It is easy to forget that cinema is barely 130 years old. Yet in the frenetic first decades of the new form some of the greatest works of cinematic art were produced.
Join OCA’s Andy Glover and Chris Lawry on Saturday 2 April 2016 between 9.30am and 5pm for a composition workshop at MAC Birmingham. The day will consist of advice and discussion on writing for Voices, and will feature recordings and feedback of student compositions for mezzo soprano.
In the Foundations Drawing course there’s a modest exercise in which students are asked to turn three circles into balls through shading.Most students do the three drawings and, perfectly reasonable, move on to the next exercise. Sharon Mulberry-Rookes had other ideas, recognising the potential to follow this thread a little further.
I recently attended the ‘Redefining Print’ symposium at the Exeter Phoenix arts venue and wanted to share with you some of the topics and ideas covered. What was amazing about the day was the way it set out to expand our understanding of print within a contemporary arts context…
In her Textiles 1 Exploring Ideas unit, OCA student Ailish has been looking at ‘”Reworking” lingerie, lace, and vintage findings into new garments. Previously featured for her playful vegetable patch inspired work, in comparison this new work is delicate and sensitive, equally tactile but in a fragile way.
I can clearly remember my first rejection. It was as if someone had released a little valve on me. The sort of little valve that beach balls have so you can blow them up. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to write again.