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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
Join OCA tutor Polly Harvey on Saturday 19 May in Bordon, Hampshire.
Join OCA BA Photography alumni, John Umney and Stan Dickinson, on a study visit to an exhibition of work by John Stezaker at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester – 28 April 2018.
As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall below speaking about his work and and answering questions from students.
Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on April 15 at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist who makes work in response to the fragility and wonder of the natural world. He travels through rainforests, muddy rivers and rubbish dumps to uncover objects, both natural and man made.
The Guerrilla Girls’ coolly ironic salvo not only challenged the art world powers-that-be, but also called on artists to start agitating for changes. Which brings us back to Michael Young’s original, distinctive, radical and optimistic conception of the OCA as a means of transforming people’s lives, of affecting real purposive change.