Pottery Basic Techniques AM (Saturday March) £35

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go…this is the taster course for you. A very relaxed class with Sheena Mayo. Try your hand at building a slab mug, making a bowl using a mould , throwing on the wheel…come with some ideas and just have fun. Please bring an apron or an overall. All […]

Art of Papercutting – Flower of Life ( March Saturday course ) £70

Learn techniques to turn the humble sheet of paper into a delicate paper cut using a scalpel, and we’ll discuss the multitude of applications you can apply this skill to.   Finish the day with your own flower of life paper cut and the skills you need to continue this craft at home.   No experience is necessary although […]

Encaustic Wax with eggshells with Lyn Kirkland ( Saturday March) £25 + £5 materials cost

Decorate a panel with encaustic wax paints and pigments, and eggshells All resources including panel will be provided. Please bring an apron or an overall

Body Shape Essentials with Julie Cobbe from “Stylefish” Saturday Morning March £30

Every woman has a different body shape. The trick is understanding it! From proportions to body type to getting your wardrobe foundations right, knowledge is power and personal styling and curating a wardrobe you love is about connecting with yourself first. This morning session will help you to do just that!  Topics:  Body Shapes  - You and Yours  Signature Styles  Proportions […]

Encaustic Wax Gifts ( Saturday March) with Lyn Kirkland £25 plus £7 materials cost

Decorate an unglazed pot or vase with encaustic wax paints and pigments. All resources including unglazed pottery will be provided. Please bring an apron or an overall

Creative Colour Styling with Julie Cobbe from “Stylefish” Saturday afternoon March £30

Colour is the cornerstone of every woman’s wardrobe. That doesn’t necessarily mean bright colours all of the time but it is about understanding your skin tone first and foremost and starting with the right neutrals! Learn how to pick the right tones, the right colour contrasts and just generally get more confident when it comes to making […]

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon April start (Monday Daytime course) £135 + cost of Silver

A silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken by Kathryn Arbon who has many years […]

Introduction to Pottery Techniques with Sheena Mayo 5 weeks (April Daytime course) Mondays

An introduction to basic techniques. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience who can improve their skills. Slab build, coil, pinch, turn, decorate, glaze, fire and take home some of your own creations. All abilities welcome. Please bring an apron as it can get – little messy. Pottery Costs £14.00 for 12.5kg initial […]

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon (Monday Evening ) April Start £103 + Cost of Silver

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon A new silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken […]

Woodcarving with Mark Vyvyan-Penney 10 weeks April start (Morning course) £155

Over this ten week course, Mark will teach you basic woodcarving techniques and skills to sharpen and maintain tools. By the end of the five /ten weeks you will also have created your own unique wood sculpture to take home. All abilities welcome. NO course half term week 26th may

Introduction to throwing and the Pottery wheel (5 weeks Tuesday Daytime April Start) £100 + cost of clay.

Have you ever wanted to have – go at making pots on – wheel? Come along to this beginners class and introduce yourself to the wonders of making with clay. You will learn the steps to create – basic cylinder, which will lead onto other shapes and styles. This course offers shared equipment within the […]

Beginners Life drawing with James Meiklejohn (Afternoon course) April start £155 + £5 studio fee

Working with James Meiklejohn, you will work using – variety of media to create your life drawings of both male and female models, using long and short poses as you study the naked figure as both an image and its anatomy. All abilities welcome. There is no course half term week 26th May

Stone Carving with Sarah Klopper 10 weeks April start (Evening course) £170

This masterclass is aimed at beginners who are interested in exploring stone carving techniques. Over the course of 10 weeks you will learn basic skills on a small panel before developing these skills and going on to design and work on your own project. There will be a small charge for Stone dependent on size […]

Oil Painting for Beginners with James Meiklejohn (April Start Evening course) £170 + £5 studio fee

For those with little or no experience. – structured course that covers materials and equipment. Basic colour mixing and theory traditional and more contemporary approaches to oil painting. Tution from experienced tutor, professional artist and BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery exhibitor. No course half term week 26th May

Basket making with Mark Vyvyan-Penney (10 week Morning course) April Start £155.

Learn basketry techniques to make – variety of vessels to take home. Suitable for all levels. 5 week course available,  for this enrol by phone 01305 764723. NO course Half term week 27th May 5 Week option available. Call 01305 764723 for details

Portraiture with James Meiklejohn (April Start 10 week Morning course) £170 + £5 studio fee

Working from – variety of models and in simple mediums to begin with, progressing to oil paint. The course will cover the basic proportions of the face, the anatomy of the head. Looking at traditional and contemporary approaches to portraiture. Suitable for beginners to those with some experience. No course half term 27th May 2020

Lifedrawing in Pastels and Paintwith James Meiklejohn (April Start 10 week Afternoon course)£170 + £5 studio fee

This course will concentrate on depicting the figure in long poses enabling students to use colour, principally pastels and acrylic paint. Course includes paint and pastels for the first week. The Lecturer will advise on paint and pastel materials needed for the rest of the course. There is – studio charge of £5 payable on […]

Introduction to Pottery Techniques with Sheena Mayo (Wednesday Evening Course, April) £100 + cost of clay

An introduction to basic techniques Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience who can improve their skills. Slab build, coil, pinch, turn, decorate, glaze, fire and take home some of your own creations. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes, it can get – bit messy. Pottery Costs £14.00 for 12.5kg initial […]

Intermediate throwing and the Pottery wheel (5 weeks Thursday Morning April Start) £100 + cost of clay.

Come along to this follow on course for anyone who has either been on the first course ‘Introduction to Pottery Throwing’  or has some previous experience using a pottery wheel and wants to practice and improve. We will be looking at making additional forms and shapes on the wheel and perfecting techniques. This course offers […]

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon 5 weeks April start ( Thursday ) £180 + Cost of Silver

A silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken by Kathryn Arbon who has many years […]

Heritage Knitting (Thursday evening April start) £90

Heritage Knitting with Sarah Bramwell (current holder of the MacKenzie Edwards Award) During this 5-week course, you will sample Aran and Fair Isle knitting. You may either work with my patterns to learn the skills or work on a larger project of your own with my help. We will discuss the roots of the various […]

Glass Engraving (Friday morning, April start 5 weeks £150 + £20 materials

Glass Engraving : an Introduction with Viv Marshall Viv Marshall AFGE (Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers) with over thirty years’ experience is your tutor. She will help you Learn what glass and tools to use, how to prepare glass,  and learn the skills for surface and intaglio engraving. All tools and glass […]

Learn to Weave on a Shaft loom (Friday April start 5 weeks) £90

This course will introduce you to the principles of weaving on a shaft loom and enable you to create your first woven fabric.  This 5 week course is an introduction, and during this time you will be taught how to set up a loom ready for weaving. You don’t need any prior experience in weaving to participate and […]

Learn to Weave on a Shaft loom (Friday April start 10 weeks) £170

This course will introduce you to the principles of weaving on a shaft loom and enable you to create your first woven fabric.  (There is a 5 week version as a taster, see website) You don’t need any prior experience in weaving to participate and there will be some looms available to hire. If you do have your […]

Introduction to Traditional Weaving with Sonja Hammond 5 wks Friday April start £90

Overview Explore some traditional weaving techniques used by different cultures from ancient times to the present day. Discover how these methods can be used to make individual small pieces incorporating a variety of textiles and recycled materials. Basic materials will be supplied for this course, but you are encouraged to bring your own yarns and […]

Recycled Art: Stitched memories with Ros Norton ( April) £65

Turn your sentimental collections of clothes and fabric into stitched pieces you can display and enjoy. – Recycled Art with Ros Norton Please Bring “Treasured “ clothes and fabric pieces to cut up and arrange Piece of “Cotton weight” fabric big enough to back your intended piece. Piece of light-weight wadding same size as your […]

Abstraction Workshop with Sam Jukes ( May Start Evening course) 3 weeks £85.00

Abstraction The process of abstraction is an interesting and rich means of developing your creative visual language within your work. Over the three sessions we will be looking at abstraction and abstract painting, gaining an insight into a variety of approaches and concepts used within abstract visual practice. You will explore a range of exercises […]

Hand Spinning for Beginners- (Friday Afternoon May start 4 weeks) £62

In this course you will learn how to spin a consistent yarn using a spinning wheel. We will also look at some ways of plying yarn and explain how to make woollen, worsted and some fancy yarns. We will introduce keeping a notebook. You will learn how to treadle your spinning wheel evenly and some […]

Recycled Art: Mosaic Cushion with Ros Norton ( May) £65

An unusual but simple hand applique technique with sumptuous results. Please Bring a plain, ready made Fabric cushion cover to use as background for your “Mosaic”. Sharp Fabric scissors Any Fabric scraps you may want to use for your “Mosaic” More materials scraps will be available on the day. There is a cafe on site […]

Silver Clay : Inspired by Nature with Grainne Reynolds (Day course 19th May) £75 + £25 silver costs

Come and make your own solid silver jewellery inspired by nature in this fun and informal workshop suitable for beginners.  In this class we will be using natural forms such as shells, leaves, flowers and seed pods to make moulds and texture the silver clay. Each student will have the opportunity to make between 1-4 […]

Silver Jewellery Making- Taster. AM (Saturday May) £35 + cost of Silver

The Silver Jewellery making taster morning with jeweller and DCCA tutor, Kate Arbon during Dorset Art Weeks will offer the opportunity to work with sterling silver sheet and wire to create your own unique pieces of hand crafted jewellery. After a brief introduction to some of tools of the trade, students will be guided through […]

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon June start (Monday Daytime course) £135 + cost of Silver

A silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken by Kathryn Arbon who has many years […]

Introduction to Pottery Techniques with Sheena Mayo 5 weeks (June Morning course) Mondays

An introduction to basic techniques. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience who can improve their skills. Slab build, coil, pinch, turn, decorate, glaze, fire and take home some of your own creations. All abilities welcome. Please bring an apron as it can get – little messy. Pottery Costs £14.00 for 12.5kg initial […]

Lino Cutting /Printing with Tara Harland-Viney (Morning June start) £90 + £5 studio fee

An introduction to Lino printing techniques that you can easily do at home. All levels welcome. £5 studio fee payable to lecturer on the day.

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon (Monday Evening ) June Start £103 + Cost of Silver

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon A new silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken […]

Introduction to throwing and the Pottery wheel (5 weeks Tuesday Daytime June Start) £100 + cost of clay.

Have you ever wanted to have – go at making pots on – wheel? Come along to this beginners class and introduce yourself to the wonders of making with clay. You will learn the steps to create – basic cylinder, which will lead onto other shapes and styles. This course offers shared equipment within the […]

Life drawing with Sam Jukes (Evening course) June start £100 + £5 studio fee

Working with Sam Jukes, you will work using – variety of media to create your life drawings of both male and female models, using long and short poses as you study the naked figure as both an image and its anatomy. All abilities welcome.

Introduction to Pottery Techniques with Sheena Mayo (Wednesday Evening Course, June) £100 + cost of clay

An introduction to basic techniques Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience who can improve their skills. Slab build, coil, pinch, turn, decorate, glaze, fire and take home some of your own creations. Please bring an apron or wear old clothes, it can get – bit messy. Pottery Costs £14.00 for 12.5kg initial […]

Heritage Knitting (Thursday evening June start) £90

Heritage Knitting with Sarah Bramwell (current holder of the MacKenzie Edwards Award) During this 5-week course, you will sample Aran and Fair Isle knitting. You may either work with my patterns to learn the skills or work on a larger project of your own with my help. We will discuss the roots of the various […]

Contemporary Silver Jewellery with Kathryn Arbon 5 weeks June start ( Thursday ) £180 + Cost of Silver

A silver jewellery class which will introduce the skills needed to explore the craft of silver jewellery making. Techniques learnt will be soldering, piercing, forming and stone setting which will enable you to embellish existing designs and make your own collections of jewellery. The course will be taken by Kathryn Arbon who has many years […]

Intermediate throwing and the Pottery wheel (5 weeks Thursday Morning June Start) £100 + cost of clay.

Come along to this follow on course for anyone who has either been on the first course ‘Introduction to Pottery Throwing’  or has some previous experience using a pottery wheel and wants to practice and improve. We will be looking at making additional forms and shapes on the wheel and perfecting techniques. This course offers […]

Watercolours with Roy Winstanley (Day time course) June Start- 5 weeks £100 + £5 studio fee

This course is suitable for beginners or for those who have some experience. Students will experience both traditional and experimental approaches to working with this popular medium. The course will benefit from looking at the work of contemporary Watercolour artists, in addition to looking at the tutor’s own work. All materials will be provided for […]

Glass Engraving (Friday morning, June start 5 weeks £150 + £20 materials

Glass Engraving : an Introduction with Viv Marshall Viv Marshall AFGE (Associate Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers) with over thirty years’ experience is your tutor. She will help you Learn what glass and tools to use, how to prepare glass,  and learn the skills for surface and intaglio engraving. All tools and glass […]

Running Magical Hare (2 Day course Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June) £150 + £15 materials charge

Come and join us for a relaxing, inspirational fun weekend of needle felting with like-minded, friendly and creative people!   On this new exciting two day needle felting masterclass workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting, as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she […]

Introduction to Traditional Weaving with Sonja Hammond 5 wks Friday June start £90

Overview Explore some traditional weaving techniques used by different cultures from ancient times to the present day. Discover how these methods can be used to make individual small pieces incorporating a variety of textiles and recycled materials. Basic materials will be supplied for this course, but you are encouraged to bring your own yarns and […]

Silver Jewellery Making- Taster. AM (Saturday June) £35 + cost of Silver

The Silver Jewellery making taster morning with jeweller and DCCA tutor, Kate Arbon during Dorset Art Weeks will offer the opportunity to work with sterling silver sheet and wire to create your own unique pieces of hand crafted jewellery. After a brief introduction to some of tools of the trade, students will be guided through […]

Beginners Signwriting-Weekend Workshop (2 Day course Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June) £140

Beginners Signwriting weekend workshop with Jemma Thompson  Day 1 You will learn a little bit about the tools of the trade before basic brush stroke practice and how to twist, turn, and guide the brush.  There will be some drawing guidance on how to mark out the 3D Fishtail lettering style.  Day 2 You will be guided step […]

Silver Clay and Alcohol Inks with Grainne Reynolds (Day course 9th June) £75 + £25 silver costs

A wonderful opportunity to design and make your own beautiful solid silver pendant or drop earrings with silver clay and add a pop of colour using alcohol inks and resin. In this workshop you will learn … How to handle, roll, texture and cut the silver clay How to refine, fire and polish your pieces […]

Silver Clay : Botanical Rings with Grainne Reynolds (Day course 25 th June) £75 + £25 silver costs

A wonderful new workshop creating beautiful solid silver rings with Silver Clay. In this lovely workshop we will be using organic forms such leaves, grasses, flowers and seed pods to create moulds and then use these with silver clay to create beautiful natural organic ring bands. This workshop is perfect for those who have some experience […]