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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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Chair………….and a new Blog of the Week

Usually when we record a slide show for WeAreOCA we get the images and then record the audio. That’s what I asked OCA tutor Clive White to do when he was up for the photography assessment event last week. Clive however had different ideas. ‘I want to talk about one of Helen Rosemier’s images from […]

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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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