A series of free talks and practical workshops to inspire creativity and collaboration in Oxford

24 July 2014 // 19.30–21.30

Hand lettering workshop

with Laurence Davies


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Workshop details

Cost: £10 (materials included)
Duration: 2 hours
Location: St Aldate's Tavern, Oxford
Limited availability

Have you ever wondered how chalkboard writing always looks so perfect? Now you can find out the science behind the signs with Laurence Davies' hands on workshop.

Come and join us to explore different type faces, icons and the fascinating world of chalkboard writing! This 2 hour practical session will walk you through creating your own hand lettering, which you will be able to take away at the end of the night.

About Laurence Davies

Laurence is the creative force behind the brand and signage of well loved local establishments including the Rusty Bike and the Rickety Press, as well as many pubs and restaurants in London.

Past events

08 May 2014

Luke Murphy-Wearmouth

Reframing web design: the process of theatre design


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13 December 2013

Matt Hamm

Illustrating user interfaces


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The OCA is kindly supported by White October

About The OCA

The OCA is a free monthly meetup of lovely folk from Oxford and the surrounding area. It's a chance to get together with like minded people, for a range of informal talks and workshops around the common theme of creativity.

We are hoping to have a mixed agenda, including talks, discussions and practical workshops. The talks will inspire you, and the workshops offer the chance to get your hands dirty.

Your ideas

We want to know what interests you. If there is a topic you'd like to know more about, a talk you'd like to give, or a workshop you could run, please let us know.


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