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For SESSION 1912=1913 

Department of Education Building 
St. James's Square 



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For SESSION 1912=1913 

Department of Education Building 
St. James's Square 




Officers and Council 4 

Staff 5 

Objects 7 

Organization 7 

Outline of Courses of Instruction 7 

Duration of Courses 8 

Summer Schools 8 

Admission 9 

The College Year 9 

Class Hours 9 

Fees 10 

Regulations and Privileges 10 

General Syllabus of Instruction 12 

Syllabus of Summer School for Teachers 16 

Lectures and Demonstrations 18 

Books of Reference 19 

Examinations and Awards 21 



Chairman James Loudon, LL.D. 

Vice-Chairman C. T. Currelly, M.A. 

Honorary Treasurer James P. Murray, J. P. 

Auditor R. J. Dil worth, F.C.A. 

Secretary of Council G. A. Reid, R.C.A. 

Name. Representing. 

Mrs. Agar Adamson Canadian Society of Applied Art. 

Walter S. Allward, A.R.C.A.. . .Canadian Art Club. 

F. Bancroft Toronto Trades and Labor Council. 

C. H. Acton Bond Toronto Society of Architects. 

F. H. Brigden, O.S.A Ontario Society of Artists. 

R. Y. Ellis Art Museum of Toronto. 

R. F. Gagen, A.R.C.A Ontario Society of Artists. 

A. H. Gregg Ontario Association of Architects. 

T. G. Greene, O.S.A Graphic Arts Club. 

G. A. Howell Municipal Council of Toronto. 

James Loudon, LL.D University of Toronto. 

Edmund Morris, A.R.C.A Canadian Art Club. 

James P. Murray, J.P Art Museum of Toronto. 

W. C. Phillips Canadian National Exhibition. 

Thomas Roden Canadian Manufacturers Association. 

R. J. Stevenson Toronto Trades and Labor Council. 

A. W. Thomas Canadian Manufacturers Association. 

Edwin Utley Toronto Camera Club. 

Elected Members. 

C. T. Currelly, O.Medj., M.A., F.R.G.S. 

W. H. Elliott. 

George H. Locke, Ph.D. 

T. A. Reid. 


G. A. Reid, R.C.A., Principal. 

G. A. Reid, R.C.A Instructor, Primary Classes and Day Costume 


C. M. Manly, A. R.C.A Instructor, Evening Costume Class. 

Associated Instructor, Primary Classes. 

Emanual Hahn Instructor, Modelling Classes. 

Associated Instructor, Primary Classes. 

R. Holmes, A.R.C.A Instructor, Design and Applied Art Classes. 

Associated Instructor, Primary Classes. 

W. Cruiksiiank, R.C.A Instructor, Antique Classes. 

J. W. Beatty, A.R.C.A Instructor, Drawing and Painting from Life. 

Mrs. Alice F. Stewart, Secretary and Matron. 


1. (a) The training of students in the Fine Arts, 
including Drawing, Painting, Designing, Modelling and 
Sculpture, and in all branches of the Applied Arts in the 
more artistic trades and manufactures; and 

(b) The training of teachers in the Fine and Applied 


2. The College is under the government of a Council 
of representative and elected members, and was incor- 
porated under a special Act of the Provincial Legislative 
Assembly, No. 197, 2 George V., 1912. 

The Administration is under the immediate direction 
of a principal who, with a staff composed of represen- 
tative artists of high reputation and having wide ex- 
perience as teachers, carries out a thorough course of in- 


3. The courses of instruction in the College are in 
three divisions: The Fine Arts Course, The Applied 
Arts Course, and the Teachers' Course. These courses 
are so arranged that they may be taken separately or 
a student may pass through all three divisions. 


4. The Fine Arts Course affords full facilities for the 
education and training of professional painters, illus- 
trators, and sculptors. 


5. The Design and Applied Arts Course provides a 
professional training in all branches of Pictorial and 
Industrial Design, and in their practical relation to Ap- 
plied Art in the various crafts and manufactures. 


6. The Course for Teachers is arranged for the train- 
ing of teachers in drawing, painting, modelling and de- 
sign, and for imparting a general knowledge of the 
Fine Arts by means of lectures and an arranged course 
of reading in the literature of Art. 


7. The duration of the study in the different courses 
is dependent upon the ability and industry of the stu- 
dent and also upon the amount of work previously 
done, but it is expected that the full course for associate- 
ship shall be as follows: — 

Primary Classes, one year. 

Drawing from the Antique, one year. 

Elementary modelling, one year. 

Elementary design, one year. 

Advanced modelling, two years. 

Drawing and painting, two years. 

Advanced design, two years. 

Full course for Diploma of Associateship, four 

Course for Teachers in Public Schools, one year. 
Course for Teachers in High Schools, two years. 


8. A summer session lasting six weeks is arranged 
during the school holidays for preparatory and ad- 
vanced work for teachers and others. 


9. An Outdoor School for the study of landscape 
and animal and figure painting is conducted in the 
summer at places selected each year. 


10. The College will admit beginners to the Primary 
Classes without formal examination. Tests will be 
made in every case for the purpose of placing the student 
in the class where the most benefit may be received. 


11. The college year is divided into two terms of 
fifteen weeks each, as follows: — 

First Term: — October 1st to January 21st. 

Second Term: — January 22nd to June 1st. 

One week of holidays is granted at Christmas and 
Easter. The College will be closed for work on Sundays, 
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day 
and Good Friday. 


12. The hours of the principal classes of the general 
session are: — 

Morning Classes, 9 to 12 M. ; afternoon classes, 
1 to 4 o'clock, and evening classes, 7.30 to 9.30 o'clock, 
except Saturdays. 

The different classes are arranged as follows: 

(a) Primary Classes: — Daily, mornings, afternoons and on evenings 
except Saturday. 

(b) Antique Classes: — Daily, mornings, afternoons, and on evenings 
except Saturday. 

(c) Life Classes: — Daily, mornings; and on evenings except Saturday. 

(d) Modelling Classes: — Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 
and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 

(e) Costume Classes.: — Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons 
and Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. 

(f) Sketch Classes: Daily, advanced and primary, 12 to 1 p.m. 

(g) Design Classes: — Daily, mornings, afternoons, and on evenings 
except Saturday. 

(h) Lectures and Demonstrations: — Tuesday and Friday after- 
noons, 4 to 5 o'clock, and Saturday evenings, 8 o'clock. 



13. For all classes and general privileges for one year, including 

Summer Schools $100.00 

For all classes and general privileges for one term 40.00 

For one class every day and general privileges one term 30 . 00 

For one evening class and general evening privileges, one term . . 10.00 
For all classes and general privileges for outdoor Summer 

Painting School 30.00 

For all classes and general privileges for Summer School for 

teachers and others 15 . 00 

14. Lecture courses in the College are open to the public on payment of 
a fee of two dollars. 

15. All fees are payable in advance. Students may enter the College 
at any time by paying the proportion of the unexpired term. Cheques 
should be made payable to the Ontario College of Art. 

Note: — The general privileges of the College mentioned above consist of 
lectures and demonstrations, use of Library and Reading Room, etc. 
Teachers attend free under conditions set forth in a Circular which may 
be obtained on application tp the Deputy Minister of Education or to the 
Secretary of the College. 


16 (a) The College is open for Day Classes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 
for Evening Classes from 7.30 to 9.30 o'clock. 

(b) All students are expected to register daily their arrival at the College. 

(c) In case of absence from sickness or other cause a communication 
should be sent to the secretary. 

(d) The students who have the highest percentage of attendance in 
the classes of the division for which scholarships are offered will have pre- 
ference when two or more are equal in examinations. 

(e) Scholarships may be cancelled at one month's notice for non-attend- 
ance or misconduct. 

(f) The same prize or scholarship will not be given to the same student 
a second time. 

(g) No work will be exhibited at the monthly or annual exhibition which 
has not been done by a student of the College during the year except 
when required for special examination purposes. 

(h) The Principal and staff reserve the right to retain until after the 
annual exhibition such examples of students' work as may be selected 
weekly by the teachers. 

(i) No students are allowed to change their classes or courses of study 
without consulting the Prinicpal. 


(j) Exemption or part exemption from fees may be given by the Council 
for services rendered by students or for other sufficient reasoi. 

(k) No student is allowed in the College before or after working hours 
without the permission of the Principal. 

(1) It is the duty of students to read and comply with official notices 
and rules which may be posted in the College. 

(m) The Council cannot be held responsible for the custody of the private 
property of the students, nor can any claim be entertained in respect of any 
article left in the College. 

(n) Any student injuring the property of the College will be held re- 
sponsible for its restoration. 

(o) It is expected that students will conduct themselves in an orderly 
manner at all times within the College. 

(p) Every facility will be accorded the student for reasonable amuse- 
ment and recreation. For this purpose committees of students may be 
given authority to act under the direction of the Principal. 

(q) For the convenience of students, materials in common use may be 
purchased in the College. 


General Stjllnbus of Snstructiou, 



17. The work in the Primary Classes consists of 
elementary freehand drawing, modelling and painting 
from geometrical models, simple objects and natural 
forms. The course is not only intended for the training 
of beginners but also for the training of advanced workers 
who require to systematize their knowledge for the 
purpose of teaching. The various steps in the system 
are graded as follows: — 

(a) Training of the hand and arm for control in 
drawing and the eye in the judgment of proportion and 

(b) The practice of a simplified process of construc- 
tion and measurement enabling the student to place 
work within a given space, and the proper use of various 
mechanical aids in drawing, or in learning to draw. 

(c) The blocking in of forms in generalized shapes and 
carrying through to completed outline by gradual 
stages, when pure outline is desired. 

(d) The making of light and shade drawings by the 
gradual process of development from simple to com- 
plex tone masses. 

(e) The theory of perspective and the geometrical 
drawing connected with it, and its practical application 
to the representation of nature in freehand drawing. 

(f) The study of various mediums, such as pencil, 
pen, crayon, charcoal, wash, pastel, oil and water colour 
and the surfaces suitable for them. 

(g) Blackboard drawing and the training of the 
memory in drawing and in colour. 


(h) The modelling in clay, plasticine and other 
materials, of simple objects and natural forms. 

(i) Attendance at specified lectures and primary 
sketch class. 


18. Work in the Antique continues along the same 
lines as in the Primary Class. Beginners, however, are 
required to make drawings of details of casts of historical 
ornament and portions of the figure. All mediums are 
employed, and painting in oil by advanced students is 
permitted. Drawings are required to be made on regu- 
lar-sized sheets of paper. 


19. Admission to the Life Class is based on general 
proficiency in drawing as shown by tests made in the 
Primary and Antique Classes. 

All mediums are employed. Students taking course 
study in competition for scholarships or the College 
Diploma must work on regular-sized canvas and paper 
and attend the Fine Arts Course of lectures and demon- 

A Monitor is in constant attendance in this class 
and other classes using the life model. 


20. The modelling class is in two divisions — Primary 
and Advanced. The Primary Division is part of the 
General Primary course, and consists of simple exer- 
cises in the modelling of historic ornament, natural 
objects, and portions of the figure from the antique 
cast, in the study of proportion and measurement, 
and high and low relief. 

The study in the Advanced Modelling Class combines 
work from the antique cast and from life and exercises in 
original composition. Lectures and demonstrations are 
given in plaster and other forms of casting, and methods 
of sculpture and carving. 



21. A sketch class is conducted from 12 o'clock to 
1 p.m. every day. The members of all advanced classes 
are expected to attend and act as models in rotation ac- 
cording to an alphabetical list. The Monitor of the 
Life Class will be in general charge, but committees of 
students act in posing the models. 

Sketches are to be in any medium. Poses to be single 
figures, groups of figures, figures in motion. 

A sketch class similarly managed will be conducted 
with simple arrangements of still life by the students in 
the Primary classes. 

Selection of sketches will be made for the monthly 
exhibition and placed in order of merit, and those placed 
will be reserved for the annual exhibition. 


22. The model is posed in this class to combine 
facilities for portrait study and for illustration purposes. 
The students of illustration are encouraged to adapt 
the figure to suitable surroundings of their own design 
and invention, but in some cases suitable surroundings 
will be arranged. 

The work in this class will be examined for characteri- 
zation, good drawing, tone and general rendering in the 
portrait division ; in the illustration division, for origin- 
ality, composition, drawing, perspective and general 
proficiency in the handling of mediums. 


23. Students who have passed the examination of the 
Primary Class are eligible for admission to the classes in 
Applied Art. Other applicants are required to submit 
satisfactory specimens of work in drawing or to pass a 
satisfactory test before being admitted. 

The work in Design and Applied Art is divided into 
two parts: 



24. In this course the consideration of Design and its 
application will be developed in theory and practice 
through a series of exercises dealing with the decorative 
treatment of natural and geometrical forms, also the 
mechanical conditions of design in relation to material 
and methods of pioduction. 

In connection with the lecture and reading course the 
student will be directed in the study also of colour and the 
essentials of colour harmony; taste and the development 
of the critical faculty; the history and literature of 
Design and Applied Art. 


25. The student continues the work of the General 
course in a more specialized and individual way by 
concentrating upon particular departments of the crafts 
or manufactures. 

Students in this course are recommended to make 
themselves proficient in the technique of some one craft 
or manufacture. 

A recognition of the intimate relationship between 
the Fine and the Applied Arts is a governing feature 
of the College curriculum, and all students of Design 
and Applied Art are required to attend the Fine Arts 
Lecture course, and before being eligible for the final 
awards of the College are required to submit satis- 
factory specimens of work in the Fine Arts Course as 
follows : — 

Drawing of historic ornament from cast. 

Drawing of antique figure from cast. 

Drawing of still life. 

Drawing of costume figure. 

Drawing of nude figure. 

All in light and shade or colour. 



26. The Course for Teachers consists of work in 
drawing, modelling, painting, and design, and lectures, 
demonstrations and reading course covering the various 
subjects required for the examinations for Public and 
High School certificates. 

27. The Education Department of Ontario has made 
provisions for study in the College according to a 
scheme which may be obtained on application to the 
Deputy Minister of Education or the Secretary of the 


28. A six-weeks' Summer Session of the College is 
conducted for the benefit of teachers and others unable 
to attend the general session. The following is the 
syllabus of instruction for the first and second year: 


Drawing: Elementary Descriptive Geometry and Mechanical 


Elementary Perspective. 

Elementary Drawing from Geometrical Solids, simple 
objects and natural forms. 

Elementary drawing from the antique and life. 

Sketching in various black and white mediums. 

Blackboard drawing. 

Drawing from Memory. 

Elementary illustration. 
Modelling: Elementary Modelling. 

Modelling from details of antique cast. 

Making of moulds and casting in plaster. 
Painting: Drawing with coloured chalks. 

Exercises with the brush. 

Simple oil and water colour painting. 
Design: Decorative treatment of natural forms. 

Geometric forms and ornament. 

Applied Design. 


Demonstrations, Composition. 

Lectures and Theory of Colour. 

Reading Course: Mediums for drawing and painting. 

Mechanical processes of reproduction. 

Synopsis of the History of Art. 

Critical Study of Works of Art. 

Methods of teaching art in Public Schools. 

Principles of Design. 


Drawing : Drawing from the antique. 

Drawing from life, still life, landscape and architectural 

Sketching in various black and white mediums. 

Blackboard Drawing. 

Drawing from Memory. 
Painting: Drawing from life and still life with coloured chalks 

and Pastels. 

Elementary Painting with oil and water colours. 
Modelling: Modelling from the antique. 

Modelling from life. 
Design: Decorative Treatment of natural forms. 

Historic Ornament. 

Appropriate application of Design to crafts and manu- 
Demonstrations. The Principles of Design and Applied Art. 
Lectures and Composition. 

Reading Course : Theory of Colour. 

Mediums for drawing, painting and modelling. 

History of Art. 

Critical Study of works of Art. 


Artistic Anatomy. 

Methods of teaching Art with special reference to 
High Schools and Collegiate Institutes. 


29. The courses for Art Specialists in the High and 
Continuation Schools and the Collegiate Institutes and 
for Art Supervisors in the Public and Separate Schools 
are contained in the circular of the Department of 
Education above referred to. 




30. The following lectures and demonstrations will be 
given for the most part by the regular staff, and a corre- 
sponding course of reading in the literature of Art will be 
directed. The hours are arranged as far as possible to suit 
the convenience of both day and evening students. 

Drawing, Painting and Modelling and use of various mediums: — Six 

Lectures with demonstrations and illustrations. 
Colour and Pigments: — Three lectures with demonstrations and illustrations. 
Composition and Illustration: — Six lectures with illustrations. 
Artistic Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy: — Six lectures with demon- 
strations and illustrations. 
History of Art: — Sixteen lectures with illustrations. 

First lecture a synopsis of the History of Art. Fifteen following 
lectures divided into three periods of five lectures each, viz., 
Prehistoric and Classic, Roman and Mediaeval, Renaissance and 
Students of the College have the privilege of attending the lectures 
on the History of Art delivered at the University of Toronto. 
The programme of these lectures will be issued at the beginning 
of the Session. 
Perspective: — Six lectures with demonstrations and illustrations. 


31. The students of Design and Applied Art are 
required to attend all lectures on the History of Art, 
Composition and Perspective in the Fine Arts Course, 
and to attend the lectures in Design and Applied Art 
and practical demonstrations in craft and manufacture. 

The lectures and demonstrations of the Design and 
Applied Art Course are ten in number and treat of the 
following subjects: 

Decorative Illustration and Typography. 

Illumination and Lettering. 

Heraldry and Grotesques. 

Embroidery, Tapestry, Lace-making and Weaving. 

Printing on Fabrics, Wall paper, etc. 

Metal working, jewellery and enamelling. 

Stone, wood and other carving. 

Pottery, tiles and glass painting. 

Casting in various materials. 

Furniture and cabinet work. 



32. Students who enter the College with the intention 
of becoming teachers of Art are required to attend at 
least a one term course of lectures for teachers, besides 
attendance at lectures in the Fine Arts Course and De- 
sign Course. 

The lectures for teachers are five in number and treat 
of the following subjects: 

1. The history of drawing as a means of education. 
The relation of drawing to general education. 

2. Methods for elementary and secondary school drawing for children oi 

the ages 7 to 12 and 12 to 16. 

3. Division of teaching between practice, individual instruction and lectures. 
Practice not an end in itself, its relation to expression, application of 
design to crafts and manufacture. 

4. Analysis of the system of instruction in the College of Art and the teach- 

ing of Art in the Public and High Schools of the Province of Ontario. 

5. School Management: — 

Arrangement and decoration of rooms, casts, models, library, pictures. 
The Council, the School Principal or Headmaster, the Staff, the Students. 


33. Art Teaching Elementary Art Teaching Taylor. 

The Teaching of Drawing Polak & Quilter. 

Theory and Practice of Teaching Art .... Dow. 

The Training of the Memory in Art Lecoq. 

Drawing Blackboard Drawing Seaby. 

Blackboard Drawing Swannell. 

Elements of Drawing Ruskin. 

Drawing and Engraving Hamerton. 

Figure Drawing Hatton. 

The Graphic Arts Hamerton. 

Perspective Perspective Hatton. 

Essentials of Perspective Miller. 

Painting Landscape Painting in Oils East. 

Landscape Painting Harrison 

The Practice of Oil Painting Solomon. 

Lectures on Painting Clausen. 

Design Handbook of Historic Ornament Glazier. 

Anatomy of Pattern Day. 


Design — cont. Planning of Ornament Day. 

Pattern Designing Crane. 

Bases of Design Crane. 

Line and Form Crane. 

Theory of Pure Design Ross. 

Design Hatton. 

Lettering Handbook of Lettering, Alphabets Old and 

New Strange. 

Pigments The Science of Painting Vibert. 

and Mediums Elements of Drawing Ruskia. 

Composition Composition Poore. 

Composition Dow. 

Figure Composition Hatton. 

Anatomy Modelling Lanteri. 

Artistic Anatomy Duval. 

Anatomical Diagrams Dunlop. 

Illustration Decorative Illustration of Books Crane. 

Book Illustration of To-day Pennell. 

Illustration of Books Sketchley. 

Practical Handbook of Drawing for 

modern methods of reproduction Harper. 

Modelling Modelling Lanteri. 

The Art of Modelling in Clay and Wax. .Simonds. 
Critical Discourses Reynolds. 

Old Masters and New Cox. 

A Child's Guide to Pictures Caffin. 

Landscape Hamerton. 

Velasquez Stevenson. 

Old Masters Fromentin. 

Laocoon Lessing. 

Appreciation of Sculpture Sturgis. 

Appreciation of Architecture Sturgis. 

Appreciation of Pictures Sturgis. 

How to Study Pictures Caffin. 

History of Art Apollo — Story of Art throughout the ages . Reinach. 

History of Art Carotti. 

A History of Painting Macfall. 

Renaissance in Italy, vol. 3 Symonds. 

History of Modern Painting Muther. 

Note: — The above books as well as other books and periodicals on 
various Art studies may be consulted in the College Library. 



34. The College will conduct examinations and tests 
at the end of each school year for the purpose of awarding 
certificates and associateships of the College and scholar- 
ships and prizes arranged for and posted in the College 
for competition. 

35. Three scholarships for full tuition in the College 
for one year are offered by the Council for the year 
1913-14, and it is hoped that other scholarships and prizes 
may be arranged for to be announced at the beginning 
of the session. 

36. The awards will be made upon tests by judgment 
of the work done throughout the year, by work executed 
under given conditions and time limit, and by written 
examinations. The work of the year will be collected 
by the teachers from the various classes each week, and 
all work receiving honours at monthly exhibitions will be 
reserved for the annual exhibition at which the final 
judgment is made. Written examinations are set for 
the subjects in the lecture and reading courses. Sketch 
and note books kept throughout the year will also be 

37. Students who have done the work required by the 
College and who have passed the examinations and tests 
arranged for the purpose will be granted the following 
associateships, scholarships, certificates, special prizes 
and travelling scholarships: 

(a) Diplomas of Associateship in the College, authorizing the use of the 
letters A.O.C. A. after the names of the holders, are awarded upon comple- 
tion of a four years' course covering the three divisions of the College; 
provided the student has passed all the grade examinations and the tests 
for general proficiency. 

(b) Scholarships for tuition in the College and special prizes for work 
shown at the annual exhibition and for first, second and third year pro- 
ficiency will be awarded. 

(c) Certificates of merit and honourable mention are granted at the 
monthly and annual exhibitions. 


(d) Teachers' certificates are granted by the Education Department of 
Ontario to those who have done the work prescribed in the course for 
teachers and who have passed the examinations. The examinations for 
said Certificates are conducted by a Board appointed by the Minister of 

(e) The Diploma of Associateship of the College of Art will be accepted 
by the Department of Education in lieu of the examinations for Public or 
High Schools. 

(f) Special Scholarships called Travel Scholarships are awarded to 
students of high proficiency in Painting, Sculpture and Design. As these 
scholarships vary from year to year the number and conditions of com- 
petition are posted in the College as early as possible in the session. 

38. Scholarships not used within the time specified 
when awarded are forfeited unless satisfactory reasons 
are given to the Council of the College through the 

39. The conditions of acceptance and use of Scholar- 
ships are that the work prescribed as evidence of 
reasonable industry shall be complied with. 

40. The same scholarship or prize is not awarded to 
the same student a second time. 

41. Scholarships may not be diverted from the course 
of study for which they have been granted. 




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