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edge-zine issue 7: The re-launch
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We are pleased to announce the relaunch of edge-zine the student led zine it will be available to download from Facebook and to read...
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What is your tutor up to? Garry MacKenzie
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I’m really interested in what nets mean to you. Do you come from a fishing background? Can you wax lyrical about the moment when...
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OCA recommends: ‘Manga’ at the British Museum, until 26 August 2019
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Until around 20 years ago, it was possible to determine a comics artist or illustrator’s national and cultural origins from their aesthetic - from...
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In conversation with: Áine Byrne
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Áine Katrina Byrne is a Textile Artist and Designer originally from Ireland and now based in London. After Completing her MA at the RCA,...
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What I learned on a writing retreat
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With all that time to do nothing but write, you have to deliver, don’t you? Nope. This mindset is guaranteed to make you freeze.
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Study event review: OCA Photography Midlands
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10 of us Midlands OCA photography students spent a highly enjoyable afternoon with Birmingham based artist Stephen Burke at the Blast! Festival of Photography...
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Photograph of palm trees
Ask the librarian
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What is plagiarism? Plagiarism means deliberately or accidentally using someone else's work or ideas as if they were your own. Work means any intellectual...
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Breaking into the boys’ club
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For centuries, women have fought against adversity to pursue artistic careers in what was (and arguably still is) a man’s world.  They have suffered...
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Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
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I have always thought that serious art is not just something put into the world by its makers to express their feeling or point...
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Join the new OCA Book Group!
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The Book Group is running again! Sign up to have a relaxed discussion about books and writing.
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Interior Design and the use of model-making.
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As a way of exploring the use of model-making in Interior Design Tutor Mike Fairbrass – a very experienced professional model maker, and Programme...
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OCA & SANE: A new partnership
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We are very pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with the leading mental health charity SANE to support mental health. We...
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Art in the Anthropocene
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The word Anthropocene combines the root "anthropo", meaning "human" with the root "-cene", the standard suffix for "epoch" in geologic time. Whilst the term...
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Study event review: OCA South West – Global perspectives
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With such a large multidisciplinary group, I wanted to start the day with a lecture on ‘Global Perspectives in Contemporary Creative Arts’. I’m aware...
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Lisbon’s vibrant and optimistic art scene.
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If you are heading to Portugal this summer, take some time to look around Lisbon’s vibrant art scene. This is art in the more...
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The problems of updating
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These days, online books get updated, and customers will get the newest version free of charge. Publishers want their contemporary fiction to be up-to-the-minute....
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Abstract painting
Study event review: Remake / Remodel
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It was great to see such liberated and stimulating interplay between students and the work they were making. Unfamiliar drawing methods were explored including...
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What is your tutor up to? Jim Cowan
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All over Britain art students of all ages are setting up end of year shows. From primary school to adult education, from higher education...
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OCA Music: Flute recordings
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As part of a developing collaboration with UCA’s music department, I visited the new recording studios at the Farnham campus on 27 March. I...
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Tree against a blue sky
A new leaf: writing and observation
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Write a paragraph describing the leaf in as much detail as you can. The only rule is you’re not allowed to use the words...
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