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Assignment 4 meets my Grandmother

Research for this assignment has led me to a personal discovery about my family. Little did I know that my first essay for my degree would be so exciting and revealing.

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Student work: Accidental lessons – sourced through higher learning

Through my BA, I have personally observed how within art, the physical act of creating, we can find our own version of OK. This was not something I set out to discover or had any prior inkling of; yet it is a topic I now feel so strongly about, that it has become deeply embedded within my practice.

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Student work: Heidi Sumner – The design development process.

I received the work from Heidi Sumner a Foundation Textile student a few months ago. I wanted to share her creative work with you here and discuss the concept design development. The foundation course with the OCA is an introduction to the skills needed for Textile studies. Students are asked in part 1 to experiment […]

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Penny Rowe

Looking at Penny’s submission there is a real sense of enthusiasm in her tackling of unfamiliar and combination materials in new and unusual ways.

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Unexpected discoveries in routine environments

Thea Anning’s creative journey finding hidden gems through ‘Everyday’ experiences. The Tate Modern has just launched the first major exhibition of Anni Albers’ life works.  Albers study at the Bauhaus during the early 1920’s led into textiles due to her being refused entry to painting on the grounds of being female.  She became one of […]

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SHOWCASE 24 – 28 October 2018

Come and see what you can be part of!

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Summer assessment – colour

It is no surprise then that OCA textile students are experimenting with bright colour palettes, demonstrating their understanding and synthesis of current colour trends.

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Staying Connected- A Summer project by MA Fine Art Cohort 2016

As a group we decided it would be a good idea to do something over the summer to stay in touch with each other. We wanted to participate in a project together that befitted how we communicate as a distance learning group of individuals, all living in different parts of the world, digitally connected.

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More is more, the rest is a bore – and the wonderful world of Amardeep Kaur

So, it was with great excitement at the recent Assessment event in Barnsley that we delved into Amardeep Kaur’s world. As a current OCA Textiles student, she has used her recent course to wholeheartedly embrace colour, pattern, motif, print and stitch techniques in order to initiate a strongly personal journey with a rich signature of bold colour and stylised design with a growing confidence shown through additional surface embellishments.

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Confessions of an art student: Sustaining practice

And when someone in the future asks you to talk about sustaining your practice, you are OBVIOUSLY going to say YES, not just because you have anxiety issues about letting people down… but because you have made so much damn work you have no space in your house anymore: that is ‘sustained as hell!’

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