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.
- Community Art Project - Chinatown Blossoms Information Session
[caption id="attachment_4325" align="alignnone" width="960"] © Dennis Elliot Creative[/caption] March 19, 2014 --noon-- information session about Chinatown Blossoms #2 Held by Dawn Dale & Claudia Gutierrez Come to see what the course offers students in terms of public art commissions and public murals. The Ottawa School of Art is partnering again with the Chinatown BIA to revitalize and beautify this commercial district by conducting a large street public art project called Chinatown Blossoms. This project will add natural beauty through various art formats to this neighborhood that is short of green spaces. OSA Instructor Dawn Dale will lead students in this project to create public works of art along the streetscape. Abandoned windows, window frames and doors will be transformed into mini-murals; themed after Chinatown’s motto, ‘A multicultural village with an Asian flavor’. Artists will represent Canadian and Asian symbols within their different styles of design and aesthetic. The course will guide the design and execution of each mural and mentor students during the process. Students will develop crucial skill sets, work within the structure of a commission setting, as well As networking with the community. https://artottawa.ca/
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- Miniprint Submissions
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE PRINT BIENNALE EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART, BYWARD CAMPUS (above are the OSA purchase prize winners from 2012; from left to right: Patricia Jobb and Michael Connors) EXHIBITION DATES: APRIL 24 - JUNE 1, 2014 OTTAWA SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, BYWARD CAMPUS 35 GEORGE STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA K1N 8W5 ENTRY CONDITIONS [PDF] ENTRY FORM [PDF]
- CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
Ottawa School of Art Galleries CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS For the 2015 Exhibition Season The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is now accepting proposals of current or proposed work for the 2015 exhibition season for both its ByWard campus gallery and Orleans campus gallery. Artists working in all media are invited to submit proposals. Group exhibition proposals are also accepted. Artists should submit only one proposal and indicate the gallery in which they wish their work to be exhibited (i.e. ByWard or Orleans). One exhibition proposal can be submitted for consideration at both galleries. An application to both galleries must include an understanding of both spaces and how the show would differ to best use the dimensions of each gallery. Basic information on the two galleries: Byward Gallery offers approximately 735 square feet of wall space with a hardwood floor. Room dimensions: 28’ – 7.5” x 25’ – 6.5”. Height to ceiling: 11’ – 7.5”. Height to track lighting: 9’ – 9”. The Orleans Gallery offers approximately 1313 square feet of wall space with a concrete floor. Room dimensions: 60’ - 0” x 22’ – 0” Height to ceiling: 12’ – 3” Height to track lighting: 9’ – 8”" The Orleans gallery also has several moveable wall panels measuring 118” x 48”, which can be used to divide the room length wise. Proposals: Proposals MUST include the following information in order to be considered: 1. An outline of intent and rational of the exhibition, and title. 2. An artist statement and up-to-date exhibition curriculum vitae. 3. Enclosed with the application, a maximum of ten images of recent work completed within the last 2 years. Do not submit original work. Please refer to the Guidelines for Support Materials (attached). 4. A list of works containing: name, medium, size and year the work was made. Jury Process: The jury, which consists of 3 art professionals, will make its selection based on the quality of the work, the overall integrity of the proposal, and its relation to the programs of the OSA. (Poorly organized proposals will not be considered). The jury will meet within 4 weeks of the submission deadline. - Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision within 2 weeks of the jury meeting. - Submission packages may be picked up at the OSA reception desk by this time or, if a self addressed sealable envelope is provided, will be returned via regular post. Submission packages remaining after the two weeks of being notified will be discarded. - CD’s, DVD’s and USB sticks will be returned by mail only if the artist provides a suitable stamped, self-addressed envelope. - OSA is not responsible for damage or loss of CD’s, DVD’s or USB sticks during handling by Canada Post. Conditions of Exhibition: - A CARFAC artist’s exhibition fee will be paid to the artist(s). - Selected artists will be responsible for shipping and shipping insurance to and from OSA. - Any special equipment or display materials required for works in 3 dimensions, video works and/or media works that are selected for exhibition must be supplied by the artist(s). Guidelines for Support Materials Bilingual Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 Mail or deliver (submissions will not be accepted via email) your submission to: The Gallery Committee Ottawa School of Art 35 George St. Ottawa, ON K1N 8W5 For more details regarding the submission please call: Cathy Brake at the Ottawa School of Art Byward Campus 613-241-7471 x 27 Nadine Argo at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus 613-580-2765
- Guest Lecturer: Aganetha Dyck • HoneyBee Alterations
Guest Lecturer Aganetha Dyck • HoneyBee Alterations Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm Location: OSA Library Cost: Free Presenter: Aganetha Dyck Aganetha Dyck is a Canadian artist whose artistic career spans four decades. Dyck has a keen interest in environmental issues; her current research delves into the world of the honeybees and specifically the interspecies communication that exists between humans and bees. Her current exhibition allows viewers an intimate look at the delicate and fragile nature that exists between us. Dyck’s collaboration with the bees produces sculptural alterations of man-made objects such as shoes, helmets and porcelain statues that could never have been created without this collaboration. Please join us Thursday, March 6 at Noon in the OSA library where Aganetha Dyck will give a lecture on her work.
- 135th Anniversary
Days of the Future Past Before it had electricity, before there was any public transit or many paved streets, or even an “Elvis Lives Lane”, Ottawa had an art school. In 1879 by a group of prominent local citizens under the patronage of the Governor General, the Marquis of Lorne, and his wife, the Princess Louise, founded the Ottawa Art Association. The Association was determined to open as school of art and design in the capital and it opened the Ottawa Art School, as it was then called. Over the next 70 years there were many changes and transitions to the school and its community, but the school survived and emerged from the war years and became the Ottawa Municipal Art Centre in the early 1950’s. The school moved to several locations in the following years and in 1976 the school was reorganized under its present name. In 1983 it moved into its present location in the By Ward Market. In 2009 the school expanded with a second campus being added in the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans. Programs at the school have evolved over the years from leatherwork and iron gate design in the 1880’s to today’s offerings that include a wide range of media including ceramics, printmaking, photography, computer graphics and design. The school operates two important public galleries that features work by local, national and international contemporary artists. And the school has grown considerably since April of 1880 when 18 students enrolled. In 2012-13, OSA had 3,760 registrations in over a dozen different disciplines at both campuses. The school also served 252 participants through its Outreach Program, which was run in partnership with 3 community houses, the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre and 2 social service agencies (this program has served 3,485 children, youth and adults in the past 11 years). This growth in media and programs offered as well as student numbers indicates the important role the school plays in the community. The school continues to adapt to the changes and developments in the art world as well as to new media and technologies that artists are using for their creations. As one the oldest fine art institutions in North America, with a rich history and a limitless future, OSA’s goal is to become a major centre in Canada for developing excellence in the visual arts. As OSA enters its 135th year, we are taking this historic opportunity to look to the future, with partners who share our vision and passion for sparking the imagination of artists of all ages. Our goals and objectives as a not-for-profit organization are to provide quality arts education to as many people in the greater community as possible. Our programs help people enrich their lives through a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts as well as increasing their skills and abilities in all areas. These are the guiding principles that will lead us into the future and help us achieve our goals. Dear art lovers, It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our 135th Fundraising Anniversary Event. Guided by our motto “Teaching art to everyone”, OSA has been Ottawa’s leading centre for visual arts education in the region since 1879. In honour of this amazing night, we would very much appreciate your attendance to our memorable event. In this, our 9th year of hosting our annual fundraiser, the 135th Anniversary Event has a target of raising $20,000 and much needed promotion for our Bursary Program. As a not for profit school, OSA provides barrier-free art classes to hundreds of students each year through our Bursary Program. Please join us and demonstrate a commitment to art education and culture in Ottawa. Studying visual art provides unique ways of knowing, doing, being, and learning for all students. We need your support to help us enrich the lives of students in need by providing them with quality art instruction taught by professional artists. The 135th Anniversary event will take place on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, from 6:30pm at the The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC). This is a valuable opportunity to mingle with distinguished and dedicated art patrons; past Board of Directors Presidents; embassies; federal and provincial government leader, and prominent social figures. As we continue to organize this event, we would like to keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact: Claudia Gutierrez Nina Camilleri Resource Coordinator Marketing Coordinator email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 613-241-7471 x 31 613-241-7471 x 26 Nadia Laham Jeff Stellick President, Board of Directors Executive Director