Teens (13 to 17)

Register for courses online, by phone 613-580-ARTS (2787) or in person at Guest Services inside the Shenkman Arts Centre. Program information is subject to change. For more course options click ‘Français’ at the top of the page.

Acting


Audition Master Class

SAC - OYP - Intermediate Musical
*This class is one term (September to December).

This class will help you perfect your monologue(s) and get you ready for any audition. You may bring in your monologue(s) or choose from some provided, they may include music or be musical, comic or tragic. You might want to work on a short performance piece inspired by poetry, music or something else!

Class size is limited – one term, 12 week session.
Date Time Age Fee
September 18 to December 9 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 8 pm 12 years and up $190
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Improv

SAC - OYP - Intermediate Musical
*This class is three terms (September to June).

Improvisation is fun, and vital to theatre study, it is interactive with audience participation! Play creation without a playwright! Think fast! On your feet! Gain and instill confidence! Comedy (second term) is lively and entertaining, fast thinking and timing as well as learning to relate to your audience. Circus (third term) is full of thrill and freedom! Juggle, tumble and clown! Develop character and integrate into an always moving story. No experience necessary, just an active imagination and a sense of adventure. Collective developed performance for the Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Mondays: 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm 12 years and up $195
All 3 terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Mondays: 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm 12 years and up $570
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Intermediate Musical

SAC - OYP - Intermediate Musical
*This class is three terms (September to June)

Singing, dancing and acting; Triple Threat students will work together from September to June in three-terms. Students will work on voice and movement with expert instruction. Previous musical experience is an asset but enthusiasm, commitment and team spirit are the only prerequisites for this 2-hour class. The audience will enjoy their stage production in the Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First Term: September 18 to December 9 Saturdays: 12:30 pm to 2 pm 11 to 13 years $210
All 3 terms: September 18 to June 9, 2018 Saturdays: 12:30 pm to 2 pm 11 to 13 years $615
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On-Camera – Episodic Web Series

SAC - OYP - On Camera Beginners
*This class is three terms (September to June).

Acting for the camera, students will learn and practice the basics of filmmaking and acting. This class provides students with an opportunity for artistic expression as together, with their teacher, they create an episodic web series to be aired every two weeks. Students may visit other OST classes to tape and create an OST commercial for social media and the OST website. The audience will enjoy their production in the Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 12 years and older $230
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 12 years and older $675
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Teen Advanced Musical

SAC - OYP - Teen Acting and Performance
*This class is three terms (September to June).

Advanced Triple Threat: singing, dancing and acting. Students will work together with an Ottawa Triple Threat professional. Previous experience is an asset; enthusiasm, commitment and team spirit are necessary to participate in this class. The ability to play an instrument is an extra bonus! Students will get to work with guest experts on voice and movement. The audience will enjoy their stage production in the OST Spring Student Works Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 13 years and up $230
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 13 years and up $680
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Teen Creators – Collaborate on Creation, Directing and Design

SAC - OYP - Intermediate Musical
*This class is three terms (September-June).

Students will collectively create their own show and learn about scripts, casting, rehearsing, design, stage management, promoting your show and design. This class will involve acting for a performance in the OST Student Spring Showcase and possible other venues.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Mondays: 7:15 pm to 9 pm 14 years and up $195
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Mondays: 7:15 pm to 9 pm 14 years and up $570
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Teen Shakespeare

SAC - OYP - Teen Shakespeare
*This class is three terms (September-June).

Be ready for your High School Shakespeare study! With an emphasis on play, physicality, character and emotion, be prepared to shake up your Shakespeare! Shakespeare makes for exciting and dynamic theatre. Ghosts! In the first term, meet Shakespeare’s ghosts and magical characters! Find costumes and present them at end of term. Funny! Shakespeare has many comedic scenes of mistaken identity and hilarious adventures! Dress it up and present at term end. Battles and Death scenes are an actor’s dream! The third term will incorporate the first two terms as students learn how to fight and die on stage! The audience will enjoy their stage production in the Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Tuesdays: 6:45 pm to 8 pm 13 years and older $190
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Tuesdays: 6:45 pm to 8 pm 13 years and older $565
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Tour to Young Audiences

SAC - OYP - TOUR Young Audiences
*This class is three terms (September-June).

What is acting all about? Sharing! This class builds a show then shares it with audiences of all ages. Learn about the aspects of touring: putting up/striking sets, caring for props and costumes, dealing with challenges of varying performance spaces. The class will tour up to five venues and may require students to miss two to three days of school. This exploration of theatre and acting will lead to from one to four performances at Ottawa primary schools, The Ottawa Children’s Festival, as well as a performance in the OST Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term: September 18 to December 9 Mondays: 4:30 pm to 6 pm 13 years and older $210
All 3 terms: September 18 to June 9, 2018 Mondays: 4:30 pm to 6 pm 13 years and older $615
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Teen Acting and Performance

SAC - OYP - Primary Drama
*This class is three terms (September to June).

Build on acting skills with a more advanced study of improvisation and monologues. Students will work on and develop movement, voice, blocking, script work and other stage business, some may want to design their own costumes, set and props, and program cover. The audience will enjoy their stage production in the Spring Student Showcase.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
First term - September 18 to December 9 Wednesdays: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm 12 to 13 years $190
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Wednesdays: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm 12 to 13 years $560
First term - September 18 to December 9 Fridays: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm 12 to 13 years $190
All three terms - September 18 to June 9, 2018 Fridays: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm 12 to 13 years $560
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Digital Arts


Intro to Game Development

SAC Intro to Game Dev Youth
Create your own mobile game! Using tools like Unity and Adobe Photoshop, develop animation skills and your very own video game.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 18 to November 20 Mondays: 7 pm to 8:30 pm 12 to 18 $106.50 1103395
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Drawing


Art Foundation - Drawing & Painting Emphasis

SAC-OSA-F17ST01D Art Foundation Hum
Whether you are interested in pursuing architecture, fashion, animation or fine arts you will need to have a strong drawing and painting foundation. This course is designed for the serious art student to prepare and complement your current or future art study. Lessons focus on how to create convincing form, accurate proportion, and pleasing compositions. Still life and the human figure will be covered in this course, as well as lessons to encourage and unlock your creativity.

Students are asked to bring their own sketchbooks each class. (Tuition includes 4 draped models.)

No classes: Thanksgiving (October 7 to 9); Remembrance Day (November 11 to 13).

Instructor: Maya Hum
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 17 to December 10 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 15 to 18 $305 F17ST01D
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Cartooning, Comics, and Animation: Level I

SAC-OSA-F17ST04A Cartooning Comics Armolavicius
Students of all skill levels will get a crash course in the principles and practices a professional animator uses on a daily basis. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations along with the techniques they learn to create characters, comics, storyboards and animation. This course will be offered in the Ottawa School of Art computer lab as well as in a traditional art studio. (1 costumed model included)

Instructor: Natasha Armolavicius
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 12 to November 28 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 12 to 15 years $235 F17ST04A
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Teen Portfolio Development

SAC-OSA-F17ST01B Teen Portfolio Hum
This course will focus on developing students’ observational skills while focusing on tone, form, proportion, likeness, depth, composition, and texture. Special attention will be given to portraiture, life drawing, and still life. Students will work from a model in preparation for the Canterbury visual arts interview. Through a variety of painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture projects, students will refine their skills and develop a substantial body of work. This course will cover all of the requirements for the Canterbury visual arts portfolio. Also available to teens wanting to attend De la Salle or pursuing their own interest in art. This course is open to new and returning students. Students are asked to bring their own sketchbooks each class. (Tuition includes one draped model.)

No classes: Thanksgiving (October 7 to 9); Remembrance Day (November 11 to 13).

Instructor: Maya Hum
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 17 to December 10 Sundays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 12 to 14 years $275 F17ST01B
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Mixed Media


Exploring Creativity I (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17ST01C Exploring Creativity 12 16 Argo
Explore and learn art techniques while having the opportunity to find your style. This exploration will focus on learning strong art techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpting. We will also look into screen printing and the ways it can be used on t-shirts, bags, and posters. This course will be a fun challenge and will give a wonderful opportunity for self-expression. This course is open to new as well as returning students.

No classes: Thanksgiving (October 7 to 9) and Remembrance Day (November 11 to 13).

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 to December 9 Saturdays: 9:30 am to noon 12 to 16 years $250 F17ST01C
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Painting

Creative Painting: Part I (English)

SAC-OSA-F17ST01A Creative Painting Watson
Made your last macaroni card? Ready to pick up your big girl/boy paint brush and learn some solid artistic skills? Explore the art of painting and drawing landscapes, portraits, abstracts and mixing media, while developing the fundamentals of strong art-making, such as colour theory, composition, paint application, and rendering. All skill levels welcome.

No classes: Thanksgiving (October 7 to 9) and Remembrance Day (November 11 to 13).

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 to December 9 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 11 to 14 years $250 F17ST01A
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Photography

Artistic Photography

SAC-OSA-F17ST04B-04C Photography
This course is intended to provide students with a new way of looking at things around them in a different perspective to create art. Students will build skills and develop creativity using digital photography as a fine art medium. Please note: Students are required to provide their own digital camera for use during the course. DSLR or semi-professional cameras are ideal.

No classes: Thanksgiving (October 7 to 9) and Remembrance Day (November 11 to 13).

Instructor: Ahmed Hafez
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 to December 9 Saturdays: 10 am to 1 pm 12 to 15 years $250 F17ST04B
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Photography: Explore Your World

SAC-OSA-F17ST04B-04C Photography
Documentary photography can help us explore our world and surrounding environment. In this class, learn how to document your experience, and create a compelling story to share with others. This course is an introduction to photography, where you will learn how to use your digital SLR, and edit photos using Lightroom. Students must bring their own digital camera and USB key. (Tuition includes 1 draped model.)

Instructor: Andrea Campbell
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to November 22 Thursdays: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 12 to 15 years $205 F17ST04C
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Pottery


Adult Handbuilding

SAC-GPS-HANDBUILD.101
In this six week hand building course, students will learn the pinch, coil and slab techniques to create the following pieces: up to four matching soup bowls, constructed from paper templates, coiled and pinched pitcher, two press formed plates, flower vase/brick, coiled hanging planter. Glazing and finishing will also be covered. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite.

Instructor: Kaitlyn Brennan
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to October 25 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 years and older $227 HANDBUILD.101
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1

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This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered with a more in depth program for the returning student. Materials included.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 10 am to noon 12 years and older $225 TEENADULT.101
September 24 to November 5 Sundays: 11 am to 1 pm 12 years and older $225 TEENADULT.102
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.105
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1.5

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This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered with a more in depth program for the returning student. Materials included.

Instructors: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 and older $225 CANCELLED
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 Wheel Level 1

GPS courses
This course is an in-depth introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for seven consecutive weeks.  The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Upwards of six to eight pieces can be made during the course. Recylced clay included. No prerequisite is required.

WHEEL1.101 Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
WHEEL1.102 Instructor: Katherine King
WHEEL1.103 Instructor: Rosemary Swan
WHEEL1.104 Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
WHEEL1.105B Instructor: Sébastien Lewis (bilingual)
WHEEL1.106 Instructor: CANCELLED
WHEEL1.107 Instructor: Sébastien Lewis (bilingual)
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to noon 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.101
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 10 am to 12:30 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.102
September 20 to November 1 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.103
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.104
September 22 to November 3 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.105B (Bilingual)
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 16 and older $265 CANCELLED
September 22 to November 3 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.107
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Wheel Level 1.5

GPS Wheel Level 1.5
This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide

WHEEL105.101 Instructor: John Ikeda
WHEEL105.102 Instructor: Rosemary Swan
WHEEL105.103 Instructor: Isaac Fouchard
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL105.101
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL105.102
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL105.103
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One Night on the Wheel

SAC - GPS - One night on the wheel
Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks.Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 7 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.101
September 8 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.102
September 14 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.103
September 15 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 CANCELLED
November 10 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.106
November 17 Saturday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.108
December 8 Saturday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.110
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