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Zine Library Workshop Series: Hardcover Bookbinding

Zine Library Workshop: Bookbinding Workshop

During the month of February, OCAD U Library Services: The Learning Zone hosted a series of Zine Library workshops to add to your creative zine-making arsenal.

The Learning Zone Librarian and long-time Zine Maker, Marta Chudolinska covered the basic principles of Hardcover Bookbinding, Linocut Printmaking and Embroidery on Paper that will give your zine that extra hand-made component to its production process.

The first of the series began with making a hardcover bookbinding. Paper, glue, stiff cardboard and fabric are all that is required to start the new journey into the ancient practice of bookbinding.

Zine Library Workshop: Hardcover Bookbinding, Iris Ho

Marta’s recommended books on bookbinding: Books, boxes and portfolios: binding, construction, and design step-by-step by Franz Zeler and Keith A. Smith’s Non-adhesive binding series, Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3. Both of these titles are available at the OCAD U Library.

Thanks to everyone that attended the Hardcover Bookbinding Workshop:)

 

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03 2017

Welcome Back to a New Year at Library Services: Learning Zone!

Windowfarm in the Learning Zone, 2016

What’s new at the Learning Zone for 2017?

The Learning Zone will be hosting upcoming exhibitions including a reading event, and awesome zine workshops exploring creative DIY approaches to zine-making. Career Development Résumé/CV, Portfolio and Interview Skills Drop-In Clinics returns this year, offering professional skill sets that will contribute to your long-term success. Writing Learning Centre (WLC) Drop-in Tutoring Sessions will also be available, providing useful skills for thesis writing, brainstorming, studying for essays to name a few.

Please, join us at the Learning Zone — we always look forward to your visits.

TEXThibit: Exhibition of creative writing by OCAD U students, 2017

A call of submissions for TEXThibit : An Exhibition of Creative Writing by OCAD U Students has been extended to January 30. This exhibition will consist of an visual selection of writings by students at OCAD U, displayed as large format installations on the walls of the Learning Zone Gallery February 2017.  All writing styles are welcomed — submissions of short stories, poetry, non-fiction and anything in between.

grOCAD Plant Sale, January 20, 2017

grOCAD is having a plant sale. Join them Friday January 20, in the lobby of the Main Building. Baby spider plants, aloe and more from the plant propagation workshop held last November in the Learning Zone will be on sale.

 grOCAD is a community of OCAD U students, faculty and staff working together to integrate plant life into our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus.

Interested in seeing some of grOCAD’s on-going projects? Visit us at the Learning Zone and have a look at grOCAD’s Windowfarm and Aquafarm installations.

Connect with grOCAD’s at grOCAD Public Group | Facebook or email ocadgrows@gmail.com.

Are you looking for space to meet, host workshops or events? Contact us to discuss. The Learning Zone also accepts proposals for solo or group exhibitions. To learn more about our submissions guidelines contact Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian, mchudolinska@ocadu.ca or visit http://bit.ly/2joAd3Y for more details.

 

 

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01 2017

grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop

grOCAD Propagation Workshop. Photo by Marta Chudolinska

Last month, grOCAD held a plant propagation workshop in the Learning Zone with Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska. Marta shared her experience and expertise in a hands-on demonstration of propagating new plants from one plant.

The basic principles of plant propagation were covered, sharing various methods; cuttings, layering and division.

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Photo by Olivia Grossi

Everyone had an awesome time getting their hands dirty; propagating aloe vera, jade plant leaves, Christmas cactus, plus golden pothos, snake plants and spider plants from grOCAD’s Windowfarm.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of our new baby plants, and what we’ve learned from the experience.

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Photo by Aruvi Rajassingham

 

Here are some easy steps to follow to propagate snake plant leaf cutting:

  1. Use a sharp, clean utility knife or pair of scissors to remove an entire snake plant leaf
  2. Cut into sections 2 – 4 inches long. Keep track of the top and bottom of the leaves. Leaves will not root if planted upside down
  3. Let the cuttings callus over for a day or two
  4. Place the bottom of the plant into well draining potting soil mix, not to deep
  5. Keep soil moist, not soggy
  6. Do not place leaf in direct sunlight. Keep warm and in brightly lit area

 

grOCAD Propagation Workshop: Snake Plant leaf cutting

Want to get involved with grOCAD? Visit grOCAD Public Group Facebook!

grOCAD is a group of students, faculty, and staff who are working together to integrate plant life to our everyday experience by cultivating areas in and around OCAD U’s campus. grOCAD’s aim is to increase healthy food accessibility, encourage discourse about how plants improve quality of life and heighten awareness.

grOCAD Propagation Workshop

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12 2016

Learning Zone Extended Hours Have Arrived!

Learning Zone 2014 Fall HoursThe Learning Zone will be hosting multiple workshops throughout this semester starting with Financial Matters CREATiveFund$ Money Mondays, free financial planning for students and grads every Mondays 10-11am/repeating 2-3pm, space limited RSVP; Need to learn a new software application for your next project? Visit with IT Salon, Tuesdays @ noon, informal one-on-one software help, presentations and pizza — next workshop October 7th; Interested in enhancing your professional skills? Career Development is offering Resume/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic Thursday October 9th & October 23rd, 3-4pm.

 

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09 2014


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