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  • Downtown Fall Courses now Online

    Downtown Campus

    Fall Semester - Register NowFall Semester lets you get ahead with a large selection of courses.

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  • Orleans Fall Courses now Online

    Orleans Campus

    Fall Semester - Register NowFall Semester lets you get ahead with a large selection of courses.

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  • Ottawa School of Art Residency Program Fall 2014
    shutterstock_48455011   The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is pleased to announce the extension of its artists residency program to run during the school year. The purpose of the artist residency program is to provide artists with the opportunity to devote uninterrupted time to their artwork in the supportive and stimulating environment at OSA. The residency program will be located at the ByWard Market campus where artists will have access to specialized studios for ceramics, printmaking and sculpture. Resident artists will have access to these studios during the school’s regular hours of operation (i.e. they will not have 24 hour access). During this first year OSA will accept a maximum of 2 artists per specialized studio at any time from September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. The length of the residency can cover any length of time during this time period. Ottawa residents ARE eligible for this program   OSA will provide:
    • Set periods of free studio time in the specialized studio of choice (i.e. outside scheduled class hours). A studio schedule will be developed with the artist prior to the start of the residency.
    • Basic general studio supplies (e.g. acids and solvents in the print studio, etc.)
    • Assistance to any resident artists (letters of support/invitation, etc.)
    • Wireless internet access at OSA
    • When needed, OSA will provide information on various forms of accommodations (e.g. self-catering apartments, university residences, etc.) and will negotiate reasonable rates for the artists.
    • An exhibition in the Lee Matasi Gallery of work done during the residency.
      Resident Artists will be responsible for:
    • Travel costs to and from Ottawa
    • Accommodation, food and local travel costs
    • Studio supplies (e.g. paper for printing, stone for sculpting, clay, etc.)
    • A presentation on their work to OSA students
    • 2 studio proofs from each edition (printmaking only)
    • An exhibition of work completed during the residency
    • A workshop or demonstration (optional - OSA will pay for teaching time)
      Application Process
    • Completed digital application form
    • 20 digital images of recent work
    • Most recent CV and artist’s statement
    • A work plan for the residency period
    • Letters of reference demonstrating the artist’s ability to work independently and cooperatively
    • A Skype interview (where necessary)
        Application 2014 OSA Residency Application Form   Application Deadline: The application deadline is an open or rolling deadline. Applicants should get their applications in for review no less that one month before the proposed start date of their residency. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and a first-come-first served priority for approved residencies.     Resources for artists   Canada Council for the Arts Offers a broad range of grants and services for professional Canadian artists.   Canadian Heritage Offer a broad range of grants and services for Canadian artists.   City of Ottawa The City of Ottawa offers several funding and awards programs to artists.   International Federation of Arts Councils & Culture Agencies Provides a listing of international resources for artists.   Ontario Art Council Ontario Arts Council offers funding programs for Ontario artists, with funds from the Ontario government.     Ottawa School of Art 35, rue George Street ByWard Market Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5 info@artottawa.ca   Contact Information: Jeff Stellick, Executive Director 613-241-7471 x 25 director@artottawa.ca www.artottawa.ca     Stay in touch: www.facebook.com/artottawa  | www.twitter.com/artottawa  
  • Summer Camps

    SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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    July 2 – August 29

    Monday to Friday

    5 days / 30 hours

    All fees for children camps (6 – 12 years old) may include a pool outing and a drama class! 

    Summer Camps information is subject to change without notice.

     

    BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

    MONDAY TO FRIDAY

    8 H – 9 H & 16 H 30 – 17 H 30

    FEE: $30 per week

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Mixed media classes, and classes with a media focus, are offered for children aged 6 – 12. Students produce a wide variety of work in many disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, cartooning and sculpture, including clay. These classes give students the opportunity to explore materials and processes, build skills, and express their experience.  Small classes are taught by artist/educators who provide children with an environment that encourages individual creative growth.

    Most courses are organized around a theme and include a tour of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada.

    The Ottawa School of Art also offers classes for teens between 13 and 15 years old. These classes are media specific or have a narrow thematic focus.  The projects encourage students to develop skills in specific techniques, to think about and practice the process of making art.  Small classes are taught by artist/educators who create an environment that encourages individual creative growth. The fun comes from being immersed in art:  in playing hard all week.

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    TO VIEW COURSES OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

  • EXPRESSIVE DRAWING WITH DIANA THORNEYCROFT
    Summer Academy 2014 Diana Thorneycroft will once again be joining the Ottawa School of Art this year to teach a weeklong summer camp for adults; Expressive Drawing with Diana Thorneycroft. This is a rare opportunity to be taught by one of Canada’s most exciting and provocative artists. diana_thorneycroft2_300  profile-thumbnail For one intensive week, students will engage in non-traditional approaches to drawing. Instead of looking at what is in front of you and rendering that object (eg. a still life, figure or landscape) onto paper, you will be asked to draw from concepts presented by the instructor. The intent is for individuals to broaden their visual vocabularies and discover new ways to approach their own artistic practice. EXPRESSIVE DRAWING WITH DIANA THORNEYCROFT Instructor: Diana Thorneycroft Fee: $275 Monday – Friday, 9 h – 16 h August 25 – August 29 5 days | 30 hours   DianaThorneycroft www.dianathorneycroft.com For all course listings please visit: www.artottawa.ca or call 613.241.7471     Ottawa School of Art 35, rue George Street ByWard Market Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5 info@artottawa.ca   Contact Information: Nina Camilleri, Marketing & Events Coordinator 613-241-7471 x 26 marketing@artottawa.ca www.artottawa.ca     Stay in touch: www.facebook.com/artottawa  | www.twitter.com/artottawa    

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  • Summer Camps

    SUMMER CAMPS 2014

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    July 2 – August 29

    Monday to Friday

    5 days / 30 hours

    All fees for children camps (6 – 12 years old) may include a pool outing and a drama class! 

    Summer Camps information is subject to change without notice.

     

    BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

    MONDAY TO FRIDAY

    8 H – 9 H & 16 H 30 – 17 H 30

    FEE: $30 per week

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Mixed media classes, and classes with a media focus, are offered for children aged 6 – 12. Students produce a wide variety of work in many disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, cartooning and sculpture, including clay. These classes give students the opportunity to explore materials and processes, build skills, and express their experience.  Small classes are taught by artist/educators who provide children with an environment that encourages individual creative growth.

    Most courses are organized around a theme and include a tour of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada.

    The Ottawa School of Art also offers classes for teens between 13 and 15 years old. These classes are media specific or have a narrow thematic focus.  The projects encourage students to develop skills in specific techniques, to think about and practice the process of making art.  Small classes are taught by artist/educators who create an environment that encourages individual creative growth. The fun comes from being immersed in art:  in playing hard all week.

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    TO VIEW COURSES OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE

  • FINE ARTS DIPLOMA and PORTFOLIO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
      THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014/2015​​ FINE ARTS DIPLOMA and PORTFOLIO CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Registration deadline: Friday, AUGUST 29, 2014 The Ottawa School of Art follows a tradition of alternative art schools by providing the community with the opportunity for visual expression and creative development. In addition to the vibrant arts community within the school, students have the advantage of the School​'​s ​​excellent location in the heart of the ByWard Market. The Ottawa School of Art has been celebrating visual arts training since 1879. ----------------------------------------------------------- FINE ARTS DIPLOMA three-year, 90 credit program Students receive the benefits of an intensive pre-professional fine arts training program allowing them to complete most or all of their studies close to home. In addition, the Ottawa School of Art receives students from across Canada and from around the world creating an interesting and diverse learning environment. ----------------------------------------------------------- PORTFOLIO CERTIFICATE one-year, 30 credit program Structured for students who need to develop and expand their present body of work in preparation for applications to university, college or art school, this intensive course of study allows for a high degree of interaction with​ ​working professional artists in a studio setting. ----------------------------------------------------------- OSA admission is on a first come, first served basis, until classes are filled. The OSA's Fine Arts Diploma Program is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities as a Private Career College. To learn more about full-time studies at the Ottawa School of Art and requirements for admission, please visit our website at: www.artottawa.ca <http://www.artottawa.ca/> Click on your full-time program of choice, select the 'Admissions' section and access a downloadable application form. ​ ​ Start the application process by filling out the application form and bringing the items listed on the front of the form to the interview.​ Make your appointment by calling 613.241.7471.​ For further information, please email the Diploma Coordinator at: diploma@artottawa.ca
  • Ramiro Ricardo Lecture at OSA
    There will be a lecture by visiting artist José Ramiro Ricardo Feria on Friday, May 23 at 12:00 noon in the Library. Ricardo Feria is a professional artist specializing in printmaking. He is the past director of the school of art in Holguin, Cuba and has been actively involved with the Unión Nationale de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC). He will be showing examples of his prints, drawings and paintings. His lecture will be in Spanish with translation.    
  • Boutique Submissions Summer 2014

    Submissions will be accepted on Wednesday June 11th and Thursday June 12th between the hours of  10am and 3pm

    The past months have brought many viewers and buyers… congratulations to those of you who sold works!

    Submissions to the OSA Boutique are run through a juried process. All Works are chosen, taking into consideration the juxtaposition of pieces, ‘theme’ if applicable and the boutique space itself.

    Entries must be properly labeled, framed and ready to hang; assuring that framework is stable and secure.

    Questions can be directed to Cathy at 613-241-7471 ext. 27 or boutique@artottawa.ca

    Please Note:

    Works from the present boutique showing will be ready for pick-up on these dates.

    Please bring portfolios and/or appropriate packaging to take your work home.

    Terms and condition contracts are available online and at the front reception desk at OSA.

    Note: Submissions for the summer months will not be ‘theme’ based.

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  • Adult Summer Courses
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