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Kill your darlings

By | 'Off the shelf', Creative Writing, creative writing workshop, Liz Cashdan, Sheffield, Study Visits, Weston Park Museum

There are rich picking to be had for creative writers who spend time in museums. That’s what visitors to OCA tutor Liz Cashdan’s Memory and Memoire writing workshop discovered at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words last weekend. Roaming the…

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The view from here

By | Ba(hons) Photography, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, landscape, Photography, study visit, Study Visits

Join OCA tutor Wendy McMurdo on the 12 of November at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The View From Here | Landscape Photography explores the theme of landscape through photographs from the 1840s to the present day. This exhibition brings together a selection of prints that transport the viewer around the world

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Students are doing it for themselves

By | Ba(hons) Photography, Education, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Music, Photography, Student Work, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications

Sketchbooks. Context. Presentation of work. Articulation of ideas. Peer-group feedback. What do these topics have in common? They all come high on the list of absolute nail-biters for students of the creative arts – and they were all addressed in some way at the most recent meeting of the OCASA Thames Valley (Photography) Group.

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Manchester textiles study visit

By | BA hons textiles degree, Fine Art, Galleries, study visit, Study Visits, Textiles, We Are OCA

On Sunday 13 November OCA tutor and programme leader Rebecca Fairley will host a study visit to two venues in Manchester. In the morning the group will visit The Whitworth then move onto Manchester Art Gallery for the afternoon. The day will be full of gorgeous textiles from stylish mid century fabrics to cutting edge fashion.

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British Art Show 8: Southampton

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

Join OCA tutor Emma Drye on the 22 October in Southampton for OCA’s final visit to the British Art Show. The exhibition is showing across two locations in the city, the John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery.

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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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