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Life Drawing with 2bornot2b Collective
6 March 2024, 19:00–21:00Online Workshop
We invite you to come along, experiment with whatever materials you have at hand, and don't forget to kick back and relax in this 2 hour session of life drawing.
Animated Postcard - a workshop with Karolina Glusiec
13 March 2024, 18:00–20:00Online Workshop
In this workshop we will be working on postcard-sized paper to create a moving image loop consisting of our drawings. We will be exploring the idea of presenting a particular place in a relation of time, change, presence.
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Past

Keeping up Momentum - Lines, Squiggles and Webs
30 April 2022, 10:00–12:30Online workshop
A two-part workshop with Carla Rees and Helen Rosemier
Wendy Healey: OCA L3 Student Artist talk
18 May 2022 at 18:00Online talk
Please join Programme Leader Emma Drye to celebrate the achievement of level 3 Painting SYP student Wendy Healey who has just completed her final degree show with us and is soon to graduate.
Curious Arts LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training
19 May 2022, 10:00–12:30Online event
Curious Arts LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training has been devised and developed to ensure progression and excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Keeping up Momentum - Lines, Squiggles and Webs
28 May 2022, 10:00–12:30Online workshop
A two-part workshop with Carla Rees and Helen Rosemier
British Art Show 9: Manchester
18 June 2022, 10:00–17:00Manchester M1 4NB, UK
Join OCA tutor Cheryl Huntbach in Manchester.
Deaf Awareness & Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)
20 June 2022, 18:30–20:00 BSTOnline workshop
Join SignBright across two sessions, the first a deaf awareness workshop and the second an introduction to British Sign Language.
Deaf Awareness & Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)
24 June 2022, 09:30–13:00 BSTOnline workshop
Join SignBright across two sessions, the first a deaf awareness workshop and the second an introduction to British Sign Language.
Europe Region Group - Student Talk, Everyone Welcome
25 June 2022, 10:30–12:30 CESTOnline talk
Join us on Saturday, 25 June 2022, 10.30-12noon CEST for a talk by and conversation with Steve Cussons, who is currently completing her Level 3, Creative Arts programme.
Wånder Wide Web - Online Exhibition Opening
30 June 2022 at 19:00Online event
The OCA EU student group of the OCA/UCA is very pleased to invite you to our upcoming online exhibition.
Artist talk and creative workshop with Tanya Raabe Webber
13 July 2022, 14:00–15:30Online event
Renowned Disabled Artist Tanya Raabe Webber presents an artists talk and creative workshop. Join us via zoom.
Artist talk and Q&A: Yan Preston
19 July 2022 at 11:00Online event
Dr Yan Wang Preston is a photographic artist interested in the intercultural connections between landscape imagery, ecology, identity and migration. Join her via zoom.
An exhibition of work by Painting student Arlene Sharp & a visit to the Wellcome Collection
3 September 2022 at 11:00Harrow Arts Centre
Arlene is currently completing the final module of her Painting degree. Tutor Fiona MacDonald will take a study group to her exhibition on Saturday 3rd September.
Life Drawing with 2bornot2b Collective
7 September 2022, 19:00–21:00Online life drawing
Sign up for our next virtual life drawing session.
Sense of belonging and community with Dr Nadine Cavigioli
30 September 2022, 10:00–11:30Online discussion
This session is focused on facilitating authentic conversations relating to your lived experiences of being a mature part-time student, studying at a distance.
Sense of belonging and community with Dr Nadine Cavigioli
3 October 2022, 18:00–19:30Online discussion
This session is focused on facilitating authentic conversations relating to your lived experiences of being a mature part-time student, studying at a distance.
Sense of belonging and community with Dr Nadine Cavigioli
7 October 2022, 14:00–15:30Online discussion
This session is focused on facilitating authentic conversations relating to your lived experiences of being a mature part-time student, studying at a distance.
Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield
22 October 2022 at 13:00Unit 7 Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS, UK
A relaxed discussion and viewing of the latest Contemporary British Painting Prize exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery with Dr. Narbi Price.
Keeping Up Momentum. Something missing?
29 October 2022, 10:00–13:00Two part workshop
The next ‘Keeping up Momentum’ session, with OCA tutor Hayley Lock, titled Something Missing? will explore the theme of absence and presence, looking at extraction, omission, transience, permanence, visibility and invisibility.
Artist talk: Arlene Sharp
8 November 2022, 18:00–19:00Online event
Following her recent degree show ‘Painted Space – Remembering Gilbert’s Lake’, join SYP student Arlene Sharp who will be discussing her ideas and inspiration for the exhibition.
Garden Design & Interior Design - Joint event
12 November 2022 at 11:00Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, UK
A fun and relaxed workshop to meet fellow students and hone your site surveying techniques around the Royal Festival Hall and Jubilee Gardens on the Southbank, London, with programme leaders Catherine Byrne and Gill German.
Drawing to accelerate learning
16 November 2022, 10:00–11:30Online workshop
Drawing is deeply connected with arts subjects for discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, and evolution. This interactive workshop will provide a toolkit of drawing processes to activate and improve your learning.
Drawing to accelerate learning
16 November 2022, 14:00–15:30Online workshop
Drawing is deeply connected with arts subjects for discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, and evolution. This interactive workshop will provide a toolkit of drawing processes to activate and improve your learning.
Drawing to accelerate learning
16 November 2022, 18:00–19:30Online workshop
Drawing is deeply connected with arts subjects for discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, and evolution. This interactive workshop will provide a toolkit of drawing processes to activate and improve your learning.
Keeping Up Momentum. Something missing?
19 November 2022, 10:00–13:00Two part workshop
The next ‘Keeping up Momentum’ session, with OCA tutor Hayley Lock, titled Something Missing? will explore the theme of absence and presence, looking at extraction, omission, transience, permanence, visibility and invisibility.
OCA & The Open University Seasonal Webinar
22 November 2022 at 19:00Webinar
Join Will Woods from OCA, with Richard Marsden from OU and Jo Luzmore and Andrew Penman from UCA.
Online Exhibition Invite - Bev Williams
28 November 2022 at 10:00Online Presentation
Join Textiles student Bev as she discusses her degree show work.
Life Drawing with 2bornot2b Collective
7 December 2022, 19:00–21:00Virtual life drawing
Join us for the next OCA x 2B or Not 2B Collective life drawing event.
I swear I saw this - MA Fine Art Showcase 2022
15 December 2022 at 16:00Private View
After two years of study, OCA's MA Fine Art students will open their graduating exhibition to the public on Thursday 15 December with a private view online at 16.00. GMT
Artist talk and Q&A: Christopher Samuel
24 January 2023, 10:00–11:00Online talk
Please join Christopher over on zoom on Tuesday 24 January at 10am, to hear about his art journey from a BTEC in Art & Design, to a degree in Fine Art at DeMontford University in Leicester, to recently being commissioned to work with the Wellcome Collection’s archives in London.
In person event: Art & Faith
9 February 2023, 14:00–16:30High St, Rayleigh SS6 8BB, UK
Join Painting Programme Tutor Clare Wilson and Level 3 Painting student Nicola Davey for a tour of Nicola's degree show.
Penny McCarthy’s Clouds Fall in Love with Mortal
11 February 2023 at 13:00Rock-a-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, UK
OCA Tutor Bryan Eccleshall had the privilege of being one of Penny’s PhD students between 2010 and 2016 and will be running a Study Visit to the exhibition at Hastings Contemporary on Saturday February 11 2023.
Online Active Bystander Workshop
15 February 2023, 13:00–14:30Online workshop
This module will introduce learners to the role of an Online Active Bystander and support them to identify actions to address harmful online behaviours and support victims of online abuse.
Peter Doig, in person study event
23 February 2023 at 11:00Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK
Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson at The Courtauld Gallery at 11am on Thursday February 23rd 2023.
Lunch & Learn: Disability Awareness: Changing the Way We Understand Disability​
1 March 2023, 13:00–14:00Online workshop
In this session, we’ll establish a practical understanding of neurodiversity and disability.
Arts and Humanities in the Creative Workplace
3 March 2023, 13:00–14:00Webinar
Join colleagues from the OU for a free, cross-sector panel hosted by The Open University as part of the Creative Coalition Festival 2023.
Lunch & Learn: Accessibility Awareness: Inclusive Digital Design and Communications
8 March 2023, 13:00–14:00Online workshop
In this session, we explore how you can embed simple accessibility principles and practices into your work, making content engaging and inclusive for all.
In person event: Kaffe Fassett - The Power of Pattern
11 March 2023, 11:10–16:3083 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, UK
Join OCA tutor Priscilla Edwards in London.
Lunch & Learn: Study Skills: Managing Stress and Anxiety
15 March 2023, 13:00–14:00Online workshop
Develop your understanding of how mindfulness can enhance your teaching and learning practices, while helping manage stress and anxiety.
Life Drawing with 2bornot2b Collective
15 March 2023, 19:00–21:00Online workshop
Join 2B or Not 2B collective at our next online life drawing workshop.
OCA Student: Dhama Thanigasapapathy, Artists Talk
17 March 2023, 19:00–20:00Online Talk
Please join Dhama in conversation with Programme Leader Emma Drye.
Lunch & Learn: Study Skills: Focus, Attention and Concentration