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Study event review: OCA North

OCA North invited Middlesbrough-based artist Miranda Richmond to discuss her work in January. Richmond’s current exhibition Presences at Dean Clough Mills in Halifax focuses on portraits created using intense looking and expressive mark making.

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Study event review: OCA East of England

The day started by looking at what reflective practice means and how it can be embedded in effective creative practice and development. We discussed its potential for developing practical strategies, capturing feelings, recognition of learning, how it focuses and provides purpose and gives meaning to our experiences.

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Study event review: OCA Thames Valley Group

John Umney, a previous member of the Thames Valley Group and OCA Photography Degree Graduate, kindly came to give us a talk about printing, drawing on 30+ years as a photographer working in both analogue and digital and always printing his own work.

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Study event review: Zandra Rhodes

A group of textile students met textiles tutor Priscilla Edwards on a damp morning on Saturday 7 December at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) on Bermondsey Street, a short walk from London Bridge station.

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Study event review: Oxford, a student’s account

Overall, it was an excellent day, where we learned a considerable amount, had some hands-on activity and had the chance to meet some of our fellow local students. I very much hope the group will meet again in the future.

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Study event review – Oxford

It was a real honour to lead this study visit in Oxford. As a previous student I know how invaluable these events can be, for developing practice, as a chance to learn something new and meet other fellow OCA students. The attendance was great with 13 students signed up and all from a variety of disciplines including textiles, photography, painting and drawing.

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Study event review: OCA London

The OCA London Regional Study Group is a cross-discipline group for OCA students in and around London and also students visiting London. So far there have been three study events. I’ve found the two I’ve attended to be very inspirational and also good to bounce ideas around with other OCA students concerning each others’ work.

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Study event review: OCA East of England – A student’s perspective

Without going into details about individual chats – we stayed about an hour before we drifted out into the cold and wet – my main takeaway (and the best bit of the day) was how supported I felt. I was an art student with other art students.

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Study event review: East of England – A tutor’s perspective

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside … On Saturday 12 October, a band of hardy students from the East of England group braved the elements to join me on the East Coast to undertake a day of practical work.

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Study event review: Virtual studio day

On 5 October 2019, thirteen students from Level 1 through to postgraduate level met for a new type of study day, gathering together virtually to share their studio work and to engage in producing work alongside each other using an online platform.

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