Character Design Workshop with Vincy Lim

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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

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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

SOFT-COVER BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn the basics of softcover bookbinding to give your zines and publications a handmade touch! This workshop will cover folded bindings, pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. If you have a special paper that you would like to use for the cover or for the interior pages, bring it with you! Otherwise, all material is provided. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. 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 current OCAD U students
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INTRODUCTION TO SELF PUBLISHING

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to self publishing!

 

Whether you’ve never made a zine or if you’re a seasoned self-publisher looking for more options, this workshop will help outline the possibilities of self-publishing, big and small. This introduction to self-publishing will share skills and suggestions in planning your publication, choosing a production method and setting a reasonable price for your work. Open to all current OCAD U 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
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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

grOCAD Propagation Workshop

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a fun hands-on plant propagation workshop, Tuesday Oct 22 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.

Learn basic propagation techniques such as cuttings, root division and layering. Plant propagation is a great skill to have; it saves you money and it's a great way to share plants with friends and family.

All the materials will be provided. Participants which will take home a plant which they propagated during the workshop. Open to all OCAD U students, faculty and staff.

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life into our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness to urban agricultural practices.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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Introduction to InDesign

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to Adobe InDesign!

 

For those who learn best in person, this simple and casual introduction will give you enough skills to start working with InDesign (and suggest resources to develop more specialized skills down the line). This presentation is intended for current OCAD U students who are new to the software and will provide an overview to creating files and laying out a zine or book project. Bring your laptop to follow along, a notebook to take notes, and any questions you have. We're not experts, but we're happy to introduce you to this useful and powerful publishing tool!

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
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Introduction to Self Publishing

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us in the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone for a basic introduction to self publishing!

 

Whether you’ve never made a zine or if you’re a seasoned self-publisher looking for more options, this workshop will help outline the possibilities of self-publishing, big and small. This introduction to self-publishing will share skills and suggestions in planning your publication, choosing a production method and setting a reasonable price for your work. Open to all current OCAD U 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
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O-DAYS! Workshop: Compass--Navigating your First Year

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:30am to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

COMPASS is an in-depth and interactive two-day event for new first-year students. Through short workshops, hands-on activities, games and social opportunities, we aim to help you transition to your first year at OCAD U. Sessions may cover topics such as:

  • first year: what to expect
  • strategies for success
  • accessing available resources and support
  • managing your time and energy
  • communicating with your instructors
  • critique: the students’ perspective
  • note-taking, reading, and writing strategies
  • life on campus: Q&A with upper year students

COMPASS is open to any first-year student (to a maximum of 70 students) but may be especially helpful for students who have had a break in their schooling, who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary, or who don’t have a background in art and design education (such as through their high school).

Due to the limited number of spaces, you must be able to attend both days of COMPASS in order to register. Lunch is provided for both days.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street (MCC) Above Grange Food Court
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Cost: 
FREE
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O-DAYS! Workshop: Managing your Time and Energy

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

A re-organization of your time, energy and resources is an important part of the transition to OCAD U. In this free workshop, we will discuss strategies and tips on how to organize your time, set realistic goals and gain insight into your personal work style. We will engage in hands-on activities that will assist you in setting priorities, developing a schedule and managing your stress for the years ahead. Participants should bring their course schedules and any day-timers or calendars they currently use.

FREE > Click here to RSVP and attend this activity!

Be sure to check the orientation schedule page and register to attend (where required) a variety of optional workshop and social/connection opportunities!

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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