Category Archives: Art classes

National Trust Talk

“Iron Age Drop Loom Weaving” by Nancy Grace from the National Trust, Friday 13th Jan 10am – 12 noon.

This is part of the Crochet/knitters Friday drop in sessions (Cost £2:50 a session to include tea/coffee and cake)

 Also take a look at our list of courses for the New Year!


Dorset Arts Week 2016

Activities during Dorset Arts Week 2016


Rag rugging – 1 Day – Free

Sun 05-Jun 10.30am-3.30pm

Beading advice and taster workshop – 1 Day – Free
Sun 05-Jun 2pm-4pm

Spinners and Weavers demonstration and taster – 1 Day – Free
Sun 05-Jun 10.30am – 3.30pm

Stone carving – Daily – Free
28-May – 12- Jun, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

Knit & Chat – Weekly – £2.50 per session
Fri, drop-in sessions, 10am -12pm

PLUS LOTS MORE… including various children’s activities.  

Call Sarah on 01305 764713 for more details.


Introduction to Acrylic course – 1 Day – £60    More info >>    Apply >>
Sun 05-Jun 10.30am-3.30pm

Beginners Beading – 1 Day – £40    More info >>    Apply >>
Sun 05-Jun 10am-1pm

Traditional Bear making (Charlie) – 1 Day – £65 + £15 material costs    More info >>    Apply >>
Thurs 9th June 9am-6pm

Beginners knitting taster event – 1 Evening – £20    More info >>    Apply >>
Wed 8th June 6.30pm-8.30pm

Making a stained glass panel – 2 Days – £140 + material costs to Lecturer    More info >>    Apply >>
Wed & Thurs 8th and 9th June 9.30am-4.30pm

Viking Knit Jewellery with Will Brown – 1 Day – £40    More info >>    Apply >>
Sat 11-Jun 10am-1pm

Photoshop introduction – 1 Day- £65    More info >>    Apply >>
Sat 11-Jun 10am-4pm

Knit & Chat – Drop-in sessions – Weekly – £2.50 per session    More info >>    Apply >>
From Fri 3rd Jun Fri 10am-12pm

Traditional bear making – 4 weeks – £65 + £15 material costs    More info >>    Apply >>
Tues 4 weeks 6th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Introduction to sewing by hand for children 7+ – 4 weeks – £55    More info >>    Apply >>
Tues 6th June 4.15pm-5.45pm

Call Sarah on 01305 764713 for more details.

Private view – Roy Winstanley and Rebecca Guyett – Fri 27th May 2016 6-8pm

Dorset Arts Week starting next Saturday. Here at the DCCA we will have these two print makers exhibiting their work. Jackie Hunt Creative Glass Design will be exhibiting as well.The workshops of Weymouth College Stonemasonry will be open, and you can come and have a try. Notarianni Glass will be exhibiting their work in their fantastic new workshops all under the numbers 77, 84, and 86 in the Dorset Arts Week brochure.

Private view - Roy Winstanley, Rebecca Guyett - DCCA

Private view – Roy Winstanley, Rebecca Guyett – DCCA



Open Studios – Saturday 16th April 9am

Come and join us on 16th April for a taste of what we have to offer at DCCA.

One day courses in Viking Knit Jewellery Basic Wet Felted Vessel and Tools for Creative Writing.  Please book online for theses courses.

Demonstrations and Have-a-Go activities including The Dorset Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, Beadwork, Traditional Bear Making, Airbrushing, Raku Pottery, Basket Making, Wood Carving, Stonemasonry plus Banner Painting and Bronze Casting with the Ancient Wessex network.

Notarianni Glass Open Studios

Exhibition and sale of prints from ALT-P print group

Open Studios - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Open Studios – Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

For more details please contact us.

Please see the map below for directions (click to enlarge).

Open Studios - Directions to the DCCA

Latest courses on offer

Welcome to DCCA!

We offer both short and regular courses in a relaxed and creative environment.

For the latest courses go to CURRENT COURSE LIST

For sessions being held these week see the CLASS TIMETABLE.  From here you will be able to filter courses based on the subject that most appeals.

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