Activities

Plein Air Printmaking

‘Plein Air Printmaking in Cornwall’, will give you the experience of mobile printmaking out in the wilds of West Cornwall. This printmaking experience is suitable for beginners and specialists alike. Over the days you book, you will get to see the true diversity of the landscape in the Penwith area.

Half(£45), full days(£75) and tutorials(£30 – £65) available.
For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Creative Identity

For many, a lack of confidence in drawing skills and forgotten imaginations can sometimes keep us from exploring one of our core components – Creativity!
Others just can’t decide what bit of their inherent skills they want to hone and develop first. Either way; some structured workshops dealing with image creation and organisation can quickly help to push out the old, and usher in some exciting new strands of vision and identity.
Remembering that many great success ideas start on a scrap of paper; we believe that these workshops offer some essential keys to one’s unique and creative identity.

Half(£45), full days(£75) and tutorials(£30 – £65) available.
For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Arts & Visual Thinking

Oliver believes that Visual Multilayered Thinking is the gateway to the imagination and in turn, imagination is the gateway to identity. He believes that to harness one’s unique visual thinking abilities can enable profound breakthroughs in the ability to create, and communicate one’s thoughts in a powerfully personal way.

Footnotes VMT strategies are very flexible and tailored to suit each need, tutorials can give beneficial input into both individual and group situations. No previous experience or preparation is required, although you are very welcome to bring any prepared questions and topics you may have into a Footnotes session. Individuals often benefit from sharing an area of interest or a challenge that they are wanting to face, working with a Footnotes practitioner who can suggest how visual multilayered thinking might address that situation or challenge.

Its one thing to be imaginative, it’s another to find a way of drawing such full thoughts. These tutorials focus primarily on drawing strategies that help to capture thoughts quickly and powerfully. They can then be used for a host of life’s activities including communication, memory recall, personal organization but also aspects such as personal expression. Come and experience how imagination takes shape.
Tutorials in drawing with visual thinking strategies can be booked on a 30 minute or 60 minute basis.

Half(£45), full days(£75) and tutorials(£30 – £65) available.
For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Children’s Printmaking

For over two decades Oliver has been running fun arts activity days for groups of all ages. Working with many organizations such as The National Trust and English Heritage, he has grown a large portfolio of fun arts activities for all members of a family to enjoy inside or out in the open air.

Based by the sea in the wilds of West Cornwall and just a few minutes from the beach, Stepping Stones in Marazion, Mounts Bay, provides a comfortable venue. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, His various studio environments enable the workshops to run rain or shine!

  • Children’s 30 Minute Printmaking by the Sea – £15
  • Children’s 30 Minute Portrait Printmaking – £15
  • Children’s 30 Minute Leaf & Feather Printmaking – £15
  • Children’s Fish Printmaking Workshop – £22.50
  • Children’s 30 Minute Doodle Sketch – £15
  • Children’s 30 Minute Painting – £15

For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Drawing /Art & Design Tutorials

These drawing for Art and design sessions give individuals the opportunity to look at how they actually perceive, imagine and draw. In the same way that many of us have unique handwriting styles, our drawing can also reflect a lot about how we uniquely tick.

The aim is to empower the drawer to make the most of their unique abilities and match them with some tricks of the trade.

£20 – £120
There is also available an online 30 minute Learning to Draw Session at £28 per 30-minute tutorial.

For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Arts Portfolio Preparation

Arts Portfolio preparation days are made available for those wanting some alongside support putting a portfolio together for an exhibition or an interview. Its also a useful facility for folk who want to look at their overall skills base and create/consolidate representive examples of their creative story so far.

In some situations group activities will be suggested, but in the main you will be encouraged to focus on areas of specific support you might benefit from whilst working alongside other creative portfolio makers in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

  • Portfolio day – £75
  • Portfolio Tutorials £20 – £120

For further information please contact me using the email from the Contact page.

Exhibitions

Oliver can be booked as a visiting speaker.
He offers demonstrations and presentations on various forms of art making and creativity

Print it yourself

Many people who buy Oliver’s prints are intrigued as to how they were made.
Thinking of buying one of his prints ?
Why not proof the actual print with Oliver?

Learn much more about how it was made + take an image home that tells even more of a story for you.

A large selection of Oliver’s work is on display at Stepping Stones.
To arrange a viewing please email [email protected] or call 07773 521820.