Exhibitions, Workshops & Courses 2019


21 September - 6 October

Open Daily 10am - 5pm


The Old Brick Workshop member artists and invited guest artists will be showing a mixed exhibition of their work in our fabulous Gallery and throughout the rest of the building. Providing a large variety of work from 14 artists with many different styles and media for you to enjoy.

Coffee bar open with locally ground coffee and delicious cakes.

Exhibiting Artists:

Genevieve Murray Anna Newland Hooper James Marsden Diana Pilcher John Nutt Alison Cosserat Helena Clulee Tina Hill Ruth Drew Judy Crosher Claire Western Alexandra Lavizzari Bernadette Jones Margaret Micklewright

LET’S TALK ART - The Winter Sessions


11am - 1pm

Cost £15 (including refreshments)

With Artist Anna Newland Hooper

Booking essential - Loyalty card available for multiple bookings

A new exciting range of talks and interactive presentations will now be taking place in our beautiful gallery by one of our member artists, Anna Newland Hooper. Learn more about art, photography and film through the ages.

Each session will focus on individual artists, discussing their work as well as their social context. The artists selected span a variety of art periods and genres, as well as mediums. No previous knowledge required!

8th October - YaYoi Kusama

15th October - Botticelli*

22nd October - Andrei Tarkovsky

29th October - Georgia O’Keeffe*

5th November - Julia Margaret Cameron

12th November - Andy Warhol *

19th November - Horace Pippin

26th November - Frida Kahlo*

  • repeated Summer Sessions

To book one or more sessions or for more information please contact Tel. 07578 777897


Thursday 10th, 17th & 24th October 2019

10am - 3pm

Cost £135 (including materials)

With Artist Diana Pilcher

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The main aim of this course will be to encourage artists to work confidently with oil paint whilst retaining experimentation, exploration of colour via the senses and to explore different painting outcomes with the use of a range of oil mediums. There will be no predetermined subject. Students can work figuratively or non-figuratively. Preparation should include some drawing and this can be completed outside the class as well as during the class in whatever medium is preferred. Advice will be given on the preparation of surface (ground), mixing of colour, and the observation of light to create vibrant and expressive paintings.

For more information or to book a place please contact   or Tel.  07935749214


Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd October

10am - 3.00pm

Cost £135 (materials included) or £120 (bring own materials)

With Artist Caroline McMillan Davey

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A two day painting workshop in oils/ acrylics with tuition by Caroline Mcmillan Davey.

From heavy winter skies to snow laden ground, this workshop will guide you through the palette of colours and techniques to paint beautiful winter scenes from photo references.  Caroline will demonstrate techniques and provide plenty of individual tuition. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, all abilities are welcome.

Max 7 places.

For more information or to book a place please contact                
And to see more of her work visit


Tuesday 14th & 21st January 2020

10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost £130 (materials included, plus a box of pastels to take home)

With Artist Alexandra Lavizzari

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In this 2 day course participants - beginners as well as more experienced artists - will learn different techniques of how to apply soft pastels on pastel paper to create vibrant colour and light effects for all genres of paintings. On the first day we will start with practising these techniques and exploring colour mixing and blending and then move on to create a landscape painting on the scale of 16’’ x 12’’ (40cm x 30cm) which could be finished by the end of the day. The following week we will first sketch a little still life to get a feel for shapes and three dimensional objects and how to make them stand out against each other, after which we will tackle the challenges of an animal portrait. Participants will be asked to bring a good photograph of their pet or of another animal of their choice (the face/head should be well lit) from which they will learn to create a realistic portrait. Soft pastels are an ideal medium for rendering furs, coats and feathers which, in their turn, are a good starting point for mastering a wide range of other natural textures. Soft pastels are notoriously messy! Please bring an apron or dress in old working clothes.

For more information or to book a place please contact or Tel. 07535 005793



With Artist Claire Western



Slide show of work produced by students on some of the courses this term.

Due to the popularity of the courses run by Claire Western at The Old Brick Workshop, and with our Autumn/Winter courses fully booked, we are now announcing our new 2020 program that will be running through January/February/March.
Claire Western is a professional artist who, alongside creating, showing and selling her own work, has been a very successful teacher of a wide range of creative art over many years.

To find out more about Claire Western Artist visit


Dates for the Autumn term will be added shortly

10am - 2pm

Cost £20 per session

With Artist Claire Western


These courses are designed for students of 14 – 18 who are interested in Art, possibly studying it for GCSE or A level and who would like to expand their knowledge and experience.

We will be making monoprints, collagraphs, etchings and printing over a range of prepared surfaces. Students will also be introduced to working with mixed media and exploring all the expressive possibilities of unusual combinations of surface and colour.

Subjects will be provided, but individual choices may be prompted by GCSE or A level themes and focus. This is a great opportunity to add to the range of work in a portfolio for exams and Foundation portfolios. All materials, papers, painting supports and the use of a press will be provided.

Each session will produce completed work so you can do one or all of the courses.

For more information or to book a space please contact: or Tel 07518 753790