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rarescale summer school – a level 1 student's experience

On a warm July morning, twenty one musicians descended on Harlaxton manor for five days of flute playing and composing at the annual rarescale summer school. An eclectic bunch, the flautists ranged from talented amateurs to music college graduates embarking on performing careers, and the composition group consisted of undergraduate music students and early career composers.

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Study visit review: Joan Eardley's 'A sense of place'

Saturday morning at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art was the time and place for the Open College of the Arts study visit to the Joan Eardley ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition. With fourteen students this was a well-attended event, the participants being attracted to an exhibition that focused on drawing and painting enhanced by photographic and archival documentation of the period.

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Study visit review: America After the Fall

The Study Day gave students a chance to meet fellow art students on differing courses that ranged from drawing, painting, illustration and photography and it was a valuable opportunity to enjoy a day out with like-minded enthusiasts.

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Study visit review: Gamelan at the South Bank Centre, London

On 11 June, I took a group of enthusiastic OCA students to a Gamelan workshop at the South Bank Centre in London. This was a hands-on workshop, where we were able to try the instruments and rehearse a piece of music…

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Study visit review: The studium of Paul Strand

After the show we had a good hour talking about the work over a cup of coffee in the breezy and dazzling V&A garden. I was asked by some of the group to write something for the OCA blog, which I have to admit, has been quite difficult…

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Study visit review: Strange and familiar

The study visit to Martin Parr’s documentary show ‘Strange and Familiar’ at the Barbican in London raised some perplexing questions…
The premise of the show is to reveal Britain through an ‘outsider’ view (the photographers are not British), which is held to be particularly relevant to our current cultural/political moment.

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Study Visit Review: Hilma Af Klint

OCA tutor Angela Rogers reviews a recent study visit to the Serpentine Gallery in London.

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British Art Show – Information (4)

The recent study day to the British Art Show during its Edinburgh leg seems now to me to have been all about information and the way it is shared. I met with a sterling group of engaged and interesting students. Meeting students and finding out more about why and how they study is vital for me a tutor as well as being a highly entertaining and enjoyable way to spend a day.

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