Q&A, sketchbook making and lots of drawing (or however you fill your book). This class will get you off the fence and back into the sketchbook with an invigorating vengeance!

Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring along your favourite drawing tools.

10 to 5pm, with an hour long break for you to scoop up some fantastic lunch options in Kensington Market.


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Sunday, November 17th 2013: Insect-Drawing Workshop, with Kathryn Chorney

The class that so many have asked and have been waiting for is here!!Imagine a gathering where the individuals are elegant, graceful, polished, and highly sensitive, decked in shimmering colours and glimmering gems, yet humble, industrious, and VERY down-to-earth!

You guessed it – they’re insects, and you’re their portrait artist!

Join scientific illustrator Kathryn Chorney for an afternoon of insect drawing, and absorb a bit of entomology (study of insects) along the way, as we look into the structure and amazing lives of these little creatures who appeared a long time before we did, and have long been a source of wonder, ideas, and imagination for designers, artists, and scientists.

Bring: sketchbook, drawing materials, and whatever other media you like best: ink, watercolour, and/or coloured pencils. A selection of pinned insects and magnifiers will be provided for use during the workshop.

Kathryn Chorney MScBMC, is an avid nature journal-er, admirer of insects, and science/nature/medical illustrator. She is a full time professor at Sheridan College where she teaches Scientific Illustration. An award-winning artist, Kathryn is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) and the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI).


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Still to Come in October...


Wednesday September 25th: SEX CRIMINALS #1, A Comic Book Launch Party 

The Beguiling proudly presents:

Sex Criminals #1 – A Comic Book Launch Party
Featuring series creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky in attendance.
With host Sasha and special guests Ego Assassin.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.
@ Wicked Nightclub, 1032 Queen St. W., 2nd & 3rd floor
Doors @ 7PM. Presentations begin at 8PM.
$5 Cover, includes a copy of Sex Criminals #1
Strictly 19+. Private event.

“It’s funny, heartbreaking and real all at once, while also being about sex and crime… One of the best comics I’ve read in years.”

– Ed Brubaker, Fatale, Captain America: Winter Solider

TORONTO—Forget what it sounds like! SEX CRIMINALS is the funny, filthy, brand new comic book from acclaimed writer Matt Fraction and Toronto’s own celebrated illustrator and former mayoral candidate Chip Zdarsky. What’s it about? It’s about a couple of attractive young people who literally stop time when they orgasm, and then, while time is stopped, they rob banks! The Beguiling is gonna throw a hell of a launch party for it on release day, Wednesday September 25th, at WICKED nightclub. Yeah, that WICKED.

The Sex Criminals #1 Comic Book Launch Party is a strictly 19+ event that will feature Messieurs Fraction and Zdarsky as they present and perform from the series and across their repertoires! The evening will be hosted by Toronto’s own sexual advice guru Sasha, and feature live fetishwear demonstrations courtesy of Ego Assassin! Oh, and there’s an honest-to-goodness grotto too, so bring your swim trunks. The entire nightclub will be open to the public for your exploration, and the price to sate your curiosity is only $5, which includes a copy Sex Criminals #1!

Sex Criminals is a new ongoing comic book series written by Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, Casanova) and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, ‘Extremely Bad Advice’), and published by Image Comics. It will be available in comic stores around the world on Wednesday, September 25th. For interview requests or advance reader copies, contact Chip Zdarsky at


Sunday October 27th 2013: Repeat Pattern Workshop (Part 1), with Jen Hsieh

Join illustrator Jen Hsieh of Sorry You're Happy for an introduction to repeat patterns that will work for fabrics and other surfaces. During this class, learn how to create a repeat by designing and printing from your own lino block.

Noon to 4PM


Purchase a spot here!

A materials list will be supplied to enrolled participants.

Part 2, which will take place on November 24th, will focus on the digital aspects of making your own patterns.