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Untitled Post

It is becoming increasingly hard to keep track of all the things OCA students are doing, with growing numbers blogging their learning logs, setting up informal meetings, etc, but this is something special. Student Penny Rowe has got together with fellow students to launch an online exhibition. Called ‘Untitled’, it is just fabulous, take a […]

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Finding arty gems in the haystack

As we all know, the web provides a great array of wonderful stuff, but it is a challenge to sift the good from the indifferent and downright bad. But now an initiative based on a philosophy of collaboration in the arts community is beginning to bear fruit. Chris Follows, of the University of the Arts, […]

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A lacy midlands study day!

Step into a world of lace like you’ve never seen it before. See how the patterns, materials and cultural traditions of lace are represented through radical new approached by UK and international artists. This OCA study day will be of interest to Fine Art and textiles students. It will take place on Saturday 11 February […]

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The Dark Side of Textile Art

Quite recently,  one of my students (you’ll know who you are!) was talking about the work of Tracey Ermin, how she admired her ability to put so much of herself into it, to be totally honest.  This, she agreed, is what really constitutes the art in textile art, the work says something,  expressing the soul […]

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Learner Support Scheme launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced Learner Support Scheme.   Trustees have set aside a budget of up to £15,000 in each financial year to underpin this important development. The new scheme will ensure the continuation of the existing bursary scheme but add four new components.  These are: help with attending OCA […]

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Assessment laid bare

I often think that being a fly on the wall at assessment events would help students get their heads around how best to present their work for assessment.  We are into our third week of assessment at OCA HQ, and this week we have the painting assessors here.  We always grab them to talk about […]

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How to tempt Pat into a bodice

Textiles assessor Pat Hodson was impressed with Jackie Ward’s textiles submission at the last assessment, and picked it out to inspire other students… check out this video of Pat talking about the backdrop to Jackie’s final submission, a bodice.

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The passionate textile artist

A response to recent discussions with face to face students, concerning Passion in Textiles – in all its guises Often students start a Textiles course because they’re passionate about making. They may already have indepth knowledge of sewing, knitting and so on, perfected over years in their spare time and come to love the techniques. But some […]

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Fantastic new resource for OCA students!

We are delighted to announce that OCA now has an annual subscription to the invaluable Oxford Art Online. This subscription isn’t just for a picture library but a virtual art reference library and gateway to search the huge content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources including The Oxford Companion to Western […]

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