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Drawing 101: The Basics, Intro: Thurs, 6 - 9 pm
You have always wanted to draw but never mustered up the courage to take a course. Here’s your chance to learn the fundaments of drawing while trying your hand at classical art materials. This 5-week class will start you off with very basic shapes and materials, working your way to a more detailed still-life. Your instructor will patiently guide you towards your artistic journey. You are sure to have fun while learning new drawing skills and techniques.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not included in the cost of the course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D001A
Price: $190.00
Teacher: Patricia Laalo
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Drawing / Dessin
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 3
Start Date: 06/10/2021
End Date: 07/15/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

Drawing and Painting: One Step at a Time, Intro-inter, Tues, 6 - 9 pm
You want to learn to draw and paint at your own pace, with step-by-step instructions, from a knowledgeable and friendly instructor, and in a fun and relax environment? This course will provide you with practical exercises to learn to draw and paint in a gradual way. Techniques and subjects will also evolve throughout the classes, from easy shapes and lines, to more complex 3D objects and environments in colour. The purpose of the course is to help you gain confidence in your abilities and creativity. This course can be taken more than one time; exercises and subject themes will vary from a season to another. A list of basic materials will be shared with the students prior to the first class.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not included in the cost of the course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D010A
Price: $190.00
Teacher: Alena Liapko
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 1
Start Date: 06/08/2021
End Date: 07/06/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

Exploring Acrylics and oils, Intro-inter, Tues, 9 am - noon
The first session of this course is on Thursday, June 03, then will move to Tuesday mornings June 8 - June 29

This course focuses on the essential skills involved in painting with oils and acrylics. With the instructor’s guidance, students will work on projects of their own choice, learning painting techniques and gaining practical information. Formal issues concerning technique, colour and composition will be discussed in an enthusiastic and lively atmosphere.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not included in the cost of the course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D011B
Price: $200.00
Teacher: Andrew Fay
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 1
Start Date: 06/08/2021
End Date: 07/06/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

Spring Watercolour Flowers at the Arboretum, Intro, Sunday, 1 - 4 pm
Get outside and learn a whole new way of appreciating spring flowers at the Fletcher Gardens…using watercolours!
You will have fun learning colour mixing, creating interesting compositions and developing your personal style.
All while being in the great outdoors! 
The instructor offers individual guidance with a 15-minute group discussion at the end of every class.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not included in the cost of the course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D018A
Price: $170.00
Teacher: Patricia Laalo
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 1
Start Date: 06/06/2021
End Date: 06/27/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

Advanced Clay Sculpture, Inter-adv, Tues, 1 - 4 pm
In this course we will develop a broad range of approaches to clay sculpture. We will explore using both traditional and non-traditional techniques. This is an independent project-based course; students will work on their projects and reserve one-on-one assistance. This will be a fun and dynamic course that will provide a forum for discussion and exploration of clay sculpture, and its possibilities.
* Independent project students welcome.
*No wheel work taught

A basic set of tools is available for sale from the school if you do not have your own tools.
First bag of clay is included and tools needed are provided.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Some materials are provided for this course, but not all. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the
Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D065D
Price: $250.00
Teacher: Nadine Argo
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Sculpture and Ceramics / Sculpture et Céramique
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 3
Start Date: 06/08/2021
End Date: 06/29/2021
Schedule:

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Street and Travel Photography, Intro-inter, Wed, 6 - 9 pm
In 1967, Gary Winograd, Lee Friedlander and Diane Arbus exhibited their work in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition “New Documents”. Curated by John Szarkowski, this exhibition of 94 black and white photographs changed the course of how we viewed documentary photography. Their work crossed boundaries between photojournalism and fine art as their personal style differentiated their imagery. Their vision motivated a generation of photographers to transform the reality of everyday urban life.

This course will balance viewing the work of seasoned Canadian photographers as well as an open critique of student's work. Workshop exercises will concentrate on improving one’s seeing and the recognition of potential of any given subject. One will be introduced to the simplicity of using one lens, where pre-visualization of one's subject and their surroundings becomes a faster response. A wide range of issues of photographing people in an uncontrolled environment will be discussed, including ethics and the law. Beyond photographing people on the street, photographing urban landscapes both in the day and night will be included in the class.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not provided for this course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the
Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D091B
Price: $190.00
Teacher: David Barbour
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Digital Photography / Photographie Numerique
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 3
Start Date: 06/09/2021
End Date: 07/07/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

Digital Photography for the Advanced Photographer, Inter-adv, Tues, 6 - 9 pm
Break free from your photography plateau and develop skills and techniques that will make your images shine! In this course the instructor will offer you techniques to help you move past your inhibitions. You will learn skills that you will be able to take with you beyond the classroom setting.

Learn from an award-winning photographer and Ottawa’s own Ramin Izadpanah.
Ramin brings to the classroom his in-depth knowledge of photography, intense passion for the craft and love of teaching. His dedication to guide photographers in their artistic journey has helped many grow beyond their expectations. ‘Every moment has a beautiful photo waiting to be taken’.

Requirements: You must have a solid knowledge of the settings of your camera or have taken an intermediate photography class. You will also require a DSLR, mirrorless camera or any camera with manual function. You will also require a tripod.
NOTE: This class is generally held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not provided for this course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the
Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D091C
Price: $190.00
Teacher: Ramin Izadpanah
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Digital Photography / Photographie Numerique
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 6
Start Date: 06/08/2021
End Date: 07/06/2021
Schedule:

Please call us to register for this course.

CANCELLED: Basic Digital Photography: Birds and Nature, Sat, 1 - 4 pm
Learn how to take stunning photos of birds, perched or in flight.

In this class you will learn the right equipment to use as well best settings for your camera so that you can create beautiful images of birds. There are plenty of birds migrating through Ottawa at this time of the year and we will have many subjects to choose from.

Sessions are held outdoors at various locations around Ottawa.

Requirements: You will require a DSLR, mirrorless camera or any camera with manual functions. You will also require a tripod.

Optional: It will be helpful to attain optimal images of birds if you have a long zoom lens (anything 300mm and up).

NOTE: With exception of the first class, the sessions are generally held outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.

Materials are not provided for this course. For a complete outline and material list, please contact the
Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

Did you pay for your annual Membership Fee? Pick up your OSA Membership card at the Reception Office at the Ottawa School of Art. The card entitles you to 10% off art supplies at Wallack's and Omer De Serres (St Laurent location only), but you have to have the card with you!
Code: P21D091D
Price: $170.00
Teacher: Ramin Izadpanah
Campus: Downtown
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Digital Photography / Photographie Numerique
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 10
Start Date: 06/05/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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Explore, Express, Create: Sculpture/ Drawing Emphasis, ages 7 - 9, *Sat, 9:45 am - 11:45 am
May 8, 15, 22 Online: 90 minute classes,
May 29, June 5,12,19, 26 In school: 2 hour classes (unless mandated to continue online due to health protocol)

All New Projects! Inspired self- expression and creativity are the focus of this course! Projects will be completed in coloured pencil, paint, paper, wax and graphite. Field trip to an Art Gallery included. Learn new skills, express your ideas, and create beautiful things! The first 3 classes are fun, interactive and online!

*Saturdays Online: 10:15-11:45
In Person 9:45-11:45

Materials for online classes
Sketchbook 9” x 12” or equivalent paper
Pencil, eraser
Scissors, glue stick
Coloured pencils or crayons or markers or pastels or paint

Code: P21DC01B
Price: $250.00
Teacher: Marika Jemma
Campus: Downtown
Focus: Children and Teens/ Enfants et Adolescents
Category:
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 6
Start Date: 05/08/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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Cartooning and Animation, Ages 10 - 12, *Sat, 9:45 - 11:45 am
May 8, 15, 22 Online: 90 minute classes,
May 29, June 5,12,19, 26 In school: 2 hour classes (unless mandated to continue online due to health protocol)

Avec suivi en français pour les élèves francophones.

These courses are designed for students at all skill levels who want to draw seriously. Students will learn and practice drawing techniques and discover cartooning and animated cartoon secrets. Students will apply their creativity to the production of comic strips, illustrations, animated cartoons (hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques) and comic pages.
Lessons will include how to draw hands (realistic and cartoon-style), the human figure and animal characters.

Ces cours sont accessibles aux élèves de tous les niveaux d’habileté qui veulent dessiner de façon sérieuse. Les élèves apprendront et pratiqueront les techniques du dessin et ils découvriront les secrets de la BD et du dessin animé. Les élèves feront preuve de créativité en réalisant des projets de bandes dessinées, illustrations, dessins animés et des planches de BD.
Il y aura des leçons sur comment dessiner les mains (naturelles et caricatures), la figure humaine et les animaux.

Spring 2021 highlights
Comic strip project with group theme
Comic book pages
Stop-motion animation project

Saturdays Online: 9:45-11:15, in person 9:45-11:45

Materials for online classes:
HB or 2B pencils
Sketchbook or letter-size copy/printer paper

Code: P21DC04
Price: $250.00
Teacher: Gérard Bélec
Campus: Downtown
Focus: Children and Teens/ Enfants et Adolescents
Category:
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 4
Start Date: 05/08/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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COURSE FULL: Drawing for the Not So Terrified Beginner, intro-inter: ONLINE - Mon, 6 - 8:30 pm
This course is for those who have taken a beginner drawing class, preferably the Drawing for the Absolute and Terrified Beginner, and wish to expand their drawing repertoire! Lessons are geared to build on and develop skills explored in previous drawing art study. We will cover still life, botanicals, the figure, portraits, animals, and more! Ask for the outline for the precursor of this course (if you never took it) to gauge if you want to take this class or the intro version.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z001B
Price: $225.00
Teacher: Maya Hum
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Drawing / Dessin
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 0
Start Date: 05/10/2021
End Date: 06/28/2021
Schedule:

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Painting From the Masters, intro-inter: Online - Mon, 1 - 3 pm
A fun class to learn tips and tricks of the Master painters. You will learn about the artist struggles, and how to paint in a variety of styles which will help improve your own painting technique.
**Prerequisite: An introductory course to drawing and painting, you must be comfortable painting on your own.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z010A
Price: $210.00
Teacher: Lindy Nadarajah
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 4
Start Date: 05/10/2021
End Date: 06/28/2021
Schedule:

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Expressive Portraits, intro-inter: Online - Thus, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Let's explore the joy of creating free and vital portraits in dry media, acrylic, oil and watercolour. David's approach balances control and technique with immediacy and spontaneity and demonstrates how these can be woven together to capture personality as well as likeness. Participants are encouraged to work on their own portrait projects and individual coaching will be provided, based on each participant’s needs and goals.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z013A
Price: $210.00
Teacher: David Kearn
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 7
Start Date: 05/13/2021
End Date: 06/24/2021
Schedule:

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Watercolour Adventures, Inter-adv: Online - Thursday, 1 - 3:30 pm
Let’s explore a huge range of possibilities that watercolours offer going beyond the basics. Artworks will be based on various subject matters such as some seasonal landscapes, florals, wildlife, portraits, architecture, manmade objects. Focus will be on creating bold, fearless work, developing a sense of composition and colour using some contemporary methods and experimental techniques.
The references with subject information will be provided through e-mail 2 days prior to the class each week. Step by step demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z018A
Price: $210.00
Teacher: Dhanashri Bapat
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 3
Start Date: 05/13/2021
End Date: 06/24/2021
Schedule:

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Watercolour: Flora and Fauna, Intro-inter: Online - Sat, 2 - 4:30 pm
This course will focus on painting our favorite flora and fauna of the season! Using plants, flowers, animals and birds as our inspiration, we will practice watercolours that will help you create some expressive and colourful paintings. You will learn different techniques of watercolours: both traditional & experimental. There will be some other tools used such as inks, pens, pastels etc. to create some interesting textural effects. Paintings will be mostly done from photographs. The references and information will be emailed a day prior to the class every week. A step-by-step demonstration and individual guidance will be provided. Some basic drawing experience is required.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z018B
Price: $210.00
Teacher: Dhanashri Bapat
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Painting / Peinture
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 5
Start Date: 05/15/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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Introduction to Linocut, Intro-inter: Online - Thurs, 1 - 3 pm
Online registrations for this course will finish 24 hours before the start date and time. If you have not received the link for the course before the start, please contact the Ottawa School of Art: info@artottawa.ca

This print class introduces students to relief (linocut) printing techniques, enabling them to explore their own imagery through the versatility of print. Because linocut printing does not require toxic chemicals to create the plate, or a printing press to print, it is an ideal technique to develop at home. Working in black and white, students will explore expressive mark and pattern, the essence of linocut. Colour printing using chine colle will also be explored.

This is an adult General Program course for students aged 18+.
Code: P21Z040
Price: $190.00
Teacher: Deidre Hierlihy
Campus: Online
Focus: General Interest / Intérêt général
Category: Printmaking / Gravure
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 9
Start Date: 05/20/2021
End Date: 06/24/2021
Schedule:

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Create Like the Masters, ages 9 - 12: Online - Thurs, 4 - 6 pm
In this course students will develop a further understanding of painting and drawing techniques needed to create masterpieces.
Each session focuses on a specific artist or style and modern and contemporary artists, their artworks, and movements that continue to inspire us today. Students will be exploring a variety of materials like acrylics, oil pastels, watercolors pencils and clay as they create 2 and 3-dimensional artworks in a wide range of media.
Projects include drawing skills, color exploration with painting and mixed media.
Code: P21ZC01B
Price: $210.00
Teacher: Sonia Arenas
Campus: Online
Focus: Children and Teens/ Enfants et Adolescents
Category:
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 6
Start Date: 05/13/2021
End Date: 06/24/2021
Schedule:

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Drawing with Max: Storytelling and The Graphic Novel, ages 11 - 14: Online, Sat, 9 am - noon
Be it superheroes or talking animals, comics and graphic novels are an industry that is growing at an incredible pace. The experience of telling a story through images captivates the senses and ignites our imaginations. Within the pages of graphic novels, everything is possible.
In this course we dive deep into the world of comic books. Through weekly lessons, students will be given the tools they need to create their own stories using this liberating medium.
Layouts, characterization, pacing, creating believable conflict, drawing from different points of view and more will be covered to help students bring their own stories to the page as well as technical drawing exercises like anatomy, facial expressions, tone, colour, landscape, world building, animals and much more. Lessons will focus on helping each artist develop their own personal artistic style and voice, while drawing and illustrating stories that are their own.
Code: P21ZC01C
Price: $290.00
Teacher: Maxine Blackburn
Campus: Online
Focus: Children and Teens/ Enfants et Adolescents
Category:
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 7
Start Date: 04/24/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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Drawing with Max: Storytelling and the Graphic Novel, ages 15 - 17: Online - 1 - 4 pm
Be it superheroes or talking animals, comics and graphic novels are an industry that is growing at an incredible pace. The experience of telling a story through images captivates the senses and ignites our imaginations. Within the pages of graphic novels, everything is possible.
In this course we dive deep into the world of comic books. Through weekly lessons, students will be given the tools they need to create their own stories using this liberating medium.
Layouts, characterization, pacing, creating believable conflict, drawing from different points of view and more will be covered to help students bring their own stories to the page as well as technical drawing exercises like anatomy, facial expressions, tone, colour, landscape, world building, animals and much more. Lessons will focus on helping each artist develop their own personal artistic style and voice, while drawing and illustrating stories that are their own.
Code: P21ZT01
Price: $290.00
Teacher: Maxine Blackburn
Campus: Online
Focus: Children and Teens/ Enfants et Adolescents
Category:
Room:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2021
Spots Remaining: 3
Start Date: 04/24/2021
End Date: 06/26/2021
Schedule:

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