As a designer from a minority and working class background, I had similar perceptions of the creative industries prior to beginning my career. I became a designer to do a job I love, and I wholeheartedly believe in many of the progressive ideals of diversity and equality that design agencies love to talk about.
I began the morning asking students what they thought drawing could be beyond the traditional skills they might have learnt. Some keywords emerged that acted as a guide for the exercises, including drawing as invention, play, process, action, memory, language, non-art, materials and generative.
OCA’s Kimberley Foster has an upcoming exhibition ‘You and I are discontinuous beings’ – an exhibition to celebrate the publication and launch of ‘Collective and Collaborative Drawing on Contemporary Practice: Drawing Conversations’ in which Kimberley has written a chapter.
The March assessment results are almost in and for some students it marks the end of their degree level study with the Open College of the Arts. For those wishing to continue forward and for other artists and practitioners wanting to pursue postgraduate education, OCA’s MA Fine Art is a three-year, part-time programme offering students academic challenge and innovative delivery.
“I am naming and shaming myself as I am rather far behind but rather than give up I am using this post to both show what I’ve been up to and to spur myself on and anyone else struggling with projects to keep at it!”
OCA Moving Image Programme Leader and tutor, Matt White, is delighted to announce that the premiere of his latest film, The Tick and The Bomb will take place at the Wales International Documentary Film Festival on the 17 April, 2018.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on this study visit to Thresholds—British artist Mat Collishaw’s virtual reality restaging of the world’s first major photography exhibition—at the Science & Media Museum in Bradford on Saturday 5 May.
This is the second instalment of Cheryl’s Creative Conversations video. Here she speaks about her work.
The learning log is possibly the most essential part of the student experience, however at times it can be the least understood aspect as students embark on a course.
OCA’s Programme Leader for Music – Carla Rees has been busy…
Join OCA textiles tutor Priscilla Edwards at Manchester Art Gallery on the 5 May.
As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA tutor and assessor Cheryl Huntbach below answering questions from students in part 1 of her video.