Artweeks Sketchbook Toolkit Workshop with Jaq Chase: Saturday 14th May 22, 11am – 1pm

Last edited by OVADA Gallery on 10 May 2022

Venue, Timing and Cost

OVADA Gallery
Saturday, 14 May 2022
11am - 1pm

Location: OVADA, 14 Osney Ln, Oxford OX1 1NJ
Cost: £20 (10% discount for OVADA Associate Members)
Date: Saturday 14th May
Times: 11am – 1pm
Deadline for booking: 4pm, Friday 15th May
Book via:
Advance booking required
Enquiries: please email

Course description:

Stuck for sketchbook ideas? Feeling the fear of the empty page? In this workshop we’ll work with new ways to unlock your creative instincts, collect inspiration and experiment with ideas – all in the pages of your sketchbook. This workshop will focus on using unusual materials and playing around with techniques that are aimed at freeing up your inner artist and having fun!

Tutor: Jaq Chase
Instagram: @jaq_chase

OVADA resident artist Jaq Chase is a Scottish contemporary artist studying a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Chase regularly exhibits in London, the South East and Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Society of Artists as well as being a British Arts Council Fellow of the Venice Bienale 2020-2021.

Materials required to take part in this course:

Please bring along your own basic drawing tools and of course, your sketchbook! We will have A5 sketchbooks available to purchase on the day for £4. Alternatively, you might consider supporting our current Archie Education Bursary fundraising project, by purchasing a one of a kind sketchbook designed by an artist…

Our Archie Education Bursary will allow us to broaden the range of people able to access our education programme. Over 50 artists have decorated the covers of sketchbooks with their artwork and these one of a kind sketchbooks will be on display and available to purchase at OVADA as part of the exhibition un/re/dis/cover from 7 to 21 May, during Oxfordshire Artweeks. These sketchbooks have been left blank on the inside, ready to be filled with creative inspiration.

Kitchen facilities:

We have basic kitchen facilities with cups, plates, kettle, water, and complimentary coffee, teabags, and milk available. There is a shop and café within a ten minute walk from OVADA but we do have a fridge available that you are welcome to store your lunch in if you so wish.


Our carpark is reserved for private hire and as such, unfortunately, it is not open to OVADA visitors. For exceptional circumstances eg; mobility issues, we will do our best to accommodate access to parking. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss access to parking by emailing

We are however very close to the train station and the city centre shopping area. Please see links below with further information about nearby parking facilities:

Free parking nearby
City Centre car parks

Alternatively, you may want to use park and ride, the nearest one being Seacourt park and ride – OX2 0HP

Important things to note before booking:

Due to structural challenges with our building, classes are normally held in our first floor education room, which unfortunately, is currently accessible via stairs only. If this would prevent you from attending, please contact us via, in advance, so that we can discuss individual requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.
We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible to all and our experienced tutors can accommodate a variety of learning needs. If you would like to notify us of individual requirements or to discuss how we can support you to fully engage with this course, please contact us via
This course requires minimum bookings to run. Should the course become unviable, participants will be notified 2 days before start time and bookings refunded.
We use Google Documents to facilitate some of this course’s content, therefore you will need a Gmail account in order to take part. If you already have a Gmail account, please provide this email address when booking. If not, it is free and really straightforward to set up a Gmail email account.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds or credit for courses that go ahead so please make sure you can take part before booking.

Further Information

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