Jan 25: New Start Date for Winter Term

Dear OSA students,

I hope that you were able to enjoy a quiet and peaceful holiday season. As I’m sure you know, all of southern Ontario entered a 28-day lockdown period starting 00:01 on Boxing Day. The lockdown is scheduled to end at 12:00 midnight on January 23, 2021.

This new lockdown period will have an impact on the programs at the Ottawa School of Art. Our classes were scheduled to start on January 18 for our General Program and on January 23 for our Children’s Program. As a result of the lockdown, these classes will start the week of January 25. All classes will be extended by one week at the end of the term to make up for the week lost at the start of the term. Children’s classes were scheduled to end on March 13 and 14 but they will now end on March 27 and 28 (no classes on March 20 or 21 due to March Break).

Here are the revised dates for the beginning of the OSA Winter Term:

General Interest Courses and Workshops

Monday, January 25, 2021

Children and Teen Courses

Saturday, January 30, 2021

March Break Camps (Dates currently remain the same)

Monday to Friday

March 15 to 19, 2021

We are not yet sure what will be happening with Ottawa schools during March Break. Hopefully, it will be possible to continue running our planned programming that week, however, for the moment we will be delaying registration. We will have a much better idea of what will happen from the Province and the City in the next few weeks.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience and disruption but this is another necessary step in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 virus. If there are any other changes to our schedule or programs, we will be in touch again by email. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school. For downtown classes please contact Val Butler at program_officer@artottawa.ca. For Orleans classes please contact Andrea Crosley at osao.admin@artottawa.ca.

In the meantime, I hope that you are able to enjoy the rest of this holiday period. Have a Happy New Year! 2021 will be a better year!

— Ottawa School of Art Staff