Photograph by Katy Lopez (from the series Refugees)


SPAO Is Growing

THE SCHOOL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: OTTAWA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 4 RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SPAO ORGANIZATION!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of:

JONATHAN HOBIN as Creative / Executive Director

WHITNEY LEWIS-SMITH as Darkroom Instructor

OLIVIA JOHNSTON as Photographic History Instructor
 
JENNIFER MARTIN as Artist Residency Coordinator

 

Monster, 2014,  Whitney Lewis Smith

Monster, 2014,  Whitney Lewis Smith

When I originally envisioned the school, I imagined a place where the culture of photographic arts would develop an entire community and that one day the students of the school would become leaders of that community. It’s a romantic narrative and one that is about to come into fruition. I am very excited to see my original mentee, Jonathan Hobin, as well as two of SPAO’s most promising graduates join the SPAO organization. We have assembled a great team in order to usher in the next evolution and growth at SPAO.
 
MICHAEL TARDIOLI
Founding Director / Director of Education and Mentorship


detail of image by Christine Fitzgerald.

detail of image by Christine Fitzgerald.

autumn offerings

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We have everything from Digital Photography I: Foundation to Advanced Darkroom. Looking to embrace your creative self? Check out new workshops like Everything Macro, or old classics like The Art of Digital Printmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A+9 EXHIBITION: CELEBRATING PART-TIME EXCELLENCE

The time has come for The School of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa’s 9th annual A+ Exhibition.
 
This is the ninth annual contest and exhibition of selected images from SPAO’s continuing education community. Every year, we invite students who have ever been enrolled in a part-time course of workshop to enter a maximum of five works. This year, we had three categories for entry: Silver Gelatin/Alternative Processes, Digital Print, and for the first time, Photo Book! 

Join us to celebrate the photographic work of our part-time students.

Exhibition Dates: July 8th to August 13th, 2016
Opening and Awards Ceremony: Friday July 8th
, 6-9 p.m. 
 

The 2016 Jury:
Joanne Rycaj Guillemette
Curator and Photography Archivist, Library and Archives Canada

Christian Lalonde
Head of Commercial Photography, PhotoluxStudio

Stephanie Germano
Manager and Exhibitions Programmer, Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa Art Gallery


 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, Including the 2016 winners!

 


Photograph by SPAO Diploma Student: Christian Villemaire

Photograph by SPAO Diploma Student: Christian Villemaire


diploma program

Now accepting applications for the SPAO Diploma Program

SPAO’s two-year diploma program Photographic Arts and Production offers a unique opportunity to cultivate individual vision and craft, acquire comprehensive analogue and digital photography skills, and develop a broad understanding of photographic theory and history.

The only program of its kind in Canada, SPAO's Photographic Arts and Production offers students an intensive, community-oriented and collaborative learning experience. Educated and evaluated in large part through their performance, students develop and present portfolios and signature pieces and present these works in the school's exhibition spaces. Teaching and learning take place in a workshop environment designed to support the school’s motto: Vision, Content, Craft.

APPLY HERE

 

 

School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa • 168 Dalhousie Street Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 7C4 (613) 562-3824