These characteristics allow OCA to put access at the core of what we do, to join the dots between tutors and students and support opportunities in widening participation and tutor or student led initiatives.
The tutors you will work with across your studies are not just experienced tutors at HE level. All the Open College of the Arts tutors are practising artists, photographers, designers, writers or composers, with an understanding of the difficulties of distance learning – some of our tutors studied with the OCA themselves!
Being elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors is both professional validation and also a chance to expand my network of support.
OCA’s Kimberley Foster has a new commission launching online with her work as part of sorhed (karl and Kimberley Foster) on tenderfoot website. All work is viewed online.
OCA tutors Moira Lovell and Les Monaghan have work in Northern Light 2018, a group show at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, Sheffield.
Dan’s background is in site-specific art practice. He began using creative writing as part of his art practice, and has made prints, posters and pamphlets as part of collaborative installations, residencies and events.
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.
OCA’s Kimberley Foster has a busy June ahead of her.
Congratulations also to OCA’s Angela Rogers who is in an upcoming exhibition ‘You and I are discontinuous beings’ – an exhibition to celebrate the publication and launch of ‘Collective and Collaborative Drawing on Contemporary Practice: Drawing Conversations’ which OCA’s Kimberley Foster is also a part of.
OCA’s Programme Leader for Music – Carla Rees has been busy…
reative Writing tutor Vicky MacKenzie will be getting a dose of her own medicine in June when one of her short stories is critiqued by writer A L Kennedy in front of a live audience. This event will take place at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews on 20th June.
OCA Tutor, Helen Warburton’s latest project FEMALE FIRSTS: Women Making BAFTA History will see its first opening to the public on 14 & 15 April 2018 at the BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly.