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Blog (Post) of the Week

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OK let’s get the declarations of interest out of the way first. This is a blog post about John Umney’s learning blog and John as many people will know is President of the OCA Student Association. […]

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Study visit: Chawton and Jane Austen’s Tricks

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On a sunny summer afternoon, a small group of students enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn of an English garden, talking of re-writing and editing. It’s a simple scene, and one that flatters the too-often-accepted […]

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A Study visit year

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. We have just reviewed a year of study visits at OCA, to see what worked and to get an idea of improvements we could make. The good news is that they have been a great success, with […]

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Representing Women

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.     Vanity by Memling You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting Vanity, thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you […]

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Common sense for the silly season

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   There are just two weeks to go before the summer parliamentary recess begins on 18 July and MPs head back to their constituencies – or take off for the sun-drenched coastlines of mainland Europe, the Americas […]

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Study Visit: Ken Currie and Man Ray in Scotland

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On Wednesday 21st August 2013 OCA tutors Olivia Irvine and Jane Mitchell will be leading a study visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, to see the first major retrospective of Man Ray’s influential […]

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Sanae Dvorjetz

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I just wanted to do a wee blogette about these lovely paintings submitted as part of a level one assignment by Sanae Dvorjetz. What struck me about them was that although they are ostensibly unpretentious and […]

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How can we democratise art?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   A recent BBC article: Isn’t it time to democratise art? grabbed my attention. Tom Shakespeare proposes that we, the public, should be allowed to borrow works of art from our national collections in a recent article in the […]

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Fees for 2013/14

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We are announcing today, the student fees for the academic year which starts 1 September 2013. We are pleased to say that, for new students, the cost of a full degree will be largely unchanged. So […]

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Archives inspire

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Sarah Taylor, Curriculum Leader for Textiles, reports back on a stimulating day in the archivesThe Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths University of London provided the two tutors and fifteen students (including one from Illustration) with an […]

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