Summer Workshops

    Workshops are closed for Summer 2021. Explore our past programming and join our mailing list to be notified for Summer 2022 registration. 
    OCAD University’s Summer Workshops at Home are 3-week long studio experiences dedicated to help you create a finished work, or several finished pieces, for your portfolio! This programming is made for emerging artist and designers looking to pursue post-secondary education in the creative field. 

    While the workshops are geared towards ages 15-19, anyone is welcome to join! Interested in booking more than one workshop? Check out our master schedule as you plan your workshops.

    Zines & Surrealism (Mondays) -starts Monday July 5, 2021 FULL

    In this workshop, you'll explore how strange or fantastical subject matter provides the perfect theme for DIY creations called 'zines' and mixed-media work.

    Drawing: Explorations (Tuesday & Thursdays) - starts Tuesday July 6, 2021 FULL

    Learn about portraiture, anatomy, action poses, rendering hands and feet, while also learning to apply ink, pencil, and water colour to create realism. All levels of experience are welcome!

    Kitchen Design: Floor Plan Drawing (Wednesdays) - starts Wednesday July 7, 2021 FULL

    In this workshop, discover the fundamental elements to design an accurate kitchen plan through hand drawing techniques.

    Peek-a-Boo Package Design (Monday, Wednesday & Fridays) - starts Monday July 12, 2021 OPEN

    Start by looking at different ways to incorporate illustration, hand drawn text, and images in 3Dimensional approaches to packaging. Then, with sketching, ideation and material research, explore inventive package design for every-day objects! 

    The Sketchbook (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) Some asynchronous sessions - starts Monday July 12, 2021 FULL

    This workshop will provide an overview of techniques to enrich a process-based approach to drawing. Produce (or refine) a dynamic sketchbook, whose pages can stand alone as individual works, or be representative of a continuous ideation process.

    Intro to Acrylic Painting (Tuesdays & Thursdays) - starts Tuesday July 13, 2021 FULL

    This painting studio workshop provides all the basic skills and know-how to get started with acrylic paints.

    3-D Model Making: Form Finding Spatial Verbs (Tuesday & Thursdays) - starts Tuesday July 13, 2021 FULL

    In this course you will use paper as a medium to explore, create, and manipulate 3-dimensional forms and spatial compositions. Learn how to use primary volumetric shapes as the building blocks for designing form and space.


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