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Stretch your creative muscles with our fun and inspiring workshops. We offer classes and courses for all ages and levels so whether you’re an expert or a beginner there will be something for you.Print Studio courses are aimed at ages 18+. In some circumstances 15-18 year-olds may attend if accompanied by an adult: contact annis.fitzhugh@dca.org.uk for more information.

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16 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Gelli Plate Monoprinting

One day course

Create beautiful prints with this fun Monoprinting course.

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21 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Cyanotype

One day course

Create striking blue prints using one of the earliest photographic printmaking processes.

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23 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Etching for Beginners

Six week course

Learn how to create beautiful, traditional prints using metal plates with acids.

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15 Nov 2017 - 24 Jan 2018

Print Studio

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Four week course

Learn how to process black and white film, make contact sheets and explore black and white printing.

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27 Jan 2018

Activity Room

Family Art Lab: Explore Kate V Robertson’s This Mess is Kept Afloat, and make mini sculptures.

Join our Learning team artist tutors to explore Kate V Robertson’s exhibition.

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28 Jan 2018

Print Studio

3D Printing Drop-in

Have a go at 3D Printing!

Come and see our 3D Printers in action and get an idea of the possibilities it offers.

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03 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Craft Sunday: Hand embroidered embellishing with Chloe Patience

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04 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Introduction To Laser-cutting

One day course

Learn how to laser-cut and engrave hand-drawn, computer-generated and photographic images onto different materials such as paper, wood, perspex and fabric.

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04 Feb 2018

Cinema

Papermaking with Plant Fibres

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08 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding

Six week course

Create beautiful, professionally finished books and pamphlets

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14 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Intermediate)

Four week course

Develop your skills, using photographic techniques and power-assisted screen printing tables.

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17 Feb 2018

Activity Room

Family Art Lab: Explore Andrew Lacon’s work and create a colourful floor piece.

Join our Learning team artist tutors to explore Andrew Lacon's exhibition.

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17 Feb 2018

Print Studio

An Introduction to Letterpress

One day course

An opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses.

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18 Feb 2018

Print Studio

An Introduction to Japanese Brush Calligraphy

Gain an insight into the ancient art form of ‘Shodo’ with artist Campbell Sandilands.

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25 Jan 2018 - 22 Feb 2018

Galleries and Activity Room

Talking Art

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24 Feb 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding from Tokyo to Timbuktu

Two-day course

Learn to make a selection of unusual yet simple books based on ancient bookbinding traditions.

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02 Dec 2017 - 03 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen print process that Warhol used to make his famous portraits.

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04 Mar 2018

Cinema

Fold-your-own pinhole camera

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06 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Wood Engraving

Four-week course

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10 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Lightroom

Two-day course

Lightroom is a photo-retouching and organisational software from the makers of Photoshop.

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10 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Step back in time into the intriguing world of Japan’s Edo Period.

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13 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Taster Session

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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18 Mar 2018

Meeting Room

Craft Sunday: Spoon Carving with Object Company

Craft Sunday

Spoon carving with Object Company is back!

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18 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

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21 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Waterless Plate Lithography

Four week course

Learn to use waterless lithography plates to combine photographic, digital and hand-drawn imagery.

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22 Mar 2018

Print Studio

3D Printing for Printmakers

Four week course

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24 Mar 2018

Print Studio

Takuhon: Oriental pad-printing

Weekend course

Possibly the earliest printing method, Takuhon is designed for making prints of carved texts, and textured and patterned surfaces.

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05 Dec 2017 - 27 Mar 2018

Activity Room

DCA Young Photo Club

Creative Skills for 11-16 year olds

Join our monthly skills-building workshop for young photographers.

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24 Feb 2018 - 07 Apr 2018

Meeting Room

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Two-day course

Photoshop made easy.

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14 Dec 2017 - 19 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Twilight Taster Sessions

Thu 14 December, Thu 18 January, or Thu 19 April

Want to try one of our courses but not sure which one?

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25 Jan 2018 - 19 Apr 2018

Meeting Room

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (Evening Course)

Four week course

Start using the wide range of possibilities for creating images, enhancing photos or designing.

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10 Jan 2018 - 26 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Screen Printing for Beginners

Three week course

Learn how to explore the possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate approach.

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30 Dec 2017 - 28 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Photography Forum

Last Sat of every month

Compare notes, discuss each other’s portfolios and get advice from tutor Malcolm Thomson.

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27 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018

Print Studio

Get Off Auto

Weekend course

Learn your way around your digital camera and gain confidence by shooting out and about.

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11 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018

Activity Room

Shonky Art School

Get inspired by the colour, materials and ideas of our exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness.

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