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CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES - with Jenny Trotman, graduate of St. Martin's School of Art
  • For beginners and improvers
  • Late September to Early December
  • At an upstairs studio in the Manor Park area of Dorchester, free parking outside.
  • Either 6 x 2.5 hour sessions on Friday mornings or 6 x 2.5 hour sessions on Saturday mornings
  • £58
  • Contact Jenny for dates and times, 01305 264568 or email


Christmas Party


The Les Phillips Cup

  • Entries to be handed in on the day, mounted and framed to a good standard
  • Voting
  • Presentation of the Cup





This year the entries were of a very high standard. Thanks so much to all the members who entered, the winner, chosen by the members, was Jo Duncan with The Robins). Very well done, Jo, and your card will be the "face" of Dorchester Art club this Christmas.




This year the DAC Summer exhibition was held in the Mulberry Gallery at Weymouth Library from Monday 10 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland at the Preview evening.


A big thank you to Mary Brightwell our Exhibition Secretary and to all of you who gave up your time to hang paintings, help with advertising, stewarding and lots more. We had lots of visitors and some very positive comments. In total 294 votes were cast for Favourite Painting of the Exhibition.


This year the Presidents Cup for the most votes went to Jackson Venables with his stunning piece entitled Grandad. The Edward Grassby Cup for a watercolour of a Dorset Landscape was presented to Sue Stone and Simon Simpson was awarded the Rebecca Freiesleben Trophy for Abstract/Contemporary work.