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SPONSORSED WORKSHOP AT ONSITE GALLERY FOR OCAD STUDENTS 

Birchbark and Quill Workshop with Kyle Sauve of Mnaabndam Creations, Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W. 

The fundamentals of porcupine quillwork are covered in this three-hour beginner's course. Workshop participants will learn how to use the tools offered strategically, understand the various styles and uses of quillwork, and start on/complete their first piece of quilled art. The workshop centers around the different stitches and patterns within quillwork. After collaboratively working through several of the patterns together, the participants will try a small design (e.g. floral, or feather).  

Registered workshop participants will receive a free complimentary kit valued at $300 that includes the materials and tools necessary.  

Spaces are limited with priority given to Indigenous students at OCAD U. The workshop is a co-presentation and in partnership with OCAD University’s Indigenous Visual Culture program and the Indigenous Student Centre. Additional support was made possible with the generous support of OCAD University’s annual donors. 

 

To Register, please email one of the contacts below with your name, phone number, and your program year + major/minor. 

OCAD Students, please email Susan Jama (susanjama@ocadu.ca)  

Indigenous Visual Culture students, please email Susan Blight (sblight@ocadu.ca) to register. 

Indigenous Students at OCAD, please email Melissa General at the Indigenous Student Centre (mgeneral@ocadu.ca) to register.  

 

About Kyle Sauve

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Artist Kyle Sauve is a Rama First Nations band member who primarily works with quills and birch bark. Kyle began experimenting with porcupine quills in March 2020, during the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. Without access to traditional teachers, he struggled to gather information about this art form. Following a few months of trial and error, Kyle began to grasp the fundamental principles of quillwork. 

Eventually, Kyle was able to connect with a number of talented Indigenous artists by establishing an online presence through various social media platforms, most notably Burl Tooshkenig of Sweetgrass and Cinnamon, who assisted him in expanding into various traditional mediums such as caribou hair tufting, and sweetgrass. 

Kyle's goal, now that he has amassed a wealth of knowledge from a variety of sources, is to meaningfully contribute to the revitalization of quillwork art form through educational opportunities for Indigenous people. 

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Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond Street West
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The fundamentals of quillwork are covered in this three-hour beginner’s course. Spaces are limited with priority given to Indigenous students at OCAD U. The workshop is a co-presentation and partnership with OCAD University’s Indigenous Visual Culture program and the Indigenous Student Centre. 

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with jes sachse and Rea Sweets

new media making workshop & slow social gathering

Inspired by Wendy Coburn's video practice and concern with authorship and its manipulations, join artists jes sachse and Rea Sweets for a time and space of slow art, silent protest, and social media.

In a time of pandemic, privatization & its discontents, how do we carve intimacy in and away from the algorithms of perpetual self/ie-censorship and surveillance? Does content get warnings because we’re not giving space and time for care? Does art dismiss healing? Does the camera come first?

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Naps encouraged ONSITE (a physically accessible space)

This workshop is curated to 10 paid participants. Provided for the evening will be ASL interpretation, care support and varied and soft moveable seating, a dinner, and transit fare. This workshop also welcomes digital/remote participants and will be designed in these times with sum hecka disability justice in mind. This workshop is paid because OCAD is an institution and u deserve less barriers to creative space in your community

If you are interested in applying to the CONTENT FEELINGS Workshop, please complete and submit an application by Wednesday, May 04, 2022. You can fill out an application using our online survey https://forms.gle/YjGE1YAqdTRk9xTb9 .

***Please note Onsite Gallery follows OCAD University's COVID-19 mandate. We require all in-person participants to wear a mask indoors and to show proof of vaccination at entry.***

This is a 3-hour workshop. The workshop starts at 1 PM and ends at 4 PM.

Questions? Visit https://www.ocadu.ca/event/fable-tomorrow-survey-works-wendy-coburn to learn more about Wendy Coburn's artwork or email onsite@ocadu.ca

For more information, please visit Onsite Gallery Visitor Information (ocadu.ca)

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416 977 6000 ext. 265
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Inspired by Wendy Coburn's video practice and concern with authorship and its manipulations, join artists jes sachse and Rea Sweets for a time and space of slow content, silent protest, and social media. 

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Oral Communication Workshops

Audience:
Undergraduate & Graduate English Language Learners 

Workshop Series Description:
Participating, presenting, discussing, as well as giving and receiving feedback are skills that are important to your performance both as an OCAD U student and as a professional but are not often taught. Join ELL Writing & Learning Consultant, Phoebe Wang for the following workshop:

Presenting With Purpose
Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020  
Time: 9am–11am 
Register for the workshop here.
Join the workshop with this Teams link.

Workshop Description:
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 clearly and purposefully. Students who can be better prepared for presentations, class discussion and responding to feedback. 

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Join us for this free workshop to build your Presenting skills. This workshop is specifically for English Language Learners and will be facilitated by Phoebe Wang. 

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The Mighty Pen Speaker Series welcomes
Janice Jo Lee, spoken word poet & singer

Date:
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Time:
Workshop, 4pm-5pm
Q&A and Screening, 5:30pm-7pm

You are invited to the latest instalment of the Mighty Pen Speaker Series. This edition includes a BIPOC student-focused workshop on artistic vision followed by a Q&A with Janice Jo Lee, performances by student poets and an online screening of Lee’s docu-musical, The Legend of Sing Hey.

BIPOC Student Workshop | 4pm-5pm | Teams
Developing Artistic Vision, Led by Janice Jo Lee
Join us for a creative development workshop for BIPOC students focused on the topic of artistic vision where we will ask: What is my purpose as an artist? and How can I make time and space for art in the rest of my life realistically? Together, with facilitator Janice Jo Lee, we will move through our self-judgement and ego. You will leave with a draft of your artist statement.

Register here.
Join the workshop via Teams here.

Q&A and Online Film Screening | 5:30pm-7pm | Zoom
In the docu-musical The Legend of Sing Hey, poet, musician and educator Janice Jo Lee embarks from Southwestern Ontario on a tour and road trip that connects her with artists, activists, friends and community members who inspire with their art-making and experiences of resilience. Her ancestor songs may inspire your own journeys!

View the film here.
Join the meeting via Zoom here.

About Janice Jo Lee
Janice Jo Lee is a folk-soul singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, actor and playwright of Korean ancestry, from Kitchener, Ontario. As a hard femme queer radical she is interested in using art to build communities based in justice and joy.

About The Mighty Pen   
The Mighty Pen amplifies the stories and experiences of racialized and underrepresented writers and creators. Facilitated by Phoebe Wang in the Writing & Learning Centre, this year The Mighty Pen invites guest writers and artists who self-identify as BIPOC to share their unique gifts with the OCAD University community through workshops and public events.

The Mighty Pen Speaker Series is presented by the Writing & Learning Centre (WLC). It has been made possible by funding from the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP).

Learn more about the Mighty Pen here.

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Part of the Online Inclusive Teaching Workshop Series, presented by the Writing & Learning Centre
Facilitating Inclusive Feedback & Assessment Practices in Online Contexts 
Jointly sponsored with FCDC

Date: Friday, October 16th, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:00 pm 
Join us for this workshop on Teams by clicking this link. 

Workshop Description:
“Our biases are influenced by our backgrounds, cultural environment and personal experiences. We may not even be aware of these biases or their full impact and implications” (AdvanceHE 2019).  

Experience from spring and summer courses at OCADU suggests that feedback and assessment take on added importance in online contexts as a means for creating connection and community with students. Yet these spaces are also the places where unexamined biases and assumptions may unintentionally result in less than inclusive teaching practices. Furthermore, research suggests that while we attend to bias in course design and teaching and learning materials and activities, assessment practices typically do not receive equal attention from instructors. This workshop will highlight recent research in inclusive assessment and feedback and suggest some promising practices and strategies as we continue to iterate and reimagine online feedback and assessment approaches for art and design education.

Facilitators:
Emilie Brancato, Manager, English Language Learning (ELL), WLC 
Shahin M. Sarabi, English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist, WLC 
Mariela Giuliano, Educational Developer, FCDC  

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Here in Toronto, winter is coming!
Are you an avid cyclist, riding right into the cold, snowy, slushy season?

Integrated Media studio technician Gerald Grison has over 10 years' experience as a bicycle mechanic. Join our virtual workshop and learn what to do to prepare yourself and body for winter riding; how to prepare your bike; where to learn about winter road conditions and best routes to get where you’re going. Bring your tips and questions!

Friday, October 30, 2020
12 to 1 p.m. EST
Delivery Platform: Microsoft Teams

Sign up to participate: follow this link to the event registration page:
https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CampusLifeConnect@ocaduniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/s/qpMTA5g8nEawopx_-O3nrg2

Click on the date AND the time. Fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit!
The event will appear in your Outlook Calendar with a new link to follow on the date/time of the workshop.

 

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Online Platform: Microsoft Teams
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ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
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Join our virtual workshop and learn what to do to prepare yourself and body and bicycle for winter riding.

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Introduction to Bicycle Repair & Maintenance
Presented by Studio Services and Campus Life as part of Bike Month

One of the best ways to get around during this global pandemic is by riding your bike. If you happen to be in Toronto, new bike lanes have been created to facilitate this very healthy and safe form of personal transportation.

Integrated Media studio technician Gerald Grison has over 10 years' experience as a bicycle mechanic. Join this virtual workshop to learn how to maintain and repair your bicycle getting you safe and ready to ride! Bring your questions!

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 12 to 1 p.m. EST
Delivery Platform: Microsoft Teams

Sign up to participate: follow this link to the event registration page. Click on the date AND the time. Fill in your name and OCAD U 365 email address and submit!

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One of the best ways to get around during this global pandemic is by riding your bike.

 

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Are you curious how entrepreneurship applies to artists and designers?

Are you an aspiring founder? Independent studio artist? Freelancer? Member of a small collective?

These three workshops will help you understand how to start your creative business. Light refreshments will be provided. All sessions will take place at the CEAD, level 3, 115 McCaul Street. 

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

Note: These sessions are only available to OCAD U students and alumni.

REGISTER HERE

 

From Idea to Action - Wed. Feb. 19, 1-6PM

How do you take your thesis project to the next level? Start a studio practice? Launch your own DIY space? Run an art collective?

Bring an idea, whether it is a business concept, ongoing project or dream, and map out how you can turn that idea into reality.

 

Making Connections - Thurs. Feb. 20, 1-6PM

How do you build connections and foster a creative community?

Through two panels of speakers, demystify the process of making connections from building your network of collaborators and mentors, to finding your audience, customers and clients. Please stay tuned for our announcement of panelists.

  • Panel 1: Finding Collaborators and Mentors
  • Panel 2: Finding your Audience / Clients / Customers

 

Business 101 - Fri. Feb. 21, 1-6PM

What business skills do I need as an artist or designer?

Understand the practical basics of being self-employed: legal business structures, taxes, contracts, and intellectual property.

  • Workshop 1 - Intro to Business Structures: led by the CEAD, the session will cover legal business structures and how that impacts your practice.
  • Workshop 2 - Tax Considerations for Small Businesses: led by Brian Borts, the session will cover New developments for 2019 taxes, HST - Tips and Traps, RRSP’s vs TFSA’s, Deductibility of Business Expenses, CRA Audits/Review Initiatives.
  • Workshop 3 - Contracting Basics 101: led by Paul Sanderson, the session will cover the importance of contracts, components to include, considerations, and what to do if clients breach the contract.
  • Workshop 4 - Intellectual Property: led by Macy Siu and the CEAD, this interactive session will cover common questions and key challenges.

Please select tickets for each workshop you plan to attend. We strongly encourage participants to attend all 3 workshops.

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Level 3, 115 McCaul,
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, OCAD U
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ahong@ocadu.ca
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