Posts Tagged ‘printmaking’

Closing reception photos: FOOD = NEED OCADU


FOOD = NEED OCADU, a multi-displinary art event exploring issues of food, poverty and insecurity, celebrated its closing date with a screening of a short documentary film about the Food = Need performance art event, which was  curated by WIA Projects in the Fall of 2013 by Naked Eye Toronto filmmakers Diane Piruzevska and Anlina Rana.

The screening was followed by a panel discussion facilitated by WIA Project’s feminist artist-researchers Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee. OCAD U students Che-Chi Liu, Shirley Cervalo and Greenest City Artist Cath Campbell lead a discussion on the politics of food insecurity and the value of creating sustainable food-linked projects.

The evening ended with a reception and screen printing workshop hosted in the Learning Zone, leaving participants with printed tote bags to help spread awareness of this issue. The workshop was lead by Mary “Mack” Tremonte an OCADU IAMD graduate student.

Thanks to everyone for their generous support to help create a successful and awesome night. The Learning Zone would also like to extend our thanks to Eireann Oughton’s and Leena Raudvee’s photographic contributions.



03 2014

Working Title

A diverse collection of original artwork; collage, painting and screenprints is on display at a group exhibition titled, Working Title, here at the Learning Zone. Featuring works by Josh Apostolopoulos, Tiffany Pang, Sam Pedicelli, Emily Waknine including Sab Meynert who has recently earned her OCAD U Bachelor of Design in Illustration.

Emily Waknine curated Working Title, because of her interest in seeing artwork that her co-workers at the Learning Zone were making and thought that it would be cool to see everyone’s work exhibited together, looking at the similarities and contrasts in their artwork.

On until August 15th.

Josh Apostolopoulos

Where do you get your inspirations from?

Visually, almost anything I see, but the stuff that inspires me conceptually is more accidental. I collect images both physical and digital that inspire me visually and kind of amass a collection, but with conceptual inspiration I tend to keep written notes about what exactly I experienced and the thoughts that followed.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

All of my work in the show was made during a screenprinting course I took this summer, so these pieces are my first explorations into some of those methods.

Do you have a summer reading list?

Right now I’m reading Design as Art by Bruno Munari, as well as This Means This, This Means That by Sean Hall, I’ve got tons of other books sitting on shelves waiting to be read. No list, just whatever I’m compelled to read.

Tiffany Pang

Where does your inspiration come from?

My inspiration comes from people with the mastery of their craft. On a personal level, I’m impressed with the shop technician’s knowledge and expertise. I aspire to be like them one day.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

I like the visual aesthetics of the nude female form, so I spend my off-time drawing and painting the female form, especially on found objects like cardboard from shoe boxes or wood which has a collage appeal.

Do you have a summer reading list?

Besides design books, I’m really into two books right now, The History of the World in 100 Weapons by Chris McNab and Making Things Move by Dustyn Roberts.

Sam Pedicelli

Where does your inspiration come from?

I take a lot of my inspiration from feminist artists, some contemporary, some historical, both stain painters and artists that work with embroidery, something that I try to combine in my work. My interest in embroidery has inspired me to study fibre based art.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

It was from my first abstract painting class at OCAD, which provided me with the basis to understand abstract art better.










Do you have a summer reading list?

No, I’ve only been reading artists interviews as in the case of sculptor and installation artist Jessica Stockholder.

Emily Waknine

Where does your inspiration come from?

Pictures, paintings, painters, drawings, materials, films, photographs.  A lot of my work comes out of exploring  and playing with materials.

What process or methods were you studying at the time that may have influenced you to create these images?

I am very interested in collage for the past year as my means of expression. I was fixated on images of body builders with defined muscles, and I wanted to incorporate biology textbook illustrations of functions of the body with machine imagery. I have been obsessed with grid systems which is why I use isometric and grid paper as the base of my drawings and collages. For these works I wanted to explore the similarities between bodies and machines, functions of the brain and computer processor.










Do you have a summer reading list?

I’m currently reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. I like it a lot.

Sab Meynert

Where does your inspiration come from?

Right now from the people that I create with. I have noticed that its not a specific thing but the people around me that have amped me up to be passionate.

What do you enjoy most about studying art?

I can translate what I learned into life experiences and it seems to be a sustainable thing because it comes from within.

What are your plans when you graduate?

Move to San Francisco, be famous and go to Iceland.

To learn more about Sab, please read her student profile.



07 2013

Zine Workshop Series: Block Printing

A three-part Zine Workshop Series held at the Learning Zone concluded on February 13th with a Block Printing workshop lead by Marta Chudolinska, a multi-disciplinary artist and the Learning Zone Librarian.

Block Printing has been a significant part of Marta’s art practice as evident in her graphic novel Back + Forth: A Novel in 90 Linocuts.

Marta demonstrated her printmaking expertise in a three-hour workshop to fellow zinesters, using block printing techniques — carving by hand, rolling out the ink and printing on a variety of papers, ultimately creating some awesome linoleum relief prints.

Thanks to all of the participants and keep making zines!


03 2013

Zine Workshop Series: Screen-Printing

Screen printingLast Wednesday, E. Howey, along with assistants Sab Meynert and Marta Chudolinska, demonstrated awesome screen-printing techniques for producing zines, t-shirts, posters and other applications.

Come to the LZ to look at the handy zine which was used in the workshop. It is available in our Zine Library collection. It is a great reference  to guide you through your next DIY screen-printing project.

Here are a few picture highlights from the screen-printing workshop held at the Learning Zone.





02 2013

First Year Faculty of Arts presents: EC/STATIC


A new exhibition called EC/STATIC is currently being hosted at the Learning Zone, featuring student artwork from the First-Year Faculty of Arts: Creative process fall electives courses.

A wonderful collection of student artwork from the Creative Process courses: Photography, Printmaking, 2D Animation, Art & Code and Musical Instruments as Creative Construction courses will be showcased until November 16th.

Join us at the Learning Zone and enjoy EC/STATIC.






11 2012

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