Principles of Clay Workshop with Jade Reyes

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the first in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D. 

Principles of Clay Workshop with Jade Reyes:
Using three methods of forming clay pieces, such as pinching, coiling, and slapbuilding, students will learn how to make basic clay shapes and experience the plasticity, shrinkage, and the texture of clay. Students should wear old clothes that they don’t care might get dirty. All materials will be provided. 

Workshops are 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
416-977-6000 ext. 2529

First-generation reflections

For the fifth year, OCAD University’s First-Generation Program has assembled an exhibition of work by students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution.

This year’s exhibition (and accompanying publication) is called Reflection. The show presents art, design and writing by 28 first-generation students from various programs at OCAD U. Some contributors reflected on political issues, such as the environment, racism and LGBTQ concerns. Others reflected on memories and personal narratives. And some explored the theme formally with self-portraits and reflections in nature.

Reflection is an initiative of OCAD U's Writing & Learning Centre. The exhibition was curated by students involved in the exhibition, led by Claire Bartleman, program assistant, First-Year Student Initiatives. Jasmin Liu, an Industrial Design student, designed the accompanying publication.

Exhibition: March 10 to 17 at the OCAD University Student Gallery (52 McCaul St.).

Public launch: Friday, March 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Alexander Da Costa-Furtado (Sculpture/Installation), Rumen, 2015 (plaster)

Jacob Sal Willow (Inclusive Design), Homeless LGBTQ Youth, 2015 (markers on paper)

Quentin Lindsay (Drawing & Painting), Kabaka George, 2014 (acrylic, aerosol, ink on watercolour paper)

L.E. Frost (Cross-Disciplinary Art – Publications), In My Mind, 2015 (digital print)

Michelle Beck (Photography), Rorschach, 2015 (digital photography)

Nazanin Khani (Sculpture/Installation), Mom and Dad, not very Equally Treated, 2015 (installation)

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Reflection: First Generation Exhibition and Publication Launch

Reflection First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication Launch
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00am

REFLECTION is the fifth annual First Generation Program publication that features art, design and written work by students who are first in their family to attend a post-secondary educational institution. Twenty-eight first generation students from various undergraduate and graduate programs are participating in this year’s event which explores the theme, "Reflection". Join us at the OCAD U Student Gallery as we launch the publication and celebrate the work on display.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street
Reflection First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication Launch poster with event info

Board Games Night for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Board Games Night for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00pm

An evening of pizza, pop, snacks, and games for faculty, staff, and students

Before you delve into exam/critique period, give yourself some time to have fun and relax. Come to Board Games Night; an evening of pizza, pop, snacks, and games for faculty, staff, and students.

This event is jointly hosted by the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, The Writing & Learning Centre, and First Generation.




Venue & Address: 
Room 1512 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario