Many students at first can be a bit tentative about using mixed media. Lack of confidence, a fear of the unknown perhaps or else they are just not sure how it will all turn out. Susan Askew, a student on the Drawing 1 course, has no such doubts and instead has dived straight in, fearlessly combining collage with various drawing and painting media.
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OCA Level 3 student Sue Gilmore recently closed her exhibition ‘In the time of absence’ This was the culmination of working towards her degree. With only her final assignment to go I asked Sue to comment on her experience of studying with the OCA, her exhibition and her plans for the future.
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The degree show of the 2013 cohort of MA Fine Art students opens to the public next week at The Civic, Barnsley, bringing together work created during three years of international collaboration. From England, the Far East, Mauritius, Oman, Scotland, Spain…
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A young person who gets up late, parties hard and squeezes studying into the odd spare moment. Is that what you see when you hear the word ‘student’, even though you’re a student yourself? Stereotypes are pervasive and persuasive. Photographers…
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OCA tutor and Assessor Michele Whiting looks at the work of Painting 3 student Averil Wooton. Averil is not trying to hide the materiality of what she is working on, leaving the folds and the creases in the paper. She isn’t trying to make them anything other than what they are.
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I have just finished speaking to a student as part of a telephone tutorial. He is at that mid point in a project and the conversation was about taking the next steps forward. There were a few points that he made in his discussion that made me confident that he had achieved clarity and a sense of direction on the project that he was working on. “It is how I see it” was his comment to me. This was a definite statement, not a proposition, not a question. “It is how I see it” – here was a moment of realisation at the point he is it currently at.
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OCA tutor and assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of Printmaking student Denise McHale. Doug highlights how she uses her workbooks – termed so because she’s brought together very different parts of her practice and critical understanding.
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