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Upcoming Events

An Introduction to Cannabis

Thursday, February 27
7:00 PM— 10:00 PM

With hundreds of cannabis products available, how do you make an informed decision on what to consume? Join Tokyo Smoke 1180 Queen for an informational workshop covering a variety of bud-related topics for those new to cannabis.

Dying To Learn: A Mad Students Panel

Friday, February 28
7:00 PM— 9:00 PM

Presented alongside Rebecca Sweets’ immersive exhibit (Love My Dysfunctions) on now in the CSV gallery, Margin of Eras Gallery presents a conversation between mad and neurodivergent students + former students on anti-sanism and anti-ableism in academia ranging from topics such as the institutionalization of sanism and ableism in academic policy and culture, internalized ableism and sanism in the academy, and imagining what a mad-positive university might look like.

360 Degree Video Primer

Saturday, February 29
12:00 PM— 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what 360 perspective looks like? Learn how to shoot, stitch, and edit with 360 Theta camera.

Breakfast Game Audio Club

Wednesday, March 4
9:00 AM— 12:00 PM

A monthly get-together for anyone interested in game audio and music.

Field Recordings

Wednesday, March 4
6:00 PM— 9:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn key ways that sound artists who rely on field recordings integrate them into their practice.

Game Writers Circle + Social

Friday, March 6
6:30 PM— 9:30 PM

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Being Scene VIP Preview

Friday, March 6
6:30 PM— 8:30 PM

Join Workman Arts for an exclusive VIP preview of Being Scene 2020, featuring live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and fabulous mocktails. Peruse over 100 artworks with the added bonus of purchasing before opening day. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of the artists who created the work in the exhibition, as well as other talented Workman Artists.

Intro to the Texturing Pipeline

Saturday, March 7
11:00 AM— 3:00 PM

Get a handle on the basics of the texturing pipeline with this introductory workshop for 3D artists!

Introduction to Blender 3D

Saturday, March 7
11:00 AM— 5:00 PM

Have you wanted to make your own 3D animation? In this workshop with digital media artist and scholar, Hiba Ali, we will learn 3D animation on Blender, an open-source (free) 3D animation program. We will animate 3D text, key frame 3D shapes, add colour and texture and make our own 3D animation video. Previous video-editing or animation experience is not required.

Being Scene Opening Reception

Saturday, March 7
2:00 PM— 5:00 PM

Join Workman Arts for the opening reception of Being Scene 2020. View over 100 artworks and get the chance to meet some of the 66 artists who created the work in the exhibition.

Anti-Oppression and Inclusivity in the Arts

Monday, March 9
3:00 PM— 6:00 PM

Join co-facilitators Parul Pandya and Belinda Ageda for a workshop on anti-oppression and inclusivity principles and practices for arts workers. This training will be tailored to arts educators, programmers, administrators and anyone else involved in contributing to arts spaces and programs in the city.

Textile Game Controllers Jam Info Session

Monday, March 9
6:30 PM— 8:00 PM

Attending the Textile Game Controllers Jam? Join this info session, where you’ll get a quick overview/review of the e-textiles techniques covered in the previous workshops, an opportunity to introduce yourself and meet fellow jammers, and start scheming about what you’d like to build during the jam.

Friends Play Games

Monday, March 9
6:30 PM— 9:30 PM

Friends Play Games is a bi-weekly community gathering for everyone who loves playing, talking about and sharing their love of games! Free.

Home Is A Place That Visits Me Book Launch

Thursday, March 12
6:00 PM— 8:00 PM

Join UK-based artist Hannah Hull, one of the contributing artists in Trinity Square Video’s Architecture After the Asylum exhibition, to launch her new publication, Home Is Place That Visits Me.

Textile Game Controllers Game Jam

Saturday, March 14 — Sunday, March 15

How can electronic textile techniques be used to create bespoke, alternative game controllers? This game jam will provide participants with the opportunity and support to apply the skills introduced through the Textile Game Controller Workshop Series (2018-2020) to fully developed e-textile game controller prototypes.

Debrief Circle

Wednesday, March 18
4:00 PM— 6:00 PM

During this Debrief Circle, we will both hold space for debriefing difficult situations we have witnessed or been a part of within Toronto arts communities as well as learn how to debrief effectively.

Friends Play Games

Monday, March 23
6:30 PM— 9:30 PM

Friends Play Games is a bi-weekly community gathering for everyone who loves playing, talking about and sharing their love of games! Free.

Game Writers Circle + Social

Wednesday, March 25
6:30 PM— 9:30 PM

Join other game writers and narrative designers for a cozy get together every month!

Origin Stories Opening Reception

Thursday, April 9
8:00 PM— 10:00 PM

Join DMG and participating artists for the opening reception of ORIGIN STORIES.

Pin + Patch Show 2020

Saturday, July 25
12:00 PM— 6:00 PM

Pin + Patch is back for its 4th annual show! Featuring over 50 pin and patch vendors from Toronto, across Canada, and around the world!

Past Events

Friends Play Games
February 24, 2020

CFMDC AGM 2020
February 19, 2020

VRARA Meetup
February 19, 2020

Tribute to Barbara Hammer
February 18, 2020

Public Speaking 101
February 18, 2020

Directing Dramatic Film
February 15, 2020

Friends Play Games
February 10, 2020

GMing Club 05: Ryuutama
February 10, 2020

February Speaker Social
February 8, 2020

Crowdfunding for Film
February 1, 2020

Grant Writing Lab
January 30, 2020

Unarmed Verses
January 29, 2020

Friends Play Games
January 27, 2020

VRARA Meetup
January 22, 2020

Open RPG Gaming Night
January 17, 2020

Inaabandam Symposium
January 17, 2020

Friends Play Games
January 13, 2020

QGCarnival
January 12, 2020

January Speaker Social
January 11, 2020

Transformation Stories
December 18, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
December 12, 2019

Directing Documentary
November 28, 2019

Friends Play Games
November 18, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
November 15, 2019

November Speaker Social
November 9, 2019

Writing Satire
November 6, 2019

Friends Play Games
November 4, 2019

Involution
October 30, 2019

VR Installation
October 28, 2019

Directing Actors Pt. 2
October 23, 2019

Friends Play Games
October 21, 2019

How to Write a Pitch
October 17, 2019

Haunted Homecoming
October 16, 2019

Directing Actors Pt. 1
October 16, 2019

Assistant Editing Pt. 2
October 15, 2019

October Social
October 12, 2019

Making Mad Artist Panel
October 12, 2019

Friends Play Games
October 7, 2019

Mystique Afrique 2019
September 26, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
September 25, 2019

Friends Play Games
September 23, 2019

RE: Infrastructures
September 20, 2019

Friends Play Games
September 9, 2019

Breakfast Game Audio Club
September 5, 2019

Lighting on a Budget
August 29, 2019

Shooting on a Budget
August 21, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night
August 15, 2019

Pin + Patch Show
July 27, 2019

Home Made Visible
July 5, 2019

Armchair Politics
July 4, 2019

A Piece Of Me
June 22, 2019

Fluid
June 10, 2019

VRTO 2019
June 1, 2019

Pleasure Dome AGM
May 30, 2019

All or None
May 24, 2019

Our Blood
May 20, 2019

April Speaker Social
April 13, 2019

Untitled
April 5, 2019

Intro to Arduino
April 3, 2019

DMG GDC Offsite 2019
March 23, 2019

Adventure Jam
March 1, 2019

CFMDC AGM
February 25, 2019

Friends Play Games #120
February 25, 2019

Spellbound
February 21, 2019

Budgeting for Indie Games
February 16, 2019

Friends Play Games #119
February 11, 2019

Friends Play Games #119
January 28, 2019

SFPC Family Dinner
January 24, 2019

Friends Play Games #118
January 14, 2019

GMing Club 03
January 9, 2019

The Art of the Interview
December 13, 2018

Open RPG Gaming Night
December 10, 2018

Friends Play Games #117
December 10, 2018

We++ Workshop
December 8, 2018

A Feast of Man
December 5, 2018

Storygathering 2
December 4, 2018

VR/360 Weekend Workout!
November 30, 2018

It's Sew Easy
November 29, 2018

Intro to Unity
November 28, 2018

Friends Play Games #116
November 26, 2018

Intro to Adobe Premiere
November 24, 2018

Tour of Dressing Toronto
November 23, 2018

Dames Playing Games #7
November 20, 2018

Friends Make Stuff
November 19, 2018

Directing Dramatic Film
November 18, 2018

Make Change Conference
November 18, 2018

Design Jam: Data Edition
November 14, 2018

Storygathering
November 13, 2018

Friends Play Games #115
November 12, 2018

GMing Club 02
October 30, 2018

Friends Play Games #114
October 29, 2018

Creepin' It Real 2018
October 27, 2018

ChangeUp Exhibition
October 25, 2018

Directing Actors
October 25, 2018

Intro to Zbrush Pt. 2
October 23, 2018

Indie Film Budgeting
October 23, 2018

The Writers Circle
October 22, 2018

Game Night: Juggernaut
October 17, 2018

Intro to Zbrush Pt. 1
October 16, 2018

VVV Jam
October 12, 2018

aluCine Closing Fiesta
October 6, 2018

October Speaker Social
October 6, 2018

Shorts for Shorties
October 6, 2018

Intro to Red Dragon Camera
September 27, 2018

Microscope Game Night
September 25, 2018

Party Party Party Jam!
September 21, 2018

Art + Tech Jam
September 21, 2018

where now? Artist Talkback
September 19, 2018

TOJam Arcade
September 15, 2018

Ruby
September 14, 2018

Toronto Game UX Meetup
September 13, 2018

Damage Camp Opening Party
September 7, 2018

Community Open House
September 5, 2018

Intro to Sony FS7
August 30, 2018

August Speaker Social
August 25, 2018

Tabletop Game Night
August 23, 2018

Ectoplasms Opening
August 10, 2018

Gamemasters Club
August 9, 2018

July Speaker Social
July 28, 2018

The Indie Mixer
July 26, 2018

Bit Bazaar
July 14, 2018

VR Studio Night
July 11, 2018

VR Studio Night
June 20, 2018

No Tokens
May 19, 2018

Screening Space
May 11, 2018

VR Studio Night
May 9, 2018