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:
113 McCaul Street, Level 1
Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Learn to make a small and simple hardcover book!
There are two opportunities to take the Hardcover Book Binding workshop:
Monday February 6, 2pm
Tuesday February 7, 3pm
The OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is presenting a new series of Zine Library workshops this semester. Join us for an introductory workshop to learn new techniques to apply to DIY publications. Basic materials are provided but you’re always welcome to bring fancy papers or other embellishments.
Workshops are available for free for all current OCAD U students thanks to generous funding from the First Generations program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre.
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 11:00pm
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, method or approach
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 February and March, and will be open to all students at OCAD U.
Please submit a completed copy of the workshop proposal to Marta at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12, 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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
Introducing participants to the expanded field of visual communication and the broad definition of the discipline. This workshop is an exploration in research, concept development, illustration, photography, and typography.
Participants will be given a theme, and are required to research and develop the concept through a series of two or more over-sized posters. The objective is to create a cohesive and unique solution to a given problem. This workshop is meant to challenge design thinking, processes, methods, and to help participants explore typography and composition in an experimental and purposeful way.
Come out and get your hands dirt-y with grOCAD! This workshop is about propagating common houseplants such as spider plants, golden pothos, jade and snake plants. We'll talk about the basics of plant propagation and get some baby plants started. All the materials will be provided and the baby plants will later be sold at the Plant Sale to generate funding to maintain our current garden projects.
grOCAD is a group of students, faculty and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to 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
Do you want to learn how to make new plants out of your existing house plants/garden plants?
Do you want to learn about the air-purifying qualities of house plants in a window farm?
Do you want to meet other students interested in gardening and caring for plant life?
Attend grOCAD's Plant Propagation Workshop!
grOCAD is an open group of students, faculty and staff collaborating to develop urban agriculture on and off campus, exploring themes of biophillia, food security and community building through plant life. We believe that the natural world and the human world are one and the same, and work to bridge this constructed divide in daily life. grOCAD is involved in on-campus installations, research, promotion of student and community work, gallery shows and publications relating to sustainable urbanism.
What should graduate students know about copyright before incorporating portions of these protected works into theses or MRPs? How can students ensure broad dissemination of their own work while affirming their rights using tools such as Creative Commons licences? OCAD U librarians will discuss these questions and others pertinent to thesis/MRP production, provide an introduction to Canadian copyright law and suggest a framework for evaluating rights issues when using the work of others.
ACCESSIBILITY: Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate fully in this event, please email us as soon as possible so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, this session will assist participants in cultivating accountable classrooms and respectfully “calling out” problematic classroom interventions. In groups, participants will be invited to work through challenging scenarios that offer an opportunity to foster techniques for engaging in critical social justice conversations. It is important to be cognizant of fellow students’ self-esteem during these conversations, but also be willing to risk discomfort in order to address discriminatory conduct.
Workshop lead by NICOLE BERNHARDT
Nicole Bernhardt is an experienced trainer, investigator and mediator in the fields of equity, anti-harassment, and human rights. In addition to her professional activities, she is currently completing a PhD at York University, conducting research into the efficacy of systemic equity-driven change efforts within the framework of human rights.