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Blog of the Week: Pam Wright

I am grateful to the OCASA Committee for flagging Pam Wright‘s learning blog for the Graphic Design course (I think it was Mary who told Stan who told me). It is well worth a visit, not just to see how Pam is researching, recording and reflecting on her work but also the way she has […]

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Blog of the week: Jonny Sutton

It has been a few weeks since we have had a blog of the week, so I was grateful when photography tutor Derek Trillo drew my attention to Jonny Sutton‘s log for Art of Photography. Careful and considered, Jonny’s blog shows how he is combining course exercises with research and other practical work. Both Derek […]

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Blog of the week: Shelly Holland

Blog of the week goes to photography student Shelly Holland for her careful reflection on her neighbourhood images. Of the image above she says: “In this photograph the old woman, wearing a blue coat that contrasts with her pink umbrella, has chosen a dangerous place to stand, where tiles from the roof of a derelict […]

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Blog of the week: Photosynthesis

Our latest Blog of the week is Photosynthesis by Eileen Rafferty. It is a brilliant learning log because Eileen isn’t afraid to take risks. She pushes herself to take photographs in places or situations in which she doesn’t feel comfortable and she owns up to herself (ie reflects on) these feelings in her blog. What […]

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Blog of the week: Carol Stimpson

Blog of the week today comes from Printmaking student Carol Stimpson. Quite apart for the from the fabulous images of her work the thing that clearly stands out from Carole’s blog is the way she tests ideas and reflects and evaluates whether what she thinks of them. For example, this is just an extract of […]

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Blog of the week: photographyselina

Our latest blog of the week is Art Photography or photographyselina by Australia based student Selina Wallace. Selina completed Art of Photography last year and is currently studying People and Place. Her blog is a good combination of documenting her work through the course projects and reflections on photography informed by her wider research. I […]

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Blog of the week: Charmaine Watkiss

Blog of the week this week is Charmaine Watkiss‘ log of her progress through her printmaking course. In discussion Richard Liley, one of the Course Leaders for Fine Art said, ‘it shows working process, discipline , technique and research’ and I am keen to see students helping each other develop in this way. Richard followed […]

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Blog of the week: suburban sketches

The first blog of the week for 2011 is illustration student Cal Hoy’s suburban sketches which caught our attention because it shows how Cal develops her ideas from quick rough sketches, or in the case above, from photos cut out and stuck to a background to finished pieces. The post on the exercise from the […]

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Chair………….and a new Blog of the Week

Usually when we record a slide show for WeAreOCA we get the images and then record the audio. That’s what I asked OCA tutor Clive White to do when he was up for the photography assessment event last week. Clive however had different ideas. ‘I want to talk about one of Helen Rosemier’s images from […]

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Blog of the week: Diana Hudson

Blog of the week this month is Diana Hudson’s OCA Blog. This caught the attention because of its focus on documenting process, the frequent use of the question ‘what have you achieved? and the evidence of research informing her work. The ‘what have you achieved?’ or ‘what have I achieved?’ is a great reflective question, […]

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