This post is to tell you about some of the art and exhibitions you can see for free, summer-long across Newcastle-Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, ‘in celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.’
Join OCA tutors Dan Robinson and Melissa Thompson in London on the 28 and 29 July for two days of lively summer workshops.
Over the course of doing a degree, there is a lot of opportunity for life to get in the way, and finding and keeping that motivation can be difficult, particularly over the 12 years that you might be with OCA.
Join OCA tutor Dan Robinson for a summer Art and Environment study day at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of a student group on Sunday 26 August 2018
Yarn Bombing has been around since the early 2000’s, springing up in different cities around the world under names like guerrilla knitting, yarn storming and urban knitting. It varies in style, aesthetics and meaning but it’s attitude is always warm and fun, bringing beauty to urban spaces. What is common is a sense of community, belonging and working together to improve or reconnect with the places we live.
We are announcing today the fees which will apply in the next academic year (from 01 August 2018).
OCA are proud to increase access to the arts, as we approach the end of our 30th anniversary year I wanted to share a few of the ways we are doing that.
We have a new mission:
“To be at the forefront of student-led creative arts education through innovative open, enhanced, & supported distance learning, for an evolving society.”
The idea that pointing your camera at things that are not part of your experience can only be tourism is also problematic – if you have privilege why not use that to highlight those less fortunate?
As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Photography tutor Les Monaghan below answering questions from students.
So why might it benefit you to visit a degree show? All textiles students whether studying at a distance, like you, or in a ‘bricks and mortar’ university ought to take note of their contemporaries creative outcomes.
Imagine if the next feedback from your tutor simply said ‘great’ or ‘I like it all, carry on’. I’m betting that you wouldn’t quite…
This blogpost is an attempt to pass on some of what I’ve learned about drawing in a gallery. It’s not the only way to go about it, and it isn’t for everyone, but I hope that after reading it you feel that it might be something you want to try.