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What is drawing?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I wondered what would happen if I asked OCA art tutors this question. It might sound like a simple thing to ask, but the answers suggest drawing is anything but simple….. Drawing and MA tutor Angela […]

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Meet the tutors: Joanna Ezekiel

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We went to York to interview Joanna Ezekiel, Creative Writing tutor (and former OCA student) in her home […]

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Meet the tutors: Katrina Whitehead

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We’re introducing you to two tutors this month, the first is Katrina Whitehead. Katrina Whitehead is a tutor for OCA photography and printmaking courses, as well as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Contemporary Photographic Arts […]

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Introducing Sarah Taylor, new Textiles Curriculum Leader

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Our new textiles curriculum leader, Sarah Taylor, introduces herself below. We are very pleased to have her join the team.     ‘My interests lie in the exploration of light within cloth. Since the mid-1990s I […]

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On Beauty — how politically incorrect is that?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   In 1998, Elaine Scarry declared that for the previous two decades (ie from the late 70s to the late 90s) beauty had been “banished from the humanities”. It wasn’t that beautiful things that had been banished, […]

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Meet the Tutors: Charlotte Grierson

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Charlotte Grierson is a textile artist and designer who specialises in weaving. Last November, we visited her in her studio at Cockpit Arts in Deptford. Her response to the question “Why weaving?” was unexpected. It apparently […]

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Meet the Tutors: Michele Whiting

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   In late November, we visited Michele Whiting in her studio at 44AD Artspace in Bath. Michele is an experimental artist whose work explores themes of real and imagined spaces through photography, installation, performance, sound and moving […]

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Meet the Tutors: David Knapp

Another OCA tutor in their element. Art historian David Knapp is at home with his books in his library as Jim Unsworth and David Winning are in their respective studios. No doubt he feels equally at home in the Tate or the Uffizi. David talks with a quiet enthusiasm about his lifelong interest in art […]

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Meet the Tutors: David Winning

The second tutor in this series is David Winning. At work in his studio in Chorley, he communicates the sheer joy of “thrashing and splashing around in paint” and the importance of letting go. Now we really see what he means when he exhorts students to “loosen up” in their work ….! http://www.weareoca.com/fine_art/feedback-on-studies-and-finished-work/ David is […]

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Meet OCA Tutor Jim Unsworth

In this, the first in the series “Meet the Tutors”, we join Jim Unsworth (and his dog) in his studio in Lincolnshire, and watch him at work. Jim talks about his work, his practice and something about what it takes to be a creative artist. Jim is a drawing, painting and sculpture tutor and a […]

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