Exhibitions, Workshops & Courses 2019

EXHIBITION - Show & Tell

10th - 17th March

Thank you to everyone who visited. The exhibition was a great success and we raised just over £230 for Children’s Hospice South West

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A mixed exhibition in aid of Children’s Hospice South West, created by participants in courses run by Claire Western at The Old Brick Workshop. With Claire’s professional guidance and enthusiasm some truly wonderful work has been produced. The artists on the courses vary from complete beginners to already competent painters, and their work covers many mixed mediums and techniques.


March-Aril-May-June 2019

With Artist Claire Western



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

Our exciting new range of courses, that started at The Old Brick Workshop this January, has proved so popular we have extended the program of events until June.

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


2nd & 23rd March and 4th & 18th May

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


Saturday 30th March, Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April

9.00 am - 5.00pm

Cost £75

With sculptor Stefan Jennings

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Spend a day making a deer, fox, dog, goose, creature or sculpture of your choice using willow.

Stefan will teach you how to weave and tie the willow and then guide you through the process to build and create your unique sculpture.

This workshop is run in a friendly, small group environment and is aimed at those who just want to give it a go. No experience needed just bring enthusiasm and lunch.

Example of sculpture made on previous course

Example of sculpture made on previous course

Be proud to take home your own hand crafted sculpture for your home or garden and the skills to make more.

Booking essential. Please contact

Tel. 07989465427


Tuesdays 30th April, 7th, 14th & 21st May

10am - 2pm

Cost £100

With Artist Caroline McMillan Davey

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The course will be running on a Tuesday morning for four consecutive weeks, and will be covering the fundamentals of landscape painting including choosing a subject, composition, tone, brushwork etc.
Caroline teaches how to ‘capture reality ‘ in a loose style , and will begin each session with a demonstration.  Students will then be able to work on their own paintings, with Caroline providing lots of individual tuition.  You can either work from the photograph provided or bring your own preferred scenes.
We will be painting two landscapes and two coastal paintings, and the course is suitable for any experience level.
Caroline will be demonstrating in Oils or Acrylics, and you are welcome to paint in any water soluble medium, including water soluble oils. Traditional oils can also be used without solvent.
Please bring your own materials, a suggested list will be sent to you if required.
There will be a maximum of 7 students, ensuring everyone has plenty of one to one tuition.

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