Figure 1 Exhibition

Soft Pink Forms by Clara Lynas

This month and until the end of June, the Learning Zone presents Figure 1. It’s a new exhibition which “engages with the tradition of figurative representation”.

Figure 1 showcases artwork from twelve OCAD University students working in various media and artistic styles to depict the human form.

Approaches range from realistic life painting to the exploration of abstract forms.  Some artists chose to focus on expression, gesture, or emotion, while others tackled our relationships to objects, each other and the spaces we occupy.

Feeling Hot Dysphoria, 2017, Will Brask

Francis Tomkins curated Figure 1 and includes works by Misbah Ahmed, Alexandria Boyce, Wil Brask, Will Carpenter, Jisu Lee, Wenting Li, Clara Lynas, Natalie Mark, James Okore, Rem Ross, Brianna Tosswill, and Dalbert Vilarino.

Figure 1 Exhibition, 2017

On until June 29

 

 

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Call for submissions: OCADU Zine Collective Fandom Zine

The OCADU Zine Collective is producing a collaborative zine about fandom, and they want your submissions!

callforsubs2017Submit your tributes to your favourite artists, stories about your experience as a fan of something, histories of different types of fandom, fan art, reflections on the “fanzine” or your own interpretation of the theme “fandom.”

We will accept images, fiction and non-fiction writing, comics, poems and more!

Submission guidelines:

Formatting: Each page of the zine will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches in size. Please format your submission to fit this size. Each page of your submission should be submitted as a separate file. Please leave at least a 1/2 inch border on every page, meaning images and text should be centered on the page and no larger than 7.5″ x 10.” Please provide us with high quality files, with at least 300dpi/ppi resolution.

The zine will be printed in two colours on the risograph. This means that each colour will need to be printed separately, one after the other with time to dry in between. If you would like to use both colours in your submissions, you can do one of the following: 1) submit each page as a Photoshop file, with each colour on a separate layer (max. two colours/layers). 2) Submit each colour as a separate PDF file. All of your files should be submitted in grayscale. Please title your files/layers as “lighter colour” and “darker colour” so that we know how you would like the contrast of the image to work.

Information needed: Please include a filled-out version of the the attached questionnaire with your submission

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about formatting your submission(s) before the deadline. fandomquestionnaire1

Deadline: MAY 7th

Send submissions to: ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com

The OCADU Zine Collective thanks the OCADU Student Union for funding for this project.

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04 2017

9th Annual OCADU Zine Fair

Two days of zines has come to an end. If you missed this year’s edition of the OCADU Zine Fair (or just need a reminder of some of the zines you encountered), here’s a photo gallery of some of the vendors who were at this year’s event…

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03 2017

OCADU Zine Fair

The 9th annual OCADU Zine Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday in the lobby of 100 McCaul!

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Stop by to see work by students and local zine makers including work by Sabrina Tu, Wenting Li, Danielle-Leigh Bogle, Christopher Morro and from collectives such as Grounders Magazine and the Okay Collective (pictured below).

 

 

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03 2017

Zine Library Workshop Series: Embroidery on Paper

Embroidery on Paper Workshop. Marta Chudolinska, 2017The last installment of the Zine Library Workshop Series was the Embroidery on Paper Workshop, held February 28 and March 1. Like bookbinding, embroidery on paper has a long history in the arts and crafts. Embroidery on paper is a technique that involves weaving fine threads through pin pricked holes on card or paper.

Marta Chudolinska, the Learning Zone Librarian stitched her way through the workshop, providing step-by-step instructions including an intro to a library of embroidery stitches that would dazzle any D.I.Y. project.

Students learned 11 handy stitches—running stitch, back stitch, cross stitch, French knot stitch, satin stitch, split stitch, blanket stitch, fly stitch, cable knot stitch, double feather stitch and the whip stitch in order to create outlines, borders, decorations and fillings with their designs.

To get you started, here are two great embroidery titles from Marta’s thumbs up list: Reader’s Digest Complete Book of Embroidery by Melinda Cross and Artfully embroidered: motifs and patterns for bags and more by Naoko Shimoda.

Embroidery on Paper Workshop, 2017

The Zine Library Workshop Series: Hardcover Bookbinding, Linocut Printing and Embroidery on Paper, was a fun hands-on experience—discovering new techniques, tools and materials that can be applied to your next zine or D.I.Y. project.

Embroidery on Paper gallery:

 

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