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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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STEAM ahead- Provisional drawing practices

By | big draw, Fine Art, Galleries, study visit, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications

Join OCA tutor Cheryl Huntbach on the 1 October at the South Square Centre in Bradford for one of OCA’s Big Draw study visits. The day will involve an informal introduction to the exhibition and a practical drawing workshop; taking ideas from the ‘STEAM ahead’ exhibition as a springboard.

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A finger on the pulse of illustration

By | Visual Communications, We Are OCA

Because I am researching for the second edition of Becoming A Successful Illustrator I feel I have a finger on the pulse of contemporary illustration. Despite having several books and journals to my name and a sustained career in this area I think it’s simplistic to make absolute announcements about what illustration is as though it were a unified entity to be objectively understood. It’s not. There is no such thing as a typical illustrator either, nor a typical work methodology.

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Study is a marathon, not a sprint

By | creative art, Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

As you may have noticed, the 2016 Rio Olympics have got underway. Among those athletes going for gold, I would recommend keeping your eyes on the long distance runners – imitating some of their strategies will maximise your chances of successfully completing your studies.

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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

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

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 25 September in Cambridge. The exhibition will take place at the wonderful historic Pitt Building.The goal is to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables

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