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Study visit to catch three in one: Twombly, Turner and Monet, all at Tate Liverpool thumb

Study visit to catch three in one: Twombly, Turner and Monet, all at Tate Liverpool

“Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings” at Tate Liverpool is an exciting exhibition which will stimulate and provoke comparisons, contrasts and arguments. OCA is running a study visit on 1st September starting at 11.30am, and running until 3pm. Please email enquiries@oca-uk.com to secure a place on a first come first serve basis. The exhibition displays together […]

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Give and take photography

Like, I am sure many students new to the OCA photography degree programme, I was absolutely convinced of the need to practice, practice and practice and initially unsure where to find the subject matter. This article describes a way of generating photo opportunities that can contribute to assignments, projects materials and experiential learning to complement […]

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Mondrian teas off the menu at the Courtauld thumb

Mondrian teas off the menu at the Courtauld

Another successful OCA study visit ended without the Mondrian teas advertised in the cafe. Still, the exhibition offered a lot of food for thought. OCA Art History tutor David Knapp, who led the group, offers us an insight to the exhibition. Mondrian’s primary colours shone against white backgrounds, Nicholson’s crisply carved white reliefs blazed brightly […]

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Blog of the week: Nigel Roberson thumb

Blog of the week: Nigel Roberson

This week we are featuring Nigel Roberson‘s learning blog for his Photography 2: Landscape course. It is an exemplary example of a carefully structured reflective learning log, showing clearly how Nigel has developed his work, selecting ideas, rejecting others and drawing on his research reading. Fabulous.

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This is the final post for 2011 from the OCA and if you are subscriber to the Weekender eBulletin you should receive it tomorrow. We will be back in 2012 with more articles, videos of student work, learning blogs and study visits. For now, we leave you with a list of the most viewed posts […]

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Zoom: Melanie Dornier thumb

Zoom: Melanie Dornier

Melanie Dornier is a French student on the Social Documentary course and is based in Suzhou, China. She emailed me about a month ago to say that she had an exhibition of her work on show at the Gallerie Des Cents Pas, Besancon, France. Now unbeknown to most readers of WeAreOCA for the last couple […]

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The Solent

There was a lot of exceptional work submitted at the last assessment event in March, but the one piece that could not be ignored was Avril Lewis’ level 3 project on the Solent. The finished piece is huge; at something like six by four feet, it is not really possible to convey the impact such […]

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Figuring it out!

Figure Drawing is the theme of our next art study visit and practical workshop. Barnsley Artist and OCA tutor Jane Lazenby will be leading this highly popular workshop at York Art Gallery on the 25th June. The workshop will start with a tour and introduction to the William Etty exhibition – Art and Controversy. Participants […]

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No salami slicing, but a chef at work … thumb

No salami slicing, but a chef at work …

Andrew Haydon’s coverage of the Arts Funding Cuts was an excellent exploration of what was good, bad and indifferent about them. It made me think that anyone who cares about the arts should be engaged in the debate about arts funding cuts, it may mean fewer (or different? even – better?) exhibitions and theatre and […]

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The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs… thumb

The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs…

Tutor Irena Boobyer has her latest exhibition at A La Ronde in Exmouth until 6 March. Called Feathers and Friezes, Irena’s papercuts are inspired by the extraordinary interior decoration of the building which was built in the eighteenth century for the Parminter cousins. Irena’s father was a Polish soldier who came to England after the […]

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