Proudly Canadian Crafts Holiday Sale

Proudly Canadian
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Support the handmade movement and our local economy this holiday season by purchasing quality handcrafted gifts made by local community artisans. The Proudly Canadian Crafts Holiday Sale features work by OCAD student Saba Bushnaq (BoNBoN by Saba).

Venue & Address: 
Dufferin & Dundas Streets 651 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario

Process: Mixed Media

Mixed Media
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 4:00am

As part of a group exhibit, OCAD alumni Kim Dayman and Hali St. Louis offer their respective works to round out a discussion on the evolution of an artist's craft through process.

The subjects of Kim's work have focused strongly on the female rites of passage and tying connections to customs, heirlooms and family.

Merging skills in textile art and traditional painting, Hali's deliberate application of colour and shape evoke sentiments of hope, despair, and celebration.

Venue & Address: 
Studio Nine Gallery at Headbones Gallery 102-260 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

OCAD U Etsy Team: Made in Canada

Etsy Made in Canada
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us to celebrate Canadian makers and artists at OCAD University Etsy Team’s pop-up market. Students and alumni will be selling their creations, including hand painted silk scarves, intricate and quirky illustrations, jewelry made out of everything from wood to crystals, and handmade craft supplies. Artscape Youngplace is sponsoring this event.



Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

Bead & Read

Poster with red beads
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bead & Read is a craft circle where we can share ideas.

Bring your readings, socialize and learn beading techniques.
Find connections between ideas and art practices.

You bring the readings and we supply the materials for beading.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Room 410

Crafting Sustainability

Infinity loop
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 4:00am

Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice. Co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art and Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University, the conference offers a platform for assessing the role of craft in fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century.

Come out and join the discussion! Twenty guest speakers will cover a range of topics, including explorations of disposable culture, conversations about what makes a viable craft practice, customizable 3D printed prosthetics, video game programming in Inuktitut, and ‘craftwashing’ strategies.

Generous support for the Crafting Sustainability conference is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. Crafting Sustainability is sponsored by Harbourfront Centre, the Sheridan Craft & Design Program, and Haliburton: Fleming College for the Arts, and is taking place as part of Craft Year 2015.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St.

MAAD student and alumni win Craft Ontario awards

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00am

Material Art & Design (MAAD) alumni Joanna Schleimer (2011) and Joe Han Lee (2012), and third-year MAAD student Shuang Feng have been recognized with awards from Craft Ontario this autumn.

Schleimer received the KingCrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship which recognizes a craftsperson who intends to continue their education. Han Lee was awarded the Lacy and Co. LTD. Jewellery Supply Grant to purchase equipment and materials to establish a studio. Feng received the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Undergraduate Scholarship to continue further study. Images of their award-winning work can be viewed at the above respective links.