Category Archives: Open College of the Arts

Printmaking 1 – P36 – Further Experiments

” … extend your range by adding more colours and using the brush in different ways. What happens when you use the brush handle to draw through the ink on your printing plate? …” Reading through other parts of the … Continue reading

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Printmaking – P34 – My First Monoprints

“Experiments in mark making and painted plates. “With your printing plate in front of you begin to make patterns of colour using your ink and brushes….” For this first project, I used a hard glass plate as recommended, although I’m … Continue reading

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Monoprint or Monotype?

Before I start looking at my work for the first section of Printmaking 1, I would like to look at the term used as a title for the section – ‘Introducing Monoprints’. The reason for this digression is that I … Continue reading

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Photography 1 – P14 – Assignment One “The Square Mile” – Tutor Report

I was somewhat disheartened when I receive feedback on this first assignment. I’ve already done Drawing 1 so I’m used to critical reviews but certainly this report doused any initial enthusiasm I had for the course. Phrases such as “a … Continue reading

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Photography 1 – P14 – Assignment One “The Square Mile”

“Photographers and artists have always found inspiration in their immediate location. There is a concept within Welsh culture called Y Filltir Sgwar (The Square Mile), described above by Professor Mike Pearson. Use the theme of The Square Mile as a starting point for … Continue reading

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P51 – Research 6B – Masters of Detailed Drawing – Stephen Wiltshire

“Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing … Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century.” While I knew immediately I saw this research task that I wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

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P51 – Part Two – Observation in Nature – Research 6A – Masters of Detailed Drawing – Ingres

“Find out about two artists who exemplify mastery of detailed drawing … Choose a modern artist and one working in the nineteenth century.” As soon as I read ‘detailed drawing’, I thought ‘Ingres’ whose work I saw in an exhibition … Continue reading

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