I wanted to bring together a short summary of the most recent book in the Drawing series – Vitamin D2, focusing particularly on some of the artists featured whose drawing practices it might be interesting and useful for students to look at.
Under the Visual Communications umbrella you can study a range of disciplines including graphic design and illustration and explore the overlaps between those and other disciplines within the area.
Airports stock a lot of books for holiday reading, and if you’re aiming at a popular market in it’s a good idea to take a good hard look at what’s on sale. Crime and romance come top, but these days they all have strap-lines that sound exactly the same.
Watch OCA tutor Beth Dawson below in our latest Creative Conversations video.
Join OCA tutor Jim Cowan on the 16 September in Chichester.
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.
OCA tutors and assessors Christian Lloyd, Jo Davies and Beth Dawson look at the work of illustration 1 students Laura Jones Arnold, Alice Cleland & Elizabeth Vessey.
I accidentally got involved. Saw an advert for new Illustration course and signed up. It was some time before I realised I was on a degree course, and by then was hooked.
OCA Tutor and Assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of Creative Arts Level 3 (HE6) student Samuele Bastianello. Samuele brings together his two subject areas of drawing and illustration in an original and focused way. His dynamic ideas have manifested in books, cards and newspapers which evoke a sociological questioning within ourselves.
As a tutor for the OCA I have at times had expressed to me a frustration from students on aspects of the course projects being a bit “vague”, or to put it another way, that there isn’t a clear set of instructions, such as “do this, now do that, in order to produce X,” and I thought it might be beneficial to current students to discuss this topic in a bit more detail…
OCA has just joined AOI (The Association of Illustrators), so anyone wishing to dig into AOI website can now do so as a member….
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