Note to self:
Read regularly so you know what you’re meant to be doing ….!

mags phelan

As I understand it so far, from the study guide, OCA videos, and student website & forum, it’s (in no particular order)…

• a personal record of aims, experiences, thoughts, feelings, analysis & reflections

• a combination of scrapbook, notebook & diary

• a place to evaluate activities, theory, newly acquired knowledge, & their relevance to my work

• a notebook in which to write about exhibitions, books, articles, websites, TV, and research into other artists, movements, theories & concepts

• a means of communicating my progress to my tutor, and to reflect & report on feedback (don’t quote directly without tutor’s permission)

• somewhere to record & reflect on my work development, failures, successes & learning

• a place to acknowledge fears

• somewhere to identify & question my values, beliefs & assumptions

• somewhere to plan, develop, and collect evidence of learning & skills

• a place where my inspirations and influences…

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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website
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2 Responses to

  1. Mags Phelan says:

    I wouldn’t take it as gospel, but from all the reading I’ve done so far, these do seem to be constant factors!

  2. clinock says:

    I just read through the whole list – my goodness, these are high expectations – haven’t seen anything like this since doing my BFA. However, you cover much of the required territory in your blog so you have a good head start…

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