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Ekphrastic Poetry
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It’s easy to look at a painting, for example, Van Gogh’s yellow bed and chair,, and respond with words. You might write a short...
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Wooden sculpture
Wood, a material for textiles
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Wood may be one of the oldest and most commonplace materials, long used in African, Pre-Columbian, and Oceanic artwork to create groundbreaking forms, but...
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Library
Ask the librarian
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Continuing from May’s Ask the Librarian blog that discussed how to find the right content online, lets next discuss what you should do once...
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OCA North
Study event: OCA North
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Join the next meeting of OCA North at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester on the 15 June with OCA tutor Rachel Forster.
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Novels bu Joyce, Thorpe and Kitteridge
When is a collection of short stories a novel?
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It might seem obvious whether a book is a novel or a collection of short stories, yet I keep coming across books that seem...
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Study event: OCA East of England
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Come and join us for a talk about “The Influence of Curation on the Creative Arts” with OCA tutor Andrea Norrington on Saturday 27 July.
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Right up the bracket
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Parentheticals in a script are mini descriptions put into dialogue (in brackets), usually to describe emotion, or what the character is doing while talking,...
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New textiles tutor: Introducing Katie Taylor
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As a new textiles tutor at OCA I have been invited to introduce myself on the #weareoca blog. I am a sculptural installation artist...
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Study event review: OCA East of England
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The session focused around making a mini-concertina book and each student successfully made their book.  In the session, students were shown how to cover...
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Study event: OCA Midlands
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Join OCA Midlands Photography students for a day with artist Stephen Burke on Saturday 22 June at Blast Festival of Photography in the West...
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What’s your tutor up to? Adam Thompson
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Conversations amongst friends evolved into artworks, artworks resonate conversation, new knowledge and understanding, things I find to be at the core of art practice.
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Study event review: Thinking through art
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Having Emma and the students talk around my project, helped me consider it from other viewpoints and look at other options. This has greatly...
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The Making of Books. Part 2.
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Making individual page layouts is an essential part of the book planning process. Play around with the sequencing of images. This stage can take...
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Study event review: Arts & environment. Part 2.
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These events are part of a program of Art & Environment visits taking the context of climate change as a backdrop for explorations of...
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OCA Music web chat: Inspirational orchestration
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Join OCA Music tutor Chris Lawry and fellow music students for an informal web chat from the comfort of your own home. The chat will start at...
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Music and Maths 2: Back to Basics
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While modernism and contemporary music are often thought of as very mathematical, numbers and ratios are in fact central to all western music. In...
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Study event review: Arts & environment. Part 1.
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In our discussion about trial and error and finding the right working conditions to be able to experiment as part of the creative process,...
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The Making of Books: Part 1
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If you are new to bookmaking, then experimenting with making artist style books is a fantastic learning experience.  They are a great way to...
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‘I am tired of guilt…’
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At ‘Don McCullin’ you’re not supposed to think so much as feel. But the other function of an art gallery, besides educating us, is...
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Join the new OCA Book Group!
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Do you like books? Do you like tea? Then join the OCA’s new online Book Group
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