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With end of term stress upon us, come relax in the best way possible - talking about plants! Join Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska for a workshop on how to propagate new plants from common houseplants and how to help your plant babies thrive. Come learn some new techniques and share your own plant knowledge with fellow plant lovers. 

Join us on December 8th at 1pm EST by clicking on the Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://bit.ly/3lwvZpg

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With end of term stress upon us, come relax in the best way possible - talking about plants!

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Join Sculpture & Installation student Nabeela Malik for a hands-on workshop exploring the potential of geometry in art and design!

This workshop is designed for students to learn 2D geometry based from Islamic geometric art. Nabeela will begin the workshop with a brief presentation on the artistic and mathematical aspects of geometry and how geometry can be implemented in art and design. Nabeela will demonstrate methods and techniques, starting with a circle as the starting point for creating other shapes with multiple sides accurately, and then help students to copy the designs to learn by example. Participants will then move into overlaying more shapes to expand and create increasingly complex compositions. The goal of this workshop is for each student to have learned and practiced new geometric skills and create a design that they could use in their practice.

Visit www.nmcustomart.com to check out Nabeela's portfolio!

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.

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Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
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Free
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mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
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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.

Cost
Free for current OCAD U students
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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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.

Cost
Free for current OCAD U students
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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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.

Cost
Free for current OCAD U students
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext. 2529
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Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
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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.

Cost
Free for current OCAD U students
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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  • 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

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qweerprintclub@gmail.com
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https://www.facebook.com/Queer-Print-Club-at-OCADU-192675551686615/
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Printmaking, Level 3, 100 McCaul Street
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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.

Cost
Free
Email
ocadgrows@gmail.com
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Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
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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!

Cost
Free
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext.2529
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Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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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.  

Cost
Free
Email
mchudolinska@ocadu.ca
Phone
416-977-6000 ext.2529
Date
-
Venue & Address
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 113 McCaul Street.
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Department
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