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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.

Alternatively use the Search field to the right.

Course List – January 2016

For the latest course offerings please look through this list by date, use the search form or press on the CLASSES menu above.

For a printable version of this information click here

Please note Weymouth College handle the online payments for this course and you will be redirected to the Weymouth College website after clicking the Apply button

Coaching and Crits for your Creative life with Nancy J Clemance
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6 wks Wed, 6th Jan 6-8.30pm £85  Ethical Coaching - DCCA
Introduction to Tiffany style stained glass with Angela Woodhouse
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10 wks Thurs, 4th Feb 7-9pm £120  Tiffany Stained Glass - DCCA
Airbrushing with Andrew Mason
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8 wks Mon, 29th Feb 6-8pm £115  Airbrush - DCCA
Narrative Image and Sequential Illustration with Ella Burfoot
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6 wks Mon, 1st Feb 6.30-8.30pm £75  Narrative Image - DCCA
Acrylics with Anissa Lee
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10 wks Mon, 1st Feb 6.30-8.30pm £140  Acrylic Painting - DCCA
Intro to Wood Carving with Mark Vyvyan-Penney
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5wks Tues, 12th Jan 10am-1pm £85  Wood Carving - DCCA
Guitar Beginners with Chris Taylor
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10 wks Tues, 2nd Feb 2-4pm £120  Guitar lessons - DCCA
Investigating Surface and Texture through art & textiles Melanie Draper
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6 wks Tues, 2nd Feb 2-4pm £75  Surface Texture - DCCA
Guitar Intermediate with Chris Taylor
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10 wks Wed, 3rd Feb 2-4 pm £120  Guitar lessons - DCCA
Adobe Photoshop with Andrew Mason
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6 wks Wed, 13th Jan 6-8 pm £75  Photoshop - DCCA
Introduction to Basketry with Mark Vyvyan-Penney
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5 wks Thurs, 4th Feb 10am-1pm £85  Basketry - DCCA
Self-Publish your first book for fun or profit Linda Parkinson Hardman
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8 wks Thurs, 4th Feb 6.30-9pm £130  Book Marketing - DCCA
Intro. Certificate in Counselling Award Level 2 CPCAB (5QCF Credits)
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10 wks Thurs, 4th Feb 10am-1pm £260  Counselling - DCCA
Basic Wet Felted Vessel
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1 day Tues, 19th Jan 9.30am-12.30 £25  Wet Felt Vessel - DCCA
Introduction to Screen Writing the 10 minute play
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10 wks Wed, 27th Jan 10am-1pm £150  Screen Writing - DCCA
Watercolours with Anissa Lee
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10 wks Tues, 26th Jan 6.30-8.30pm £140  Watercolours - DCCA
Stone carving with Sarah Klopper
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10 wks Tues, 26th Jan 6-9pm £150  Stone Carving - DCCA
Screen writing for TV – a 30 minute play
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10 wks Tues, 26th Jan 10am-1pm £150  Screen Writing - DCCA
Creative Marketing seminar with Linda Parkinson-Hardman
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1 day Wed, 27th Jan 3-5pm £15  Book Marketing - DCCA
Life drawing with Sam Jukes and life model
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10 wks Wed, 27th Jan 6-8.30pm £140  Life Drawing - DCCA
Making a stained glass panel with Jackie Hunt (Course A)
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2 days Wed, 27th Jan 9.30am-4.30pm £140  Stained Glass - DCCA
Discover the Ancient Techniques of Bronze Casting
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1 day Fri, 29th Jan 11am-5pm £95  Bronze Casting - DCCA
Paper Cutting with Anissa Lee
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6 wks Fri, 29th Jan 1-3pm £75  Paper Cutting - DCCA
Hot lime plastering demonstration day for industry
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Introduction to Felt making with Clare Hughes
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6 wks Mon, 1st Feb 9.30am-2.00pm £130  Felt Making - DCCA
Intermediate Drawing with Tara Harland Viney
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10 wks Wed, 3rd Feb 1.30-3.30pm £120  Drawing Intermediate - DCCA
Beginners Drawing with Tara Harland Viney
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10 wks Tues, 2nd Feb 1.30-3.30pm £120  Drawing Beginners - DCCA
Creative Art course with Tara Harland Viney
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10 wks Thurs, 4th Feb 1.30-4.30pm £160
Nuno felting with Clare Hughes
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2 days Thurs, 25th Feb 9.30am-2.00pm £55  Nuno Felt - DCCA
Making a stained glass panel with Jackie Hunt (Course B)
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2 days Wed, 9th Mar 9.30am-4.30pm £140  Stained Glass - DCCA
Recipe for a story- story telling and art session for 3-7 year olds
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1 day Sat, 26th Mar 10am-2pm £40  Storytelling - DCCA
Viking Knit Jewellery with Will Brown
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1 day Sat, 16th Apr 10am-1pm £40  Viking Jewellery - DCCA
Mosaic Taster Day with Angela Woodhouse
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1 day Sat, 16th Apr 10.00am-4.00pm £65  Mosaic design - DCCA
Managing money for your small business
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Creating a business plan for your small business
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Marketing planning for your small business
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The art of adaption– adapt a play for film and TV
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Developing Sellable ideas for film and TV with Hester Schofield
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1 day Sat, 26th Mar 10am-4pm £65  Sellable Ideas for TV - DCCA
Tools for creative writing with Hester Schofield
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1 day Sat, 16th Apr 10am-4pm £65  Creative Writing - DCCA

DCCA Course List Jan 2016
Download a PDF version here Course List January 2016 Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Christmas Opening Times - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Open Studios – Thursday 10th December 6:30pm

Open Studios - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

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

Open Studios - Directions to the DCCA

 

 

Christmas Opening Times - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Welcome

Lino cutting and printing with Tara Harland Viney Friday 14th July 10 - 4.30 £65
Come and enjoy a day of lino printing. During the one day course we will plan your artwork, practice technique, cut out your designs, and then end the day with printing your very own artwork to take home.
Book now 01305 764734 or 08008089440 during office hours
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Interested in working with stone ??? two 1 day courses starting soon with Zoe Cull.

Stone carving : Wednesday 5th July 10 - 4.30 £65.00
Create a simple relief carving using the traditional tools and techniques of the stone mason’s craft.
Bring sketches or photos if you already have an idea of what you would like to carve. Plenty of reference material will be available if you don’t!
All tools and materials will be supplied but please wear sturdy shoes and old clothes.

Carved Lettering : Wednesday 12th July 10-4.30 £65.00
Learn to incise a word or short phrase in stone using the traditional tools and techniques of the stone carver’s craft.
Plenty of reference material will be on hand to provide inspiration!

Book now 01305 764734 or 08008089440
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Portrait painting in oils with James Meiklejohn...I day course
Wednesday 5th July 10- 4.30...£65

Life painting in oils with James Meiklejohn...1 day course to show you techniques in this exciting medium.
Wednesday 12th July 10 - 4.30pm... £65.00

Book now to secure a place on these very popular courses.
01305 764734 or 08008089440 during office hours.
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Mark Chadwick (lead singer with The Levellers) & Support

June 15, 2017, 7:30pm - June 15, 2017, 10:00pm

One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years. Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites and have cemented their cherished status with headline performances at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Cambridge Folk Festival, Larmer Tree, Camp Bestival and many European and UK events. In 2003, they successfully created their own annual Beautiful Days Festival which takes place in August at Escot Park in Devon. During this time Mark has released two solo albums, ‘All the Pieces’ and ‘Moment’. His ‘upfront and personal’ solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing! This show could well sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment! Support will be provided by the Weymouth College music students. All Tickets: £12.50

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Clay and Pottery short courses :

Coiling clay - build your own mug
Tuesday 4th July 10.00 - 4.30 £65.00

Sculpture with Air dried clay
Thursday 6th July 10.00 - 4.30 £65.00

Primitive Pottery - making
Friday 7th July 10.00 - 4.30 £65.00

Primitive pottery - Firing
Friday 14th July 10.00 - 4.30 £65.00

Clay for all- for Home education students
Friday 14th July 10.00 - 11.30 £12.00

Book now 01305 764734 / 08008089440
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Welcome - Dorset Centre for the Creative ArtsReady steady go…

Welcome to the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts (DCCA) based in Poundbury, Dorchester. Thank you for joining us on what we hope will be a new exciting adventure, which ultimately will benefit the community in all sorts of different ways. Time has simply flown by since our fantastic launch in October and I am excited to say many of our courses will be starting in the first week of November, as in next week will be the very FIRST week of Master classes at DCCA!

Student discount - Dorset Centre for the Creative ArtsThank you pack

For all those lucky enough to have enrolled on one of the courses, the team very much look forward to meeting you over the next couple of weeks and trust you will have a fun and fulfilling experience.  The artists really are a very talented bunch and we are looking forward to witnessing your creative endeavours.

As you’re going to be our first customers we have a small surprise for you on your first day, and I will be on hand to greet you all (and that’s not the only surprise!).

Apply Now - Student discount - Dorset Centre for the Creative ArtsLate enrolment Click here >>

We appreciate some of you may have experienced  slight glitches with the enrolment process.  If you are one of those unfortunate few, then may we offer you a humble apology and ask that you bare with us!  For anyone who is yet to book on the courses, we will be keeping the enrolments open for many of the courses over the next week or so.   Please ignore any message to the contrary.  Either press on the relevant Apply Now button, use the 0800 8089440 number or contact me directly on sarah_drew@dorsetcentreforthecreativearts.co.uk.

Feedback

Thank you to everyone that has pointed out improvements and suggestions.  We take them all on board and are doing our best to make the necessary changes.  In fact we would like your feedback at any point, to make your experience as great as possible so hopefully you’ll recommend us to your friends and family either by good old fashioned word of mouth or by sharing our posts, liking us and following us.  It all really does help!

More courses

Soon we will have our new brochure of courses, which include stained glass, how to publish your first book, Nuno, wet and needle Felting, and of course we will be continuing the favourites from this term.

Best wishes,

Sarah Drew
Director
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Middle Farm Way
Poundbury, Dorchester
Dorset DT1 3AR
T: 01305 208888 /01305 340167

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