OCAD University Portfolio Clinics 2023/24

Are you crafting your portfolio? Looking to explore new art or design practices? OCAD University will be running a series of Portfolio Clinics to support young creatives this Winter!

These in-person full day studio workshops are designed for learners ages 15 and up interested in pursuing a creative pathway to post-secondary education. Alongside OCAD U instructors you’ll expand your artistic voice, build transferable skills and create work for your portfolio. This will be an opportunity to try out the OCAD U student experience, in the same shops and studios that our OCAD U undergraduate and graduate students utilize daily.

Registration is open for our winter dates. Head to our site to explore all workshops in more detail. The following clinics are available for the dates of:

  • December 9, 2023
  • January 13, 2024
  • January 28, 2024

* Registration is open until spaces are filled

Intro to 2D Design: Do-it-Yourself Publishing with Chris Lange
Through examples of historical, social, and political type-driven art, learn how to create your own 2D design work in the form of your choice: a comic book strip, a zine, or a quick-start how-to guide. At the end of the day, you will take home a printed booklet to add to your portfolio.

Viewfinder: Painting the Figure with Par Nair
Learn to flex your observational skills using a viewfinder in this figurative painting workshop. Get introduced to a range of painting applications that teach you how to effectively use perspective, colour, form, and observation in your work. This workshop will have a clothed model.

Intro to Fabrication: Making a Mirror with Ellie Oram
Make your own small standing mirror using plastic, machine tools and heat bending to bring your design to life. Guided by the design process many artists and designers use to fabricate objects, you’ll come away with a finished mirror object to add to your portfolio, along with an understanding of the fabrication process for working with plastic.

Learn more about each clinic and register below.

Explore Portfolio Clinics


Questions? Get in touch.

Hau Pham
OCAD University
Admissions & Recruitment
portfolioclinics@ocadu.ca