Annual Drawing Marathon

Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:00am

The Faculty of Art is hosting The Annual Drawing Marathon on Saturday March 1 from 9 am ' 6 pm and Sunday March 2 12 -12. This event is being held on the 4th floor 100 McCaul St. Rooms 487 & 488.

In one room models while be doing gestures, the other room is for sustained poses.

Students, alumni, faculty and friends are welcome. The cost is only $20 for a full day. Challenge yourself, bring a lunch ask family and friends to sponsor you. Pledge sheets are available on the bulletin board just outside the Faculty of Art office room 401.

The money raised is being used to create a calendar to showcase student's work in the drawing/painting show.

Venue & Address: 
Rms 487 & 488 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
$20 pledge fee

Festival of the Body marks official launch of Life Studies specialization

Image of blurred face wearing what appears to be a sheepskin hat
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:00am

 

On view since January 15 at OCAD U is the much-anticipated Festival of the Body. This month-long event and exhibition series for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games highlights works by students that explore new and cross-disciplinary approaches to the body in contemporary art. The Festival also marks the official launch of Life Studies, a new Faculty of Art specialization that investigates the figure and the body in studio practice and scientific methodology.

 

The Life Studies specialization is a natural for OCAD University. The institution’s students and faculty have been considering issues of the body for 138 years. Today, drawing from the figure as a way of understanding the body and building empathy around the human condition is at the core of every student’s education.  

 

Festival of the Body panel discussions will be scheduled throughout the academic year, as a lead-in to 2015 PanAm/Parapan Am Games. They’ll feature a diverse group of experts from within and outside the university. Among this group will be a PanAm/Parapan Am athlete, faculty members, and student artists and designers, who will together discuss bodies, discipline, and the connection between sports and the arts. The Festival will culminate in a final exhibition of work by OCAD U art and design students staged during the PanAm/Parapan Am Games. 

 

 

Festival of the Body

 

Thursday, January 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Great Hall and Central Hall (Room 230)

Exhibition Opening — Festival of the Body Part II: Speculative Bodies

Performance and video event

 

Thursday, February 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Great Hall

Panel — Life Studies: Art and Science

This panel will investigate the threshold between art and science, which is increasingly generative for the new specialization in Life Studies. Moderated by Dr. Caroline Langill

To include: Nina Leo, assistant professor at OCAD U; Suzanne Anker from Bio Art Lab, NY; and Francis LeBouthillier, assistant professor at OCAD U

 

Organized by Wrik Mead and Natalie Waldburger. Sponsored by: Ontario Ignite program – PanAm Parapan Am Games 2015; The Faculty of Art Innovation Fund - Office of the President; Office of the VPA; Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre; Health & Wellness Centre; Admissions and Recruitment

 

 

Figure Drawing Marathon

Figure Drawing Marathon
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:30pm

In support of the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition

We are once again hosting this very popular event with the hope of raising money to support the creation of a publication documenting the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition. This event is open to drawing enthusiasts from the artistic community at large. Join us and practice your life drawing chops!

There will be short poses in one of the rooms and extended poses in the other.

 

The cost is $30 per day.

Venue & Address: 
Rooms 488 and 484 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Figure Drawing Marathon

Figure Drawing Marathon
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 5:30pm

In support of the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition

We are once again hosting this very popular event with the hope of raising money to support the creation of a publication documenting the annual OCAD U Figurative Exhibition. This event is open to drawing enthusiasts from the artistic community at large. Join us and practice your life drawing chops!

There will be short poses in one of the rooms and extended poses in the other.

 

The cost is $30 per day.

Venue & Address: 
Rooms 488 and 484 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

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