Andrea Norrington, Author at The Open College of the Arts
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Virtual Study Event – OCA East of England & friends

Join the OCA East of England regional group’s next meeting via on Zoom on Saturday 25 July 2020 1.00pm – 3.00pm. The topic being discussed – Being Critical.

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Reflective Writing:  Taking time to invest in your work.

For some it may seem counter-intuitive to stop and take stock of your own work. The pressure of looming deadlines often means that you want to keep moving forward and keep producing work. However, taking time out to pause and reflect on your work can pay great dividends and allow for much stronger work to be developed as a result.

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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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