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Study event review – Oxford thumb

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 thumb

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 thumb

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 thumb

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 thumb

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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Study event review: Arts & Environment E-Meet thumb

Study event review: Arts & Environment E-Meet

Arts and Environment E-meets are open to all OCA students and combine individual presentations with group discussion to explore and share ideas about how creative practices can engage with environment issues and place, particularly at this time of global climate crisis.

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Study event review: Newcastle thumb

Study event review: Newcastle

A group of students from the North East took the opportunity to explore the Baltic Gateshead exhibitions for the day along with OCA tutor Cheryl Huntbach. The Baltic focuses entirely on contemporary art and the three exhibitions showed an interesting range of contemporary artists’ work. We discussed ways to approach looking at contemporary art exhibitions […]

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Study event review: OCAEast of England thumb

Study event review: OCAEast of England

10 students met with OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting to discuss “The Influence of Curation on the Creative Arts”. With a mix of subjects represented from painting, drawing, illustration, visual culture, graphic design and photography, and students ranging from starting to their studies at Level 1 to those on their final Level 3 unit, the afternoon consisted of wide ranging discussion.

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OCA study event review: OCA London thumb

OCA study event review: OCA London

Blog post by OCA student Richard Keys. “What a fabulous time I had last weekend. Six of us met at the Hayward Gallery to see the exhibition Kiss My Genders, to have a social chat and to critique work that we had brought along.”

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Study event review: OCA Photography Midlands thumb

Study event review: OCA Photography Midlands

10 of us Midlands OCA photography students spent a highly enjoyable afternoon with Birmingham based artist Stephen Burke at the Blast! Festival of Photography Sandwell, West Midlands. 

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