Welcome to the Open Art Collective

We are members of the Open College of the Arts (OCA) Thames Valley Group of students, ranging from undergraduates through to Graduate Alumni studying photography, drawing and visual communications.

We formed the Open Art Collective to explore how we might develop our own work and personal artistic interests alongside the requirements of our various OCA courses.

The Open College of the Arts (OCA) is a non-profit educational charity whose charitable purpose is to widen participation in arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. Since 1987 OCA has been offering distance learning creative arts courses for personal development, Open undergraduate degrees in twelve subject areas, and an award-winning online MA Fine Art. OCA is now the distance learning part of the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).