Andrea Norrington, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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Working under restrictions – Student examples

For those currently producing work under lockdown conditions, it may feel like a strange period adjusting to this new normal.  However, taking a look through student work all produced prior to the start of Covid-19, it is clear that OCA students have always worked in a domestic or localised space.

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Virtual study event: OCA East of England and friends

On 30 May, tutor Andrea Norrington will lead a discussion on undertaking research including tips and techniques and how to feed into your sketchbooks/learning logs.

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Working in a domestic space

Looking back at them now I see some potential in them. The sprouting potatoes seem to have found new meaning in the time of the Covid-19 virus. I was just thinking yesterday perhaps I should plant some in a bucket to grow in our very small garden?

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What if…

What if … I can’t go outside to photograph. Below are some tips and suggestions of some aspects to explore and photographers to look at.  The list is by no means exhaustive, so please do add and share. Some courses/assignments are more dramatically impacted than others, so do talk to your tutor.  Use the forums to share and connect with other students. 

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Study event: OCA East of England – *now virtual*

Join the OCA East of England group on Saturday 28 March in a session led by OCA Student Andrea Norrington to understand the place of learning logs and/or sketchbooks within your studies.

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OCA Photography: Zoom Session

If you have never participated in an online group – why not make this a resolution for 2020 and come and join us for an online session.

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Study event review: East of England – A tutor’s perspective

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside … On Saturday 12 October, a band of hardy students from the East of England group braved the elements to join me on the East Coast to undertake a day of practical work.

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OCA study event: East of England

Join us for a day of practical work at Aldeburgh on the East Coast on Saturday 12 October – suitable for all disciplines and open to all OCA students.

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Study event review: OCAEast of England

10 students met with OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting to discuss “The Influence of Curation on the Creative Arts”. With a mix of subjects represented from painting, drawing, illustration, visual culture, graphic design and photography, and students ranging from starting to their studies at Level 1 to those on their final Level 3 unit, the afternoon consisted of wide ranging discussion.

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Study event: OCA East of England

Come and join us for a talk about “The Influence of Curation on the Creative Arts” with OCA tutor Andrea Norrington on Saturday 27 July.

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