Penning Pictures, a Writing Workshop with Mehnaz Lamia

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join Creative Writing student Mehnaz Lamia for a hands-on, supported writing workshop that uses visual works to inspire written art! This workshop will take participants through a series of exercise and prompts, with support and resources available for new writers and English language learners! Bring your favourite writing materials, a list of your favourite books or writers to discuss, or just bring your yourself!

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, Level 1 of 100 McCaul Street, also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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Call for Vendors: OCAD Zine Fair 2020

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Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:30pm to Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:30pm

We are now accepting applications of the 2020 OCAD U Zine Fair! https://forms.gle/PCimwYuXuhpDhTx69

Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 10, 2019. Priority will be given to current OCAD U students.

The OCAD U Zine Fair will be held on Thursday March 12th and Friday March 13th from 11:30am -6:30pm. The event will be held in the lobby of 100 McCaul Street. Setup begins at 11:00am.

There is no vendor fee but we ask that you donate one copy of at least one of your publications to the OCAD U Zine Library. We will collect donations on both days of the fair. You can learn more about the OCAD U Zine Library and search our collection at http://ocad.libguides.com/zinelibrary

Table assignments are first come, first served, with a limited amount of wall space available. Each applicant receives half of a table (approximately 3 feet wide) and one chair. Applicants who wish to share their space must switch off with their table mate as fire code prevents us from adding additional chairs.

* New this year * DATES: The fair will be held on Thursday and Friday instead of Wednesday and Thursday due to limitations in scheduling the lobby space. HOURS: Based on feedback from last year, the fair will be 7 hours instead of 8, while still maintaining a later start and end time that coincides with the start and end times of classes throughout the day and provides the opportunity for people to drop in after work.
 

Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext 2529

Linocut Printing Workshop

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Add a handmade touch to your zines with block printing using linoleum. This workshop will introduce you to the essential tools and materials needed for linocut printing, and provide step-by-step instructions on planning, cutting and printing a two-colour design.

Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. Due to the many steps involved in this workshop, it is important to show up on time as latecomers will not be able to catch up. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

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

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Level up your sewing, cutting and gluing skills by learning to make a simple hard cover book! If you have a special paper that you would like to use for the cover or for the interior pages, bring it with you! Paper for interiors should be cut down to letter size. Otherwise, all material is provided.

Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. Due to the many steps involved in this workshop, it is important to show up on time as latecomers will not be able to catch up. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul street, level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
Free for OCAD U students
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2020 Call for Submissions: Journal of Visual & Critical Studies

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 9:45am to Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising exhibition and performance reviews, critical essays, and thesis abstracts, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history and visual studies in order to produce innovative relationships between art, design, and academic at OCAD U and beyond.

We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:

Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2019. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We accept excerpts from larger essays.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx). Chicago style citations are encouraged!

In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program, and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

To learn more about the JVCS and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.

This project supported by Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and OCAD Student Union.

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES:
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS AT OCAD U:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2616508925107948/
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
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Digital Colouring for Comics Workshop with André Freitas

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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

Holiday OCAD Artist Alley 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Come to OCAD's student-run Holiday Artist Alley! You'll find a wide variety of beautiful posters, prints, zines, stickers, greeting cards, ceramics, fashion, jewelry items and more from local creators. Support 50+ OCAD U artists and alumni.

This event is open to the public so come by and support local artists! FREE ADMISSION!

Remember to BRING CASH as most artists do not have card readers. There are ATMs in the building.
We are a wheelchair accessible space. Please take the (main lobby backside) elevators to the 2nd floor.

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/ocadartistalley/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocadartistalley/

We'll be revealing artist profiles leading up to the event!

If you want to volunteer or have questions, please contact: kmoore@ocadu.ca

The OCAD Artist Alley is a student initiative, created with support from OCAD Student Union, to give Students and Alumni across all programs the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

Poster art by Becky Wu.
Tickets NOT needed for entrance

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/405397327005429/
Email: 
communications.ocadaa@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free admission
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Queer Print Club: Drop-in Studio

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 9th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 1st: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 18th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, February 8th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th: 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday, April 4th: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drop-In Studio Times are open to registered #OCADU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. No printmaking experience necessary.

For more information, email nshick@ocadu.ca if you need to know what to bring and / or how to prepare your artwork for printmaking processes.

ABOUT QUEER PRINT CLUB:
Queer Print Club is where print culture meets queer culture. The group is open to OCAD U students, faculty and staff. No printmaking experience is necessary. Members will have access to technical instruction, studio support and equipment in the printmaking studios during monthly drop-in studio times and build networks through community events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Printmaking, Level 3, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/Queer-Print-Club-at-OCADU-192675551686615/
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm
Email: 
qweerprintclub@gmail.com

WAFFLE NIGHT 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Take a break and come for some free waffles!

Wednesday, November 20 and 27, 2019
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street

ABOUT INTERVARSITY:
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/IVOCADU/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm
www.instagram.com/ocadivcf/
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE!
Waffle Night poster November 2019

WAFFLE NIGHT 1

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Take a break and come for some free waffles!

Wednesday, November 20 and 27, 2019
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street

ABOUT INTERVARSITY:
We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS:
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/IVOCADU/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm
www.instagram.com/ocadivcf/
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE!
Waffle Night poster November 2019

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