Study art in Florence

Study art in Florence, Italy this spring and summer!

OCAD University, Canada’s leader in preparing the next generation of contemporary artists, is pleased to be opening the doors of our Florence studio to the public!

A new set of non-credit courses is being offered beginning this spring (2019) is open to the public of all skill levels, creative practitioners world-wide and the OCAD U community. These courses are led by OCAD U faculty members including Anda Kubis and Nicole Collins. You’ll have access to studio space in a quiet shared palazzo in Florence’s San Marco neighbourhood, group critques, intro Italian lessons and group community events and tours.

Learn more about these courses including sample itineraries, course leader bios and other details.


This unique course offered by OCAD University is an opportunity for students to delve into the world of social innovation design while traveling abroad in 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.

This course is open to students and members of the wider public, with or without prior design experience, who are passionate about creating social change and learning to use design as a tool for social innovation. 

Click here for the course brochure.

Register online for this course here.