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Blog of the week: Carol Stimpson

Blog of the week today comes from Printmaking student Carol Stimpson. Quite apart for the from the fabulous images of her work the thing that clearly stands out from Carole’s blog is the way she tests ideas and reflects and evaluates whether what she thinks of them. For example, this is just an extract of […]

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In love and living on a bus

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at the OCA starts with a statement and goes something like this: ‘I have been a photographer all my life, do I have start at the beginning?’ Although this is a straight forward question it is one which is extremely difficult to answer. We are absolutely […]

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Blog of the week: photographyselina

Our latest blog of the week is Art Photography or photographyselina by Australia based student Selina Wallace. Selina completed Art of Photography last year and is currently studying People and Place. Her blog is a good combination of documenting her work through the course projects and reflections on photography informed by her wider research. I […]

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Blog of the week: Charmaine Watkiss

Blog of the week this week is Charmaine Watkiss‘ log of her progress through her printmaking course. In discussion Richard Liley, one of the Course Leaders for Fine Art said, ‘it shows working process, discipline , technique and research’ and I am keen to see students helping each other develop in this way. Richard followed […]

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Blog of the week: suburban sketches

The first blog of the week for 2011 is illustration student Cal Hoy’s suburban sketches which caught our attention because it shows how Cal develops her ideas from quick rough sketches, or in the case above, from photos cut out and stuck to a background to finished pieces. The post on the exercise from the […]

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Jose talks about Rob Brisco's learning log

Rob Brisco whose street scene is featured above, has just completed People and Place. In our latest tutor interview, Jose Navarro talks about learning logs. The key message is, think of it as a tool. It should work for you. If it works for you – it will work when it comes to assessment. And […]

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James Payne

Tutor Joe Fox got in touch with me to tell me about James Payne’s assignment three (Colour) for Art of Photography. Joe thought it was exceptional and I agree. James has taken the Gregory Crewdson’s Twilight series as the inspiration for part of the assignment. Given Crewdson produced Twilight with the help of Hollywood scale […]

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The same but different

OCA tutor and assessor David Winning talks about student Anne Flowers work for her printmaking course. David touches on developing ideas using sketchbooks, the essence of printmaking and illustrates points using examples of Anne’s Chine-collé pieces

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"…although the fish is dead, it looks alive."

Continuing our series of tutors and assessors talking about student work. Here Jim Unsworth talks about Margaret Maclean’s work for the Drawing 1 Course

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Washing Basket

In this slide show OCA tutor and assessor Linda Khatir talks about a painting by Anne Linehan, which she produced as part of her work on her level one painting course. we think the audio on the slide show is worth listening to twice. The first time while looking at the close up detail in […]

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