Certified: Exhibition in Continuing Studies at OCADU

Event Poster featuring an painting of 2 kids in front of a background with butterflies
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00pm

An exhibition featuring artists who have completed a Continuing Studies certificate at OCAD University.

The Office of Continuing Studies offers six certificates that provide formal recognition of completed qualifying courses. Students must complete five courses within three years to qualify for the certificates to qualify for the Digital Media Skills Certificate, Art and Design Studio Skills Certificate, Photography Studio Skills Certificate, Web Design and Development Skills Certificate, Theory and Criticism in Art and Design Certificate, or the Certificate in Business Skills for Creative Professionals.

Works in the exhibition include Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Digital Design, and Video.

Open Mon- Fri, 9am-5pm

Reception: Thursday, February 4th, 5:30 - 7pm

Venue & Address: 
Office of Continuing Studies @ OCAD University 285 Dundas Street West
416 977 6000 x 2321

Otino Corsano's video installation "EMILY" featured at FlagNoFlags in Italy

Still 1 from EMILY
Still 2 from EMILY
Friday, April 12, 2019

“Emily” is an exhibition comprising an HD video installation of the same title featuring a non-linear narrative which bridges international educational movements with contemporary art practices. The project was designed by director and OCAD U Continuing Studies instructor Otino Corsano in collaboration with a host of creative collaborators invited to assemble the latest production team for this latest Ocean Course Films video.

The imagery focusses on the natural, environmental aesthetics associated with the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and paralleled in international, contemporary art approaches.

Geneviève Caron, an internationally recognized photographer, was the cinematographer for the project and composer John Mark Sherlock created the moving soundtrack. The glass sculptures of Canadian visual artist Ryan Livingstone are prominently featured in the work. The atelier and student work following the Reggio Emilia philosophy from The Bishop Strachan School are also highlighted.

Compositions in the video document the expansion of inquiry-based, environmental research beyond the scope of any national rendition of nature. Instead “Emily” depicts a forage towards knowledge via art and educational materials to discover new avenues which disrupt the reliance of meaning produced from digital sprawl. Rather than employing a nostalgic or purist analogue approach, a spectrum of media - including glass, photography, sculpture, and video – fuse to revitalize a borderless environmental discourse.

Accordingly, “Emily” is a video work championing the call for a unified, global, environmental vision emerging from modest yet potent modes of academic inquiry and artistic exploration.

Special Thanks to Ryan Livingstone, editor Jeff Hamill, Paola Rubertelli, Art Lightstone, The York School, Catherine Hant and The Bishop Strachan School.



EMILY Poster

Social Innovation Design Certificate

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 6:45am

For professionals who want to learn how design can be used as a tool to create social change, this 10-day international course is for you. Learn to apply design thinking and the participatory design process to co-create solutions to challenges faced by local residents in Quepos, Costa Rica.

Find out more here: http://ocadu.ca/CostaRica

Graduates from this course will receive a Social Innovation Design Certificate from OCAD University Continuing Studies.

Costa Rica and continuing studies

Parting Lines II

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Parting Lines II is a group exhibition showcasing work from students of the Mould Making Studio courses in Continuing Studies at OCAD University.

Curated by Lauren Schaffer and Camille Rauton.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery 285 Dundas Street West
Parting Lines II Poster

Continuing Studies at OCAD U

OCAD U’s Office of Continuing Studies offers more than 100 courses in art, design, and new media, available on evenings, weekends, or online.

Online Courses
Continuing Studies is offering 16 online courses this fall in subject areas such as drawing skills, photography, software training, and user experience design.

Find out more information about CS certificates.

New Course - Social Innovation Design Abroad: Costa Rica

February 15 to 25, 2019 in Quepos, Costa Rica
Online course with a 10-day field immersion experience in Costa Rica
Instructor: Sarah Tranum, MDes

This unique course, offered by OCAD University, is an opportunity for students to delve into the world of social innovation design while travelling abroad to beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica, for 10 days. Through direct community engagement, students will use design thinking and the participatory design process to co-create solutions to challenges faced by local residents. Revenue from this course will go to support undergraduate students in a similar credit course abroad from the Faculty of Design at OCAD University.

World Cup Match Poster Exhibition

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

32 Days, 32 Nations, 64 Games, 12 Venues, Only 1 Winner! 
48 Posters by Designers from 18 Countries, 16 Posters by Local Toronto Designers.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery - 285 Dundas Street West
exhibition poster


Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Nino Ardizzi, Lori Beckstead, Myra Burney, Kevin Cherry, Gerardo Correa, Prerana Das, Sylvia Galbraith, Anne Hanrahan, Megan Irwin, Caroline Scott-Charles, John Severino, Ann Marie Stasiuk, Karin Tang, Stephanie Thompson, Aina Tilups, Bahar Toussi

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery 285 Dundas Street West
416-977-6000 x 2321
Poster - Community Exhibition

Convergence - Works by Continuing Studies Instructors

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Exhibition featuring diverse work from Continuing Studies instructors at OCAD U.

Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery 285 Dundas Street West

Open Call - Continuing Studies Instructors at OCAD U

Continuing Studies Gallery Opening
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

A group exhibition exploring the diverse work from instructors in Continuing Studies at OCAD U.

Venue & Address: 
285 Dundas Street West
416-977-6000 x 2266