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OCA Music: The virtual choir project thumb

OCA Music: The virtual choir project

With in-person study visits, especially those involving singing, off the cards due to the pandemic, we had to think somewhat outside of the box to get a composition workshop together in 20/21! With a handful of singers within the student body of the music department, we decided to give a ‘Virtual Choir’ project a try.

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Focus Live – What is it?

Focus Live As part of a series on group work developments across the college, we invited the Focus Live group to blog about their current activity and direction. Focus Live — What is it?      Focus Live is a student-led bimonthly meet on Sunday evenings at 6pm UK time. Meets are friendly, open and informal, focusing on […]

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A (virtual) study visit with interview and Q&A

A tour of the project Climacteric with OCA student Jane Weinmann In a live discussion, final year photography student Jane Weinman and OCA tutor Derek Trillo will talk about the strategies and approaches Jane used to develop her major project.   The focus will be on topics that students at any level might encounter, with specific […]

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Short Film Collaboration – a painter and photographer talk thumb

Short Film Collaboration – a painter and photographer talk

Andrew Fitzgibbon (photography level 3) and Paul Butterworth (painting level 2) met up to discuss their recent collaboration on Andrew’s short film, Leeds and Liverpool. Paul, who is a professional actor, liked the idea of swapping modelling for some headshots and posted his suggestion on OCA Discuss. Andrew was near completing his BoW project and […]

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Study Event: Contamination/Curation thumb

Study Event: Contamination/Curation

Contamination/Curation was an online cross-discipline workshop over two Saturday mornings in October, part of the ongoing series of collaborative online events under the overall banner of Keeping Up Momentum organised by Level 3 photography student Helen Rosemier. This edition supported by tutor Bryan Eccleshall, who asked us to collaborate in randomly assigned groups of five […]

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Virtual Study Event: Black Textile Creatives with Faye Hall thumb

Virtual Study Event: Black Textile Creatives with Faye Hall

The representation of black creatives in the art and design world is still, sadly, very much underrepresented, and amazing talent is not as readily recognised or acknowledged- even in 2021. Join OCA tutor Faye Hall for a two-hour study event where we get together to explore the work of exciting textile and other visual artists […]

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Virtual Study Event: Keeping Up Momentum – Student Stories thumb

Virtual Study Event: Keeping Up Momentum – Student Stories

In need of a creative kick-start? The next Keeping up Momentum Zoom session will take place on Saturday, Feb 27th at 10 am GMT and will feature three students stories to inspire and motivate you.  Our fabulous speakers will be:    Jane Coxhill Jane joined OCA many years ago when she “semi-retired” and began part-time […]

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Virtual Study Event: Life Drawing – Body Positivity, Diversity and Inclusivity thumb

Virtual Study Event: Life Drawing – Body Positivity, Diversity and Inclusivity

After the huge success of our first Virtual Life Drawing session with 2B Or Not 2B Collective we are delighted to announce their return. Drawing by Hugh Hadfield from our first session Join us on 10th March at 7pm. Register for your space here. 2B Or Not 2B Collective welcomes you to another edition of […]

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#WeAreOCA’s South East Regional Group thumb

#WeAreOCA’s South East Regional Group

October saw the inaugural meeting of the South East Regional Group (‘SERG’ for short), which covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.  Students from all pathways and all levels within these areas are very welcome to join. The aim of the first meeting was to discuss the groups regional engagement, […]

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