Adult General Interest
LEVELS OF STUDY
The Ottawa School of Art offers four levels of instruction to help students select courses relative to their skill and experience. Each level includes courses covering a variety of media. A minimum number of registrations are required to avoid cancellation of a course. Please register 5 days before the start date.
Children & Teen General Interest
Multimedia classes are offered for children aged 4 to 10 years. Throughout the three terms, students produce a wide variety of work in all disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, including clay. These 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.
Most courses are organized around a theme and include a tour of the collection at the National Gallery of Canada. Classes are two hours long and tuition fees include all materials.
CLASSES FOR OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENS
The Ottawa School of Art also offers classes for older children between 10 and 12 years old as well as teens. These classes encourage students to focus their attention and develop patience using a narrower range of techniques while having fun.
Expressions in Partnership with RBC Bluesfest Be In the BandThursdays, 7 - 9 p.m., July 11 to August 1 Mind, Music & Art. Thursday nights on Marion Dewar Plaza members of the Ottawa community will come together to show off their artistic talents while raising awareness for mental health. Come watch youth bands from RBC Bluesfest's Be in the Band rock out on stage, while live art is made to the music by members of local art and mental health groups. Join in and unleash your own creativity with hands on art activities. August 1 will feature a show case of all pieces created at Expressions.
- Diploma Interviews now being taken
FINE ARTS DIPLOMA PROGRAM [FAD]
PORTFOLIO CERTIFICATE[PC]The OSA Fine Arts Diploma and Portfolio Certificate Programs place an emphasis on attaining knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the practice of the visual arts. Each program is structured to provide access to study in a variety of studio areas, while allowing second year diploma students the opportunity to pursue a particular studio concentration. Fine Arts Diploma Program (90 credits) The Diploma Program is an intensive three-year course of study in the visual arts with an emphasis on practical studio experience. The developmental structure of the program provides students with access to the study of various studio areas including; drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics, while including sufficient opportunity to pursue a particular studio concentration. Studio courses reinforce the mind’s relationship to the eye and hand. The first year of the program provides an intensive course of study allowing for a high degree of interaction with working professional artists in a studio setting. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid base of information on the techniques and materials used by professional artists. The first year serves as the foundation for building knowledge and experiences in the subsequent years of the program. The second year of the Fine Arts Diploma Program is composed of courses that develop the student’s ability beyond the introductory level. In addition to intermediate level studios, the student becomes familiar with the history of art through survey, Canadian and contemporary art history courses. In the third year of the program students further their studio interest in advanced studio courses and through apprenticeships with artists working in a medium that will influence their development. The study of contemporary art theories and practices, in courses such as Art and Criticism, Media Studies and the Business of Art, gives students access to a solid understanding of what it is to be an artist working in a contemporary way. This final year provides a significant knowledge of the cultural context in which they will pursue their careers. Portfolio Certificate Program (30 credits) The one-year Portfolio Certificate Program is a unique opportunity provided for students who need to develop and expand their present body of work in preparation for application 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. Upon completion of their year, students may apply to continue their studies in the Ottawa School of Art Fine Arts Diploma Program, or apply to other institutions. A high percentage of these hard working certificate students obtain a place in their first choice of schools. Students who have successfully completed their Portfolio Certificate year have, in many cases, qualified for the equivalent of full or partial first year at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Lethbridge, Mount Allison University, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The Ottawa School of Art offers full time art training to International Students. Part-time art training in the credit programs can be considered when a minimum of three courses is taken per session. Admissions Fine Arts Diploma and Portfolio Certificate Admission Requirements The Ottawa School of Art requires a grade twelve Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent. All transcripts from institutions previously attended and a signed resume (providing further information on experience in art or design) must accompany each application for all credit programs. Registration Registration starts at the end of May of each year and continues until the last Friday in August. All registrations after that date maybe subject to a surcharge of $25 (plus HST = $28.25) per course in late fees. Early registration guarantees a better choice of courses. The Diploma Program Coordinator - email@example.com - is available during specific days for consultation. Please confirm all dates and times with the OSA registration desk and make an appointment for an interview. To speed your application, bring the completed application form and all the materials listed on the form to the interview. To download an application form from the school’s web site, look under Fine Arts Diploma Program, click on Admissions for Making a Formal Application. Interview/Portfolio Review All prospective students applying to the Fine Arts Diploma Program must schedule an interview and portfolio review with the Diploma Program Coordinator by calling the main number of the school: 613.241.7471. While prospective Portfolio Certificate Program students are exempt from presenting a portfolio, an interview with the Diploma Program Coordinator is required for entry into the program. FOR MORE INFO FALL_2013_FAD/CERTIFICATE_BOOKLET
- Ottawa Summer Camps 2013
SUMMER CAMPS 2013 July 2 - August 23 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. Summer_2013_Downtown Summer_2013_Orleans
- Summer General Interest
- My tribute to east african maasai culture | Jane Ladan
You are invited to the vernissage of Jane Ladan. Vous êtes invités au vernissage de l’exposition de Jane Ladan "MY TRIBUTE TO EAST AFRICAN MAASAI CULTURE" Thursday, MAY 23rd , 5:30p.m - 8:00p.m Le jeudi 23 mai de 5:30p.m - 8:00p.m Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa School of Art, 35 George Sreet, Ottawa Gallerie Lee Matasi, École d'Art d'Ottawa, 35 rue george, Ottawa The exhibit runs from May 23rd to June 5th,2013 L’exposition se déroulera du 23 mai au 5 juin, 2013 MY tribute to East African Maasai Culture The following are five Maasai-inspired neck pieces which I created in late 2012 and early 2013. While living in Kenya in 2007, I became fascinated by the Maasai people, for their very distinctive dress and jewellery, and the rich and beautiful biodiversity that is found in Kenya and other parts of Eastern Africa. I was particularly struck by the Maasai’s beautiful beaded jewellery and circular necklaces. Combining this experience with the Indian Ocean influence and my background I decided to integrate my oceanic reefs’ research with the concept of circular Maasai necklaces. To represent the multiple layers of necklaces normally worn by Maasai woman, I sculpted sea anemones on my pieces. Each neck piece is unique. Instead of using colours and geometric forms found in the sea world or in original Maasai artwork, I painted my necklaces in the distinct colours of exotic birds found in the Kenyan forest; in contrast the delicate urchins’ primary spine give the illusion of layering and of birds’ feathers. Most of my pieces have bright colours as in the Maasai culture each colour has a meaning: blue for the water that gives life to the grass and cattle; green representing land, grass and health; yellow and orange signifying hospitality; and black for life’s hardships. Wool was used to balance each neckpiece and to replace the long-beaded strings which are generally used in the traditional Maasai necklaces.