AOE Arts Council has been working with Ottawa’s arts community for close to 30 years to build a vibrant and sustainable sector.  As a dynamic, bilingual arts service organization, the Arts Council works with the community to support, promote and develop the vitality of the arts in Ottawa by creating opportunities for artists, providing promotional, professional development and shared resources and an informed voice for the Arts.

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The Ottawa School of Art offers a full range of specialized art courses including life drawing, landscape painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, lithography, watercolour, etching, printmaking, and a wide variety of specialized short courses and workshops. Children’s and Teens’ classes range from multi-media to animation and cartooning, sculpture and construction, pottery, drawing and painting. In addition to art courses, the OSA’s programs have grown to include visiting artist-in-residence workshops, a professional exhibitions gallery (which hosts solo and groups shows by local, national and international artists), a non-for-credit Arts Fundamentals Certificate, a one-year Portfolio Development Program, a 3-year Diploma Program and a Community Outreach Program.

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 The Shenkman Arts Centre is Ottawa’s only multidisciplinary arts  facility offering services and programs in both English and French.    The Centre, which is located in Ottawa East, is a creative hub where   artists and audiences meet to create and explore the arts. The      Centre, which opened in June 2009, plays a vital role in ensuring artists are given the forum they need to nurture creativity and audiences are given access to dynamic and thought-provoking arts programming in a facility that matches creative excellence.

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Wallack’s has been serving the Ottawa community since 1939 when Samuel Wallack started selling photographic supplies, picture framing and artist’s materials. For over 70 years, Wallack’s has been committed to supplying creative people with quality products at competitive prices. Their reputation is built on offering a wide selection of brand name artist materials, service by friendly knowledgeable staff and quick and efficient delivery across Canada.

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