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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O-DAYS! Workshop: Academic Essentials for First-year

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Facilitated by the Writing & Learning Centre

This free workshop that offers hands-on exercises that will give you the opportunity to build essential tools for success in your first year courses at OCAD U. We will look at critical reading, taking lecture notes and introduction to critique.

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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Your Creative Career: A Workshop Series

Your Creative Career Workshop series
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jumpstart your creative career! Attend this comprehensive four-part series covering all aspects of finding meaningful employment – from the initial search through to the interview process.
Each session provides valuable guidance and strategies to help you land your dream job. 

RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking "Select a Date" to register for each of the sessions you plan to attend.
Career Development at OCAD U recommends attend all four workshops in the series, as each session builds on knowledge gained in the last:

Part 1: Job Search Strategies
Thursday, July 4 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 2: Building A Strong Resume & Professional Presence
Friday, July 5 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 3: Creating a Compelling Creative Portfolio
Thursday, July 11 from 12pm – 2:00pm

Part 4: Preparing for the Interview
Friday, July 12 from 12pm – 2:00pm

All sessions take place on the 3rd floor of the Rosalie Sharp Centre at 115 McCaul St.
Light refreshments provided.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers 115 McCaul Street, Level 3 OCAD University
Website: 
http://bit.ly/YourCreativeCareerWorkshop
Email: 
careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca

Cigar Box Guitar Building Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

This workshop will be led by Ken Vickerson, a cigar box enthusiast and a professor in the Material Art and Design Program at OCADU. Ken will share his passion for this humble instrument, discuss its history and impart tips and tricks for making and playing your own CBGs.

Tools will be provided. It is suggested attendees bring their own cigar box but laser cut plywood boxes will also be available. Experience with hand and power tools is not required but it is an asset. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.  Material fees (approx. $45) will be payable in cash to Ken at the end of the workshop. 

Click on link to Register:

https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson

 

Website: 
https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson
Cost: 
$100 registration Fee and $45 supplies
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So, What do you Think? Strategies for Speaking & Sharing

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

It takes practice to learn how to transform thoughts into questions and discussion points. Avoid the awkward silence by finding ways to engage more and to share your unique stories and points of view. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks will be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.229
Cost: 
free
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You've Got 3 Minutes: Presenting with Purpose

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:30pm

Classic, utilitarian, structured, edgy, eclectic - how would you describe your style?

This workshop will help you to describe your influences and aesthetics using descriptive visual language and to communicate your creative choices with clear and purposeful intent. 

  • Improve your English communication skills
  • All year levels, programs, and students welcome
  • Support for ELL Students (English Language Learners)

This is an informal workshop. We encourage you to stay for the whole thing, but you may arrive late or leave before the end if you need to. Snacks wil be provided. 

Note: this workshop is open to current OCAD U undergraduate students - either those currently taking summer courses, or those returning for 2nd year or above. Looking for workshops for incoming first year students? Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to COMPASS: Navigating Your First Year at OCAD U. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre 113 McCaul Street, room 512 (level 5)
Website: 
bit.ly/WLC-events
Email: 
tmaas@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.229
Cost: 
Free
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Oil Infusion Workshop with Kat Mahon

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:30pm

Oil Infusion Workshop with Kat Mahon
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.

Limited availability; advance registration required
Tickets available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Tuesday, June 18 at noon


Join us for a presentation on flowers throughout history, highlighting the specific uses of certain flowers then and now for their medicinal and therapeutic purposes. This will be followed by hands-on workshop where participants create their own oil infusion. Everyone will leave with their artistic jar of flower-infused body oil to take home. All materials provided.

 

Kat Mahon is a Certified Aromatherapist with three years of experience working with natural plant medicines in a professional setting. During this time she cultivated a love for plants and their many benefits for the human body, creating useful and transformative products for clients. Her business Goddess of Beauty Cosmetics, reflecting her teaching and values, creates healthy, 100% plant derived and sustainable products that work wonders for the skin, hair, and mind. With inspiring energy, she loves to share her knowledge about the plants of our time and how beautiful and wonderful they truly are.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Kat Mahon

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/480177892719408
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
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The Language of Flowers: Artist Talk & Workshop with Karen Azoulay

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Language of Flowers: Workshop with Karen Azoulay
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Two-part event:
The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m.—no registration required
Workshop will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.—limited availability; advance registration required

Tickets for the workshop are available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Wednesday, June 5 at noon

Free event as part of Onsite Gallery's public event program for T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.

Join Brooklyn-based artist Karen Azoulay for a talk and interactive experience that will explore the symbolism of flowers.

This two-part event starts with an artist talk by Karen Azoulay, focused on the influence that flower symbology has played in her practice. Floriography, also known as the language of flowers, is a form of communication that was popular in Victorian times. Botanical species were assigned sentimental meanings that were collected in exhaustive dictionaries, the blooms’ symbolism varying in tone from the sweet (Ivy Geranium conveying the gallant request “Your hand for the next dance?”) to the melodramatic (Vibernum declaring “I die if neglected”) and the downright combative (a dried white rose indicating “death before dishonor”). A thoughtfully curated bouquet could thus deliver a layered poetic memo, which the recipient would be required to decipher.

Following the artist talk is a hands-on zine-making workshop with the artist. Participants will work from a custom deck of cards designed by Karen Azoulay. The random assortment of cards drawn by each participant will create a “flower bouquet” which will guide the composition of a poem. Each poem will be combined to create a zine that participants can take home.

The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m.—no registration required
Workshop will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.—limited availability; advance registration required

Tickets for the workshop are available on Onsite Gallery’s Facebook page as of Wednesday, June 5 at noon

 

Karen Azoulay is an interdisciplinary artist who works within the intersection of performance and sculpture in order to explore earth-elements and the female form. Solo exhibitions include CUE Art Foundation in New York (curated by Glenn Ligon); Four Gallery in Dublin; Mercer Union in Toronto, Primetime in Brooklyn, Dose Projects in Brooklyn and Drew University in Madison, NJ. Her work has been featured and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, C Magazine, ReadyMade and Vogue. Her installations and performances include commissions for institutions such as The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Art Magazine, and The Power Plant in Toronto as well as Art in General in New York. Recent exhibitions include Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit and Erin Stump Projects in Toronto. Her publication 'Flowers and Their Meanings, a guide for deciphering' was launched at The Perennial, a group show that she curated within The Grecian Shelter in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

 

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
May 8 to August 18, 2019

Curated by Francisco Alvarez, Dorene & Peter Milligan Executive Director, OCAD U Galleries

T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers presents recent series of images by lens-based artist T.M. Glass that feature blooms and vessels from unique gardens across the globe. Glass' distinct photographic style is characterized by extensive digital embellishment of textures and colours to enhance the emotion and geometry of flowers. Recently, the artist’s large-scale flower images expanded into the third dimension through advanced 3-D printing technology. Inspired by 17th century European flower paintings, the artist contends that contemporary digital photographers are also painters who work with pixels instead of oils.

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Onsite Gallery acknowledges that the gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper. Onsite Gallery logo by Dean Martin Design.

 

Image: Karen Azoulay, Absence, Poverty, I Have Lost All, 2015, pigment print, 40" x 32". Courtesy of the artist.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-language-of-flowers-workshop-with-karen-azoulay-tickets-62262831806
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Karen Azoulay, Absence, Poverty, I Have Lost All, 2015, pigment print, 40" x 32". Courtesy of the artist.

Workshop:  Preventing Gender-Based Violence

March 8 1-3pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Gender-based violence is a serious public health and human rights problem with both short- and long-term consequences on physical and mental health.  What changes can support a future without gender-based violence?

Join The Health & Wellness Centre and Safety & Security Services for a workshop by White Ribbon, an organization dedicated to the prevention of gender-based violence and sexual violence. Themes of consent, healthy relationships, toxic masculinity, allyship, equity, and the transformation of social norms will be explored.  It will be a safe, nonjudgemental space for questions and discussion.

Students, staff, and faculty of all genders are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Sarah at scree@ocadu.ca.  Poster designed by Saloni Das.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, rm 187 (Lambert Lounge)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1262493497236321/
Email: 
scree@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
$0
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