Image by graduate of the full-time program Glenn Bloodworth

Image by graduate of the full-time program Glenn Bloodworth

PART-TIME STUDIES

For amateur and hobbyist photographers, SPAO offers a wide variety of part-time courses, workshops, safaris and master classes. Each semester we offer a set of core courses in classic black-and-white and digital photography, analogue and electronic darkroom processing, and lighting. Special interest topics, Workshops, and Safaris vary from semester to semester.

Courses are offered at Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels and class sizes are kept small in order to ensure personal attention and growth. New course listings are available online in November, February and July for the following semester's classes.

Courses have limited enrolment in order to ensure quality instruction. SPAO reserves the right to alter course schedules and/or change instructors if necessary.

DON'T SEE THE CLASS YOU'D LIKE? WE OFFER PRIVATE MENTORING!

Email part-time@spao.ca to be added to the waitlist for a class that is full.

2017 summer offerings

REGISTER FOR CLASSES TODAY!

DARKROOM
We're building a beautiful new darkroom and can't wait to share it with you in the Fall!

MASTERCLASSES
Inkjet Printmaking with Michael Tardioli - sold out! contact part-time@spao.ca to be placed on the wait list.
Capture to Print with Michael Tardioli
DEEPER: A Masterclass with Tony Fouhse - sold out! contact part-time@spao.ca to be placed on the wait list.

DIGITAL/INKJET
Digital Photography I
Lightroom I
Photoshop I 
The Integrated Workflow
The Art of Digital Printmaking - sold out! contact part-time@spao.ca to be placed on the wait list.

LIGHTING
Speedlite I
Speedlite II
Speedlite III - sold out! contact part-time@spao.ca to be placed on the wait list.
One Light Portraiture
Studio Lighting for Makers

WORKSHOPS
The Photography Book: Crafting the Visual Narrative
Summer Shoots
Urban Vision
Everything Macro
How to Shoot Video With a DSLR Camera

SUMMER CAMPS
SPAO Summer Youth Camps

SPECIAL WORKSHOP
HAVANA: Beyond the Beach


Email part-time@spao.ca to be added to the waitlist for a class that is full.

 

 





 

 

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa will soon be opening the doors to its new facility and gallery. In anticipation, SPAO will be traversing through various neighbourhoods, forming community partnerships and sharing summer photographic learning opportunities before settling into our new home. Join SPAO's Migration and take a part-time class in your neighbourhood this summer!

CLICK FOR INFORMATION ON OUR SUMMER CLASSROOMS


REGISTRATION

To register, click the "PAY NOW" button at the bottom of the course page or contact us at 613.562.3824 or admin@spao.ca. Reserve early to ensure your place in a course. Only full payment will reserve your place in a class. NOTE: Upon registration, you will be added to our email list. Please let us know if you prefer not to receive emails from SPAO.

Methods of payment accepted are credit card, debit, cash and cheque. Cheques not honoured by the bank will be subject to a $30.00 NSF charge. 
 

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY

Enrolment in courses and workshops is limited. Once you have registered, your participation is important to us; we are counting on you to attend.

To receive a full refund (less a $55.00 administration fee) you must withdraw at least seven days prior to the first class. We will not refund students who withdraw less than seven days before the first class begins.


GIFT CERTIFICATES

SPAO offers courses for the beginner, intermediate and advanced photographer alike, and welcomes students of all ages (with some restrictions). Call, email or drop in to give the gift of SPAO. 613.562.3824 or admin@spao.ca.
 

INSTRUCTORS

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa draws on the experience and expertise of a wide variety of photographers, artists, critics, historians, and arts professionals. SPAO faculty includes artists and professionals who are active in their fields of expertise. Courses draw on individual instructors’ knowledge and experience.

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES