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Posted: 16/06/21 09:37 | 1 Comments
Good interior design sets out to create ergonomic, functional and aesthetically pleasing environments that are pleasant to interact with. In response to increasing societal awareness of environmentally responsible design, more clients are seeking to incorporate the principles of sustainability into their interior spaces.
My final year challenge by student photographer, Veronica Worrall
Posted: 10/03/21 12:54 | 2 Comments
Study Event (virtual) 27th March 2021 Unseen Connections – A Year of Adaptions Rational, Preparation and Outcomes My final year challenge by student photographer, Veronica Worrall “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” ~Kakuzo Okakaura The modern humans’ ability to modify to novel environments relies not only on genetic mutations […]
Posted: 16/06/20 09:22 | 4 Comments
Embellishment can cover a wide range of approaches, from embroidery stitches to layering up material to add design interest and surface quality, and in this blog post I would light to cast a light on three contemporary practitioners exploring embellishment using highly sustainable approaches and processes, homing in at the start with a very common object for embellishment- the humble sequin!
2020/21 Fees communication
Posted: 11/05/20 09:56 | 3 Comments
We are announcing today the fees which will apply in the next academic year (from 01 August 2020 to 31 July 2021).
Preparing for assessment | Assessment for learning
Posted: 30/04/20 07:50 | 12 Comments
As part of the changes OCA is making to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, the summer assessment events are moving to digital only submission. We caught up with Christian Lloyd, Director of Learning and Teaching, and Moira Lovell, Director of Curriculum and Quality, about the changes and adopting the new Assessment for Learning Approach.
Virtuality in a plastic world
Posted: 12/11/19 09:59 | 0 Comments
We are becoming increasingly attuned to the damage that plastic and the chemical components within that disrupt the human endocrine system, lurking in everything from cleaning products to fragrances. Many artists and visual art students have recently become attuned to this particular environmental crisis, responding in a myriad of ways.
In conversation with: Arts & environment tutor Dan Robinson
Posted: 24/10/19 09:40 | 5 Comments
It’s the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth this year so it is timely to consider his pedagogy and how it may still be relevant today.
The writer’s role in climate emergency
Posted: 27/09/19 09:59 | 9 Comments
It’s all too easy to feel impotent when it comes to saving the planet. We can recycle, take the bike to work, have our meat-free Mondays – and even go on a march. As writers we can use biodegradable pens, recycled paper and search engines that put their profits towards planting trees. But deep down, we fear our individual efforts are a drop in the plastic-choked, over-fished, polluted ocean. But I’m here to try to inject a little optimism. Because individual writers, and artists of any kind, can do something huge. They can change the way we think. The arts make us empathic to the plight of others and they can make us change what we do, every day.
Study event: Arts & Environment e-meet
Posted: 22/09/19 09:34 | 0 Comments
This is a reminder of this Wednesday – 25 September 2019 – Arts & Environment e-meet from 6pm-7pm. Please join OCA’s Dan and Melissa for an hour of show and tell.
Art and soil: Part 3
Posted: 07/08/19 09:43 | 0 Comments
“I found it interesting that Alistair related Grizedale’s approach to art and everyday life to ideas of curating as, ‘making things with care – be it food, craft, art, writing, social projects, enterprises…’