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Study event review: OCA South West
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It’s about taking a 360degree approach to out practice to examine it and how it relates to the world now- so as to establish...
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This old thing
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This Old Thing is a project in which I’ll be wearing only charity shop-bought occasion dresses for two weeks. I’ll also be posting diary...
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Music and maths 1: ___flow___
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In this series of blog posts I’m going to be looking at some of the ways composers throughout history have explored music through numbers,...
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Ask the librarian
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Searching online, especially for distance learners is easy to perform from home and was my go-to place for research when I studied as a...
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Study event review: Thinking through art
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Although some of the reading was quite heavy going, we were able to pick out the salient points and find quotations that resonated with...
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Metal as a material for textiles
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Designer Tine De Ruysser beautifully combines hard and soft mediums, crafting them into unique new wearable materials. The designer takes inspiration from Japanese origami...
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What is your tutor up to? Caroline Wright
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Caroline Wright , OCA tutor and Programme Leader for Fine Art, has her work featured on ITV during the week commencing 29 April 2019.
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Showing at Home: Apples and Pears Gallery
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Another solution is to use your home to show work. Clearing some wall space and hanging a show - taking the endeavour seriously -...
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Changing your writing space – if you’re lucky enough to have one.
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When I started out, I wrote on the kitchen table. The amount of time spent clearing a space, and then tidying everything away, ate...
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Study event review: Pierre Bonnard
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Bonnard’s work is colourful and dense with brush marks and the best pieces are fairly large...
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rarescale Summer School: Bursaries
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OCASA has generously agreed to make two bursaries of £200 available for OCA students to attend the 2019 rarescale Summer School.
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Writing about other species
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I’m currently writing a collection of short fiction exploring our relationship with animals. When I tell people this, they often ask me if it’s...
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Leeds Playhouse
Visual music
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Music is, of course, a sonic art form but it need not deal only with sound. Music is kinetic; certain pieces might feel different...
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Study event review: East of England
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Saturday 23 March 2019 12 students joined OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting on Saturday 23 March. There were students from a...
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Burroughs and Bowie- Using The Cut Up Technique. Part 2
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The Cut-Up technique- in which words, or fragments of ideas are combined in random combinations- has a long artistic tradition. It is popularly associated...
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East of England study event: Bookbinding
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Join OCA tutor Andrea Norrington on 18 May.
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Keith Ashcroft studio visit
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Join OCA Programme Leader for Drawing and Painting Emma Drye for this unique opportunity in Salford on Sunday 12 May.
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Using the cut up technique. Part 1.
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The idea is that you can ‘use the site to read and/or write stories that take advantage of the possibilities of the digital medium...
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Ask the librarian
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When using library catalogues or databases you need to pick your search terms (keywords) carefully. Search engines and library databases are not intelligent and will...
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Letting a book settle
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It’s only since I’ve been regularly reviewing books every month for a magazine that I’ve started to think about how I read, as well...
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