Posts Tagged ‘Learning Zone’

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

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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12 2017

OCAD U Library’s Research Wednesdays Presentations

Research WednesdaysResearch Wednesdays is a new speaker series introduced this semester by Librarian Daniel Payne.

It was held over six weeks at the Learning Zone, inviting students, faculty and staff to present their research or thesis in an intimate environment.

Stay tuned for the return of Research Wednesdays in January 2018. Bring your lunch and enjoy.

To find out how you can participate in Research Wednesdays please contact Daniel Payne at dpayne@ocadu.ca.

Let’s take a look back:

Ebooks and the Changing Landscape of Reading with Library Intern Lauren Orav, November 1

Can we still be alone with our thoughts? Ebooks and the Changing Landscape of Reading, Lauren investigated how digital publishing has impacted research practices and its consequences on reading habits, understanding and creating knowledge.

Research Wednesdays: Lauren Orav with Daniel Payne

Re-Placing the Library: Spatial practices in the 21st century library with Librarian Daniel Payne, November 8

Daniel Payne, Head, Instructional Services at the OCAD U Library posed the question What does the library mean to you? Daniel examined spacial practices in the 21st century library and how impressions of libraries in popular culture can be detrimental to envisioning the library in the 21st century.

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All Hands on Tech: Craft, Pedagogy and the Digital Challenge with Lynne Heller and Dorie Millerson, November 22

OCAD U faculty Lynne Heller and Dorie Millerson (MAAD Chair) posed the question What does “handmade” mean in the digital age? Lynne and Dorie presented their research on the practice of digital craft at OCAD University from the perspectives of faculty, staff and technicians.

They examined how digital craft is impacting teaching and learning in the studio and speculated on how to understand objects fabricated or designed by digital tools instead of the use of traditional making methods.

Research Wednesdays: Lynne Heller, Daniel Payne and Dorie Millerson

 

 

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12 2017

Zine Power Exhibition

Zine Power Exhibition, November 2017ZINE POWER is the current exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery, celebrating D.I.Y. publishing.

Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska and long-time zine maker, curated this exhibition to run in conjunction with the OCAD U Zine Library’s 10 year anniversary. The OCAD U Zine Library was launched November 14, 2007 by former OCAD U student and Toronto artist Alicia Nauta. The zine library collection has grown to over 2000 zines and continues to inspire, educate and entertain.

Fourteen creators from OCAD University and Toronto’s zine making community are featured in this exhibition.

Zine Power Exhibition, Natalie Mark

Completed publications are displayed alongside rough notes, sketches and other process documents that were generated in the making of a zine, giving viewers a deeper insight into the experiences of zine creators.

ZINE POWER creators:

  • Sahar Abdallah
  • Pauline Aksay
  • Tal Sofia Braniss
  • Carrying Root Collective
  • Eunice Lai & Friends
  • Lindsay Gibb
  • Tara Krebs
  • Kai Lumbang
  • Natalie Mark
  • Yahn Nemirovsky
  • Donny Nie
  • Josephine Norman
  • Tami Poliwoda
  • Lina Wu

On until December 2

 

 

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11 2017

POW! ZAP! BAM! The OCAD Zine Library has zine library catalogue!

img_5601_POW! ZAP! BAM! The OCAD Zine Library has a searchable zine library catalogue!

You can now search from the comforts of your laptop, classroom or your favourite café — zine title holdings from the OCAD U Zine Library.

Creating a searchable zine library catalogue had been a long-term project for Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska. Working collaboratively with OCAD U Library Visual Resources since 2011, the zine library catalogue was launched in Spring 2017 and is hosted on Artstor’s Shared Shelf.

Having an open and accessible searchable zine library catalogue to OCAD U community and the general public was a positive step forward for the OCAD U Zine Library collection.

A great article about the challenges of conceiving a searchable zine library catalogue, Staying true to the ethos of zines at OCAD U by Marta Chudolinska can be found on the Arstor Blog.

To keep up-to-date with OCAD U Zine Library, visit the zine library libguide to view new zine displays or to see the activities and workshops by the Zine Collective.

The POW! ZAP! BAM! zine display is about ACTION, like superhero action, activism, BDSM, superpowers — so take action now and search titles for this display here!

 

 

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