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Study event review: OCA London fine art

‘As a Foundation Drawing student this day was very important. There were people from all stages of learning gathered together and we shared our learning. I saw that art can be immense, that sharing is enlightening and that being physically close to tutors and peers gave my learning more ‘bite’.’

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Study event: OCA South Midlands

Join OCA Tutor Katie Taylor on Saturday 16 November 2019 in Oxford. This event will hopefully be the catalyst for forming a new multi-disciplinary student group in the South Midlands area.  The event is open to students from all degree pathways and levels. Artist Katie Taylor is an OCA tutor and a contemporary sculptural installation artist […]

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OCA Europe: Innovative virtual making day with Caroline Wright 

Join the OCA Regional Group Europe for an innovative virtual making day on the  5 October.

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Study event review: OCA South West – Global perspectives

With such a large multidisciplinary group, I wanted to start the day with a lecture on ‘Global Perspectives in Contemporary Creative Arts’. I’m aware that teaching and learning around a historical context for the arts can have a Western bias that feels out of touch with the much broader globalised discourse that is happening today.

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Study event review: OCA East of England

The session focused around making a mini-concertina book and each student successfully made their book.  In the session, students were shown how to cover hard backed covers and hopefully gained some useful tips on how to glue cover materials and on the assembly of books.

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Regional group: OCA SW event review

Our first OCA SW study day of 2019 was led by Matt White, OCA tutor and former Programme Leader for Moving Image, who led a session on research and critical review. Thirteen OCA students attended across a range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, textiles, creative writing.

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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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