New Online Classes for Spring!

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to present several new online classes for Spring. Selections include:

Color My World: Explorations in Colored Pencil Art with Stephanie Przybylek
This three-part virtual workshop will combine discussion and exercises. Subjects covered will include types and brands of colored pencils, including “student” vs. “artist” brands. Fundamental methods like blending, layering, and burnishing. How to get deeper darks and more contrast in colors, plus other tips and techniques to push color to its fullest and create surfaces for mixed media artwork. Three weeks April 14 – 28: Wednesdays (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
Stephanie Przybylek has a BA in Art from Gettysburg College and an MA in Art History from University of Delaware. Find Stephanie at

The Comics Lab: Comics & Visual Storytelling with Leah Yael Levy
For ages 11 – 17. Students will dive into the process, tools, and techniques for creating their own comics stories and characters. They will learn how to use different text/image relationships, expressions, sound effects, layout, and panel structure to bring their stories to life. Six weeks April 26 – May 31: Mondays (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Born and raised in Israel, Yael moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Parsons. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine (2019) and Forward Comix (2017 & 2020). Find Yael at

Intro to Pastels with Kelly Tanner
In this four-week class, students will learn the basics of both chalk and oil pastels, including composition, value, color, and technique. Students will be drawing still lifes from direct
observation, as well as drawing landscapes from photographs. Four weeks May 4 – 25: Tuesdays (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Kelley Tanner is an artist from the St. Louis, MO area. She holds a BFA with an emphasis in painting from Southern Illinois University. Find Kelly at

DIY Block Printing with Emily Martin
In this two-hour workshop, makers of all ages learn how to create dynamic printed fabric using collected materials. It is encouraged to use recycled or found items for printing as well as fabric to be printed on. May 22: Saturday (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Children under the age of 12 free with adult registration.
Emily Martin is a New York based weaver, installation artist, and textile designer. She received her BFA in Fiber with a Concentration in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College
of Art. Find Emily at

Gelatin Plate Demo with Caroline Coolidge Brown
Get hooked on gelatin plate printing and create beautiful papers for journals, collages, and art projects. Learn how to make and use stencils, found objects, and plants for layered compositions. Students will compare DIY and commercially made plates, and the instructor will share a recipe for students to customize and make their own.
One Day Workshop June 12: Saturday (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
Caroline Coolidge Brown teaches at the Delaware Museum of Art in Wilmington and at General Theological Seminary in New York. She has studied art at Duke University, Penland School of Crafts and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Find Caroline at

For complete registration information, visit DCA online at, call 410-228-7782, or stop by 321 High Street in Cambridge.

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