If you are new to bookmaking, then experimenting with making artist style books is a fantastic learning experience. They are a great way to understand the basic structure of books, play around with different materials and methods of production.
Saturday 23 March 2019 12 students joined OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting on Saturday 23 March. There were students from a…
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Part 4:You Are Not Alone. Forming good work habits takes time. Many of us focus on using willpower but when the willpower goes, we find ourselves reverting to our old routines. To make improvements it is much better to build on our habits, that way when and how you study becomes part of an established routine.
A temptation can be to revise plans, maybe draw up elaborate study timetables which take up more and more time. You can get caught in the never ending spiral of spending so much time planning that you never get any work done, and then need to revise plans which use up more time … and end up repeating this process ad infinitum.
Taking some time to think how and when you study best and being realistic about how much you can achieve in a study session can improve the time you spend on your course.
This is the start in a series of posts for the New Year. Whether you have lost your routine over the break or finding it hard to focus on your studies now life is returning to its normal pattern, there will be guidance on how you can get back into your course.
To be a student is innately to find out more about a subject. To explore and investigate, to delve deeper and make connections between seemingly unrelated sources.
Who is Bill Jay? Some of you may know of the name, but he is probably one of the most unappreciated writers on photography. I, for one, knew very little about him until this year. Anyone who has been tutored by me over the years has probably had the book, On Being A Photographer by Bill Jay and David Hurn recommended to them. Despite being the co-author of this much read title, I had never really comprehended who Jay was.
“But the idea of how or why women feel invisible interests me. Is it driven by consumerism that glorifies youth and perfection? Is it that, with age, we are less sexually attractive? Or is it that one really does become invisible with age? I wanted to try to represent this invisibility.”
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.