Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Materials Trading Post returns Wednesday January 22nd!

The Learning Zone is pleased to announce the return of Materials Trading Post, a collaborative art supply swap event where ideas, knowledge and materials are shared.

Here’s how it works, bring in left over or underused supplies to exchange them for new ones or enjoy the creative process — experiment with new materials and techniques.

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to donate art supplies and materials, please contact us to arrange an alternate drop-off time. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!

Mark off your calendars for Wednesday January 22nd between 1 – 3 pm. We look forward to your visit.




01 2014

LZ will be closed over the Holidays!


Happy Holidays! The Learning Zone will be closed December 12 through January 5. We return to our regular operating hours January 6, 2014.

We look forward to welcoming everybody back in the New Year. There will be many exciting exhibitions, events, Zine workshops and the return of the collaborative materials exchange event, Material Trading Post.

Enjoy your well-deserved break!




12 2013

grOCAD Workshop a Success!

If you missed grOCAD’s Hanging Garden Workshop on Saturday, you missed a great time! Pop bottles were drilled, twine was strung, fingernails were dirtied, and herbs were planted. grOCAD provided supplies and expertise so we all went home not just with a hanging garden but, more importantly, the knowledge of how to care for it and how to make more of them!

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in food accessibility, urban agriculture, and integrating plant life into the everyday. Wanna join in the fun? Check out grOCAD’s Facebook group or send grOCAD an email!


04 2013

grOCAD Hanging Garden Workshop

grOCAD Hanging Garden Workshop

Saturday March 30 1:00 PM hosted at the Learning Zone

RSVP by March 28 to





03 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

Use of this service is governed by the IT Acceptable Use and Web Technologies policies.
Privacy Notice: It is possible for your name, e-mail address, and/or student/staff/faculty UserID to be publicly revealed if you choose to use OCAD University Blogs.