Happy International Women’s Day

INSTUDIO asked 2010 grad Katherine Verhoeven to celebrate March 8th with a feature illustration. You can view more of Kat’s work online.


Illustration by Katherine Verhoeven

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The artwork of Peter Chan in The Globe and Mail

Peter Chan, Timeline, Fata Morgana series, 2016 (COURTESY OF THE ARTIST)
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

The work of Illustration sessional instructor and artist, Peter Chan, was recently featured in the Visual Arts section of The Globe and Mail. 

The text highlights the painting styles of Chan and Callen Schaub, who graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from OCAD University in 2013. 

You can read the full text here


Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls featured on CBC Arts

The Exhibitionist
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:45pm

Illustration Alumnae Jennifer Ilett and Sabrina Parolin (class of 2011) presented an art exhibit last summer at the Steam Whistle Brewery Art Gallery, featuring illustrations of Leonardo DiCaprio.


Black History Month

INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Koko Lee to create an illustration in recognition of Black History Month. The result – a whimsical work inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote, “I know why the caged bird sings.” View more of Koko’s work online.


Illustration by Koko Lee
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Terry Shoffner has taught in the Illustration Program at the OCAD University since 1980. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1971. In 1993 he received a Master's degree in Illustration from Syracuse University. His early work included Graphic Design and Television Art Direction. Over the past 40 years his work has appeared in magazines, books, advertising and design throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked for many major corporations and won numerous awards.

Thom Sevalrud

Thom Sevalrud is an award winning illustrator, artist and educator who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He has studied illustration, design and fine art. For more than 30 years, Thom's work has appeared in a wide variety of international publications, as well as producing images for clients in book publishing, graphic design and corporate communications.

Tavis Coburn

Tavis Coburn graduated from California's prestigious Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration  Since then, Tavis has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, and music companies in North America and Europe.  Tavis' unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s.  Over the years Tavis’ work has garnered many accolades, including top honors from The Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration.

Saskia van Kampen

Saskia van Kampen specializes in teaching first and second year design. Her research into materiality, intuition, experiential learning, and transformative learning has a great impact on her pedagogy. Her personal design projects focus on the intersection of design and craft, and involves a cross-pollination between various disciplines including painting, printmaking, typography, and sewing.

Peter Chan

Born in Hong Kong, living in Toronto. Peter is a graduate of Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Applied Arts.

Peter is a full time independent artist with Imaginism Studios. He worked on projects such as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, 'The Familiars', Mars Attacks and the Star Wars trading card series. His work is exhibited and collected in cities such as Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto.

Paul Dallas

Paul Dallas is a visual artist, educated at the Royal College of Art in London, England, and Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University) in Toronto, Canada.