MARTK'D Sneaker Design Tournament

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

OCAD University is proud to collaborate with MARTK’D which celebrates art on sneakers.  The partnership was formed to execute a creative engagement initiative in the form of a sneaker design tournament.  The tournament will give 40 of Toronto’s up-and-coming high school artists from the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board the opportunity to showcase their creative skills through live competition in front of an audience. Artists will use VANS sneakers as a blank canvas and Sharpies to create their own designs, to be judged by audience members and special guests.

 

The format is as follows:

Two qualifying rounds will consist of 20 artists each, 40 artists in total.

The top four artists from each round, voted on by the crowd, will advance to the finals.

The eight finalists will compete to become named the ‘Sneaker Design Tournament’ champion!

The MARTK’D ‘Sneaker Design Tournament’ champion will receive an educational scholarship + merch.

 

WHAT: MARTK’D- Sneaker Design Tournament  

WHEN: Wednesday October 12th 2016, 11:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE:  OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 4869
Cost: 
Free
40 Artists. 10 Schools. 3 Rounds. 20 Mins to Create. 1 Champion. Poster with event info and sponsors

Character Design Workshop with Vincy Lim

Event info text surrounds a drawing of five characters walking in a row, holding balloons
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join expert character designer Vincy Lim for a drawing workshop featuring tips, tricks and feedback on designing your own unique characters!

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation about different aspects of character design while participants draw. After the presentation, Vincy will aid each participant in how to push their character designs further, with helpful critiques and suggestions. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials, such as their laptop + drawing tablet if desired, and are encouraged to bring reference photos of things that interest them in order to inspire the characters they create. Drawing materials will be provided. 

Vincy Lim is a Chinese-Canadian non-binary sapphic illustrator and cartoonist whose work revolves around the themes of self-love, queerness, disability, and abuse. Through graphic memoirs and fictional stories grounded in the realities of today's marginalized groups, Vincy produces work that emphasizes on loving yourself, healing, and the recovery process. Vincy is a current student of the OCAD U Illustration program. 

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free, including materials, and are open to all current students.

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

Digital Colouring for Comics Workshop with André Freitas

Two drawings of superhero characters bursting from the center, one black and white line work, one with full colour
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us to learn about various digital colouring techniques for comics in Photoshop, including the essentails of flatting, from comic artist André Freitas! Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed to follow along and experiment with the techniques being demonstrated. 

André Freitas is an independent comic book artist, originally from Brazil who moved to Toronto to study at OCAD U. André graduated in Industrial Design from Faculdade de Belas Artes de Sao Paulo and has worked for publishers illustrating books and making comics. Since 2013 André has been self-publishing comics through crowdfunding in Brazil. André is a current OCAD U student and the International Student Representative for the OCAD Student Union.  

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free and open to all current students.

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

Anson Liaw's illustration was selected as a Merit Nocommerical category winning image

Part of Us
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:45pm

Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition was open to all illustrators, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.

Any illustration works, first created or published from 2015 through 2018 were eligible for this illustration competition.

Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 239 winning images have been selected as winning images to enter the 3rd & final round of judging to finalize the winners lists for the Grand Prix, Jury Award, Best of the Best, Merit, Most Popular and Nominations awards.

My illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created in 2017 and donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary located in Sunderland, Ontario, Canada.

This illustration and many, many others were collected by my friend and illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists that were auctioned off. All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

Thank you very much to all of the judges, the Hiii Illustration International Competition 2018 Organizing Committee and Anita Kunz!

Part of Us (version 3) illustration by Anson Liaw

Link to the Hiii Illustration International Competition 2018 winners lists:

 

http://www.hiiibrand.com/competion.php?act=best&id=37&lanage=en&hat=0

 

 

 

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Award Winners

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:30am

Here is a link to some images taken at the event and awards ceremony. 

https://ocaduniversity.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/CEAD/EpLGe3mRjgVJrzqkGdE2HOYBNJu7hoZ6GfdRC8UmCmTGqg?e=RvXdeU

 

Student Purchase Award

JUDGED BY: House of IDEA

Elise Conlin (OCAD U ILLU 2019)

*TOAF Career Launcher recipient

 

The Power Plant Emerging Artist Award

JUDGED BY: Joshua Heuman, Curator of Education and Public Programs & Justine Kohleal Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Eugenia Chan (OCAD U MAAD 2019)

*TOAF Career Launcher recipient

Anson Liaw winner of Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition

by Anson Liaw
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:15am

Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 673 works have been chosen to enter the second round, 241 works have been chosen to enter the third round, including 54 works from the Commercial group, and 187 works from the Noncommercial group. The Organizing Committee will announce the winner lists in August 2019. (TBD)

 

The following Hiii Illustration 2018 competition award categories listed below will be completed by the judges and will be completed as a finalized list of winners from the remaining 241 works selected.

 

The finalized list of winning works for the following list of competition categories below will be announced some time during August 2019 after the 3rd & final round of judging is completed are:

 

Grand Prix

Jury Award

Best of the Best (Commercial)

Best of the Best (Nocommerical)

Merit (Commercial)

Merit (Nocommericial)

Most Popular Award

Nominations (Commercial)

Nominations (Nocommercial)

 

Anson Liaw's illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created during the 2017 and was donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

This illustration and many others were collected by illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists from around the world were auctioned off.

All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

Link to review some more information:

http://www.hiiibrand.com/competion.php?act=lwmd&id=37

Jody Hewgill is part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, School of Art

by Jody Hewgill
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

Jody Hewgill is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator who is part of OCAD U's Illustration Program. Jody is giving a lecture on her illustration practice on Thursday, April 18th at 6;30 pm, at Syracuse University, Shermin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building.

Jody's work includes many illustration anthologies and award publications, indlucing Taschen's 100 Illustrators. A series of her poster are included in the permanent poster collection of the Library of Congress.

 

HOMEWORK Illustrative Drawing & Painting Exhibition

HOMEWORK
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:45am to Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Sent on behalf of ILLUSTRATION instructors Gillian Iles, Kieran Brent and Chen Cao:

 

Open Daily 8 am – 8pm except Saturday Mar 23, 8am – 2pm, exhibition closes at 2pm on March  23, 2019. Free admission.

 

Informal artist reception March 22, 7 - 9pm in the 2nd & 3rd floor hallway galleries.

 

Artscape Youngplace

180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 2W5

www.artscapeyoungplace.ca

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/385524672261334/?active_tab=discussion

 

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, 3rd & 4th floor
Website: 
www.artscapeyoungplace.com
Digital Screen: 

Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2019

Call for Applications - Illustration Studio Career Launcher 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:30am to Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, April 22, 2019

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to bring back the Illustration Studio Career Launcher for students in their graduating year. Students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2019 to May 2020. 

This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by faculty members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers during GradEx 104. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an undergraduate Illustration major in their graduating year 
  • Must have the intent of remaining in the GTA following graduation to make use of this opportunity

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV 
  • Online portfolio or an attached PDF portfolio 
  • A statement of interest that contextualizes your intent to use the studio, and outlines the significance of the opportunity to your design practice
  • Written confirmation of the qualifications (see Qualifications listed to the left) 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit www.careerlaunchers.format.com.

Venue & Address: 
401 Richmond Suite 362- 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6023679-2019-401-illustration-studio
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Justin Case and the Closet Monster by Mark Julien

Mark Julien's graphic novel
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:30am

Justin Case and teh Closet Monster by Mark Julien is a joyfully-arted story about two coseted gay men -- one a priest -- and the "closet monsters," magical creatures from a parellel dimension who help them come out.

https://www.advocate.com/books/2018/12/10/best-lgbtq-graphic-novels-2018#media-gallery-media-7

 

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