Being a student at an art college is as much about engaging with peers in the studio environment – discussing, challenging, supporting and inspiring each other. Online learning logs, forums and social media enable OCA students to connect with like-minded people, but you also have the benefit of thinking and making in a quiet, reflective studio space of your own making.
Investigative and experimental sampling requires both an open-mind and a focussed approach to ensure the work created is coherent, exciting and new.
This simple presentation meant the samples were easy for assessors to go through; the logic of the development was clear and any collections of samples were grouped together, either on one sheet or on a series of sheets.
Textiles exhibitions are not that common in our national museums and galleries, especially textile design exhibitions, so it’s exciting that the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is currently host three textiles and surface pattern exhibitions concurrently.
“As a new tutor on the Textiles Degree I thought it would be good to introduce myself to you via WeAreOCA. I’ve worked with a number of the OCA tutors at other institutions over the years and having heard about the fantastic ethos of the OCA, I’m excited to be starting as a tutor.”