Arts Be Creative

Hart House art opportunities nurture innate creativity and exploration. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your journey, join us to play, relax and express yourself through various creative mediums.

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Events/Activities View all →

  • Honeycomb design with BEE logo
    May 16 – Jun 13, 2024

    Talking Walls Exhibition: To BEE Heard & Seen

    Experience the vibrant voices of Black male high school students from the Brotherhood of Ethnic Excellence (BEE) program at Hart House.

  • Thu, Jun 13, 2024

    2024 Musical Theatre Slam

    Who will become the 2024 Musical Theatre Slam Winner?

  • A photograph of the Hart House darkroom.
    Jun 17 – Jul 22, 2024

    Darkroom Social Printing

    Social printing session for camera club members to discuss the process, ask questions, and make new friends!

  • A picture of an open mac laptop with headphones on top of it, a red interface to the left of it, a beat machine to the right of it, and a mini keyboard just below the laptop
    Jun 19 – Aug 7, 2024

    Producers' Circle + Lyricists' Lounge

    This drop-in, co-curricular initiative seeks to support Hart House's Hip Hop Education program by bringing together beatmakers producers and music creators.

  • Wed, Jun 19, 2024

    Design on a Dime

    Want to get your Fringe show looking big but on a budget?

  • Two models standing and holding hands with their heads covered by towel.
    Jun 21 – Apr 25, 2025

    Camera Club Open Studio

    Camera Club Open Studios offer an opportunity to photograph your model or object in a studio setting.

  • Jun 27 – Aug 29, 2024

    Hart House Film Board Monthly Meetups

    A monthly mingle for film lovers with the Hart House Film Board.

  • Tue, Jul 9, 2024

    Acting On-Camera

    Lights, camera, action! Dive into the exciting world of on-camera acting!

  • Three people dressed as blue bunnies in front of a wall covered in various posters on a sunny day.
    Sep 18 – Apr 16, 2025

    Camera Club Critical Salon

    Camera Club Critical Salons offer an opportunity to receive feedback from professional photographers and club members and learn what makes a great photograph.

  • A group of university students playing board games.
    Sep 25 – Mar 26, 2025

    Camera Club Socials

    Camera Club Socials offer an opportunity to meet other club members, socialize, and share your passion for photography.

  • An illustration of a human head metaphorically opening to reveal an endless stream of icons showing artistic and scientific practices, inventions, and tools.

    Good Ideas Fund

    The Hart House Good Ideas Fund (GIF) is here to support your good ideas and make them a reality! Open to student groups or students at any U of T campus.

  • Hart House A/V Tech Mentorship Program

    The Hart House A/V Tech Mentorship Program provides youth the opportunity to gain practical experience with different careers in the audio/video field.

  • Close up of the mural.

    Hip-Hop Education

    Hip hop education and artistic expression. It's not just about music. It's beats, rhymes, life and learning.

Blogs/Articles View all →

U of T Alumna Producing World-Class Films in Pakistan Got her Start at Hart House

Anam Abbas developed her documentary-making skills at the Film Board, then moved back to Pakistan seeking to work on independent films with a feminist narrative

Hart House Mourns the Loss of Philanthropist and Passionate Theatre Supporter Dr. Nona Heaslip

With sadness, we mourn the news of the passing of University of Toronto alumna Dr. Nona Heaslip (1930-2024).

Meet the Musician (and Alumna) Behind the Soldiers’ Tower Bells, Integral to Convocation

Naoko Tsujita provides a rare glimpse into the world of the carillon – the bronze bells in Soldiers’ Tower.

U of T’s Movie-Making Centre is an Indispensable Resource for Budding Filmmakers

The Hart House Film Board has been U of T’s foremost movie-making centre for five decades.

Talking Walls Showcases Incomparable Work of Toronto-Based Photographer

This April, Hart House’s Talking Walls will feature the evocative work of Darkroom Artist-in-Residence Dainesha Nugent-Palache.

  • 100% Hands-On Filmmaking for Beginners

    A three-week film class designed for absolute beginners needing a comprehensive hands-on experience.

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  • 35mm Film Cameras

    Cover the basics of film-based cameras.

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  • Acting: Introduction

    An introductory course for beginners and artists in the early stages of their careers.

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  • Caffenol Developing

    Join us in the Hart House Camera Club Darkroom for a unique workshop and learn new techniques and approaches to processing and printing.

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  • Capturing Intimacy and Romance on Camera

    How do you capture the magic between two people on camera?

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  • Film Lighting 101

    This beginner's workshop concentrates on general lighting theory covering different qualities of light and lighting styles.

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Clubs View all →

Hart House Camera Club

What’s in a picture? Anyone can take a photo, but…

Hart House Chamber Strings

The Hart House Chamber Strings is a student-run ensemble…

Hart House Chorus

The HART HOUSE CHORUS is a 50-voice choir auditioned from…

Hart House Film Board

The Hart House Film Board exists to provide assistance to…

Hart House Jazz Choir Onoscatopoeia

Onoscatopoeia (aka Oscat) is the University of Toronto's…

Hart House Jazz Ensemble

The Hart House Jazz Ensemble is an active and vibrant band…

Hart House Orchestra

The Hart House Orchestra is an auditioned group that…

Hart House Singers

The Hart House Singers is a non-auditioned choir that…

Hart House Symphonic Band

The Hart House Symphonic Band is an amateur music group…

Committees View all →

Hart House Student Acquisitions Subcommittee

To promote an awareness of contemporary art practices…

Hart House Student Arbor Room Subcommittee

It organizes the exhibition of student art in the Hart House…

Hart House Student Art Committee

A committee of contemporary art enthusiasts curates the…

Hart House Student Education and Outreach Subcommittee

Connecting artists, art students, and the wider visual art…

Hart House Student Literary and Library Committee

Provides opportunities to explore the various facets of the…

Hart House Student Music Committee

Creates partnerships and presents professional and aspiring…

Hart House Student Projects Subcommittee

Fostering the means and space for one University of Toronto…

Hart House Student Theatre Committee

This Committee acts as an Advisory Board for Theatre…