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OCAD U Library 2020 Winter: Learning Zone

LZ Workshops

Introduction to Photoshop

Tuesday January 14th, 2-4pm

For those who learn best in person, this simple and casual introduction will give you enough skills to start working with Photoshop (and suggest resources to develop more specialized skills down the line). This presentation is intended for anyone new to the software and will provide an overview to basic file types, tools and adjustments. Bring your laptop to follow along, a notebook to take notes, and any questions you have. We're not experts, but we're happy to introduce you to this useful and powerful tool of image editing!

Introduction to Self-Publishing

Tuesday January 21, 2-4pm

Whether you’ve never made a zine or if you’re a seasoned self-publisher looking for more options, this workshop will help outline the possibilities of self-publishing, big and small. This introduction to self-publishing will share skills and suggestions in planning your publication, choosing a production method and setting a reasonable price for your work.

Soft-Cover Bookbinding

Wednesday, January 29, 2-4pm

Learn the basics of softcover bookbinding to give your zines a handmade touch! This workshop will cover folded bindings, pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding.

Student-Led Creative Workshops

Character Design with Vincy Lim

Thursday January 23, 3-5pm

Join expert character designer Vincy Lim for a drawing workshop featuring tips, tricks and feedback on designing your own unique characters!


Digital Colouring for Comics by Andre Freitas

Friday January 24, 3-5pm

Join the creator of the Ozman comics series for a hands-on workshop on colouring comic pages in Photoshop, including techniques like flatting and developing your personal style!


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 and open to all current students and will be held in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone, located on level 1 of 113 McCaul Street.

We'll be releasing info about even more student led workshops in January. Check out the Learning Zone Facebook page for our most up to date event info:

Call for Submissions for Learning Zone Gallery

The Learning Zone is currently accepting submissions for exhibitions in our gallery space between February 3rd and March 18th. We are looking for two exhibitions, each installed for approximately three weeks. The deadline for submissions is Sunday January 19, 2020.

The Learning Zone encourages submissions from all areas of study at OCAD University, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and alumni. We accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions. Students who wish to curate an exhibition of student work are also encouraged to apply. Due to the flexibility of our space, we can accommodate a broad variety of formats: two dimensional, three dimensional, installation, performance, audio or video work. Don't be intimidated, we're here to help make your exhibit idea a reality! We can provide support in exhibition planning, installation and more.

Our application process is simple and easy. Students or Faculty interested in planning an exhibit in the Learning Zone should contact LZ Librarian, Marta Chudolinska at with the following information: Medium and theme of work to be exhibited, Approximate number of pieces to be installed, Potential dates of interest, Program of Study & Year Level.