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Getting the most out of your learning log

By | Creative Writing, Education, Film, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications

One of the key components in developing your learning log or blog is visual analysis – looking at, selecting and recording the artists/photographers who you find interesting, challenging or useful in progressing your work. The more you document and reflect upon those creative practitioners who have had a ‘marmite effect’ on you, the more you will improve both your critical thinking and creative skills.

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Stroud Textiles Festival

By | Study Visits, Textiles

Join OCA Textiles tutor Neil Musson on the 7 May in Stroud. Now in its tenth year the Select Festival offers a feast of delights with artist-led exhibitions, lectures, workshops and the fabulous Select Trail where you can meet artists and buy and commission work. Set in the glorious Stroud Valleys there is always lots to enjoy and inspire. We will visit artist-led exhibitions in lead venues.

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New textiles tutor: Introducing Cari Morton

By | Education, Textiles

“As a new tutor on the Textiles Degree I thought it would be good to introduce myself to you via WeAreOCA. I’ve worked with a number of the OCA tutors at other institutions over the years and having heard about the fantastic ethos of the OCA, I’m excited to be starting as a tutor.”

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Composing and winged horses

By | Creative Writing, Education, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Student Work, Textiles, Visual Communications

As an OCA tutor, one of the most fascinating parts of my job is reading through Learning Logs and seeing how different people approach the various challenges and concepts that the courses present. I have always felt that teaching is a two-way process, and that a good teacher can learn from their students, especially in terms of seeing things from different perspectives.

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OCA Foundations course news

By | Education, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles

OCA are pleased to announce a new pilot scheme for our Foundations students. As an alternative to assessment students are invited to submit a body of work to OCA Headquarters to receive admissions advice from course support advisers, Joanne and Eddie.

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