OCA South West presents: Work-in-PROGRESS

20th November - 26th November 2017

Open Daily 10am - 4pm

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The Old Brick Workshop presents Work-in-Progress, an exhibition showcasing the work of 23 Open College of the Arts (OCA) students and tutors based in the South West. The OCA is the online and distance learning arm of the University of Creative Arts (UCA).
The pieces presented are the product of tutor-led workshops held across the region during 2017.
The group is representative of the diverse make-up of the college and includes those teaching/studying BA (Hons) in Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Painting, Photography, Textiles and Visual Communications. For more information on the exhibiting Artists please visit our Gallery Page.


Willow Workshops - 17th Nov, 18 Nov, 8th Dec & 9th Dec

With Artist and Sculptor Stefan Jennings

 9:15am - 5pm

Cost £75 (including materials)

Spend a day making a deer, fox, dog, goose, creature of your choice with Sculptor Stefan Jennings. He will teach you how to bend and tie the willow to create whatever sculpture you like. Take home your own handcrafted sculpture for your home or garden and the skills to make more.

Booking essential. Book your place now or for more information please contact or Tel. 07989 465427

Workshop Exploring Ink - Saturday 2nd December

With Artist Margaret Micklewright

10am - 3pm

Cost £60

Using the techniques that Margaret has developed in her own work she will help you, through experiment and technique, to produce your own fabulous ink paintings.

For more information or to book a space please contact Margaret directly on: or Tel. 07967117814

6 Week Painting Course - 2nd November - 7th December

With Tutor Diana Pilcher

Thursday mornings 10am - 1pm

Cost £120

Working in watercolour, oils or acrylics, develop and learn new painting skills in a friendly, small group environment, beginners welcome. Run by experienced tutor and artist, Diana Pilcher, the course will run every Thursday morning over six weeks.

For more information or to book a space please contact Diana directly on: or Tel. 07935749214

Spoon Carving - Dates to be announced

With Sculptor Stefan Jennings

10am - 3pm

Cost £60

Spend a day learning to hand carve your own unique wooden spoon.

Create your own design - Practical or decorative, delicate or chunky. Working with green Ash, you will be guided through the whole process by experienced sculptor Stefan Jennings.

If interested please contact or Tel 07989 465427

The Crafty Stitcher

New dressmaking course with Bernie Jones

Courses starting in the Autumn 2017

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  • Get the most out of your sewing machine
  • Learn to use commercial paper patterns and alter them
  • Learn to make clothes and fashion accessories
  • Learn to alter, repair and fit garments
  • Have fun while acquiring new skills with a qualified, experienced teacher

For more information or to book a place please contact Bernie Jones: