OVAS meets on the first Friday of most months at 7:30 at The Ottery Institute,

Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1HD. See Programme tab for exceptions. There is parking immediately behind the hall, and access for disabled members.

To find out about:-

  1. our NEXT meeting, click the Blue button below

  2. our past demonstrations [with many photos!] click the Green buttons below

Further details [Artists' websites, location map of Ottery Institute, forthcoming meetings] can all be found using the table HERE

At our demonstrations we see professional artists at work and hear them explain their thought processes and techniques while watching the works evolve before our eyes. These sessions always provide fascinating insights into the creative process. A high quality projector displays the work onto a screen for easy viewing and allows us to zoom in on details too.

Visitors are welcome [non-members £3].


These are held several times a year so that members can get practical instruction from visiting artists. Workshops are often arranged to follow the demonstrations, usually on a Saturday. For details of cost and availability of places etc please contact
Penny Lamb, johnpenny.lamb22@btinternet.com   See also HERE for dates etc.

To read write-ups click the 'Workshop'  Green buttons below

(May 2021) Dugald Stark

Postponed. Date to be announced

March 2021 Andrew Gifford


March 2021 AGM postponed
Feb 2021 Critique Phil Creek