Last time we spoke about the ideas that lie behind the Drawing from the Past. This time I want to focus on what students will get from completing the course.
Artists and OCA tutors Cheryl Huntbach and Bryan Eccleshall have written a wonderful new course for foundation drawing students. Here we ask them a little about how they approached writing it and what the course has to offer students. The resulting conversation will be published across two blog posts.
Undertaking live graphic design projects are a great way of testing your creativity in a real world situation. It can give your design confidence a boost, being asked to produce something in the first place, being listened to as a designer, seeing your work being used and circulated, and being paid for your efforts.
If you could meet your favourite creative practitioner, what would you ask them? Work-related learning, such as visits to studios, conversations with practitioners, or more involved relationships through live projects and placements, all offer direct ways to help inform your knowledge and understanding of your discipline.
Ten leading comic book artists, including Daniel Clowes, Joann Sfar and Riad Sattouf have recently withdrawn their names from the Grand Prix lifetime achievement award from The Angoulême Comics Festival. Why? Well it appears that Angoulême initially assumed that comic books are a boys only pursuit, with no women appearing on their 30 strong short list and a male only judging panel.
Along with other creative practitioners, I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to visual material. I’ve always maintained a space to gather images made by other artists and designers or more general visual material that might come in handy in the future.
This study visit will look at the pioneering work of graphic designer and writer, Ken Garland. In calling for a rethinking of the role of graphic design to do more than package and sell cat food and fizzy water, he challenged a generation of students, designers and educators to use their visual skills for the benefit of society.
Charting the art of grass roots rebellion from around the world, The V&A Museum’s Disobedient Objects is the first exhibition to “examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change”. Join Christian on the 21 November at 12pm to view and discuss the work.
Newly enrolled student Jenny Webb comes to the OCA as the proud winner of the Young Collections Professional of the Year 2014. She has taken up the new Creative Arts Today course having decided to “begin a degree to widen my knowledge of the arts”
American cartoonist and animator Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues animation almost never saw the light of day because of copyright issues. The animation,…
Dorothy Flint’s sketchbooks are dynamic snapshots of day-to-day life…
I don’t mind admitting that walking into a bookshop or a library can be a visually thrilling experience. Seeing an array of books covers…