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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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01 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

Meeting Room

Eco Christmas Crafternoon

#CraftSunday

Join us for our annual Christmas Crafternoon, this time with a eco-focus!

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14 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Etching (Beginners)

Six-week course

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

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15 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Beginners)

Three week course

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

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07 Dec 2019 - 18 Jan 2020

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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18 Jan 2020

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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19 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Argyrotype

One day course

Use this early photographic printmaking process to create atmospheric ‘Van Dyke brown’ prints.

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20 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (January)

Four-week course

Join Beth Robertson to create finely detailed designs.

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25 Jan 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together

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25 Jan 2020

Print Studio

Signwriting

Two-day course

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

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28 Jan 2020

Create Space

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

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01 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class (February)

One day course

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

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02 Feb 2020

Create Space

Craft Sunday: Upcycle Yesterday's News with DCA Learning team

Craft Sunday

Start 2020 as you mean to go on with our eco-friendly workshop

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02 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Introduction to Digital Cutting

One day course

Make digital files that you can then cut into vinyl for wall, stickers, or fabric!

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06 Feb 2020

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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06 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Black & White Photography (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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08 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Letterpress Introduction

One day course

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

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22 Dec 2019 - 09 Feb 2020

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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12 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Intermediate)

Four-week course

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

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13 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Monoprint

Three-week course

Learn several different forms of Monoprinting

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15 Feb 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together.

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07 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020

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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22 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop (Weekend course)

Weekend course

Photoshop made easy.

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22 Feb 2020

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

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

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25 Feb 2020

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

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Aged 60+? Join Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

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01 Mar 2020

Print Studio

3D Print Drop-ins

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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02 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Bookbinding

Six-week course

Create beautiful, professionally finished books and pamphlets.

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04 Dec 2019 - 03 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Collagraphy

Four-week course

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

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11 Jan 2020 - 07 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Taster Session

Taster Session

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

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08 Mar 2020

Create Space

Craft Sunday: Hand Embroidered Artworks with Syrah Jay

Craft Sunday

Join Syrah and her sewing kit for an afternoon of relaxing embroidery and beading.

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06 Nov 2019 - 11 Mar 2020

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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11 Feb 2020 - 12 Mar 2020

Create Space

Critical Skills for Art & Design Higher / Nat 5

Help get yourself set for written papers on Art & Design with DCA Learning team.

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14 Mar 2020

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Seized by the Left Hand

#SeizedbytheLeftHand

Time for creative exploration and making together.

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14 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Beginners) Weekend

Spend the day exploring the creative possibilities of this colourful, graphic and immediate printmaking technique.

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16 Nov 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

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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19 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Riso Printing (Intermediate)

Three-week course

Learn to print your own photographs and artwork using our vintage Risograph machines.

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21 Mar 2020

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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21 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Nature Prints

Weekend course

Create detailed and beautiful prints directly from natural forms that you never thought you could print with!

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22 Mar 2020

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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31 Mar 2020

Print Studio

Wood Engraving (March)

#DCAPrintStudio

Create detailed designs by cutting into the surface of the end grain of box, lemon or cherry wood.

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04 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class (April)

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen-printing process Warhol used.

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05 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Introduction to Papermaking

One day course

Make delicate, colourful hand-made papers from pulp.

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11 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Watercolour Monoprinting plus Chine-collé

Weekend course

Create the most delicate and painterly line and wash prints.

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18 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Electro Etching

Weekend Course

Electro-etching is an effective, environmentally-friendly method of intaglio plate-making.

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19 Apr 2020

Cinema

Craft Sunday: Hand Printed Lampshades with Helen Ruth

Craft Sunday

Join Helen Ruth Greensmith, textile designer,, to make your own beautiful bespoke lampshade.

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25 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Intermediate Screen Printing (Weekend)

Weekend course

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

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26 Apr 2020

Print Studio

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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30 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020

Print Studio

Print Studio Tour

Join us for a tour of our Print Studio!

We offer twice weekly tours of our Print Studio.

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