Name: Aggie Beletsky
Title: Dance workshop | Dancing on the Shore Workshop with Aggie Beletsky
Description: 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
Cost: $25 per person
Day of the week/Time: Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm


Dates:/Time: Thursday, January 12th – Waltz workshop
Thursday, February 16th – Rumba workshop
Thursday, March 16th – West Coast Swing Workshop
Location: George B Todd Performance Hall


Name: Robert Sullivan
Title: Sunday Photography Workshops with Robert Sullivan
Description: 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 January is peak time for the migratory geese and swans that fill the sky in such large numbers.  This workshop will provide information on photographing wildlife at Blackwater, as well as tips and techniques for photographing a sunrise. 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
Cost: $25/member, $60/non-member per person
Dates: Sunday, January 22nd from  6:30am – 8:30am
Sunday, March 19th from 6:30am – 8:30am
Location: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge


Name: Terri Griffin 
Title: Fun and Funky Furniture with Terri Griffin
Description: 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)
Cost: $125 DCA Members, $160 Non-Members
Day of the Week/Time: Friday (4-8pm) & Saturday (12-6pm)
Dates: February 17th – 18th, 2023
Location: Classroom


Name: Lee Reece
Title: Youth Introduction to Comic Book Illustration with Lee Reece
Description: 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.
Cost: $40 DCA Members, $55 Non-Members for a Friday-Saturday Workshop
Day of the Week/Time: Friday 4:30-5:30 / Saturday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Winter Session 1: January 6th – January 7th, 2023
Winter Session 2: February 3rd – 4th, 2023
Winter Session 3: March 3rd – 4th, 2023
Location: Classroom


Name: De’Vonte Perry (TBC)
Title: Improv Jam with De’Vonte Perry
Description: Are you an Improviser? Want to Try Improv? Want to have fun? Join us Thursday January 19th to play improv theater games that work on skills such as Mindfulness, creative thinking, and so much more.
Cost: Free
Day of the Week/Time: Thursday 6:00-8:00pm
Dates: January 12th
Location: Performance Hall


Name: Laura Rankin
Title: 3D Needle Felting Workshop with Laura Rankin
Description: 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.
Cost: $50 DCA Members, $85 Non-Members
Day of the Week/Time: Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dates: March 4th
Location: Front Gallery

Name: Laura Rankin
Title: 2D Needle Felting Workshop with Laura Rankin
Description: 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.
Cost: $50 Members, $85 Non-members  Material fee $20 paid to instructor
Day of the Week/Time: Saturdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dates: March 18th
Location: Front Gallery

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 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.