art education Blog Posts | The Open College of the Arts
As the lockdown continues, we want to help you stay inside and stay inspired. Any questions? Email us!
Explore #WeAreOCA
Skip Navigation
Browsing Category:

art education


Keith Tyson: Isolation Art School

In recent weeks Turner Prize winning artist Keith Tyson (born 1969) has been putting a lot of energy into his ‘Isolation Art School’ on Instagram. This initiative has encouraged practitioners to offer tips and tutorials about making and to then post them on Instagram with the hashtag #isolationartschool.

Read More

Tips on how to photograph your work for assessment

In this short video I talk to OCA tutor and historical artefact photographer Derek Trillo. We discuss ways of making the most of the camera you have and how it is possible to take good quality photographs during lockdown. 

Read More

Decolonising the curriculum – a ‘serious need’?

Dr. Andrea Stultiens replied that to her decolonising meant adding perspective, not changing from one perspective to another: ‘I’m making my gaze relative by placing other gazes next to it’.

Read More

Preparing for assessment | Assessment for learning

As part of the changes OCA is making to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, the summer assessment events are moving to digital only submission. We caught up with Christian Lloyd, Director of Learning and Teaching, and Moira Lovell, Director of Curriculum and Quality, about the changes and adopting the new Assessment for Learning Approach.

Read More

OCA creative challenges: Stop motion papercraft

We’re into week 3 of our creative challenges campaign. So far we’ve introduced you to basic stop motion techniques and visual storytelling. This week our introduction to stop motion papercraft will allow you to combine both those challenges and develop your skills.

Read More

Cartography and writing

I recently took part in an OCA trial of a short course on Creative Education. I guess I was a jump ahead most of the time having been an English teacher in the seventies and eighties when English teachers were experimenting with creative ways into learning and teaching. One of the suggestions at that time  was to move away from the idea of teaching being a transmission of information and think of it instead as transformation in the learner’s understanding

Read More

OCA creative challenges: Visual storytelling

This time we’re going to explore visual storytelling. Visual storytelling is a story or narrative told mainly through visual media. This could be video, animation, or illustration, and it’s usually accompanied with music, a narrator or graphics. 

Read More