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Exploring the Pastoral

I was thrilled to be in Sheffield earlier this week hanging my work at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. I have been working on Elementary Husbandry for several years, beginning shortly after I relocated to the rural Mendip Hills in Somerset from living in the city…

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Jose talks about Rob Brisco's learning log

Rob Brisco whose street scene is featured above, has just completed People and Place. In our latest tutor interview, Jose Navarro talks about learning logs. The key message is, think of it as a tool. It should work for you. If it works for you – it will work when it comes to assessment. And […]

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"…although the fish is dead, it looks alive."

Continuing our series of tutors and assessors talking about student work. Here Jim Unsworth talks about Margaret Maclean’s work for the Drawing 1 Course

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Washing Basket

In this slide show OCA tutor and assessor Linda Khatir talks about a painting by Anne Linehan, which she produced as part of her work on her level one painting course. we think the audio on the slide show is worth listening to twice. The first time while looking at the close up detail in […]

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Chair………….and a new Blog of the Week

Usually when we record a slide show for WeAreOCA we get the images and then record the audio. That’s what I asked OCA tutor Clive White to do when he was up for the photography assessment event last week. Clive however had different ideas. ‘I want to talk about one of Helen Rosemier’s images from […]

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Feedback on studies and finished work

Two OCA tutors, Emma Drye and David Winning were recently in the office and we filmed them talking about one of David’s students (Iwona Barltrop) who had just finished her Painting 1 course. I think the video really helps explain how important it is to retain vitality in your work for it to be successful. […]

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