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Notes From the Wind Exhibition

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This month starts with a new exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery called Notes From the Wind.

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation student, Kenny Tran and Drawing & Painting student, Emily Zou curated this exhibition, highlighting artworks of 19 OCAD U students from the Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Futures, and Environmental Design programs.

A collection of artworks using mixed media and techniques, ranging from digital photography, sculptural installations to illustrations rendered in graphite pencil or ink are on display.

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A unifying theme of this exhibition is nature in greyscale or minimal colour. Using a palette of black and white or greyscale excluding aspects of colour offers collectively an exploration of nature in terms of visual form and tone.

This exhibition aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the interpretation and portrayal of ‘nature’ in a new lens—through black and white/greyscale artworks (including artworks with minimal colour). The de-emphasis of colour as the primary artistic medium promotes an examination of the subject matter based on the emphasis of form, design, and values seen in nature, while interpreting the perpetuity of black and white imagery in relation to current developments of the world within a collective context …Kenny Tran & Emily Zou

Samaa Ahmed, Bahrain (series) 2017, digital photography

Participants: Samaa Ahmed, Alyssa Mae Bernardo, Shelby Doerfler, Sara Dubé, Melissa Eaton, Dave Foster, Sohae Jeong, Reyhane Khonsari, Shannon Leigh, Karen Joyce Li, Vincy Lim, Donny Nie, Cleopatria Peterson, Michelle Rosen, Mikhail Shchupak-Katsman, Ron Siu, Prateek Verma, Xulin Wang and Yina Wang.

 

 

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02 2018

Call for submissions: Dream Zine!

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

Submit art based on your dreams at night, stories on your aspirations for the future, reflections on dreams, or your own interpretation of the theme “dreams.”

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

Submission guidelines:
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.

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

Deadline: Feb 16th, 2018

Send submissions to: sjazul@hotmail.com and ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
The OCADU Zine Collective thanks the OCADU Student Union for funding for this project.

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01 2018

History of Textiles since 1800s Exhibition

History of Textiles since 1800s Exhibition on at the Learning Zone Gallery until January 26.

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This exhibit features research based textile works created by students of Lynne Heller’s third year Materials Art and Design course called Textile History Since 1800s. Each of the textile pieces respond to historical processes, techniques, materials and fabrics or iconic fashion styles from the 19th to 21st centuries while

addressing the traditional and contemporary role of textiles in culture.

Using stitchwork, beading, dyeing, quilting and sewing techniques, the students were able to examine and incorporate ideas on language, grief, identity or social conditions and cultural movements from the punk movement of the 70s to Abstract Expressionism movement after World War II.

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Participants:

Ayesha Babar, Molly Fletcher Berman, Stephanie Cloutier, Emma Enright, Elliot Grover, Shiemara Hogarth, Akash Inbakumar, Nomi Juhasz, Rajetha Kalatharan, Kendra Martyn, Rida Rajani, Saman Salman, Jenn Wingfield, Kye-Cha Yang and Ruitong Zhu.

 

 

 

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01 2018

Join us at the Learning Zone as we welcome 2018!

New Year, new words

photo credit Aruvi Rajasingham

Looking for a perfect way to celebrate the New Year with us at the Learning Zone? Join us for some great workshops starting next week.

Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone and Zine Librarian will be leading OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series: Publish It Your Self.

A fantastic line up of hands-on introductory workshops to get you started on the zine you’ve always wanted to make: Soft-Cover Bookbinding, January 15 & 16; Hard-Cover Bookbinding, January 17 & 22; Intro to Self-Publishing, January 23 & 24; Linocut Printing, February 12 & 13. Open to all OCAD U students.

OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, 2018

grOCAD is sowing the New Year with a second hands-on seed propagation workshop lead by Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti who teaches Sustainable Practices in the Design Program. Last semester Sayeh shared tips and techniques and native plant seeds to get a jump on Spring. Save the date for January 30th at 2:30 pm, for another chance to get started on that wildflower garden. Open to all members of the OCAD U community.

Seed Propagation Workshop

Other great events, workshops, exhibitions will continue this semester. We will see the return of Career Development: Résumé/CV, Portfolio and Interview Skills Drop-In Clinics every Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30pm starting January 10. Open to OCAD U students and recent graduates.

Career Development Drop-In Clinics

Research Wednesdays returns January 24, 1-2pm with Lindsay Gibb, E-Reserves & Learning Zone Coordinator who will be presenting Researching Pop Culture. Lindsay will discuss the research she had undertaken on actor Nicolas Cage when writing her award winning book National Treasure: Nicolas Cage.

Research Wednesdays

We always look forward to your visit.

 

 

 

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01 2018

Student-Led Creative Workshop Series Wrap up

Here are some highlights taken from the Student-led Creative Workshop Series that was held in October for a second straight year at the Learning Zone. This year’s talent included Nabeela Malik, Nikole Hidalgo, Sydney Madia and Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez.

Creative Workshops, 2017

The Student-led Creative Workshop Series serves as an excellent opportunity for students who are leading the workshops to gain hands on experience in the preparation and delivery.

Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez, Bookbinding Workshop

For further questions regarding the Student-led Creative Workshop Series, please contact Marta Chudolinska at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca.

 

 

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