OSCA is the Open School of Creative Arts and Well being.
OSCA provides and promotes creative art activities, that aim to improve health and well being. Our ethos is based around creating safe spaces (physical or online) for people of all ages to create, and in doing so, to learn or develop new skills, to engage with self expression, to feel a sense of achievement, and to improve general well being.
OSCA supports and initiates community projects focused around the creative and performing art, as well as aiming to offer a range of local and online creative courses, classes and camps, parties, school services, and we have much more in the pipeline. We also hope to provide opportunities for exhibiting work, networking and membership in the future.
WHO WE ARE
MEET THE TEAM BEHIND OSCA
founder / director
Katherine is a mixed media artist, designer and photographer – and mum of 2 – who works and lives in North Devon, nestled in the woods on a little smallholding.
She has an MA in Fine Art and MFA in Photography, and a background in early years and special education.
Katherine uses her artistic talents, passion for helping people, and unique creativity to curate and create courses, classes, community projects and exhibitions that promote creativity, artistic skills, self expression and well-being.
She believes in the power of the creative arts and how engaging with them can improve so many aspects of life.
Husband to Katherine, Nick is a qualified vehicle technician, awesome dad, and Lego expert, working and living in North Devon.
Nick uses his engineering skills and enthusiasm for working with young people to create engaging and exciting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) activities for children and adults.
He is naturally creative, exploring wood work, engineering with natural materials and making things with the kids! He has an affinity for technical drawing and of course, still loves playing with Lego!
Nick also enjoyed coaching football for adults with learning difficulties, and disabilities.