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A slice of ham

Getting a good image does not necessitate going to exotic locations or risking danger, sometimes the seemingly everyday has the potential to generate a meaningful image. OCA student Amano Tracy talks here about an image he captured in his mother’s house. I love it, even if I couldn’t remember the title. Recorded in the cafe […]

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Blog of the week: Diana Hudson

Blog of the week this month is Diana Hudson’s OCA Blog. This caught the attention because of its focus on documenting process, the frequent use of the question ‘what have you achieved? and the evidence of research informing her work. The ‘what have you achieved?’ or ‘what have I achieved?’ is a great reflective question, […]

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Blog of the Week: Rob's Learning Blog

Blog of the week this month is Rob’s Learning Blog. It is one of the first illustration learning logs I have seen – the course was only introduced this year, but has has exceeded expectations in terms of enrolments. I was struck not just by the quality of the drawing but also by the effort […]

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Blog of the Week: southliving

Blog of the week this month is southliving written by China based OCA photography student Dewald Botha. And written is the operative word, one of the defining features of Dewald’s learning blog is the way that he sets out so clearly his thinking about his work – both in advance of shooting and then subsequently. […]

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Feedback on studies and finished work

Two OCA tutors, Emma Drye and David Winning were recently in the office and we filmed them talking about one of David’s students (Iwona Barltrop) who had just finished her Painting 1 course. I think the video really helps explain how important it is to retain vitality in your work for it to be successful. […]

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Blog of the Week: pain and the pastoral

For blog of the week this month we look to Gesa Helms’ pain and the pastoral. This is not so much a OCA learning log as an artist’s reflective notebook and it is fascinating for it. Rather than polished mini-articles we get snippets of thoughts and associations. Many of these thoughts turn to colour, but […]

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Blog of the week: Marmalade Cafe

Blog of the week this month is Marmalade Cafe written and photographed by Penny Watson. Penny enrolled on Art of Photography last year and was encouraged by her tutor to make an APEL application (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – where you assemble a portfolio of work and a personal statement). The application was successful […]

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Blog of the week: Yiannitsa Cegarra

A week is a long time in politics and it can be at We Are OCA too. Essentially we have been so busy producing videos and slideshows and discussing our plans for next year with our Trustees that we haven’t found the time to look at the growing numbers of student blogs. And when we […]

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