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Posted: 22/02/21 09:45 | 6 Comments
Student work uncovered – new painting student Emily Costello with a contribution from programme leader, Emma Drye. EC: Here is one of my temporary artwork pieces. I had the idea of creating a happy moving piece of a child outside playing. I used flour and a sieve to create it, I really love the details […]
Study Event : Helene Schjerfbeck
Posted: 25/09/19 08:46 | 6 Comments
Join tutor Clare Wilson at the Royal Academy of Arts London on Sunday 13 October 2019.
Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Posted: 03/07/19 09:18 | 0 Comments
I have always thought that serious art is not just something put into the world by its makers to express their feeling or point of view or as a reaction to some external stimulus. It’s also in conversation with work made in the past, sometimes reluctantly, sometimes in spite of the artist’s intention. To a greater or lesser extent, all works of art join a continuum that stretches back to prehistory.
What is your tutor up to? Jim Cowan
Posted: 19/06/19 09:50 | 0 Comments
All over Britain art students of all ages are setting up end of year shows. From primary school to adult education, from higher education to post graduate, artworks are filling up boards for family and friends to view and assessors to scrutinise. Open House studio exhibitions are a particularly popular way to show your work to the general public and this year I have signed up for the Richmond ARThouse Open Studio event.
Showing at Home: Apples and Pears Gallery
Posted: 29/04/19 09:03 | 2 Comments
Another solution is to use your home to show work. Clearing some wall space and hanging a show – taking the endeavour seriously – and inviting friends and fellow students to an opening will help you think about your work differently. It could also lead to you curating a small group show in the same space.
Study event review: Pierre Bonnard
Posted: 24/04/19 10:29 | 13 Comments
Bonnard’s work is colourful and dense with brush marks and the best pieces are fairly large…
Keith Ashcroft studio visit
Posted: 11/04/19 09:49 | 0 Comments
Join OCA Programme Leader for Drawing and Painting Emma Drye for this unique opportunity in Salford on Sunday 12 May.
Remake/Remodel: A workshop to generate ideas and questions
Posted: 19/03/19 09:14 | 0 Comments
Join OCA tutors Bryan Eccleshall (Painting/Drawing) and Priscilla Edwards (Textiles) for a day long workshop at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries on the 25 May 2019.
Message to drawing and painting pathway undergraduates
Posted: 04/02/19 09:36 | 7 Comments
Hello – I’m Emma Drye and I’m the new programme leader for both the drawing and the painting pathways. For everyone on those pathways, I wanted to write to you to introduce myself and some of my ideas.
Great artists can always draw a crowd…
Posted: 20/12/18 12:03 | 1 Comments
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…