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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 1: Carla Rees thumb

What is your tutor up to? Chapter 1: Carla Rees

OCA’s Carla Rees, Programme Leader for Music has had a busy summer…

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New textiles tutor: introducing Faye Hall thumb

New textiles tutor: introducing Faye Hall

My practice continually explores creating and manipulating pattern- both in a 2D and 3D context. I like to experiment with a whole variety of techniques and to push their limitations through material choice, scale and combining with other ways to manipulate a surface.

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New textiles tutor: Introducing Pere Bruach thumb

New textiles tutor: Introducing Pere Bruach

Through my practice I have used techniques and processes that are specific to certain areas of design and tried to apply them into other fields to open new possibilities, most times these “experiments” result into mistakes, and some other times into “happy mistakes” that helps you to progress on your work, I find this way of working very creative and satisfactory.

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Jim Unsworth

As some of you may know Jim Unsworth recently made the difficult decision to stop tutoring with the OCA in order to focus his time on his growing arts practice. I thought it might be a good idea to take it upon myself to write a blog post on Jim in order to celebrate his contribution to arts education and give you my perspective of his sculpture and drawings that span nearly 40 years.

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OCA's Diana Ali

Here at OCA HQ we love to hear what our students are up to but we also want to know what our tutors are doing. Congratulations to OCA tutor Diana Ali who will be starring as a mentor on BBC’s new painting show later this month! We hope everyone will check it out!

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OCA tutor wins award

2nd Prize has been awarded to James Cowan for his watercolour ‘The Bakehouse, Vienna’ Although James regularly puts work into exhibitions, mostly in London, this was the first time he had sent work to the Royal Watercolour Society. “Just getting into an exhibition is great news, so I was delighted to also hear I had won the […]

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