ZINE LIBRARY WORKSHOP SERIES: HARD-COVER BOOKBINDING

Text: Publish it Yourself. OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series. Images: A simplified image of a pencil and pair of scissors
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Level up your sewing, cutting and gluing skills by learning to make a simple hard cover book! The same workshop will be offered twice, on the 17th & 22nd of January.

 

Offered as part of the OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, funded by the First Generation Program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre, with support from the OCAD U Library. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2018865095024068/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

ZINE LIBRARY WORKSHOP SERIES: HARD-COVER BOOKBINDING

Text: Publish it Yourself. OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series. Images: A simplified image of a pencil and pair of scissors
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Level up your sewing, cutting and gluing skills by learning to make a simple hard cover book! The same workshop will be offered twice, on the 17th & 22nd of January.

 

Offered as part of the OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, funded by the First Generation Program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre, with support from the OCAD U Library. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2018865095024068/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

ZINE LIBRARY WORKSHOP SERIES: SOFT-COVER BOOKBINDING

Text: Publish it Yourself. OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series. Images: A simplified image of a pencil and pair of scissors
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn the basics of softcover bookbinding to give your zines a handmade touch! This workshop will cover folded bindings, pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. The same workshop will be offered twice, on the 15th & 16th of January.

 

Offered as part of the OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, funded by the First Generation Program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre, with support from the OCAD U Library. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2128286784065850/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

ZINE LIBRARY WORKSHOP SERIES: SOFT-COVER BOOKBINDING

Text: Publish it Yourself. OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series. Images: A simplified image of a pencil and pair of scissors
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn the basics of softcover bookbinding to give your zines a handmade touch! This workshop will cover folded bindings, pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. The same workshop will be offered twice, on the 15th & 16th of January.

 

Offered as part of the OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, funded by the First Generation Program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre, with support from the OCAD U Library. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2128286784065850/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free

Land Claims: raise a flag Pennant Workshop with an Artist Talk by Susan Blight

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Land Claims: raise a flag Pennant Workshop with an Artist Talk by Susan Blight

Saturday, December 2, 2017
2 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)

Free
All materials provided

 

Re-map the land in this pennant making workshop. Artist Susan Blight will present on her practice and the Ogimaa Mikana project. Presented as part of the exhibition, raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015).

 

Susan Blight is Anishinaabe from Couchiching First Nation. A visual artist, filmmaker, and arts educator, Susan’s films and video work have been screened nationally and internationally at such venues as Media City International Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, and the ImagineNative Festival. In addition, Susan has exhibited at Gallery 44, The Print Studio, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Susan is co-founder of The Ogimaa Miikana Project, an artist/activist collective working to reclaim and rename the streets and landmarks of Toronto with Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) and in July 2013, she became a member of the Indigenous Routes artist collective which works to provide new media training for Indigenous youth. Susan Blight received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor in Integrated Media, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of Manitoba and is a currently a PhD student in Social Justice Education at the UofT. She is a Presidential Appointee to the Hart House Board of Stewards, co-chair of the co-curricular Education Subcommittee of the University of Toronto’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee, organizes the annual Indigenous Education Week at the UofT, and is the recipient of a 2014 IDERD award for her anti -racism work.

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

 

Onsite Gallery
Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. On view at the gallery are two inaugural exhibitions in our new expanded space: raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)and For This Land: Inside Elemental.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W., Ground Floor)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/123615371743189/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Land Claims: raise a flag Pennant Workshop with an Artist Talk by Susan Blight

Watercolour Sketchbook Bookinding Workshop with Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez

Two photographs of a hand holding a sketchbook, one with the sketchbook closed, the other with the sketchbook open
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the last in our 4-part series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students. 

Watercolor Sketchbook Bookinding Workshop with Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez
Participants will learn how to make a simple sketchbook using watercolour paper. This workshop will demonstrate how to make the sketchbook by using the kettle stitch method of bookbinding. Participants will also have the chance to customize their creations. All materials will be provided. 

Workshops are free and open to current students at OCAD U. 

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1, Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/460666341001314
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Stop Motion Animation: Paper Puppets Workshop with Nikole Hidalgo

Illustration of parts of a paper puppet, including a woman's head, a bear head, arms, legs, torso, dress parts and shoes
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for the second in our 4-part series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students. 

Stop Motion Animation: Paper Puppets Workshop with Nikole Hidalgo
This workshop is an introduction to the rewarding experience of making an animation using paper cutouts. The workshop will start hands on the building of a jointed paper puppet that, when well built, can be reused through out the length of an animated short production. When the puppets are ready, we will discuss other paper animation techniques for creating backgrounds and other effects. There will be a revision of the software to used to facilitate the animation process. Finally, we will shoot a small sequence with our
newly created paper puppet. All materials will be provided. Students can bring photos and drawings to use as reference or a the base of their puppet.

Workshops are free and open to current students at OCAD U. 

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1, Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/127011541384741
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop with Nabeela Malik

Close up image of Arabic letter forms in black and gold over decorative background
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for the last in our 4-part series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students.

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop with Nabeela Malik:
Participants will learn the basics of Arabic Calligraphy letter forms. They will be introduced to basic techniques and words which they will practice using the brushes, ink and calligraphy pens. By the end of the session, students will be able to create and keep a word or phrase in Arabic. Nabeela will provide examples of Arabic calligraphic art and sample words and phrases to inspire participants. All materials will be provided. 

Workshops are free and open to current students at OCAD U. 

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1, Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/362955167450735
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Qendrim Hoti Workshop - Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™

Video Game still, Qendrim Hoti
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Qendrim Hoti in this special tutorial workshop as he demonstrates his ideas and techniques about manipulating commercial video games into virtual worlds of memoir and relief. This workshop, held in conjunction with Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™, a two-person exhibition featuring collaborative work by Hoti and Max Lupo. 

"Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™" uses the video game technology of the past three decades to create an interactive installation. By using hacked and modified video games, Hoti and Lupo insert personal migrant histories into existing virtual worlds as a means to recontextualize their familiar contents. They invite visitors to play these games as a way to explore these alternate characters and environments.

The workshop is free and open to the public. No special materials are required.
Ignite Gallery is located at 165 Augusta Avenue (in the heart of Kensington market).

For more information please contact the gallery (ignitegallery@ocadu.ca) or visit our website: https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm

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About the Artist
Qendrim Hoti is a Kosovar Albanian interdisciplinary artist living in Canada. He uses his hybrid identity to help him negotiate material culture into artwork. Hoti graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design Masters Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2017. Qendrim's piece, made in collaboration with Esmaa Mohamoud, entitled 'One of the Boys' is currently on display at 'Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood' at the Art Gallery of Ontario until December 10, 2017.
Artist website

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Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Gallery Exhbition Hours 
Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/186093375281340
Phone: 
(416) 596-7538
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop

A close up photograph of spider plants and english ivy growing in a hydroponic system
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Welcome to the first grOCAD workshop of the semester!

The hydroponics systems in the Learning Zone is overflowing with plants and it's time to propagate! We will be taking a variety of cuttings from our plants and making new plant babies. The babies will be tended to and sold at the grOCAD Plant Sale in October. Funding from the plant sale goes toward maintaining the Learning Zone windowfarm and aquafarm. Come by to help plant new spider plants, snake plants, golden pathos, english ivy and more.

We will be providing information on care for house plants and methods of propagation. If you have plants of your own that are struggling and need advice or if your plants are flourishing and ready to propagate, bring them by! 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/195366921003299
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

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