Category Archives: Peer group meetings

East Anglia Extreme meeting 26 September 2016

26 September 2016


Every few months OCA students in the East Anglia region (we call ourselves “East Anglia Extreme”) schedule a get-together. On this occasion there was myself, two photography students and two painting students. 

We were interested to hear how each other we’re getting on (three of our group are submitting for assessment this November), and shared experiences of tutor feedback.

One of the photography students had been to London Fashion Week to shoot pictures and discussed her experience. I discussed the oil painting course which I attended at the Norfolk Painting school in August, and Martin Kinnear’s exhibition “The Painted Garden”. 

OCA student Veronica Worrall, my friend Ruth Seabrook and their husbands are hosting an art exhibition this November. We discussed meeting up as an OCA group to view the exhibition and to catch up on each others progress before Christmas.



We talked about the upcoming exhibition at The Sainsbury’s Centre for the visual arts and wondered whether OCA might do a study visit (or perhaps workshop)?

The painting students and myself were interested in getting together for a “plein air” oil painting session (subject to fine weather).


The Print and Stitch Group, 15 Sept 2016

15 September 2016


The group to which I belong (The Print and Stitch Group) met today. Some of us (including myself) had been to the British Art Show 8 and we discussed which were our favourite pieces, our not so favourite pieces, and why.

We discussed timescales and deadlines for our exhibition on the theme of “Identity”, which is to be held at Aldeburgh Gallery 14-20 September 2017.

Louise (who is studying OCA Textiles 1, A Textiles Vocabulary), showed us some samples inspired by English smocking, which she hopes to develop for our exhibition.

I showed and discussed some dry point and lino prints which I had been working on.

Clive showed some samples of layered and stitched fabric which he had naturally dyed and patterned using breakdown techniques. He had been on a workshop learning how to make patterned glass rods which he hoped to incorporate.