Making decorative arts and
design accessible to all people through education, events, community
partnerships, and volunteer opportunities.
Kitchener-Waterloo Métis Artist Wins Inaugural CSDA/CCAD John Fleming Award
Ornamentum Lecture Series: Where Do the Children Play?
October 26, 2023, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join play expert, Alex Smith, on a curated tour of Canadian play spaces, past and present, with a smattering of contrasting international examples. Photos and video will illustrate different approaches and design elements that keep kids coming back for more.
3rd Annual CSDA/CCAD Auction Fundraiser
September 30 — October 05, 2023
In partnership with Waddington’s, CSDA/CCAD presents our 3rd Annual Auction Fundraiser, which includes a wide variety of beautiful objects, including fine jewelry, glass, ceramics, Japanese woodblock prints, engravings, Indigenous art, and books.
CSDA Sundays: The Expert Series
October 15, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Listen in on art historian Ross Fox's presentation of Judaica by renowned Canadian silversmith, Robert Hendery.
November 5, 2023, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Laura Bright and Gianna Wichelow discuss 14 years of baking William Morris-inspired cakes in sweet tribute to the British design legend.
ORNAMENTUM: CSDA/CCAD's AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE
Ornamentum is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to exploring and cultivating the aesthetics of the everyday. Written for a broad readership, this award-winning magazine highlights creative design and craftsmanship in both historical and contemporary work. Get your copy today!
The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs is a national nonprofit that promotes decorative art and design in Canada, through guest lectures, special events, and publications. We're a diverse community, ranging from artists and makers, to experts and enthisiasts.
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