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Adam Thompson, Author at The Open College of the Arts

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Foundation Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture thumb

Foundation Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture

Since its launch in 2021, our Foundation Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture course has welcomed a diverse range of students who have expanded their creative ideas. The course introduces various key creative methods and approaches to making, encouraging students to explore and respond to materials and objects in their local environment in imaginative ways.

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Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment thumb

Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment

As is often the case, assessment events offer great insight into the diverse BA (Hons) Creative Arts community and the wide range of approaches to interdisciplinary practice on the programme.

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Student work: Moira Ratmoko thumb

Student work: Moira Ratmoko

Moira Ratmoko recently completed Sculpture 1: Starting out in 3D, on the BA (Hons) Fine Art pathway, creating a wide range of work exploring the boundaries of what sculpture can be. Moira often utilised the human body as a medium, embracing sculpture as a process to engage with the environment through performative actions and temporary installations.

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Notes on summer digital assessment – A tutor/assessor’s perspective thumb

Notes on summer digital assessment – A tutor/assessor’s perspective

Assessment can be a nervous time for many, whether it’s your first course unit or final degree qualification, the summative grading of your hard work underpins progress made and future direction, forming key milestones in your studies. This summer’s assessment was the first fully digital event at OCA, as students and tutors had to adapt during the height of the covid pandemic.

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OCA new course: Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture thumb

OCA new course: Material and Making: Approaches to Sculpture

This new foundation course introduces various key methods for material investigation, through approaches to making that challenge students to navigate, explore and respond to their three-dimensional environment. We encounter a vast range of materials and objects in our daily lives and this course enables students to exploit the materiality around them in creative ways, forming transferable skills for further study in different areas, primarily Creative Arts and Fine Art pathways. 

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What’s your tutor up to? Adam Thompson thumb

What’s your tutor up to? Adam Thompson

Conversations amongst friends evolved into artworks, artworks resonate conversation, new knowledge and understanding, things I find to be at the core of art practice.

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