The Old Press is a Community Interest Company (CIC) working within the Cornish community to help provide personal and public development through the provision of art and arts education, working both privately and with a number of local client groups. Our previous project partners include Falmouth University, Dorset Devon and Cornwall Probation Trust, Cosgarne Hall LTD, White River Place, Kernow Young Carers, Scope, Wheal Martyn and more. We deliver: 


  • Criteria: Experienced teachers can deliver projects to meet exam board and funder criteria

  • Diversity: Programmes and one off workshops across a wide spectrum of subjects. 

  • Security: DBS and safeguarding qualified staff

  • Targets: Multiple target outcomes provided for all abilities and learning styles.

Bespoke Service

  • Tailored: Complimentary or supplementary classes and workshops to meet your needs

  • Unique: Multidisciplinary, passionate, inclusive, professional, experienced educators and facilitators

  • Consultation: Responsive and adaptive to fully meet your needs. 

Personal Development

  • Transformative Learning: We believe in providing education that not only helps build skills for future education and employment but also helps to build confidence, social skills and more. Transformative learning helps to combat personal issues by increasing the individuals capacity to deal with them, rather than directly address the problems themselves. 

  • Confidence: We help to encourage and engage everyone, no matter what background or personal skill to develop self belief and confidence.

  • Team Building: We help build skills in working with others to benefit and support each others own development

  • Work Experience: Wide range of subjects including project management, budget management, accounting, events management, teaching and more.

  • Skills development: Our courses and workshops help not only develop personal skills but provide progressive learning, allowing individuals to enter further education or employment.


  • In-house facilities: Our building has multiple delivery spaces in addition to a dark room, gallery and kiln. 

  • Mobile: We can deliver at a location to better suit you anywhere across Cornwall

  • Funding: We can personally acquire funding to develop projects with you or help you to develop your own fuinding bid.


  • We provide a fun, structured and relaxed environment

  • Activities available for: Parties, hen/stag events, team building days, school art days, children's activities, public events, private classes, funded projects and more.

  • We can provide workshops in: printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, land art, glass fusion, drawing, kids art, sewing, design, life drawing, fine art, painting, illustration, business planning, marketing, safeguarding, teaching and more.