Zine Library Workshop: Linocut Printing

zine making materials including knives, rulers, pencils, paper and bone folders
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Learn to make a small and simple block print! 

There are two opportunities to take the Linocut workshop:
Tuesday February 14, 3 pm 
Wednesday February 15, 3pm 

The OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is presenting a new series of Zine Library workshops this semester. Join us for an introductory workshop to learn new techniques to apply to DIY publications. Basic materials are provided but you’re always welcome to bring fancy papers or other embellishments. 

Workshops are available for free for all current OCAD U students thanks to generous funding from the First Generations program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, 1st floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/673777019491817/
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free to students!

Zine Library Workshop: Hardcover Book Binding

image of zine making materials such as paper, knives and bone folders
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Learn to make a small and simple hardcover book! 

There are two opportunities to take the Hardcover Book Binding workshop:

Monday February 6, 2pm 
Tuesday February 7, 3pm 

The OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is presenting a new series of Zine Library workshops this semester. Join us for an introductory workshop to learn new techniques to apply to DIY publications. Basic materials are provided but you’re always welcome to bring fancy papers or other embellishments. 

Workshops are available for free for all current OCAD U students thanks to generous funding from the First Generations program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, main floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/712579485577629/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
free to students!

Gettazine 08

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Sheridan in their first ever zine fair with students from Sheridan and OCAD selling their wares. The OCAD zine library will be representing our growing collection, and there will be workshops, activities, AND live music! with special guests Broken Pencil magazine. Sign up in the library or contact Alicia Nauta at aside_@hotmail.com

Venue & Address: 
Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus, (outside the Connexion) 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario
Email: 
aside_@hotmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Creating a culture of consent

Image of zine called Create Consent
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:00am

First-year OCAD University students received something new in their Welcome Packets this September: Create Consent, a ‘zine that aims to create consent culture in a way that centres anti-oppression and intersectionality.

Developed at a two-day student workshop facilitated by OCAD U faculty Sheila Sampath and led by OCAD U’s Sexual Violence Prevention & Awareness Working Group, the 30-page ‘zine is a student resource that examines issues of sexual consent in classrooms and studios, on-line and in our communities. It offers information on where to go for support in cases of sexual violence and marks the beginning of a series of initiatives to continue this dialogue.    

The ‘zines are available around campus and at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives at 115 McCaul.

At the Student Gallery, the grassroots non-profit organization Bad Subject facilitated a workshop called “Let’s talk consent!” Participants engaged in role-playing activities to develop practical tools to gain and understand consent.

Find out more about sexual violence resources available on- and off-campus.

Read OCAD U President Dr. Sara Diamond’s statement about the university’s policies and resources.

The Ontario Government’s #whowillyouhelp video has received international attention for its stark message on sexual violence. Watch and share!

 

 

 

6th Annual OCAD U Zine Fair

Event Poster
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Zines, comics, posters, prints from OCADU's finest

Every year the OCAD U Zine Fair is a vibrant display of self-published and handmade work by OCAD U students, alumni and local artists. Never seen a zine? Now's your chance to engage with this exciting medium and its makers. Vendors will have a variety of handmade multiples for sale including zines, comics, books, prints and t-shirts. Come to support our students, offer a trade or make a free button on the button making machine. It's going to be a blast!

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/720966724590780
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

DIGITAL FUTURES UNDERGRADS PRODUCE TORONTOSAUR E-ZINE

Torontosaur
The design group

Running on little sleep, and fueled by pizza, 30 students from the Digital Futures Initiative (DFI) program’s first cohort created Torontosaur, a digital magazine for Toronto teens, in a marathon three days. The magazine went live on November 8 and can be read online at www.Torontosaur.ca. It focuses on the topics relevant to the 16-year-old consultants the students interviewed as part of their market research: technology, advice, music and Toronto city life.

“It was three days of extreme cooperation and bad food,” says Alanna Predko, the magazine’s managing editor. “We all learned a lot about the people we worked with, and I learned about managing people and bridging them together.” From an educational perspective, the project was a key part of the DFI mandate to create what Tom Barker, the program chair, calls an “X” shaped designer, with skills from each point of the X: art, science, design and enterprise. It also helped prove Barker’s theory that the innovation cycle can be shortened to under six days.

As part of the project, students had the opportunity to seek support and advice from some of Toronto’s best known media experts, including Hamutal Dotan from the Torontoist, Matthew Blackett and Shawn Micallef of Spacing, Benjamin Boles, NOW magazine’s music editor, Adil Dhalia, founder of MyCityLives and Edward Gajdel, a portrait photographer.

Each student was assigned a role on the magazine, such as managing editor, feature editor, designer, roving reporter, photographer or technician. Students were also responsible for their own public relations and branding, and their work in these areas resulted in coverage in Metro and Yonge Street, together with a dedicated following on Twitter and Facebook. 

DFI is a collection of research laboratories, graduate and undergraduate programs that sit at the cutting edge of creative digital technology and industries. The programs respond to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital media and technology as a magical catalyst for change. Students participate in and prepare for Renaissance 2.0 – the global digital revolution that fuses together disruptive technology and new thinking. 

The Torontosaur team is currently discussing whether or to continue the project on a volunteer basis. 

Images courtesy of the Torontosaur team.

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