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Transmitting the message
Sometimes Keeping up Momentum events develop a momentum of their own. This post describes our experience of working together, with a hope that this will inspire others to do the same. The four of us (from the Drawing, Creative Arts, Painting and Photography pathways) met in January at Keeping up Momentum – Pushing the Envelope as Team Transmit and enjoyed the experience enough to decide to continue after the workshop.Read More
Student stories – Jane Murdock
The grant, by enabling the partaking of this exhibition, has produced some long-term affects including personally increasing my confidence in exhibiting and engaging with an audience directly but also an understanding knowing that the subject matter is one that is of societal and cultural interest and needs to be continued.Read More
Garden Design – 21/22 News roundup by Programme Leader Gill German
After the challenges of 2020 the Garden Design Department is now steadily growing. We had a successful assessment in July with all students passing with good grades and all continuing on to the next unit. It is really exciting having a range of student experience in the Garden Design Department. We have more students finishing current units now and I’m looking forward to their applications for their unit assessments.Read More
A PDF-to-print zine as engagement for Creative Arts: Gesa Helms’ A/Folder: an instructive glossary
This blog explores a distributed and self-printed form of engagement in my recently completed Creative Arts practice. A/Folder: an instructive glossary is a downloadable PDF-to-print zine. Each zine offers a prompt, a set of instructions, a method to explore. I want to unpack a little what this form allows for in terms of engagement as key modality of Sustain your Practice, and, should you be interested, invite you along.Read More
Collaboration: Cherished Child or Frankenstein’s Monster?
We are five students studying Undergraduate Degrees on Drawing, Painting and Fine Art at levels one and two with OCA. We have been meeting for a number of years to support each other with our studies. Last year we agreed to work together on a collaboration project, none of us had tried this before.Read More
Practice-as-research and Research-as-practice. The Creative Arts work of Stage 3 student Gesa Helms.
In May, after concluding Stage 3 of the Creative Arts pathway, tutor Rachel Smith spoke with student Gesa Helms to explore the interweaving between practical and theoretical work in her practice and how practice-as-research methods have informed her three Stage 3 modules.Read More