Glass, stone, plaster, clay, wood, metal, resin, concrete, wire. In this program you’ll explore, experiment and discover creative possibilities using a variety of different materials, techniques and dimensions – from traditional figure modelling to more contemporary installations. You’ll learn a range of additive and subtractive processes for carving, modelling and building. The program also includes training to successfully present and market your work.
Work in a large, open studio with abundant natural light. In addition to the regular tools that are essential for any sculptor, you’ll be able to experiment with many specialty tools for stone carving and mould-making. Delve into a world of fabrication using an assortment of saws, drills, sanders, and hand tools. There is ample space to create and store your equipment.
Equivalent to two semesters of full-time study, our intensive 15-week certificate programs provide over 600 hours of hands-on studio time. Each week you will work alongside a different faculty member who brings their unique perspective and expertise within the discipline to the studio. Limited enrolment ensures you have access to equipment and time to interact with faculty. You will also benefit from the guidance of experienced studio technicians and extended hours in the studio after class.
Why Choose Fleming
Our school is a leader in providing unique and flexible art and design education. Learn from professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada at a campus that provides the best possible hands-on studio experience. Create in a spectacular natural environment, supported by dedicated faculty and a welcoming community of resident artists and designers. Graduate with a solid portfolio to take you to the next step in your art career – whether that is continuing education, starting your own practice or entering the workforce.
Graduates are working as sculptors, studio assistants, specialty manufacturers and teachers.
"I was introduced to art therapy after experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a soldier in Afghanistan. Haliburton seemed like the only choice to me, because it is set in a beautiful town with a small population and has classes that could benefit someone with PTSD. There is an open-mindedness in an art school that I am not used to. I’ve enjoyed the lessons I have learned and the opportunity to collaborate with many different students and from different programs. This school has given me the chance to strive in my passion of sculpture and arts in general. It let me be myself in a place that feels safe and in an environment that is right for learning."
– James Lightle
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
This 15-week certificate can be applied to both the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma and the Integrated Design Diploma - Specialist Options.
There will be an additional expense of approximately $500 for tools and equipment in addition to the material fee included in the tuition.
Pathways to Further Education
Students who graduate from an art certificate program can earn their Visual and Creative Arts diploma (VCAD) or their Integrated Design diploma with just two more semesters of study.
Visual and Creative Arts diploma graduates have the opportunity to pursue more advanced studies through our many articulation agreements with leading art education institutions across Canada and in the United States. Complete details can be found here.