MAAD at the One of a Kind Spring Show

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 4:00am to Monday, March 24, 2008 - 4:00am

Material Art and Design (MAAD) thesis students and recent graduates will represent OCAD at this year’s One of a Kind Spring Show, March 20 to 24 at the Direct Energy Building, Exhibition Place. Be sure to drop by and see the work of Monica Brodirsky, Kat O'Shaughnessy, Krystal Speck, Filipa Pimental, Ani Tung, Margaret Lim, Natalie Ryan, Naomi Yasui, Ricky Salked, Amanda Ho and Vivian Lee.

Venue & Address: 
Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Adults $10 (online); $12 at the door

MAAD Thrifty!

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 4:00pm to Friday, February 29, 2008 - 1:00am

Treasures to be Found: Clothes, accessories (jewelry, belts, bags etc.), knick knacks (house hold items, pottery, lamps etc.)

Donating items to our sale: Please drop off all items in the jewelry studio during Open Studio times by Monday Febuary 24th. Please ask to speak with a thesis student or a studio monitor to ensure your items will be included within the Thrift sale. The only items we ask you not to donate are shoes.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD Main Entrance, Nader/Caldwell Hallway 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario


Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 5:00am

*new* gallery in Toronto presents work by Material Art & Design alumni Monica Bodirsky, Annie Tung and 2007 medal winner Margaret Lim.

Venue & Address: 
*new* gallery 906 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

MAAD Christmas Sale

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:00am

Ceramic, fibre and jewellery work by OCAD Material Art & Design (MAAD) students will be on sale in the lobby of the main building at 100 McCaul Street.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Currents at Nuit Blanche 07: Alumni Reception

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 8:00pm

Toronto's version of Nuit Blanche, the all-night, city-wide contemporary art celebration, returns on the weekend of September 29 to 30. This year, OCAD will mark the occasion with an Alumni reception, a speaker series and exhibitions from William Hodge and David McIntosh.
An Alumni Reception on Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm, will kick-start Nuit Blanche celebrations. Why not reconnect with former classmates while enjoying fantastic hors d'oevres and an exclusive preview of OCAD's Nuit Blanche contribution? Tickets for the reception can be purchased online for $15 at

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Congratulations MAAD Students

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:30pm

The following six OCAD U grads and students who are part of 17 finalists for the 2016 Vaccaro Family Scholarship! All of the names below are 2016 MAAD graduates with the exception of Blessie who is a current student! Well done to all!

Vanessa Raquel Castellino

Jenica Fan

Maria Gabrieleva

Cherry Liang

Blessie Maturan

Janice Ng


From the website:

"Sponsored by CJExpos and Beverly Hills Jewellers, the competition—which carries the theme, ‘An Evening in Paris’—asks students to design a piece with an estimated retail value of $1500. Now in its third year, the scholarship bestows a $3000 grant on a student enrolled in a Canadian college offering a jewellery program, while the school itself receives a $1000 gift. The pieces will be on display at CJExpo’s Toronto and Edmonton shows, where attendees can vote for the winner."


You can check out their work along with three of our current students at the Canadian Jewellery Expo August 7th-9th in Toronto 


INFO SESSION: Toronto Fashion Incubator "Fashion your Future" Program

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:00am

Sign up for Information Sessions on Eventbrite and select the session to attend (there are two other sessions available at other times/sites):

On Tuesday June 14th, the Material Art and Design program is hosting a half an hour info session with Nicole Ladanyi from the Toronto Fashion Incubator about the "Fashion Your Future Program" which is a summer "accessories business boot camp where you will learn how to develop your own accessories line, learn from industry professionals, and get the opportunity to receive up to $3000 in micro grants." 

Venue & Address: 
Room 215 , Fibre Studio - OCAD U

Collective Creation Project - Indian Giver

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, June 20, 2016 - 1:00am

MAAD Alumni Erika Iserhoff's "The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is thrilled to announce the opening exhibition of its inaugural Collective Creation Project – Indian Giver. In partnership with Craft Ontario and Culture Storm, this exhibition of commissioned works addresses issues of cultural appropriation through fashion, textiles and wearable art with curatorial vision by Erika Iserhoff and Sage Paul, founders and directors of Setsuné.

Location: Gallery 1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8

Phone:(416) 536-6778

Exhibition dates: June 8 to June 19th

Opening Reception: June 9 from 6:30-10pm

Cultural Appropriation Panel Discussion: June 18 from 2-4pm, moderated by Denise Bolduc with a panel of artists from the exhibition

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm-6pm

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 1313 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6K 1L8

"Not Just a Fashion Show"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

I just wanted to share with you what a wonderful night the “Not Just a Fashion Show” was on Friday. The show featured 100 wearable art forms made by twenty-three students from all three undergraduate faculties and across 12 of OCAD U’s programs! The show was sold-out and the energy was palpable! 

This student-led project was developed and curated by Ali Haider (GD) and Jasmine So (ID) with strong support by MAAD Instructor Tarah Burke, myself, and generous funding from the Office of the President.

Here is the list of students who showed work (many more students modeled and volunteered):

Aine O'Neill, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Amie Blechta, Drawing and Painting                                                                                                    

Arpanaa Logedas, Illustration                                                                                                                         

Ava Cochrane, Photography                                                                                                                    

David Yun, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Elizabeth Aguilar, Drawing and Painting                                                                                                    

Hatley Walker, Material Art & Design, Fibre                                                                                      

Hillary Dube, Material Art & Design, Fibre                                                                                      

Ilan Max, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Iman Khan, Graphic Design                                                                                                                

Julia Yeh, Material Art & Design, Fibre                                                                                      

Kaitlyn Smith, Graphic Design                                                                                                                

Kevin Dela Cruz, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Kristi Chen, General Arts                                                                                                                     

Madeleine LeBlanc, Material Art & Design                                                                                                   

Miranda Victoria, Material Art & Design, Fibre                                                                                      

Mudassir Iqbal, Digital Futures                                                                                                                 

Rachel Clarke, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Suki Lai, Material Art & Design, Jewellery                                                                              

T'mikah Fridal, Advertising and Wearable Technology                                                                  

Sheldon Storey, Sculpture and Installation                                                                                            

Ali Haider, Graphic Design

Jasmine So, Industrial Design                                                                                                             

Our thanks to President Diamond, Tarah Burke, Daniel Drak, Robert Pisano, Mary-Ann Lee, Laurie Wassink, Brent James, Lance Straun, Michelle Jelsma, Katie Browning, Security, Christine Crosbie, and many more!

See some photos here:

Our hope it to mount the show again next year!

Best wishes,





Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 8:30pm to Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Come out and support 3rd year MAAD students and the Pop Up Shops they are launching across the city from Friday through Sunday. These pop up events are student projects that are part of the MAAD Professional Practice course.


#niceteamicecream is a group of OCAD U Material Art and Design students. We will be hosting a Pop-Up event where we will showcase handcrafted textile and jewellery products.

Our event is MORE than just a Pop-Up shop - in addition to the sale of our wonderful handmade, ice cream-themed products, our visitors will also get to experience a whole bunch of ice cream making and tasting activities. All ice cream will be vegan (as well as some kosher options!), to ensure that everyone can enjoy!


Venue & Address: 
D-Beatstro 1291 Bloor Street West
Ice Cream Pop Up poster with event info and mockup of a gold ring and pin inside an ice cube