website 26.jpg



Jacky, Oil on Canvas
Kerry Kim

We've returned as
the Mississauga School of Art & Design.


We were founded in 2001 as the Mississauga Valley School of Art, which taught hundreds of students in fine art, illustration, and design from 2001-2014. Our students came from all over the GTA including Toronto, Richmond Hill, North York, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Oakville, Brampton, and of course, Mississauga.

After a two-year hiatus, we’ve returned as the Mississauga School of Art & Design (MSAD).

Learn from one of Mississauga’s best art schools for portfolio preparation and children. All of our classes are affordable and taught by art professionals.

We are best known for our Children’s Studio and rigorous Portfolio Preparation classes. Our Foundations classes are excellent at introducing children of all ages to the world of visual arts. Our Portfolio classes are designed to help students develop high quality and varied portfolios for college and university admission into top art and design schools.

New to MSAD is the 3D Lab. The Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations and a 50″ instructor’s screen. Learn modelling, rigging, texturing, matte painting, and other digital 3D skills.






905) 232-0278



257 Dundas St. East, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON.  Canada
L5A 1W8

 Monday            Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wed. 4 pm - 9;00 pm

Thurs.          4 pm - 8:00 pm 

Friday           4 pm - 9;00 pm

Sat.                10 am-9;00 pm

Sun. Private lessons



Founder Director and Continuing Education

Kerry graduated from OCAD in 1981 and studied old master drawings in Florence, Italy. He has taught drawing and painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Valley School of Art, Sheridan College, Centennial College and OCAD. He founded the Mississauga Valley School of Art (now MSAD) in 2001.


Emily is an illustrator, designer and portrait artist who enjoys working with mediums such as oil, acrylic, pencils, scratchboard and her favourite, watercolour and ink. She graduated from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advance Learning with a degree in illustration.



Eugene is a sculpture installation artist with many years of teaching experience in furniture design, prop-making, and sculpture.



Steven is a full-time concept artist & illustrator. A graduate of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation, he has worked at Microsoft Games Studio and Mercury Filmworks.

He is currently a concept artist at Awesometown Entertainment in Toronto.


Kevin started pursuing figurative traditions at Mississauga Valley School of Art (now MSAD) in 2001. He is a graduate of OCAD U’s Drawing & Painting program and spent a year in Florence, Italy, as an Off-Campus transfer student. He has taught at numerous schools including OCAD and the Toronto public school system.



Miru is a graduate of OCAD’s Printmaking program but transitioned to digital 3D thereafter. His fine art background gives him a unique edge when constructing environments and characters. He has previously taught at the Mississauga Valley School of Art, now MSAD.



The Mississauga School of Art & Design offers students three tracks: 

FOUNDATIONS, PORTFOLIO PREPARATION, and CONTINUING. Within each track, we’ll work with students to customize their learning experience a la carte according to their goals, experience level, and interests.

All of our classes are taught by art professionals.

MSAD reserves the right to change, alter, or cancel any course.


Costume Drawing Workshop

Costume Drawing Workshop


Instructor: Su Seo

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 8-10 | $320

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 11+ | $320

Instructor: Jin Chun

  • Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 8-10 | $320

  • Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 11+ | $320

  • supplies provided.

Explore the wonderful world of art with activities designed to stimulate your child’s senses and imagination. The Children’s Studio introduces children to all disciplines of art, including painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture.

Classes have limited 8 seating and art supplies are provided.


Instructor: Jin Chun

  • Fridays 6:00–8:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 8-10 | $320

  • Fridays 6:00–8:00pm (7 Sessions) | Ages 11+ | $320

This course introduces students to a wide range of drawing and painting fundamentals, techniques, and materials. Students will explore basic principles of visual language focusing on proportion, form, and composition from direct observation. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore more conceptual approaches to drawing and painting.

Classes have limited 8 seating and art supplies are provided.



Presenting a portfolio of your art or design work for assessment is the most important part of the university and college admissions process. Your portfolio demonstrates your technical and perceptual skills, creativity, level of initiative and motivation, and your creative and professional interests.

The portfolio is, in short, a visual representation of you as an artist or designer. The classes at MSAD is designed to help you meet and exceed the criteria for interviews at various art and design schools, whether in Canada or the United States.

All of our classes are taught by art professionals.

Light Stand,  Yoojin K.

Light Stand, Yoojin K.

Portfolio Intensive

Instructor: Jin Chun / Su Seo/ S.Hyun Kim

. Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm (4 Sessions) | $280

  • Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm (4 Sessions) | $280

  • Fridays 6:00-9:00 pm (4 Sessions) | $280

  • Private lessons (4 sessions) 3 hours @60=$720

  • In this course, students will be exposed to the two-dimensional artworks that strengthen their observational skills and drafting technique, experimenting with diverse mediums, including watercolour, charcoal, chalk pastel, and others.

Classes have limited 8 seating and art supplies are some provided.

3D digital Portfolio

Instructor: Miru Kim / S. Hyun Kim

  • Saturdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm (4 Sessions) | $360

  • Sundays 6:00 -900 pm (4 Sessions) | $780I Private lessons

Part of the Portfolio Preparation, this course is meant for those intending on pursuing 3D, architecture, industrial design, animation, and other disciplines involving digital 2D/3D forms.

You will learn how to use:

  • 3dsmax

  • Maya

  • Modo

  • Vray

  • Substance Painter & Substance Designer

  • Unreal Engine 4

  • zbrush

  • Marvelous Designer

  • World Machine

  • Photoshop

  • 3dcoat

  • Phoenixfd


Instructor: Kerry Kim (

This is a structured course for students with prior experience in drawing Students

will develop more intuitive approach to life drawing by focusing on concepts and techniques such as gesture, modeling, proportion, rhythm, contour lines and chiaroscuro. Advanced students will be encouraged to make a smoother transition into painting through integration of their perceptual and technical understanding in the visual language.

Saturdays 2:30- 5:30 (4 sessions) | $280

Classes have limited 12 seating and art supplies are NOT provided

Design Portfolio

Instructor: Eugene Paunil /Mark Liu

  • Sundays 630 – 9:30 pm (4 Sessions) |$360

Students will learn how to create three-dimensional sculptures and artifacts with a wide range of materials. From brainstorming ideas to producing the final artwork, problem solving skills will be taught through sketches and designing prototypes in three-dimensional form. 

Classes have limited 4 seating and art supplies are NOT provided.

Animation Portfolio

Instructor: S. Hyun Kim / M. Hao

  • Saturdays 6:30 -9:30pm (4 Sessions) | $280

  • Animation Program is a high-demand program today. At MSAD, you will prepare a competitive portfolio and learn how to draw figure drawing, character with unique worldview, storytelling process, linear perspective and layout.

  • Classes have limited 8 seating and art supplies are some provided.

Portfolio Requirement:

  • Observational Life Drawing

  • Hand Drawing

  • Character Rotation

  • Action Pose Sheets

  • Expression Sheets

  • Storyboarding

  • Household Objects

  • Room Line Drawing

  • Other Personal Artwork




Still-life,  Kevin B.

Still-life, Kevin B.

Adult studio: painting workshop

Instructor: Kerry Kim

Saturdays  10:00 - 1:00 pm (4 Sessions) | $160

This class will provide the beginner to intermediate students with basic perceptual and technical skills in painting. Students will explore the fundamental application of painting in oil, acrylics, or watercolour. Various painting techniques from traditional to modern will be studied to allow the students to experience all aspects of painting.

Classes have limited 7 seating and art supplies are some provided.



For more detail, please leave your message below.

Name *


Mississauga School of Art & Design

257 Dundas St. East, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON.  Canada
L5A 1W8