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Study event: Drawing at the British Museum

Sarah Jaffray, Project Officer for the Bridget Riley Art Foundation will be leading a looking, discussing and drawing workshop within the Prints & Drawings room at the British Museum. The event will be held on the 29 April from 11am.

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Only Artists

Although all the artists have fascinating things to say, as a creative writer I prick up my ears when writers are talking, to see if I can pick up any tips, or just have that moment where you think…yes, that’s so true!

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Presenting your work in digital formats for screen

If you are looking for ways to present your work digitally online there are many ways in which you can achieve this. Some of these are fairly simple and require no special software, whilst others might require more skill and access to various software programmes

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Documentary evidence and artistic expression.

Exhibition: Empire of Memory at ‘Temporary Contemporary’ Huddersfield, January 2019. As a photojournalist I grapple with a number of problems: can a realistic medium such as photography ever really show the underlying causes of social problems? A mechanical recording instrument has a limited capacity to convey a point of view, or express an author’s emotional […]

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Drawing from the past. Part 2.

Last time we spoke about the ideas that lie behind the Drawing from the Past. This time I want to focus on what students will get from completing the course.

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How many spoons do you have today?

The OCA has a diverse student body, many with a variety of challenges. As a tutor I frequently support students with difficulties with their course as a result of their condition – demotivation is probably the biggest symptom of this I see. Spoon theory is an incredibly powerful tool that can help manage this

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