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Blog of the Week: southliving

Blog of the week this month is southliving written by China based OCA photography student Dewald Botha. And written is the operative word, one of the defining features of Dewald’s learning blog is the way that he sets out so clearly his thinking about his work – both in advance of shooting and then subsequently. […]

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Blog of the Week: pain and the pastoral

For blog of the week this month we look to Gesa Helms’ pain and the pastoral. This is not so much a OCA learning log as an artist’s reflective notebook and it is fascinating for it. Rather than polished mini-articles we get snippets of thoughts and associations. Many of these thoughts turn to colour, but […]

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Blog of the week: Marmalade Cafe

Blog of the week this month is Marmalade Cafe written and photographed by Penny Watson. Penny enrolled on Art of Photography last year and was encouraged by her tutor to make an APEL application (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning – where you assemble a portfolio of work and a personal statement). The application was successful […]

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Blog of the week: Yiannitsa Cegarra

A week is a long time in politics and it can be at We Are OCA too. Essentially we have been so busy producing videos and slideshows and discussing our plans for next year with our Trustees that we haven’t found the time to look at the growing numbers of student blogs. And when we […]

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Blog of the week: Sheila Raven's Art Place

Sheila Raven’s Art Place documents her study came to our attention as a student log which combines demonstrating the progress towards a finished piece with the reading around the subject. Here recent posts on an informal portrait show clearly how her thinking on expressionism is influencing her approach. Highly recommended.

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Blog of the week: Fibre Friday

With increasing numbers of students blogging their learning logs we thought it would be a good idea to have a weekly feature drawing your attention to a student blog that has caught our attention. It will not be a ‘best of’ blog listing, rather a ‘look at this, it’s interesting’. And since today is Friday, […]

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