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What’s in a sketch?  thumb

What’s in a sketch? 

Firstly, sketching offers us a quick means to document our observations of different spaces and designs. No, these don’t have to be hyper realistic perspective sketches that show every detail. Instead, these are sketches that can be done quickly to explore various aspects of a design that might be helpful for us to understand more deeply to apply to our own designs. 

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The Patricia Farrar Award for Painting thumb

The Patricia Farrar Award for Painting

I am delighted to announce that OCA level 3 student Anna Barnard was selected as the 2022 winner of this prize.

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OCA News: Illustration thumb

OCA News: Illustration

Earlier this year we contacted attendees to our ‘group work’ sessions to obtain feedback from them, responding to previous student feedback last year. We asked the questions below and would love to share the feedback we received.

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Student stories: Tracy Walker thumb

Student stories: Tracy Walker

In this blogpost I’d like to introduce one of our most established interior design degree students – Tracy. Tracy has been studying with us for some time, and it has been great to see how far she has progressed on her learning journey with OCA over the last few years, and how much her design work has developed.

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Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment thumb

Highlights from a vibrant Creative Arts assessment

As is often the case, assessment events offer great insight into the diverse BA (Hons) Creative Arts community and the wide range of approaches to interdisciplinary practice on the programme.

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Transmitting the message

Sometimes Keeping up Momentum events develop a momentum of their own. This post describes our experience of working together, with a hope that this will inspire others to do the same. The four of us (from the Drawing, Creative Arts, Painting and Photography pathways) met in January at Keeping up Momentum  – Pushing the Envelope  as Team Transmit and enjoyed the experience enough to decide to continue after the workshop. 

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