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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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18 Aug 2018

Activity Room

Family Art Lab: Eve Fowler

Free, fun making!

Join our artists to explore Eve Fowler’s work in the gallery

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25 Aug 2018

Print Studio

Riso Photo Printing (faux CYMK)

Weekend course

Learn to print your photographs or images using our vintage risograph printer!

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01 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Advanced Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Join artist Campbell Sandilands for an advanced weekend course.

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08 Sep 2018

Activity Room

Digital Drop-in with Sensatronic Lab

Join the Sensatronic Lab team to try out their accessible multi-sensory musical instruments

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08 Sep 2018

Cinema

DCA On Show - Doors Open Day Print Studio Tour

#doorsopenday

Tour our Print Studio and find out how our team supports artists to create and present work.

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08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018

Visual Research Centre (VRC)

#YOYP2018

A vibrant and energetic two-day exhibtion of work by and for young people in celebration of Year of Young People 2018.

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09 Sep 2018

Meeting Room

Build Your Own Digital Instrument Professional Development Training Workshop

This training session will give you an overview of what Sensatronic's team of artists and musicians do!

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09 Sep 2018

Activity Room

Craft Sunday: Hand printed textiles with Helen Ruth Scarves

#CraftSunday

Learn how to make you own bespoke printed scarf.

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09 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Fish Printing

One day course

Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing using actual fish or other sea specimens. Bring your own fish!

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15 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Taster Session

Taster Session

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

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15 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Two-day course

Photoshop made easy.

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16 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Cyanotype

One day course

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

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18 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Wood Engraving

Four-week course

Join Beth Robertson to create finely detailed designs.

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19 Sep 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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19 Sep 2018

Meeting room

Successful Portfolios with Portfolio Oomph

Thinking about studying art? Join Portfolio Oomph to look at what a portfolio is and how to create one.

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20 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Twilight Taster Sessions

Taster Session

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

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22 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Signwriting

Two-day course

Learn traditional hand-lettering for sign-writing with expert Brian Robertson.

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27 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding

Six-week course

Create beautiful, professionally finished books and pamphlets.

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29 Sep 2018

Print Studio

For World Cyanotype day - Cyanotype Fabric Printing

One day course

Try this experimental Cyanotype class, specially for World Cyanotype Day!

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30 Sep 2018

Print Studio

Japanese Brush Calligraphy

One day course

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

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06 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Vinyl Art

Two-day course

Design and make your own wall tattoos, window stickers or stencils for graffiti

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11 Aug 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Print Studio Tour

Join us for a tour of our Print Studio!

We're now offering twice weekly tours of our Print Studio.

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13 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Bookbinding: The 4th Century Book

Weekend course

Join expert bookbinder Emma Fraser

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14 Oct 2018

Activity Room

Craft Sunday: Bespoke lampshades with Tori Gray

#CraftSunday

Join artist Tori Gray for an afternoon of printing, painting and 'putting together' your own bespoke lampshade!

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16 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Etching (Advanced)

Four-week course

Follow on from Etching (Intermediate) and try some advanced processes!

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17 Oct 2018

Print Studio

Zine!

Four-week course

Make your own Zine!

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18 Aug 2018 - 20 Oct 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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20 Oct 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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27 Oct 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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03 Nov 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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03 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Merry Riso

Two-day course

This eco-friendly, fast-paced method is a hybrid of photocopying and silkscreen using soy-based inks and recycled paper.

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04 Nov 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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08 Nov 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 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Laser-cutting for Printmakers

Two-day course

Learn how to laser-cut and engrave hand-drawn computer-generated and photographic images.

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11 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Shadowgraphs

One day course

Use objects and light instead of a camera to create a 'photogram' image with rich three-dimensional quality.

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14 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Collagraphy

Three week course

The original recycling technique that uses card, textures and materials collaged together.

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14 Nov 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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17 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Festive Letterpress

One day course

Get festive and join John Easson of Quarto Press to learn the basics of letterpress.

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25 Aug 2018 - 24 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Photography Forum

Last Sat of every month

Compare notes, discuss each other’s portfolios and get advice from tutors.

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24 Nov 2018

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (Weekend Course)

Weekend course

Create finely detailed designs using engraving tools.

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01 Dec 2018

Print Studio

Mounting and Framing

Weekend course

Introduction to cutting mounts and making your own frames, using conservation methods and materials.

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08 Dec 2018

Cinema

Fold-your-own pinhole camera

One day course

A back to basics workshop where you'll construct your own camera, and then take photos with it!

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02 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018

Cinema

Christmas Crafternoon

#CraftSunday

Join us for our annual Christmas 'crafternoon'!

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09 Dec 2018

Print Studio

Printing With Paper Pulp

One day course

Use coloured paper pulp to make prints without inks or paint.

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21 Aug 2018 - 11 Dec 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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18 Aug 2018 - 15 Dec 2018

Print Studio

Advanced Screen Printing

Weekend course

Move on to develop your skills through a project-based weekend.

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22 Dec 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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