Summer Camps

The Ottawa School of Art is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region.


SUMMER CAMPS AT OSA

Children aged 6 to 15 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay (clay only at downtown campus). Our camps, which are taught by professional artists, provide students with access to a variety of art materials, included in the costs of the camps. Our classes give students the opportunity to use materials and processes that are not available in the home or school setting. Individual lessons focus on different elements of art: colour, line, form, perspective, composition, etc. Camps for teens encourage students to focus their attention and develop patience using a narrower range of techniques while having fun. Established in 1879, the OSA has always maintained its mission to deliver top-quality arts education, making it the ideal summer camp for your children.


GENERAL INFO

Camp Hours: For CHILDREN ages 6 to 12 years: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

For TEENS ages 13 to 15 years: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

PRE & POST CARE is available for $30.00 (or $25.00 for the 4-day weeks)
Mornings: 8:00 am to 9:00 am & afternoons: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


LUNCH AND SNACKS

Lunchtime for ages 6 to 12 is from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm daily. Please ensure your child is provided with lunch, drinks and two snacks. Please exclude all peanuts and related products from snacks and lunches.

Teenagers 13 – 15 years are unsupervised during the lunch hour (12 noon to 1:00 pm.) unless otherwise requested in writing. If you decide to take your child out for lunch, please inform your child’s instructor.

 

Downtown Campus: Children ages 6 – 12 years are supervised throughout the day.

Teenagers 13 – 15 years are unsupervised during the lunch hour (12 noon to 1:00 pm.) unless otherwise requested in writing. If you decide to take your child out for lunch, please inform your child’s instructor.

 

Orleans Campus: Children ages 6 – 12 years are supervised throughout the day.

Children 13 years of age and older are at all times under our care or supervision inside the building. If you decide to take your child out for lunch, please inform our staff.


PIZZA DAY

Downtown on Wednesday; in Orleans on Friday:

We sell slices of pizza ($2.50) at lunchtime.


FIELD TRIPS

Various field trips are held throughout the camps.

Please ensure your child has the appropriate outerwear to go on these excursions.

 

Downtown Campus: ByWard Market, National Gallery, museums, parks, etc.

Orleans Campus: YMCA pool, parks, and around the Shenkman Arts Centre building for the 6-12 years old students.


DRAMA DAY

In Orleans, on Thursday afternoon, all children between 6 and 12 years old will participate to a short drama class offered in the OSA studios by an OYP Theatre School instructor.


OPEN HOUSE

On Friday, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm, parents, caregivers and friends are invited to see the artwork done in camps during the week.


QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

Please speak with your child’s instructor if you have any comments, concerns or questions.

 

Downtown Campus: You may also talk with our Children’s Coordinator, Deidre Hierlihy, or our Executive Director, Jeff Stellick, who may be reached through the office at 241-7471.

Orleans Campus: You can reach the Administration Officer, Mélanie Ouimet-Sarazin, or the Administrative Assistant, Nathalie Racine, at 613-580-2765.


PLEASE NOTE
  1. Children under 13 years of age require a written note from their parents in order to leave the building.
  2. If you would like your child to wait for you in the lobby, please give us a written note. No supervision is available for children waiting in the lobby.

PLEASE ALSO VISIT OUR FAQ PAGE FOR MORE INFO

Two Campuses to choose from:

ByWard Market Campus
35 rue George Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5
T: 613.241. 7471
info@artottawa.ca

 

Orleans Campus d’Orléans
245, boulevard Centrum Boulevard
Ottawa, Ontario K1E 0A1
T: 613.580.2765
osao.info@artottawa.ca