This blog forms part of my Learning Log for the OCA Printmaking 1 course.

This is my third OCA level 1 course on the pathway to a BA in Painting. I completed Drawing 1 in 2013 and Painting 1 in 2015.

The blogs for the previous courses can be accessed at http://suesdoodles.wordpress.com


I am personally interested in exploring:
Psychology – mood, atmosphere, emotions and our inner worlds.
Nature and landscape.
Myths, legends, folk and fairy tales.
Art therapy, health and healing.
Spirituality- Buddhist philosophies and meditation.
Poetry and Romanticism.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi: I came across your blog while investigating the possibility of enrolling for the Printmaking 1 course. I finished Foundations Drawing a few months ago and now considering what to do next. What’s holding me back is that there seem to be a lot of technical issues – process, papers, inks … – which may be difficult to grasp from a distance-learning course. Maybe advisable to find a “hands-on” course locally to learn some basic techniques first. Anyway, I find your work inspiring and very well documented in your blog, and you find solutions to the technical problems you encounter, which is encouraging. Kind regards.


    • Thanks for your kind words, Edward.

      I agree there are a lot of technical issues to grapple with initially but it is possible to do it without prior experience. I had only done a little bit of monoprinting and linocut beforehand and managed to get through it- but it’s true if I had attended a hands on workshop it would have made it easier. Many people that do the course do seem to attend workshops on the side. If it is affordable to you then go for it.

      I don’t know if you are on Facebook but there is a student group set up specifically for people studying this through the college it is called “OCA Printmaking” it is not particularly active but everyone is very friendly and keen to give advice when people have queries.

      If you wanted to ask me anything specifically then please feel free to drop me a line on here, always happy to help if I can.

      Good luck with whatever direction you choose to take.
      Best wishes,


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