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Autumn/Winter Programme – 2019


Thurs 5th September


Nocturnal Animals
Any medium and size

Thurs 12th September

  Still Life - a student's desk Still Life provided

Thurs 19th September


Working on own pieces of art
Exhibition and voting

Thurs 26th September


Folk Art - Hungarian Style Any medium and size

Thurs 3rd October


Still Life - Feathers Still Life provided, but you can also bring examples

Thurs 10th October

  Optical Illusion paintings Any medium and size

Thurs 17th October

  WATERCOLOUR DEMONSTRATION by Jim Bayliss Details to be advised

Thurs 24th October

  Myths Any medium and size

Thurs 31st October

  Movement of Dance Any medium and size
Thurs 7th November   Work on own pieces of art Any medium and size
Thurs 14th November   Transfer Gold demonstration by Jenny Trotman and Carol-Ann Nichols Details to be advised
Thurs 21st November   Japanese style painting/drawing Any medium and size
Thurs 28th November   Create a religious piece of art Any medium and size
Thurs 5th December   Reflection of a Christmas scene in a bauble Any medium and size
Thurs 12th December   CHRISTMAS PARTY and "Les and Vonty Phillips" Cup  





All DAC Thursday meetings are from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. at the St George's Hall, Fordington High Street, Dorchester.

Enter via the narrow driveway to the left of the Church tower and bear right. Parking is free.


Full membership is paid annually, click here to see how to join. Membership subscriptions cover the cost of running the club, hiring the Hall and various admin.

There is a £1 charge per meeting for members to cover the cost of the refreshments and for visitors who would like a “taster” meeting before joining the Dorchester Art Club. The charge includes coffee/tea and (usually) chocolate biscuits.

Bring drawing/painting things to all meetings. Subjects are chosen and items may be provided but no particular guidance is given. For items that you might need to bring, see the right-hand column on the chart for the particular meeting. You can bring your own sketches/photos/materials and work in whatever way you like. You can, of course, bring work to do other than the topic set AND ENJOY THE COMPANY WHILE YOU PAINT AND DRAW.



Visitors are most welcome to come to demonstrations and talks by visiting artists, so do please bring your friends. An experienced artist is invited to show how they interpret, paint or draw a subject, while you sit back and watch. The visiting artists are paid so there is a small charge to attend - £3 for members and £5 for visitors.


Art on Mondays 

All DAC “Art on Mondays” meetings are from 7.00 – 9.00 pm at Fordington Hill House Meeting Room, which is opposite the road sign “Moule Terrace” at the top of Fordington High Street. Go to the 2nd entrance on the right-hand building.Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. No charge. There are no set subjects for these sessions, so bring your own projects to work on. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE.


In-House Workshops:

The session organiser will introduce particular genres, techniques, media and approaches, giving guidance and answering questions as you work. They will encourage you in your skills and techniques, and in exploring new ways of working.

New members are always welcome!