OVADA is proud to be part of the third annual Audiograft Festival curated by the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University and co-promoted by OCM. The Festival of experimental music and sound art will take place around Oxford from Monday 25 February to Sunday 3 March, with numerous installations and performances. Over the last three years Audiograft has consistently presented challenging and exciting contemporary work by musicians and sound artists of international repute to the widest possible audiences in and around Oxford.
This wonderful little course teaches you to sketch from life capturing small moments quickly and accurately.
We use ink and watercolour and absorb ourselves by drawing the people, dogs, motorbikes and plants (it really is that varied!) that we find before us.
This is what one of our previous students said about this course:
'I take my sketchbook with me everywhere now, this little course changed my life!'
My work involves the simplification of form and the use of surface pattern.
I make colourful plaster sculptures and collages. Birds ,trees and flowers are current themes. I build my sculptures and collages in layers; surface decoration being an important final step.
My degree in ceramics has informed and influenced my use of decoration, I scratch patterns into the surface and use printing techniques to add detail. I am inspired by children's use of imagery to represent the natural world.
I have over 15 years experience working with community groups and children in schools.
Part of the growing visual arts programme, Protest is looking to explore the link between the creativity inspired by protest and the creativity that is generated by protest. The project will be centred around the exhibition space at New Greenham Arts with the artists Thomson & Craighead providing a centre piece with their work October that explores the Occupy movement in October 2011.
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is thrilled to announce the forthcoming solo show by the award winning young artist, illustrator and author Catherine Rayner.
Catherine’s distinctive animals and birds are brought to life by her vivacious and lively style; her speciality is creating a character using only a few strokes of water colour, ink or pencil. In her new exhibition, she’s hoping for a more immersive experience for the viewer. ‘For this exhibition, I’ve been creating some large silk screen prints of animals, and I’ve also been playing with printing leaves and plants,’ she explains.
To design and make unique stainless steel artworks which will be installed in two already existing village centre planters. The works will co-exist with the new sustainable planting scheme with the design theme that is bespoke to Kidlington and compliments the existing ‘street scene’ in the pedestrianised area.
Cherwell District Council Landscape Department have decided to create a new sustainable planting scheme in the large stone planters in Kidlington centre.
October - May Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4.30pm (closed Tuesdays) Sunday, 2 - 4.30pm;
An exhibition presenting thirty-five master drawings and prints depicting stories and figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam and Eve to David and Goliath. These are stories that lie at the heart of three world religions and are the link between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
This painting holiday is a unique opportunity to work both on location and in the studio with renowned landscape artist and colourist Ashley Hanson.Prices include 5 nights accommodation, visiting 4 stunning locations, 4 full days tuition, group critiques, all lunches, ferry return and celebratory dinner.
During the course Ashley will demonstrate and discuss colour, mark-making, oil painting techniques, composition, abstraction, space and the possibilities in painting.