Online Courses

Online Art Class for Children: Drawing & Bookworks

Instructor: Deidre Hierlihy

Ages 6-12 (must be accompanied by a parent)

May 30 – June 20 (8 weeks)

10:00pm -11:30pm


No minimum, 10 maximum

Tell a story; create a visual world through drawing and bookmaking. This class guides you to create 3 dimensional bookworks using paper and drawing tools. A different project will be introduced each class, providing lots of potential to keep you busy all week. Make an inside/outside drawing, a spiral-cut book, an interchanging heads book and an accordion book. No special supplies needed, these 4 book projects use paper and drawing tools you have around the house.

Class! Please have prepared:

  • stiff paper, such as: card stock for photocopier, Bristol board,
  • a file folder, thick drawing paper, thin watercolour paper etc.
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • any drawing material: markers, crayons, coloured pencils, pastels etc.


Express Yourself! (Pt. 3) Teen Drawing and Painting 

Instructor: Marika Jemma

Ages 13-17

April 25 –June 13 (8 weeks)

1:00pm -2:00pm

No minimum, 10 maximum

Start where you are and learn new skills, practise techniques and gain confidence in expressing your ideas. Spring inspires fresh ideas, explorations of the natural world, organic forms and textures. This class will include portraiture, painting outside, figure studies, explorations in a variety of organic media, digital media and mixed media. The format is one hour online for discussion, demo, Q/A, student sharing/feedback. One hour self-directed studio with the option to share work with the instructor (including work in progress). One sketchbook assignment (30 minutes max.) due weekly.


(Students can join in first or second weeks in)

On Assignment: Digital Photography

Instructor: David Barbour


Saturday, June 6, 1:00 – 3:00

& Saturday, June 13, 1:00 – 4:00

Interested in joining an engaging online photography workshop? Ottawa School of Art instructor and professional photographer, David Barbour, is offering this introductory two-session workshop where students will explore their digital camera, the advantage of using manual mode, menu choices and how to use a popup flash properly. Students will complete one assignment and will share and highlight the importance of light and composition to produce engaging photographs. This workshop will be a useful introduction to David’s ten session course at the OSA in the fall!


Florals and Textures in Watercolour

Instructor: Dhanashri Bapat

Ages 6-12

May 19 – July 7

2:00pm -4:00pm


Capture the beauty of the season through magic of watercolour in this online class. The main focus will be on painting variety of Spring flowers and floral compositions using different techniques of watercolours: both traditional and experimental. Paintings will be done mostly from photographs, which will be provided by email 2 days prior to the online class. There will be some other tools used such as inks, pens, pastels, etc. to create some interesting textural effects. Step by step demonstration and individual guidance will be provided.
Intermediate | Advanced

• To participate in this online class you require a high speed Internet connection, a computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone
• This online class will be provided through the Zoom platform which can be downloaded for free (go to, and will be hosted by the instructor
• Zoom access links to the class will be emailed each week to registered students

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