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Fine Art

Studio sketchcrawl

By | Fine Art, study visit, Study Visits, We Are OCA

Join OCA tutor Jim Unsworth in his studio in Grantham, Lincolnshire on the 22 October. Ensure to bring lots of drawing materials and a variety of paper and sketchbooks, you will experience drawing in different media on varied scales using the environs around Jim’s studio as source; this includes garden, farmland and architecture.

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RWA Open Exhibition

By | Fine Art, Galleries, study visit, Study Visits

Join OCA tutor Michele Whiting on the 23 November in Bristol to visit the RWA Open Exhibition. This show is based on a highly competitive open submission in its 164th year. It is one of the longest running ‘opens’ in the country, showcasing some of the most ‘exciting (established and emerging) artists in the country’.

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An introduction to sustainability in textiles

By | BA hons textiles degree, Education, Fine Art, Galleries, Textiles

In this blog post you will be taken through 3 key aspects of sustainable textiles. These are the Textiles Environment Design project (TED), the Slow Textiles Movement, and Design for disassembly. Every textile student and practitioner should have some knowledge and consider the ethics of textile production in their practice.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park sketchcrawl

By | Fine Art, study visit, Study Visits, We Are OCA

Join OCA’s Joanne and Leanne at Yorkshire Sculpture Park where we will explore the contrasting landscape. Be ready to combine culture, exercise and fresh air! There will be an opportunity to view and make drawings from the array of sculptures, landscape and architecture around the park.

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William Kentridge

By | Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Photography, study visit, Study Visits, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 9 October at Whitechapel Gallery in London. South African artist William Kentridge is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.

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