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“We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.”
                                — John Holt, author and educator (1923–1985)

Fabrication Studios courses encompass the disciplines of Bronze Casting, Metal, Mouldmaking, Plastics and Wood. This support area offers intensive hands-on courses in technical processes fundamental to producing works of art and design. Students may not pursue a Major in Fabrication Studios, but are encouraged to take these courses to enhance their art-making vocabulary by developing technical skill and proficiency with a number of materials and processes. Fabrication Studio courses are designed to provide students with a solid understanding of technical processes and to facilitate an awareness of both the possibilities and limitations of a vast range of material options. Students from the Faculty of Art and Design work together in these facilities, making Fabrication Studios a dynamic and exciting learning experience. Students equipped with the fundamental skills developed in Fabrication Studio courses become competent problem solvers.

Wood, plastic, metal, and bronze - material vital to the production of student work - is sold from the Fabrication Studios. Materials are purchased using OCAD tickets. All of the Fabrication Studios are staffed by experienced technicians and student monitors.

Studio Management
Main Building, Room 131, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Hours: The Studios have individual hours of operation, posted respectively at the beginning of the semester.
416-977-6000, Ext. 21

Tool Loans
Main Building, Room 130, Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Hours: Tool loans have individual hours of operation, posted respectively at the beginning of the semester.
416-977-6000, Ext. 212

Need a hammer? Saw? Screwdriver? The Tool Loans desk provides students with access to tools outside designated class times. To ensure availability, equipment should be reserved in advance. Valid student ID is required. Some restrictions apply.

Note: All students using the Fabrication studios must demonstrate competence, technical skill and knowledge of health and safety issues pertinent to the area, before they can gain access to scheduled open studios. All students registered in Fabrication studios should expect to incur all material costs relevant to the size and scope of the projects they undertake.

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:57:14 PM