To provide the community with the opportunity for creative expression, development and growth based on an orderly progression in knowledge and skills within a well-defined program and through direct involvement with professional artists.
The OSA is a key contributor to the culturally rich, diverse and vibrant community of the National Capital Region. As a non-profit, charitable organization, the school offers a full range of specialized art courses for all ages. In addition to general art courses, the OSA offers three pre-professional programs: a one-year Portfolio Development Certificate, a one-year Contemporary Crafts Certificate, and a three-year Fine Arts Diploma.
The OSA’s fully accessible building gets a lot of use; having grown from 3 to 7 core programs within 20 years, and as a result offering employment to 60 instructors who teach over 80 courses in various media. In addition, the 2 gallery spaces and boutique host over 15 events each year. Open seven (7) days a week, the school is constantly full of activity and continues to advance its services.
35 GEORGE ST