OCADance: Free Dance Workshops!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm

Salsa: beginners

Instructor: John

Please e-mail us to sign up for this free workshop.

Venue & Address: 
Room 515 Level 5, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
ocad_dance@yahoo.com
Cost: 
Free

Design in India: A Paradigm of Ascension

Shri Shashank Mehta
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 10:00pm

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is pleased to welcome Professor Shashank Mehta to Toronto for the week of September 22 to 26, 2008. The Office of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Design will host a lecture by Professor Mehta on Tuesday, September 23, at 6 p.m. in Central Hall. Professor Mehta is a Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Industrial Design (Product Design), and is currently the Activity Chairperson, Research & Publications at India’s esteemed National Institute of Design (NID). Prior to this, he headed NID's Programs for Education, Outreach, and Industry, and International Departments at the Institute.

Mehta has successfully anchored Design Clinic and Design Awareness Workshops for various small-scale Industry clusters in India, including: 'Competitive Advantage through Design' (2004); 'Design as Strategy for Development and Quality of Living' (2005), and 'Strategic Design Intervention for Developing Economies' (2006), with specific focus on 'design for crafts' and 'design for development' for the participants from various developing countries. Mehta has authored various articles and actively contributed to various bodies in diverse capacities including lectures on topics such as 'Understanding Design'; 'Imperatives of Technology & Design Interface'; 'New Product development', and 'Aspiring Creativity: the Indian Context'.

All are welcome, admission is free.
Limited seating available. Guests are advised to arrive early.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230) 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Explore Design

Explore Design
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4:00am

2 days of interactive exhibits, seminars, and workshops

Offering programs and information in film, graphics and architecture to interior, furniture and fashion, meet Universities, Colleges, Institutions and Design Professionals from across North America.

Are you a student? Educator? Parent? Looking to find career inspiration and ideas? Here's a snapshot of some of the speakers who will be at ED...

ARCHITECTURE Phil Goodfellow and Susan Lewin from The TSA (Toronto Society of Architects), and John Shnier of Kohn Shnier shed light on the world of architecture.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Paul Rowan co'founder UMBRA discusses his design approach coined 'The Whole Brain Designer' and Senior Designer David Quan talks sustainable design.

GRAPHIC DESIGN Bob Hambly, of Hambly & Woolley an accomplished illustrator for clients such as American Express, Newsweek, Nike and Rollingstone talks of his experience and works with students in a logo design workshop. Hockey fans will be happy to know they're working with the man behind the new visual identity for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL! Among Hambly & Woolley's clients are the Ontario College of Art & Design.

GAMING DESIGN Bioware Games' Designer Kevin Barrett tells his story. For those who know and loveBaldur's Gate, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, this will be an exciting look into how these games came to be.

ADVERTISING DESIGN Michelle Donnelly of ZIG Advertising will talk about her design for the cool Virgin Mobile campaigns and how words and visual imagery play a huge part in the design process of commercials.

SKATE PARK DESIGN There is more to skating than ollies! Jim Barnum, former boarder now founder of Spectrum Skatepark Creations will be on hand to share some stories. Kids will be stoked to know he is designing the new Toronto Beaches/Ashbridges Bay skatepark!

FASHION DESIGN One of Canada's leading designers on the international fashion scene, Joeffer Caoc will be speaking firsthand about what it takes to make it in the design world.

INTERIOR DESIGN HGTV's Designer Guys ' Allen, Matt & Anwar will be speaking about how designing interiors can be cool, lucrative and fun! Hear the residential, commercial and retail design do's and don'ts with Linda Makins of Makins Ladna Design, Alan Guinan of Figure 3 and Lindsey Anacleto of Anacleto Design presented by ARIDO.

There is something for everyone at Explore Design. Visit www.exploredesign.ca to get the complete event schedule... and learn how to win the KRUPS Design Scholarship!

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

OCAD U Queer Publishing Project - Dream Chat #1

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Dream Chats is a series of student-led discussions to create content for a handbook for faculty on Supporting Queer and Transgender Students.

These discussions are open to all students, former students, alumni, staff and faculty from all OCAD U departments and disciplines. Share your experiences at OCAD U in a safe and productive chat space that will centre the voices of LBTQQI2SAA* students.

Conversations particularly welcome input from students who identify as transgender, gender-queer, Indigenous, and racialized, students who attended OCAD U but experienced barriers to graduating, and alumni.

Funded by the OCAD U Big Ideas Fund and the OCAD Student Union
This is an initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives. Workshops will be facilitated by students organizing the Queer Publishing Project and Faculty member Anthea Black.

Upcoming Dates:
November 5th 4-6pm
Room 187, 100 McCaul

November 11th 3-5pm
Room 525, 113 McCul (the annex)

November 18th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCaul

November 25th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCau

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
Email: 
schherawala@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.3840
Cost: 
free!
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Creative Workshops

Event Poster for Portfolio Workshops
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Creative Workshops

Boost your portfolio with OCAD University

At OCAD U, we have developed a unique program of daylong Creative Workshops designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore new territory, to build confidence in your skills as a visual communicator and to get a sense of what its like to be a student here.

Pre-registration and payment required. Visit our online registration secure payment site, https://portfolioclinic.ocad.ca, to sign up.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/prospective_students/preparing_a_portfolio/Creative_Workshops.htm
Email: 
portfolioclinics@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2055
Cost: 
$90.40 ($80 plus HST)

Creative Workshops

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Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Boost your portfolio with OCAD University

At OCAD U, we have developed a unique program of daylong Creative Workshops designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore new territory, to build confidence in your skills as a visual communicator and to get a sense of what its like to be a student here.

Pre-registration and payment required. Visit our online registration secure payment site, https://portfolioclinic.ocad.ca, to sign up.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/prospective_students/preparing_a_portfolio/Creative_Workshops.htm
Email: 
portfolioclinics@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 ext. 2055</p>
Cost: 
$90.40 ($80 plus HST)

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops Wednesday October 1st 2014

UPCOMING FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS

The Office of Graduate Studies and its partners from across the University deliver various professional development and academic support workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to take part in as many as possible and are open to suggestions you may have for new and future workshops. Workshops will be announced through the Graduate Studies Weekly Blog and website.

Grant Writing for Graduate Students
This hands-on workshop will provide research proposal writing support for your upcoming SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). Please bring draft copies of your proposals to work on in the session. Please RSVP here.

Facilitator: Dr. Martha Ladly is a Professor of Design teaching in the Digital Futures Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at OCAD U, as well as the Interdisciplinary Master's Program. Dr. Ladly specializes in teaching and practice-based research in design, art, media and technology. For more information about Dr. Ladly please click here.

Venue & Address: 
Room 7310 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops: OGS/SSHRC Part 2

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Fall 2014: Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series Tuesday September 23 3pm - 4:30pm and Wednesday October 15 10am - 11:30am

Fall 2014 Graduate Studies Workshops: OGS/SSHRC 2 Part Series

UPCOMING FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS

The Office of Graduate Studies and its partners from across the University deliver various professional development and academic support workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to take part in as many as possible and are open to suggestions you may have for new and future workshops. Workshops will be announced through the Graduate Studies Weekly Blog and website.

OGS/SSHRC Information for Students
Interested in applying for an SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please RSVP here.

Presented by: The Office of Graduate Studies
For further details about scholarships and funding please click here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 p.m

second session
Wednesday October 15th, 2014 10:00 to 11:30

Both will be held at: Room 7301
205 Richmond Street W

Venue & Address: 
7301 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

OCAD University hosts Art/Inter/Face: Connecting through Critical and Creative Action

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 4:00am

Conference organized jointly by the Ontario Society for Education through Art, the Canadian Society for Education through Art and OCADU

(Toronto — September 16, 2010) From October 15 to 17, OCAD University (OCADU) will host Art/Inter/Face: Connecting through Critical and Creative Action, a conference organized and sponsored by the Ontario Society for Education through Art (OSEA), the Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) and OCADU’s Faculty of Art.

Art and design education is changing rapidly in light of the new realities of the 21st century, with its emphasis on innovation and interaction. These disciplines are interfacing with critical thinking, social justice issues, sustainability and a revised art curriculum, all mediated by digital technologies. Are your teaching and research practices keeping pace? Join us face to face to learn about cutting edge ideas, creative teaching methods and innovative approaches to research for art and design education in school, university and community settings.

“Our collaboration with CSEA and OSEA reaffirms OCAD University’s commitment to the advancement of art education,” said Vladimir Spicanovic, Dean of OCADU’s Faculty of Art. “We are delighted to host the conference and support the dialogue among Canada’s leading art educators and researchers.”

Art/Inter/Face, inspired by OCADU’s innovative architecture, will feature three days of workshops, studio classes, lectures and tours that provide access to the rich cultural facilities on site, at the Art Gallery of Ontario and in the surrounding community. The program offers a wide range of sessions in order to provide professional development and networking opportunities for art teachers, artists, art students and academics in art and design education.

Conference Highlights:

  • Over 35 workshop sessions on a wide range of art and design topics
  • Two keynotes addresses
  • Special tours at the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Mini-tours of Queen West cultural highlights
  • Two wine and food receptions
  • Art and design trip to the Niagara region

Register at http://dramafocus.ca/osea10/index.html.

About the Ontario Society of Education Through Art (OSEA)
The Ontario Society of Education through Art is a nonprofit organization that actively promotes and advocates learning through the visual arts. Since its inception in 1942, it has served educators across the province by providing leadership in the development and promotion of quality visual arts education at all levels. Members of OSEA include teachers, artists, designers, administrators, university and college instructors, and museum educators. It is a recognized affiliate of the Ontario Teachers Federation and functions in an advisory role with the Ministry of Education and Training, faculties of education and other government agencies. In addition, OSEA holds provincial art education conferences, workshops and special events, as well as hosts a website with elementary and secondary visual arts lesson plans. For more info, visit www.osea.on.ca.

About the Canadian Society for Education Through Art (CSEA-SCÉA)
The Canadian Society for Education through Art (www.csea-scea.ca), a voluntary association founded in Quebec City in 1955, is the only Canadian national organization that brings together art educators, gallery educators and others with similar interests and concerns. Membership represents all levels of education: elementary, secondary, college/university, ministries of education, art galleries/museums, and community education.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Creative Workshops

 Creative Workshops
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

Boost your portfolio with OCAD University

At OCAD U, we have developed a unique program of daylong Creative Workshops designed to give prospective students the opportunity to explore new territory, to build confidence in your skills as a visual communicator and to get a sense of what its like to be a student here.

Pre-registration and payment required. Visit our online registration secure payment site, https://portfolioclinic.ocad.ca, to sign up.

 

416-977-6000 ext. 2055

 

www.ocadu.ca/prospective_students/preparing_a_portfolio/Creative_Workshops.htm

portfolioclinics@ocadu.ca

 

$90.40 ($80 plus HST)

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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