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 "ROSSO" featured at Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Still 1 from ROSSO
Still 2 from ROSSO
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Otino Corsano’s Ocean Course Films presents “Rosso” at Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto
496 Huron Street, Toronto from September 4 to October 2, 2019.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm.
Contact Adalgisa Rosmini, Events & Communications, adalgisa.rosmini@esteri.it, for more information.


“Rosso” is an exhibition comprising an HD video installation attempting to evidence a contemporary passion still lingering from the 1982 FIFA World Cup on an international, local and personal level. It could be argued this signature sporting event initiated the notion of Toronto as a world-class city. The project was directed by New Genres artist and OCAD U Continuing Studies instructor Otino Corsano for Ocean Course Films, a collaborative entity he established, comprised of a specialized core production team.

The imagery focusses on a tapestry of Southern Ontario environments in order to present a narrative delineating the influence of a specifically Italian natured globalism on Canadian soil. A new contemporary aesthetic is presented, reflecting the earlier eighties fusion of Italian and Canadian cultures and how this melding has activated poignant perspectives and discourses on immigration, diaspora and multiculturalism.

Composer John Mark Sherlock orchestrated the musical soundtracks for each of the three chapters featured in “Rosso”. The video also features an Italian narrator, played by voice actor Alex Martinelli, reflecting poetically on various stages of his life in three cyclical chapters. The first chapter traces his first memories as a youth hearing the voice of his father as if in a waking dream. The second chapter weaves a romantic narrative from seemingly unrelated location imagery - vineyard, autobody shop, factory and sports fields. The final third chapter concludes with an optimistic view of national unity paradoxically built from both a highly personal vision and a global mosaic of perspectives.

Otino Corsano is an international New Genres artist who established Ocean Course Films as an umbrella entity for the artwork he produces in collaboration with a selected core team. He has taught at the University of Toronto and continues to teach at OCAD University in Canada.

Composer John Mark Sherlock has built the moving soundtrack for “Rosso”. Sherlock’s works have been played by many of Canada’s finest performers and ensembles including Arraymusic, the Burdocks, Critical Band, The Ergo Ensemble, Eve Egoyan, Linda Catlin Smith, Stephen Clarke, and Ensemble KORE.

Special thanks to Alessandro Ruggera, editor Jeff Hamill, Alexandra Landon Richardson, Manuel De Luca, R. Ferri Automotive, European Auto Body, J.R. Martino, Budds’ Group of Companies, and The York School. “Rosso” is lovingly dedicated to Otino Corsano Sr.





ROSSO 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