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Visual Communications

Fangs and soup cans

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

As far as the world was concerned Andy Warhol died in 1987 and had an open coffin ceremony, but on Easter weekend last there were reports of several sightings of Warhol in Manhattan, lurking in the shadows near where the original Factory would have been. Completely implausible and absurd sure, but what if…

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London Print Fair

By | Fine Art, Galleries, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 7 May and the RA for the London Original Print Fair. The London Original Print Fair brings together 50 print specialists from across the globe in London’s favourite boutique art fair. Works of art for sale span 500 years of printmaking: from old and modern master prints to the latest editions by today’s leading artists.

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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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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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Looking at adverts: 15

By | Photography, Popular Culture, Visual Communications

Today, adverts invite women and men to play dolls with themselves. But for this to be acceptable for male consumers it must be disguised as playing soldiers, or at least some sort of useful ‘work’. A feminine version of consumption is only palatable if it is masculinised. Instead of relating it to pleasure, the product is made to signify a scientific process, an investment and a form of labour. It is about precision and adding value to the body, with the added help of Swiss engineering technology.

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