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Susan Askew

Many students at first can be a bit tentative about using mixed media. Lack of confidence, a fear of the unknown perhaps or else they are just not sure how it will all turn out. Susan Askew, a student on the Drawing 1 course, has no such doubts and instead has dived straight in, fearlessly combining collage with various drawing and painting media.

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Exhibition overload.

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area that is well supplied with Art Galleries decisions often have to be made…

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Jo Hunter

Students who are on a process of discovery that reflects their passions and interests generally produce good sketchbooks and the work of OCA student Jo Hunter is no exception.

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OCA Big Draw on London’s South Bank.

The first Big Draw event for OCA students took place at London South Bank. As the early morning sun arose over the River Thames, the students assembled at the Royal Festival Hall before moving on to the first of 5 specially chosen areas that provided views of special interest.

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Study Visit Review: Eric Ravilious

Eager OCA students from as far away as Yorkshire and Cardiff travelled to South London to attend a study visit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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Open House Studios

Opening your house or studio to the general public is often the easiest and most convenient way to present a small scale selection of the work you have done to friends and casual visitors alike.

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Review: Study visit to the Estorick Collection.

Jim reviews the recent study visit to see the work of Renato Guttuso.

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A Short Book about Drawing

Jim on why you should read this enjoyable book

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The Two Roberts: Review

Tutor Jim Cowan recaps on a recent study visit to the Two Roberts in Edinburgh.

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Richard Hamilton

Jim Cowan reviews the show which will be subject of a study visit on 17 May

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