So, What do you Think? Strategies for Speaking & Sharing

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

It takes practice to learn how to transform thoughts into questions and discussion points. Avoid the awkward silence by finding ways to engage more and to share your unique stories and points of view. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks will be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.229
Cost: 
free
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You've Got 3 Minutes: Presenting with Purpose

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

Classic, utilitarian, structured, edgy, eclectic - how would you describe your style?

This workshop will help you to describe your influences and aesthetics using descriptive visual language and to communicate your creative choices with clear and purposeful intent. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL Students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks wil be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.229
Cost: 
Free
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Oil Infusion Workshop with Kat Mahon

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

Oil Infusion Workshop with Kat Mahon
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.

Limited availability; advance registration required
Tickets available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Tuesday, June 18 at noon


Join us for a presentation on flowers throughout history, highlighting the specific uses of certain flowers then and now for their medicinal and therapeutic purposes. This will be followed by hands-on workshop where participants create their own oil infusion. Everyone will leave with their artistic jar of flower-infused body oil to take home. All materials provided.

 

Kat Mahon is a Certified Aromatherapist with three years of experience working with natural plant medicines in a professional setting. During this time she cultivated a love for plants and their many benefits for the human body, creating useful and transformative products for clients. Her business Goddess of Beauty Cosmetics, reflecting her teaching and values, creates healthy, 100% plant derived and sustainable products that work wonders for the skin, hair, and mind. With inspiring energy, she loves to share her knowledge about the plants of our time and how beautiful and wonderful they truly are.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Kat Mahon

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/480177892719408
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
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The Language of Flowers: Artist Talk & Workshop with Karen Azoulay

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Language of Flowers: Workshop with Karen Azoulay
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Two-part event:
The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m.—no registration required
Workshop will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.—limited availability; advance registration required

Tickets for the workshop are available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Wednesday, June 5 at noon

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.

Join Brooklyn-based artist Karen Azoulay for a talk and interactive experience that will explore the symbolism of flowers.

This two-part event starts with an artist talk by Karen Azoulay, focused on the influence that flower symbology has played in her practice. Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is a form of communication that was popular in Victorian times. Botanical species were assigned sentimental meanings that were collected in exhaustive dictionaries, the blooms’ symbolism varying in tone from the sweet (Ivy Geranium conveying the gallant request “Your hand for the next dance?”) to the melodramatic (Vibernum declaring “I die if neglected”) and the downright combative (a dried white rose indicating “death before dishonor”). A thoughtfully curated bouquet could thus deliver a layered poetic memo, which the recipient would be required to decipher.

Following the artist talk is a hands-on zine-making workshop with the artist. Participants will work from a custom deck of cards designed by Karen Azoulay. The random assortment of cards drawn by each participant will create a “flower bouquet” which will guide the composition of a poem. Each poem will be combined to create a zine that participants can take home.

The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m.—no registration required
Workshop will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.—limited availability; advance registration required

Tickets for the workshop are available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Wednesday, June 5 at noon

 

Karen Azoulay is an interdisciplinary artist who works within the intersection of performance and sculpture in order to explore earth-elements and the female form. Solo exhibitions include CUE Art Foundation in New York (curated by Glenn Ligon); Four Gallery in Dublin; Mercer Union in Toronto, Primetime in Brooklyn, Dose Projects in Brooklyn and Drew University in Madison, NJ. Her work has been featured and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, C Magazine, ReadyMade and Vogue. Her installations and performances include commissions for institutions such as The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Art Magazine, and The Power Plant in Toronto as well as Art in General in New York. Recent exhibitions include Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit and Erin Stump Projects in Toronto. Her publication 'Flowers and Their Meanings, a guide for deciphering' was launched at The Perennial, a group show that she curated within The Grecian Shelter in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Karen Azoulay, Absence, Poverty, I Have Lost All, 2015, pigment print, 40" x 32". Courtesy of the artist.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-language-of-flowers-workshop-with-karen-azoulay-tickets-62262831806
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Karen Azoulay, Absence, Poverty, I Have Lost All, 2015, pigment print, 40" x 32". Courtesy of the artist.

Workshop:  Preventing Gender-Based Violence

March 8 1-3pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Gender-based violence is a serious public health and human rights problem with both short- and long-term consequences on physical and mental health.  What changes can support a future without gender-based violence?

Join The Health & Wellness Centre and Safety & Security Services for a workshop by White Ribbon, an organization dedicated to the prevention of gender-based violence and sexual violence. Themes of consent, healthy relationships, toxic masculinity, allyship, equity, and the transformation of social norms will be explored.  It will be a safe, nonjudgemental space for questions and discussion.

Students, staff, and faculty of all genders are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Sarah at scree@ocadu.ca.  Poster designed by Saloni Das.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, rm 187 (Lambert Lounge)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1262493497236321/
Email: 
scree@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$0
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Late Night Against Procrastination (LNAP)

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:00am

For one night every semester the Writing & Learning Centre takes over the Great Hall - offering space to work on your assignments with support on hand, along with activities, workshops, and opportunities to de-stress planned throughout the night. We also make sure to keep lots of coffee, tea, and healthy snacks on hand to keep you fuelled and feeling good. 

Here are some of the things planned for LNAP Winter 2019:

  • The Health & Wellness Breakzone - a chill space to de-stress with board games, colouring books, and good company
  • Open workspace in the Great Hall!
  • Collaborative zine-making project focused on procrastination and self-care
  • VISC 1002 Research Essay Workshop
  • Tutoring throughout the evening for support with any assignment
  • ELL tutoring for support with any English language concerns, and support for any assignment
  • Film Screening brought to you by the OCAD Student Union
  • Lots of healthy snacks, coffee, and tea (stay later for pizza and the Late Night Dessert Bar, brought to you by the Student Feedback on Courses survey)

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This event is FREE and open to all current OCAD U students. LNAP does not require registration.
This event is accessible. It is located on the second floor of 100 McCaul, which can be accessed via stairs or elevator. There are single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms on the same floor.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, OCAD University (MCA, level 2)
Website: 
ocadu.ca/wlc
Email: 
wlc@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 229
Cost: 
FREE
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Animation Insights: A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1

Animation Insights: A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Animation Insights
A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1

Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street

Open to all DPXA and IMXA students.

This is the first of three workshops with Toronto-based animator and filmmaker Lillian Chan. 

Lillian will be giving a talk about working in the animation industry and her interdisciplinary illustration and art work, followed by a screening and discussion with students. This workshop will also involve a special open critique session for OCAD DPXA Students working on a collaborative animation project with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO). Parts 2 and 3 of this workshop series will continue in the Winter 2019 term, with further insights on the animation industry and how to get your work out there.

About the TYWO – DPXA collaboration:

OCAD University has joined forces with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra to create an animation set to the music of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This piece features animated shorts produced by OCAD U animation students and will be publicly presented with a live music performance at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre in May 2019.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Cost: 
N/A

Take Care: Soundbath & Workshop on Care

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Take Care
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Workshop on plant-care and self-care, followed by a sound bath
Featuring Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal, curator/writer Geneviève Wallen and Kristin Weckworth of Kiko Sounds

Limited availability; registration required
Tickets available on the Facebook event as of Wednesday, January 9 at noon

The notion of care is central to Onsite Gallery's Winter exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Taking place at Onsite Gallery, we invite you to join us for a special workshop on care, led by insightful creative thinkers who will share what care means to them:

  • Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal will lead a presentation with tips and tricks on caring for houseplants
  • Curator and writer Geneviève Wallen will speak about healing spaces within art and share her experience developing an annual month of self-care
  • Kristin Weckworth of Kiko Sounds will speak about meditation and acts of daily compassion, and then will lead the audience in a 30 minute soundbath

As a participant you will:

  • Be asked to wear soft, comfortable clothes and bring a mat (there will also be blankets provided)
  • Receive a small houseplant to bring home
  • Leave feeling refreshed and armed with new knowledge of taking care

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, coral, humans, insects, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others — including the natural world — as active and reciprocal. The artwork invites you to consider a personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with all living things.

 

Darryl Cheng is the creator of the incredibly popular blog and Instagram account, House Plant Journal. Darryl’s commitment to excellence and his passion for plants and thirst for knowledge have turned him into the king of the internet houseplant world. What was initially a hobby Tumblr page has turned into an Instagram account with over 250,000 followers, a go-to blog for anything plant related, the beginnings of his very own houseplant care book and plant time-lapse videos that have gone viral around the world.

Geneviève Wallen is a Toronto-based curator and writer interested in the manifestation of healing spaces within the arts. Wallen's interest in diasporic narratives, intersectional feminism, intergenerational healing and  BIPOC alternative timelines, inform her practice. She has curated exhibitions in Montreal and Toronto, and is currently Programming Coordinator at Xpace Cultural Centre, a board member-curator at YTB (Younger Than Beyoncé) Gallery, and a member of the collective We Critique, We Curate. 

Kristin Weckworth of Kiko Sounds is a teacher and artist specializing in sound therapy, meditation, yoga and relational aesthetics. As the co-founder of Toronto's contemporary design shop Magic Pony, and art gallery Narwhal, she spent over a decade collaborating with artists from around the globe, curating exhibitions, publications and interactive environments. Now she combines her experiences in contemporary culture with holistic modalities to offer ephemeral, immersive experiences intended to guide you back to a state of wholeness. Kiko creates settings for deep listening that induce profound states of relaxation and meditation, inviting in opportunities for intuitive awareness, self-healing and expansive creativity.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Image (left to right): Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal; Geneviève Wallen (photo by Roya DelSol); Kristin Weckworth of Kiko Sounds.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/take-care-soundbath-and-workshop-on-care-tickets-53442712592
https://www.facebook.com/events/2091523344257364/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image (left to right): Darryl Cheng of House Plant Journal; Geneviève Wallen (photo by Roya DelSol); Kristin Weckworth of Kiko S

NCCM Workshop: Islamophobia & Bystander Intervention

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will cover the definition of Islamophobia. A bystander intervention workshop will use case studies in order to better educate students, faculty and staff on how to respond to incidents they may encounter on and off campus. This will be an interactive workshop that will engage the audience/participants in a dialogue and discussion.

Please RSVP:
See event and Eventbrite link here: www.facebook.com/events/856505614552846/

Supported by OCAD U Campus Life and Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

MORE ABOUT OTHER STUDENT-RUN GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/ocadumsasocial/
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

CALL FOR STUDENT WORKSHOP LEADERS: CREATIVE ART & DESIGN WORKSHOPS

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 10:00pm

If you KNOW something, TEACH something!

The OCAD U Student body is filled with people with amazing skills and knowledge! We’re looking for current OCAD U students interested in sharing their skills by leading a creative art or design workshop for fellow students.

 

Apply to facilitate a workshop on: 

  • A studio technique or method
  • A piece of software that you find particularly useful  
  • Another skill essential to your art or design practice

 

Selected facilitators will earn an honorarium of $100, as well as a budget for materials (up to $40). Workshops should be around 2 hours long and include a hands-on component, so that attendees can get a chance to experience and practice new skills. Workshops will be held in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone at 113 McCaul Street between January 28th - February 15th 2019, and will be open to all students at OCAD U. 

 

Application process: 

Please submit a completed copy of this workshop proposal to Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian, at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca by January 6th, 2019. Download the Workshop Proposal template file available on this page.

 

This workshop series is supported by funding Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).

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