OCAD University Summer 2024 Workshops

Create In-Studio with OCAD U

Summer workshops are 5-day studio experiences dedicated to emerging artists and designers ages 15 and up who are considering post-secondary education in a creative industry or field. Spend time on the main campus, work in creative studios, and learn from OCAD U faculty who will guide and support you in developing your own unique practice.

Programming Dates:
This workshop will run three times throughout the summer.* Registration is open and will remain open until spots are filled.

  • Program Option 1: July 8 – 12, 2024
  • Program Option 2: July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Program Option 3: July 22 – 26, 2024

*Please note the same workshop is running for each week, meaning content remains the same.

OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

What to Expect:
Each day from Monday to Friday, you will be in a different workshop taught and designed by our OCAD U instructors: practicing artists and designers who are also faculty in OCAD U’s undergraduate programs. These workshops take a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach that will further your concepts, techniques, and knowledge of contemporary art and design practice. Experience the variety of programs OCAD U has to offer and make use of the creative resources curated for participants.

This year, the program will include:

  • Observational and Narrative-based Life Drawing
  • Experimental Plant- Based Photography
  • Designing a Paper Light Sculpture or Lampshade
  • Collaborative Zine Making through Risograph
  • Illustrative Techniques and Exploration in the Sketchbook
  • A guided tour at ONSITE Gallery
  • How to write an Artist Statement and Bio
  • A talk from a visiting Artist and/or Designer

Register for a Summer Workshop

Questions? Get in touch.

Hau Pham
Workshop Coordinator
Admissions & Recruitment

OCAD University
100 McCaul St, Toronto, Canada, M5T 1W1

Image Descriptions:
1) 2023 Summer workshop participants painting on easels in OCAD U studio.
2) Two workshop participants sitting at a table stacked with paper and magazines, cutting out images and text.
3) 20-minute Conté sketch of a man sitting in a tank top, head turned to the side, holding a staff.