Dancing on the Shore brings their master talent to DCA for this introductory series taught by Aggie Beletsky. Classes will be held in the Performance Hall. Singles welcome! Minimum of 5 students – no maximum
$25 per person
This workshop features a Blackwater sunrise, as well as the opportunity to capture beautiful winter colors. Sunrise is a great time for two reasons: it’s when the wildlife is most active, and the quality of light is amazing and constantly changing. And February there will be both a sunrise and a full moon setting. This workshop will provide information on photographing wildlife at Blackwater, as well as tips and techniques for photographing a sunrise. The meeting time and place will be provided upon registration. Please join us. You’ll see – and photograph – the Blackwater refuge in ways you haven’t before. Min 5 – Max 10
February 5th Workshop Sold Out. Register for the March 19th one!
$25/member, $60/non-member per person
This two-day workshop will teach the art of up-cycling furniture. Through the magic of ideas, paint, glue and other materials, a shabby old piece of furniture will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Students learn how to decoupage and embellish with a variety of items, then seal the piece with polyurethane to last a lifetime and more. Students should bring a small piece of furniture; all other supplies will be provided. Participants take home their completed piece of furniture as well as an instructional printout of the process for future reference. Suggested furniture pieces: end table, small cabinet, or a small chair. Length: Two-day Workshop Friday (4-8pm) & Saturday (12-6pm)
$125 DCA Members, $160 Non-Members
Friday (4-8pm) & Saturday (12-6pm)
We will be learning proper page layout to how to character creation. The material list will be shared with students after registration. Minimum 4 students Maximum 10 students. Aged 13 and older are welcome.
$40 DCA Members, $55 Non-Members for a Friday-Saturday Workshop
Friday 4:30-5:30 / Saturday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Are you an Improviser? Want to Try Improv? Want to have fun? Join us Thursday, January 12th to play improv theater games that work on skills such as Mindfulness, creative thinking, and so much more.
Free but please register. Maximum 15 participants.
Just in time for Spring, explore the world of 3-dimensional wool sculpting through needle felting. Learn basic techniques for needle felting rabbits, colorful eggs, birds or your own creation! All materials provided, including more than 50 colors of the wool batt. Makes an affordable and lovely gift. Students will leave with their completed creations plus their own felting needle and foam pad, as well as a handout about techniques and resources– everything needed to continue the magical needle felting journey. Materials cost – $20, paid to instructor on class date. Minimum 5 students Maximum 10 students.
$50 DCA Members, $85 Non-Members
Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join fiber artist Laura Rankin and explore painting with wool through 2D needle felting on craft felt backing. In this workshop, you’ll make flat ornaments or pictures of your choosing. All the workshop materials are covered by a fee paid to the instructor, including 9” x 12” pieces of craft felt for backing plus more than 50 colors of the wool batt. You should bring a reference photo of what you’d like to “paint” with wool. Embroidery floss and beads will be available for embellishments as well. You will leave with a completed creation plus your own felting needle and foam pad, as well as a handout about techniques and online material resources to help continue your magical needle felting journey. Minimum 5 students Maximum 10 students.
$50 Members, $85 Non-members Material fee $20 paid to instructor
Saturdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
DCA is committed to providing students of all ages and levels with the opportunity to advance their skills in an informal, yet structured studio environment.
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**Supply lists for classes may be obtained from the Dorchester Center for the Arts. We recommend that you order your supplies at least ten (10) days prior to the first class. Shop at Dick Blick or go to smile.amazon.com and enter Dorchester Center for the Arts as your supported charity. DCA will receive a donation from your purchase price at both of these sites! For more information call the Center at (410) 228-7782.