Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Geometry in Art and Design Workshop with Nabeela Malik

Geometry in Art and Design Workshop Nabeela Malik

On Tuesday March 10th we hosted the Geometry and Design Workshop led by the very talented Nabeela Malik. Nabeela, last joined us in the Learning Zone in 2017 when she led a hands-on Arabic Calligraphy Workshop .

Students at work from the Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Students at work from the Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

At this March 10th workshop, Nabeela explored geometry in art and design following 2D geometry based from Islamic geometric art.

This workshop was designed for students to learn 2D geometry based from Islamic geometric art. Students learned  artistic and mathematical aspects of geometry, and how geometry can be implemented in art and design. Nabeela demonstrated methods and techniques using two simple tools: a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines. Starting with a circle as the starting point for precisely creating other shapes with multiple sides. It was a fun workshop exploring building and overlaying of shapes to create complex geometric compositions.

Thank you Nabeela, for leading this amazing workshop and teaching new and creative skills to compliment any students’ practice!

Visit to check out Nabeela’s portfolio!

Student-Led workshops are funded by the Ontario Post-Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the Writing & Learning Centre. These workshops are free, including materials, and are open to all current students.



04 2020

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Saturday September 27th!

Editors Wanted : Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon @ OCAD U’s Dorothy H. Hoover Library Saturday September 27th, 2 – 5:45 pm.

Join OCAD University Library in their on-going commitment to expand the representation of women on Wikipedia. Help bridge the gap — let’s edit!

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Saturday Sept. 27; 2-5:45pm


09 2014

Career Development Presents: Laser Eagles Workshop April 15th at the Learning Zone


Drop by the Learning Zone Tuesday April 15th between 11:30 am – 1 pm and take part in the Laser Eagles Workshop, discover how you  can bridge art, technology and education.

Learn how you can assist individuals with verbal and/or physical disabilities to explore their creativity through paintings and drawings.

You can volunteer with Laser Eagles or take part in a placement through the OCAD U’s Art and Design Education Lab: Community Leadership Course.

For further information please contact Derek Liddington at




04 2014

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

Doug Beube: Bibliocast: Breaking the Codex


We are pleased to welcome Doug Beube to the Learning Zone on Monday February 10th at 3:30pm for a presentation and discussion of the works from the student and faculty weekend workshop – Radical Bookwork: Dis/connecting the Altered Page.

Beube, a mixed-media artist who works in collage, installation, sculpture and photography, deploys book media in a transformative structure referencing the dimensionality and dynamics of digital information. His sculptural representation of books simulates behaviours from the digital domain, such as cutting and pasting, but he uses power tools and glue rather than keystrokes.

I apply quasi-software functions such as cutting, pasting and hidden text onto an analog system; it does not work it cannot.  Doug Beube

All are welcome to join us and view the works produced!


02 2014

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