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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 Information contained within it may now be out of date.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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All you need to know about packaging up your work for assessment

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   This video has been produced on request of the OCA Student Association (OCASA) because of the number of students who agonise about how best to send their work for assessment. It’s most relevant to Visual Arts […]

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The Perfect Place to Grow

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   In 1837, the year that Queen Victoria came to the throne, The Government School of Design was opened in Somerset House. Over the years The Royal College of Art as it became known, has played an […]

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A study visit to the excellent Jerwood Drawing Prize

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   There is going to be an opportunity to see the Jerwood Drawing Prize on tour in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd March at the Midlands Arts Centre, Canon Hill Park Birmingham (MAC) starting at the Cafe at […]

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Portfolio review workshop for Painting students

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Here’s a new venture to get involved in. OCA is offering the opportunity for a small group of students to receive hands on feedback on their portfolio in a studio environment. The first event will be […]

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Investigating Drawing

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   For those who love drawing, this new level 2 course may be the most exciting addition to the Painting and the Creative Arts degree pathways. Called Investigating Drawing, the course challenges students to think outside the […]

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The old chestnuts

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Music is a very significant part of the Christmas season, even for those who do not categorize themselves as major musical enthusiasts, and there is always a considerable number of people filing into churches, chapels and […]

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From Burgess and Maclean to Elgar and Standford

I was listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 whilst driving into work last week and there was an item about an exhibition in Cambridge entitled Under Covers: Documenting Spies. Cambridge has been something of a breeding ground for spies, of course – and not always for the same side! The interviewee commented that […]

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A History of Drawing in Four Paragraphs

The Open College of the Arts’ fine art courses place an emphasis on the practice of drawing as a means of exploring, experimenting and honing your skills as an artist in your media and genres of preference. In this article we look at the history of drawing as a practice and art form in its […]

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