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Come and create with professional working miliner Chloe Scrivener your own draped hat or headpiece using fabric. Whether it be a more graphic drape or a more fluid sculptural effect you desire you will be encouraged to experiment with playing with fabric to create something completely unique.

You will learn how to; Create a shape from a pre blocked buckram shape (a Millinery Foundation Material). Experiment with draping fabric on to the base shape according to your design. Attach and sew draped fabric over a 3-dimensional form. Finish your hat/headpiece using traditional Millinery techniques.
Tuesday 14th November start, 5 weeks 1.00 - 4.30 £90 plus any additional resource costs to lecturer. Ring now to secure a place 0800 808 9440 or 01305 764723 and check out Chloe's website

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Do you want to know more about Dorsets's natural flora and Fauna.....or maybe you already have that knowledge...so here is a small test for you...Identify the subject matter in these photos... ...

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Just finished our 5 week course in Lino and mono printing. Here are some of our students work. Next course starts Tuesday 31st November 6.30 - 9.00pm for 5 weeks cost £85.00...sign up NOW 0800 808 9440 or 01305 764713 ...

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The last day of the clay sculpture course...some of the students work pictured below...The new 5 week course starts Friday 3rd Nov 9.30 - 4.30 and costs £170. limited places. Book ASAP 0800 808 9440 or 01305 764723 ...

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We are really lucky to have James Meiklejohn teaching on various courses at the centre....here's a bit about him .......

James studied Illustration at Brighton University where his lecturers included Raymond Briggs( The Snowman) and later studied life and portrait painting at Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea. His portraits have been exhibited in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has exhibited his work in galleries throughout the UK and in Europe.

Oil painting for beginners starts 23rd October for 8 weeks
Mondays 2.00 - 4.30 pm £120

Portraiture with oils starts 26th Oct for 8 weeks
Thursdays 2.00 - 4.30 £120

Watercolours starts 26th Oct for 8 weeks
Thursdays 6.00 - 8.30 £120

So join one of his very popular courses and book now....

Book now 0800808 9440 or 01305 764723 during office hours Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.30pm

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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 ku.oc1508843676.stra1508843676evita1508843676erceh1508843676trofe1508843676rtnec1508843676tesro1508843676d@wer1508843676d_har1508843676as1508843676.


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!

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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
Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

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

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