Qendrim Hoti Workshop - Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™

Video Game still, Qendrim Hoti
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Qendrim Hoti in this special tutorial workshop as he demonstrates his ideas and techniques about manipulating commercial video games into virtual worlds of memoir and relief. This workshop, held in conjunction with Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™, a two-person exhibition featuring collaborative work by Hoti and Max Lupo. 

"Galaxy Champion Fun Zone™" uses the video game technology of the past three decades to create an interactive installation. By using hacked and modified video games, Hoti and Lupo insert personal migrant histories into existing virtual worlds as a means to recontextualize their familiar contents. They invite visitors to play these games as a way to explore these alternate characters and environments.

The workshop is free and open to the public. No special materials are required.
Ignite Gallery is located at 165 Augusta Avenue (in the heart of Kensington market).

For more information please contact the gallery (ignitegallery@ocadu.ca) or visit our website: https://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm

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About the Artist
Qendrim Hoti is a Kosovar Albanian interdisciplinary artist living in Canada. He uses his hybrid identity to help him negotiate material culture into artwork. Hoti graduated from the Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design Masters Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2017. Qendrim's piece, made in collaboration with Esmaa Mohamoud, entitled 'One of the Boys' is currently on display at 'Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood' at the Art Gallery of Ontario until December 10, 2017.
Artist website

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Ignite Gallery
165 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Gallery Exhbition Hours 
Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/186093375281340
Phone: 
(416) 596-7538
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop

A close up photograph of spider plants and english ivy growing in a hydroponic system
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Welcome to the first grOCAD workshop of the semester!

The hydroponics systems in the Learning Zone is overflowing with plants and it's time to propagate! We will be taking a variety of cuttings from our plants and making new plant babies. The babies will be tended to and sold at the grOCAD Plant Sale in October. Funding from the plant sale goes toward maintaining the Learning Zone windowfarm and aquafarm. Come by to help plant new spider plants, snake plants, golden pathos, english ivy and more.

We will be providing information on care for house plants and methods of propagation. If you have plants of your own that are struggling and need advice or if your plants are flourishing and ready to propagate, bring them by! 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/195366921003299
Email: 
ocadgrows@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Graphic Workshop with Joe Sacco

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Graphic storytelling, journalism and non-fiction novels are all the rage. Joe Sacco is one of the leading illustrator/authors in this field, with a long list of awards for his publications. Sacco inserts himself back into his hitness narratives creating both dynamic and reflexive reportings from many contemporary war zones and occupation sites such as Bosnia (The Fixer) and Palestine (Footnotes in Gaza). Having taken on American poverty (Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt) Sacco is currently working on a new book about mineral extraction rights and the Dene First Nations.

You're invited to join the
Graphic Workshop with Joe Sacco:

Wednesday September 20

The Learning Zone (122 St. Patrick Street)

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

 OCAD University's Faculty of Art in partnership with Toronto Palestine Film Festival presents: The Kym Pruess Speaker Series: 

Art Creates Change

Joe Sacco in conversation with Leila Abdelrazaq

Wednesday, Septemebr 20

Auditorium, MCA190

8:30 p.m.

*preceded by 7pm book signing and reception, Room 284

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street
Graphic Workshop with Joe Sacco

EXTENDED DEADLINE! CALL FOR STUDENT WORKSHOP LEADERS: CREATIVE ART & DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:45pm

If you KNOW something, TEACH something!

The OCAD U Student body is filled with people with amazing skills and knowledge! We’re looking for current OCAD U students interested in sharing their skills by leading a creative art or design workshop for fellow students.

Apply to facilitate a workshop on: 

  • A studio technique or method
  • A piece of software that you find particularly useful  
  • Another skill essential to your art or design practice

Selected facilitators will earn an honorarium of $100, as well as a budget for materials (up to $40). Workshops should be around 2 hours long and include a hands-on component, so that attendees can get a chance to experience and practice new skills. Workshops will be held in the Learning Zone at 113 McCaul Street in October 2017 and will be open to all students at OCAD U. 

 

Application process: 

Please submit a completed copy of the workshop proposal to Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian, at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca by September 24, 2017. Download the Proposal template for Learning Zone Workshops file attachement at the bottom of this page. 

 

This workshop series is supported by funding from the First Generation program, administered by the OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
A cartoon of a student getting an idea and then teaching the idea to others. Text: If you know something, teach something.

Material Innovation Centre presents: Print Workshop

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us in this workshop with Pat Navarro and Kirstyn Moore to learn about file formats, workflow, outputs, colour, resolution, and all things printing.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Material Innovation Centre Room MCA530
Print Workshop

Collage in Photoshop to create 3D environments Workshop with Jessee Abrahams

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the fifth in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D. 

Collage in Photoshop to create 3D environments with Jessee Abrahams: 
Students will learn how to apply filters, blending options and tools to create realistic 3D spaces using layers. At the end of session, each student will have a Photoshop collage that looks almost like a photograph. They will have also gained valuable knowledge about how to use tools beyond what may appear to be used for, and figure out a technique specific to how each individual works. Students should bring a laptop computer to the workshop and, if possible, a drawing tablet. Students can also bring digital photographs to use in their collage, though a sample pack of photographs will also be provided. 

Workshops are open to current students at OCAD U.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone. 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/334519360278029/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
FREE

Retouching skin, colour, and texture in Photoshop Workshop with Jon Kim

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the fourth in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D.

Retouching skin, colour, and texture in Photoshop with Jon Kim:
Students will learn how to create a mask that separates the image into a colour layer and a texture layer (high frequency separation mask). This allows you to be able to edit the colours of an image without damaging or changing the texture and vice-versa. The workshop will begin by demonstrating the potential uses of high frequency separation masks and afterward, participants will follow along with a step-by-step process of creating the layers. After the step-by-step demonstration, participants will then be given the chance to try it out on their own with raw files provided by Jon. Students should bring a laptop computer to the workshop.

Workshops are open to current students at OCAD U.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone. 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/587351274804420/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
FREE

3D Modeling for Webpages Workshop with Ginger Guo

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Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the third in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D. 

3D Modeling for Webpages Workshop with Ginger Guo: 
Students will learn how to make a 3D graphic with the programming language javascript. Javascript is a language used for building frontend and backend material on the web. It could be used to build dynamic webpages and is AWESOME for building a 3D object online like this: https://www.script-tutorials.com/demos/467/index.html (drag the spheres around the space or click and drag on the empty space to shift the perspective). 

Students should bring a laptop computer to the workshop with text editor installed. 

Workshops are open to current students at OCAD U.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone. 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/401442006896990/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
FREE

Gold Leaf for Beginners Workshop with Angela Tupper

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the second in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D. 

Gold Leaf for Beginners Workshop with Angela Tupper: 
Students will create a drawing and learn the essential steps for applying gold leaf to their drawing. Angela will share her knowledge about various ways to apply the technique (e.g. over acrylic vs. oil paint, paper vs. canvas vs. wood panel) and the different steps required dependent on the kind metal leaf used. Most materials for the gold leaf process will be provided. Students should bring in drawing materials (preferably charcoal/chalk pastel), a small or medium-sized paintbrush, and ideas for imagery and/or reference images.

Workshops are open to current students at OCAD U.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/219230648551944/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
FREE

Principles of Clay Workshop with Jade Reyes

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for the first in our 5-part workshop series of creative art & design workshops taught by OCAD U students... who are paid for their work and time :D. 

Principles of Clay Workshop with Jade Reyes:
Using three methods of forming clay pieces, such as pinching, coiling, and slapbuilding, students will learn how to make basic clay shapes and experience the plasticity, shrinkage, and the texture of clay. Students should wear old clothes that they don’t care might get dirty. All materials will be provided. 

Workshops are open to current students at OCAD U.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the First Generation Program, administered by the WLC.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/170094870164019/
Email: 
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
Cost: 
FREE

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