Category: Part 1

Reflection on Part 1 – Research

This was the first OCA module that I had taken where work is submitted to a tutor part way through an assignment. I found this to be very useful as it has helped to focus on the type of research that I will be undertaking. The tutorial part way through helped to clarify my thoughts …

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Narrowing down the research question

Reviewing the work I have done so far leads to a research question that involves the study of Japanese prints and paintings and their influence on the west. This would be a very wide topic to integrate with the Body of Work so it would work better to restrict the period of study. The period …

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Reviewing Creative Work

1 How do Research and Body of Work streams interact? In the Research element I will be looking at images of flowers produced over a century in Japan and the West. In my Body of Work I will be producing my own images of flowers that will be influenced by what I learn from the …

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Part 1; Tutor Response to Exercises 1-3

I had an excellent discussion with my tutor about my research topic. She raised a number of issues with what I had originally proposed : the need for evidence of what is being considered, particularly if I am stating that certain artists were influenced by other art forms (it needs much more than β€˜it looks …

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Part 1; Exercises 1-3

This part of the course was unusual in that you undertake the first three exercises of the module and send them off to your tutor before getting too far into the topic chosen for research. I thought that I was pretty clear on what I wanted to do for my research project and body of …

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