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Textile study weekend March 2019

The overall aim of this weekend is to bring together textiles students from across the UK and further afield to focus on practice, critical thinking, a critical evaluation and the impact on the standards of student work.
Join OCA tutors Rebecca Fairley and Neil Musson in Bristol on the 9 and 10.
Objectives for the event include:

  • Improving participants understanding of critical evaluation with reference to their own work and how it can lead to improved practice
  • Improving participants abilities to critically evaluate their own work and that of other artists and course mates
  • Building a network of practice among the textiles student body
  • Helping students to improve the standards of their own work against a wider context of contemporary textiles.

The crit will be of work in progress. It is vital to bring work which is not finished; this is your opportunity to gain feedback from your peers and a textile tutor. We would like to get to a position where you can become articulate, confident, and feel that you can comment critically on others work, ask questions, and challenge.
What is a crit session?
Students learn from each other. The crit exposes them to very different types of work and ways of working, and new ways of thinking about how to develop ideas. Crits are an opportunity for students to develop skills in articulating the concerns in their practice. Crits facilitate exchange, knowledge transfer and peer learning. Students need to support one another. That community of  peers will sustain us, particularly through those difficult times experienced on distance learning courses. Please bring a piece of work or set of samples where you need guidance. Pose a question to the other students in which you need their feedback, ideas and answers. 
£10 to be booked via OCA HQ
£ 3 to cover refreshments and other basic costs
If you are interested in attending please complete the study event request form.
Image credit: OCA student Claire Parry

Posted by author: Karen Woodfield
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