follow us on




Autumn/Winter Programme – 2018



Thurs 17th January


Miniature Pictures Any medium

Thurs 24th January

  Cubism inspired art Any medium and size

Thurs 31st January


Still life -clothed model Volunteers required, any medium and size

Thurs 7th February


Still Life model, Joe, will be sitting for us Bring the usual materials and if you have one, you may want to bring an easel

Thurs 14th February


Flowers/flowers in collage Some materials provided, any size

Thurs 21st February

  AGM, then work on own art AGM

Thurs 28th February

  Demonstration To be confirmed

Thurs 7th March

  Still Life - Boxes Any medium and size,
items provided or bring your own

Thurs 14th March

  Celebrate Spring - Cherry Blossoms Any medium and size.
Thurs 21st March   Demonstration To be confirmed
Thurs 28th March   Create a painted Easter Egg  
Thurs 4th April   Big and Bold, "Outside your box"
Work on own art
Thurs 11th April   Shoes, hats and Scarves Still life - Items provided or bring your own
Thurs 18th April   Big and Bold,
"Rebecca Freiesleben Prize"





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 (except any Demonstrations). 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!