Introduction to InDesign

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to Adobe InDesign!

 

For those who learn best in person, this simple and casual introduction will give you enough skills to start working with InDesign (and suggest resources to develop more specialized skills down the line). This presentation is intended for current OCAD U students who are new to the software and will provide an overview to creating files and laying out a zine or book project. Bring your laptop to follow along, a notebook to take notes, and any questions you have. We're not experts, but we're happy to introduce you to this useful and powerful publishing tool!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
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Introduction to Photoshop

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to Adobe Photoshop!

For those who learn best in person, this simple and casual introduction will give you enough skills to start working with Photoshop (and suggest resources to develop more specialized skills down the line). This presentation is intended for current OCAD U students who are new to the software and will provide an overview to basic file types, tools and adjustments. Bring your laptop to follow along, a notebook to take notes, and any questions you have. We're not experts, but we're happy to introduce you to this useful and powerful tool of image editing!

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
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Call for Submissions: Exhibition Proposals for the Learning Zone

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:45pm

The Learning Zone is accepting exhibition proposals for the Fall and Winter academic year, starting October 1st. Exact dates can be flexible to the needs of artists and curators, with each exhibition running between 3-4 weeks. 

 

With a large glass wall facing the first level of Village by the Grange, the Learning Zone Main Space provides an excellent opportunity to have your work seen by the OCAD U community and the general public. Due to the flexibility of our space, we can accommodate a broad variety of formats: two dimensional, three dimensional, installation, performance, audio or video work.

 

The Learning Zone encourages submissions from all areas of study at OCAD University, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Students who wish to curate an exhibition of student work are also encouraged to apply. Don't be intimidated, we're here to help make your exhibit idea a reality! We can provide support in exhibition planning, installation and more.

 

Our application process is simple and easy. Students or Faculty interested in planning an exhibit in the Learning Zone should contact LZ Librarian, Marta Chudolinska at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca with the following information: Medium and theme of work to be exhibited, Approximate number of pieces to be installed, Potential dates of interest, Program of Study & Year Level.

 

For more information on how to submit an exhibition proposal, please refer to our submission guidelines: https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/exhibitions/Doc+Linked+from+How+to+S...

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/Assets/content/exhibitions/Doc+Linked+from+How+to+Submit+Webpage_LearningZone.pdf
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Thank You Thursday

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Many OCAD U alumni and friends support our university through gifts and donations. Last year alone, donors provided over $2 million in gifts and in-kind donations to support the students and the university. Their support has provided scholarships, awards and bursaries as well as travel opportunities and special programs. We want to show our appreciation for their generosity. Join us on Thursday September 12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to write a short message of thanks and sign a card.

The cards will be available at our tables located in the main lobby at 100 McCaul. Snacks and beverages will be provided. We hope to see many of you there.

-Development & Alumni Relations Team

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street - Lobby
Email: 
cjeyarajah@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x 4780
Cost: 
FREE!

O-DAYS! Welcome Day

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

The Campus Life and OCAD Student Union (OCAD SU) collaborative WELCOME DAY sees nearly 1,000 new and first-year undergrads descending upon campus to kick off the 2019/2020 academic year!

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Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.
There will be no Photo ID or Locker Rental services on Welcome Day.

FREE > No RSVP required.

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE
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O-DAYS! Exchange Student Welcome

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Are you an Exchange Student?

New Exchange Students are invited to this session to get important information about academics, health insurance and more. OCAD U students who have studied abroad will be there with helpful advice. Watch your email for details.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick St.or access via Grange Foodcourt, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
international@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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VOLUNTEER FOR ORIENTATION

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Monday, May 13, 2019 - 11:45am

Our orientation and welcome—O-DAYS! 2019—would not be as much fun each year without the enthusiasm of upper-year students, Peer Mentors, faculty, staff and alumni who join the O-TEAM and volunteer their time and energy to help welcome new students to the OCAD University community!

Sign up today:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-team-2019.htm

ABOUT O-DAYS:
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

VOLUNTEER FOR ORIENTATION!

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:45am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 11:45pm

Our orientation and welcome—O-DAYS! 2019—would not be as much fun each year without the enthusiasm of upper-year students, Peer Mentors, faculty, staff and alumni who join the O-TEAM and volunteer their time and energy to help welcome new students to the OCAD University community!

Sign up today:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-team-2019.htm

ABOUT O-DAYS:
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

 

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-team-2019.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x 275
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YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:45pm to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:45pm

THE YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

From student-run group OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The Yellow Staircase is an iconic interior space at OCAD U, displaying the energy and vitality of the student body. It is the structural spine of 100 McCaul, connecting all faculties and floors. Students are drawn to this arena, expressing a range of thoughts, feelings, and moods. OCAD U is a school with very little common areas for students to exchange and collaborate together; add commuter culture, high stress levels, living costs and you have cause for concern that students can feel isolated and frustrated with university culture.

Launched in 2018, the Yellow Staircase Yearbook mural project challenges these issues through the annual addition of four murals in The Yellow Staircase. Instead of condemning artistic expression and continuously painting over graffiti, we seek to turn this phenomenon into a positive and community-minded project, taking advantage of how the staircase is currently functioning in the interest of the school and the student body.

We are currently seeking proposals for murals by current OCAD University students or student collectives that creatively represent a student community or an official student group at the school. Successful proposals will receive a flat fee of $250 which includes the artist fee and money for materials. The Student Press will provide ladders, drop cloths, and will prime the mural surface with white paint.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

1. Students may submit as individual artists or as groups.

2. The murals must be painted between 18 March and 19 April, 2019.

3. The murals will be painted between Levels 5 and 6 in the Yellow Staircase.

4. The average mural size is 5x4 feet, but you are welcome to suggest other dimensions. Your mural does not have to be rectangular!

5. You can use acrylic paint, or acrylic paint markers to create the mural. Spray paint can not be used.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Proposals should be emailed to contact@ocadustudentpress.com with the subject line “Yellow Staircase Proposal”. Any images included should be attached to the email, or you may provide a link to a Google Drive folder. Please email us if you have any questions about submitting!

In your submission, please include the following:

1. A sketch of the mural design.

2. A photo of the yellow staircase wall space between Levels 5 and 6 that you would like to use. Please make sure some identifiable graffiti is visible so that we can locate it.

3. A one to two sentence artist biography that includes your name(s) and program(s).

4. A short artist statement that explains what student community the mural represents and how. For examples of the communities represented last year, please see the murals below.

If you have any questions about the project or the submission guidelines, please email us at contact@ocadustudentpress.com.

DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. The Press offers a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadustudentpress.com
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Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: JVCS

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:45am to Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies (JVCS) collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising exhibition and performance reviews, critical essays, and thesis abstracts, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history and visual studies in order to produce innovative relationships between art, design, and academia at OCAD U and beyond. Contributors will be invited to the Journal’s launch as a part of GradEx 2019.

We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U Community. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:

Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]:
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2018. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]:
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects [150 to 250 words]:
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images of their works to contextualize their abstract. Images provided should be 300 DPI.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, or as a link to a Google Drive file to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged.

In your submission email please provide a ONE to TWO sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program (for ex: Third-year student), and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

To learn more about the Journal of Visual & Critical Studies and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

DEADLINE: Friday, February 8, 2019

Read more about JVCS and other student-run groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Website: 
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
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