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Contemporary drawing research

I wanted to bring together a short summary of the most recent book in the Drawing series – Vitamin D2, focusing particularly on some of the artists featured whose drawing practices it might be interesting and useful for students to look at.

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'The Colour of Memory'

Join drawing and painting tutor Bryan Eccleshall at Tate Modern on Saturday March 23 to see the Pierre Bonnard retrospective ‘The Colour of Memory’.

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Student work: Accidental lessons – sourced through higher learning

Through my BA, I have personally observed how within art, the physical act of creating, we can find our own version of OK. This was not something I set out to discover or had any prior inkling of; yet it is a topic I now feel so strongly about, that it has become deeply embedded within my practice.

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OCA collaboration project 2019

Are you interested in the potential for creative disciplines to come together in exciting new ways?  Have you ever considered using sound or music in your work, or perhaps created visual pieces that resonate with music in some way? Or perhaps you are a composer, who has thought about how your compositions might be informed and extended through other approaches.

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Great artists can always draw a crowd…

Anyone who has seen me attempt anything beyond a stickman knows that drawing and painting are not amongst my talents. Fortunately, our tutors know their stuff…

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Living with Buildings

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on the 12 January at the Wellcome Collection.

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W.W.B.R.D*

It’s something to take your time over, both in appreciating it, and developing your own art. Because, Fine Art is experimentation, how far can you push something, how far can you take it until it meets what you want it to do. It’s only through experimentation and trying new things and combinations that you’ll get there.

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Study event review: Halifax OCA-North Meeting

Our group comprised textiles, painting/drawing and photography students at all three levels. This, in itself, was an important factor contributing to open and critical discussion. Added to this was Rebecca’s excellent talk on her own practice and formation as an artist and tutor. Following this she led a discussion on work that several of us had brought along.

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Produce, Re-use, Recycle…

In 2005 an 8 year old girl was told by a security guard to stop sketching Picasso and Matisse paintings as ‘they’re copyrighted’ (Jardin 2005). So what is a copy and how much new, creative work is required to term the work as ‘influenced by’, or an ‘homage’?  Is her version in a different medium a copy?

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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 27: Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan, OCA Printmaking tutor will be exhibiting etchings from the series Listening for the Past with Gallery 57, Arundel West Sussex as part of the Winter exhibition Organic Form. See here https://www.gallery57.co.uk/michelle-keegan. The process is a fundamental part of the work. The images emerge through allowing the print process of etching and the personality of the metal, […]

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