Category Archives: Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

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.

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

For more details please contact us.

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

Open Studios - Directions to the DCCA

 

 

A brilliant start to our Basketry courses

Basketry with Mark Vyvyan-Penney - DCCA - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Basketry with Mark Vyvyan-Penney – DCCA – Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Introducing Mark Vyvyan-Penney…  Over the next 5 weeks his students will be learning traditional techniques and styles to make their very own basket to take home.  As you can see they’re already starting to take shape – well done one and all!

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Christmas Opening Times - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

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3D sculpture using mixed media with Darrell Wakelam for children 7-13 accompanied by an adult.
£25.00 per session, adult goes free
Friday 16th June

Morning workshop 9.30 – 12.30 Animals and monsters
Afternoon workshop 1.00- 4.00 Cultures and civilisations

Darrell has spent almost 25 years devising and delivering visual arts projects in over five hundred primary and secondary schools. Darrell’s artwork is made of 3D work, sculptures, masks and models created using recycled scrap materials, cardboard construction methods and papier mache techniques. This is an opportunity not to be missed, and there are limited places…so BOOK now 01305 764713
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Ruth Wild Documentary Photographer exhibition this week at DCCA. Finishes Friday 26th May ...

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Nearly time to open the doors for Ruth Wild, documentary photographer and the private view tonight 6-8pm . Pop along and have a glass with us. ...

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Come to the private view this evening 6-8pm Wine and nibbles.... ...

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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

W: DorsetCentrefortheCreativeArts.co.uk
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Call for Artists’ Proposals – Hengistbury Headlines

Inside Out Dorset Festival - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts    Activate - Inside Out Dorset Festival - Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

‘Hengistbury Headlines’ – Call for Artists’ Proposals

Activate Performing Arts is preparing to once again transform the county’s landscape presenting Inside Out Dorset in September 2016 with 10 days of high quality, large scale outdoor theatre, dance, installation, and performance across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

As part of this festival Activate is delighted to announce a nationwide call for artists’ proposals for 2016 event – ‘Hengistbury Headlines’.

This new temporary installation and performance trail, in the spectacular landscape of Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth, will be a key part of the 2016 Inside Out Dorset Festival. Artists are being asked to propose ideas which explore the landscape, heritage, wildlife and environment of Hengistbury Head, as well as the global issue of climate change. Climate Change is a pertinent subject and is the focus of a larger arts programme across the county led by Dorset Arts Trust.

The event follows on from the success of the South Dorset Ridgeway commissions trail ‘Ridgeway Responses’ which animated hills, lakes and villages in West Dorset delighting thousands of people in September 2014.

The new trail ‘Hengistbury Headlines’ will present work by up to nine artists and companies for free, to the public from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th September 2016.

Artists who are selected will be supported across a detailed year of development, working closely with experts on the environment, heritage and wildlife. The project aims to attract thousands of audience members next year, to learn more about Hengistbury Head and the effect that climate change is having on all of our lives and the environment.

Kate Wood – Executive Director says: ‘Hengistbury Head is such an inspiring location and exemplifies what makes this area so special. We are hugely grateful to Jerwood Charitable Foundation for making their first investment in our work, and also to the team at Bournemouth Borough Council, for welcoming us to Hengistbury Head. Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s commitment to supporting artists has been hugely valuable to us to help unlock other partners’ support for the project.’

Councillor Lawrence Williams (portfolio holder for Tourism, Leisure and the Arts) says, ‘Bournemouth Parks is delighted to have the opportunity to host the 2016 Inside Out Dorset Festival. Hengistbury Headlines will be an inclusive and inspirational event that will not only be great entertainment but also reinforce our key environmental messages in a completely different way. We look forward to developing the project with the Activate team and the selected artists to ultimately present a memorable experience for the local community and our many visitors from further afield.’

Tom Clarke – Project Development Manager at the RSPB comments: ‘The RSPB is excited to be co-funding a commission with Activate for Hengistbury Headlines. The arts have a great track record in interpreting our environment and inspiring people to connect with nature in unique ways. The theme of climate change and the stories around migration, pertinent to the Head itself, should make for an excellent arts and nature spectacle.’

An Artists’ Information Day will be held at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre for people interested in applying on Saturday 7th November 2015.

For details and to download the Artists’ Brief & Info Pack – go to: www.insideoutdorset.co.uk

The deadline to submit proposals is Monday 23rd November at 5pm. The full line-up of selected artists will be announced in December 2015.
This event is supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Dorset Arts Trust, The Arts Development Company, Pavilion Dance South West and the RSPB. In partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.