Protection Necklace Workshop with Cheryl Pope

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Wednesday, June 15
2 to 6:30 p.m.

OCAD University’s Great Hall
100 McCaul St., Second Floor

Meet and join Chicago-based designer and artist Cheryl Pope and create a protection necklace, unique to you and for you to keep.

Pope designs objects and situations for listening. Through sculpture, installation and performance, she creates works that explore often uncomfortable issues concerning power, inequality, race, gender, identity and violence. Pope frequently makes her art in collaboration with others. When working in this manner, the pieces she designs set up a framework addressing a specified topic. Such frameworks bring forward the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the people she collaborates with.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
Complimentary workshop supplies are provided
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of elevators from the ground floor
Fully accessible with gender-neutral washrooms

This workshop is an extension of Pope’s exhibition, Objects for Listening. Runs from June 8 to July 4 in OCAD U’s Great Hall.

Stick around and join us for You Can Show With Us Digital Image Slam! Event begins immediately following the workshop.

Image credit:
Cheryl Pope, I WANT TO BE PROUD, 2016
Text by: Debora Puricelli 
Nylon and tackle twill
3 x 5 ft
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall: 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/895827907211240/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
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ONSITE/INSIGHT/INCITE: Reinventing Public Galleries to Affect Change

Image of ONSITE/INSIGHT/INCITE panel participants
Image of ONSITE/INSIGHT/INCITE panel participants
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00am

Dr. Andrea Fatona, Graduate Program Director of our Criticism and Curatorial Practice Program and Elisha Lim, MFA (2017) Candidate, spoke at a panel on making public and private galleries more inclusive.

On January 23, 2016, OCAD University's professional gallery presented a panel discussion and workshop entitled: ONSITE/INSIGHT/INCITE: Reinventing Public Galleries to Affect Change.

Dr. Fatona provided an historic overview of the context to institutional arts racial inclusion, through arts council grant programs and the Massey-Levesque report.

Lim spoke about her solution to gallery diversity, e.g. hiring Black, Indigenous and People of Colour to senior staff positions in galleries, art schools and arts organizations. They suggested removing "formal art degrees" from the list of qualifications in art job postings, and focusing instead on passion and a variety of experiences. They concluded with a list of the low-rank art positions that potential employers can look to find talented, committed, skillful people of colour, suitable to more senior positions.

The panel also include Irene Loughlin, a Canadian performance artist and writer and was moderated by Onsite Curator, Lisa Deanne Smith.

Photo credit: Ju-Hye Ahn.

More about the Criticism and Curatorial Practice Program: www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practic...

More about the Event: www2.ocadu.ca/event/12253/onsiteinsightincite-reinventing-public-galleries-to-affect-change

 

 

Let’s Talk About the Library: What Story Does the Library Tell You? (Part 2)

INVC library workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join in on the discussion & enjoy some food (two things not usually associated with libraries!)

Part 2: What does a library collect? How is it organized? What story does this tell us?

Join us for one or both interactive workshops focusing on strategies for de-coding and maybe even de-colonizing libraries. 

Through a hands-on exploration of the OCAD U Library space, we will see how the organization of a library’s collections tells broader stories about cultural values and, most importantly, find ways to work around these frameworks. 

Using a process of asking questions, interacting with library collections, exchanging stories, we can discuss new possibilities so that the all people using the library can find their own stories among the many.

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (113 McCaul St.)
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/LibraryWorkshops2016Winter
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
FREE!

Let’s Talk About the Library: What Story Does the Library Tell You? (Part 1)

INVC library workshop
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join in on the discussion & enjoy some food (two things not usually associated with libraries!)

Part1:  What is a library? Does it tell a story?  Does it help you tell your story? 

Join us for one or both interactive workshops focusing on strategies for de-coding and maybe even de-colonizing libraries. 

Through a hands-on exploration of the OCAD U Library space, we will see how the organization of a library’s collections tells broader stories about cultural values and, most importantly, find ways to work around these frameworks. 

Using a process of asking questions, interacting with library collections, exchanging stories, we can discuss new possibilities so that the all people using the library can find their own stories among the many.

 

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (115 McCaul St.)

Venue & Address: 
Dorothy H. Hoover Library, 215c MCC (113 McCaul St.)
Website: 
http://ocad.libguides.com/LibraryWorkshops2016Winter
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
FREE!

Just Me and My...

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

This is a FREE workshop hosted by the OCAD Student Union and Come As You Are. It's happeining at noon on February 12th in the second floor student lounge (next to That Place on the Second Floor). We're going to be talking sex toys, consent, and sex positivity for 90 minutes. 

This event is open to everyone but space is limited. Please email outreach@ocadsu.org to confirm your attendance!!

Venue & Address: 
Second Floor Student Lounge, 100 McCaul
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1749130618632413/
Email: 
outreach@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x 241
Cost: 
FREE
Just Me and My... poster with event info

Digital Painting workshop brings creativity to corporate setting

GIF of a red automobile by Tasha Neu
Student artist Dahae Song teaching workshop
Dahae Song shows a projection of her work on a screen
Students at Digital Painting workshop held at MBFS
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:00am

Staff at Mercedes Benz Financial Services (MBFS) in Mississauga took part in a unique digital painting workshop in November. OCAD University faculty member Veronika Szkudlarek, accompanied by student Dahae Song, visited MBFS offices for an exploration of the fundamentals of Digital Painting and Expanded Animation (DXPA).

The workshop kicked off with an overview of the history of digital painting led by Szkudlarek. Song then presented a selection of her work, explaining the digital process and hybridized approach. The dozen MBFS staff who participated were delighted by the inspiring and interactive event.  

MBFS has partnered with OCAD U to bring creative thinking to the workplace and support the university’s contribution to the cultural community. Currently, 70 works of art by OCAD U students, alumni and faculty are on display at MBFS in the Experiencing Perspectives exhibition. The company generously supports OCAD U through awards, scholarships and the funding of the Drawing & Painting graduate catalogue.

 

 

 

Performance Period Manifesto!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

A Performance Workshop with Holly Timpener

Share your period stories and create a new manifesto for a new shameless future for menstruation.
We will perform this manifesto together in the halls of OCADU!

Presented with FEMINIST FOMONOMO and the support of OCADU (Learning Zone, ODESI & Faculty of Art), FAC & WIAprojects.

Venue & Address: 
The Learning Zone at OCADU 113 McCaul - (main floor rear, off St Patrick Street)
Email: 
For more information contact Julia Pereira at feministfomonomo@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Design With Dialogue

Image of a woman
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:00pm to Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 2:00am

Improvising Difficult Conversations

How can we engage in difficult conversations in a way that is productive, satisfying, and even FUN?

How can we open ourselves to learn something new about the other person's perspective?

What is the difference between a response and a reaction?

Lauren Stein will facilitate an interactive, experiential session that explores difficult conversations and fun ways to approach them. Using the tools of improvisational theatre, we will slow down the conversation to separate our reaction from our response, and use that information, both intellectual and emotional, to allow ourselves to make a more respectful response rather than a knee-jerk reaction. We will use the philosophy of "yes, and" to stay on the same side of the other person, even if we disagree about this particular issue. And we will stay open and curious, reminding ourselves that sometimes, the highest we can achieve from a difficult conversation is to understand the other person's point of view and remain respectful.

About the Host

Lauren Stein is director of Laurentina's Improv Club, where she performs and facilitates improvisational theatre experiences. She has taught and performed all over the world, including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Ireland, and Switzerland. With her Master's in Expressive Arts Therapy, she helps people awaken their creativity and overcome life's hurdles through play.

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street, Room 187
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/improvising-difficult-conversations-tickets-19323321575

Let's Talk About Winter Health: A Workshop for International Students

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Feeling overwhelmed?
Wondering how to stay healthy and active during the Canadian winter?
Interested in meeting other international students?

The Health & Wellness Centre and International Student Services will be hosting a workshop specifically for international students! At this workshop, we will be covering a variety of topics including:

• Preparing for winter and staying healthy
• Stressors specific to international students
• Coping and relaxation strategies
• Social support

A pizza lunch will be served!

If you would like to attend, please email Susan Kemp at skemp@ocadu.ca by Friday, November 6, 2015.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Room 284, Level 2
Email: 
skemp@ocadu.ca

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