OCA students Jeremy Scott and Sarah Youseman are holding their graduation show in June. Students of all levels are invited to the gallery to look at the show and meet the artists on Saturday 9 June who will answer questions on what it means to work at Level 3 and curate a joint exhibition.
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.
I clearly remember my fears and anxieties when I had to face the first assignment of Identity and Place: photographing strangers. A totally new situation for me – and for some fellow students facing such assignment – and that required some ingenious strategy to carry out the mission successfully.
In this blog post I will be drawing to your attention and discussing the work of Textiles 3: Advanced student Jill Hodgkins. Jill has recently completed this unit and as part of the course she exhibited her work in a local gallery.
As part of her Exploring Drawing Media course OCA student Susan Askew is asking for your help in fulfilling her project idea for the exercise to draw a line in a space so that it impacts on the space.
Christian Lloyd & Emma Powell look at the visual communications work of Tracy McDermott, Lina Homer & Joanna Beaumont.
Barbara Henderson, programme leader, tutor and assessor for Creative Writing, looks at the flash fiction work of Eve Turner on her level 3 (HE6)…
The basic aim is that your work looks coherent and that the assessors can effortlessly navigate it. It may take you a couple of assessment events to get this right but as you progress through the degree programme, repeatedly sending work for assessment you will develop and perfect ways of organising your work.
“Take your writing seriously. If you don’t, no one else will. Don’t try to do a perfect first draft. You should see mine – they’re pathetic. Writing is re-writing.”
The first meeting of the London Group will be held on Saturday 14 April 2018, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 16.30pm This interactive day will be led by Fine Art Programme leader Caroline Wright.
OCA tutor and assessor Liz Cashdan looks at the work of BA (Hons) Creative Writing student Lindsay Peaston.
Sketchbooks are personal and can reveal much about how a student goes about the business of discovering and learning. I like to see books that are bursting with work as it is generally evidence of a submission full of speculation and discovery.