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Creative Workshops

Creative Workshops

You don’t need to travel too far to stimulate your senses!   Come to West Dorset and learn new skills in beautiful surroundings and enjoy our warm Dorset hospitality combined with local expert tuition.

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Bridport has a wealth of artistic talent and for many years Bridport has attracted artists to live and work and the town is now gaining a national reputation for its unique character and vibrant artistic community. The Bridport art scene includes everyone from nationally recognised names to mid-career, emerging artists and keen enthusiastic newcomers. www.spiritofbridport.org

Look out for Dorset Arts Week and Bank Holiday Open Studios in Bridport when the artists open up their studios and invite you in. www.bridportopenstudios.co.uk      www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk

Local Creative Workshops on offer…….

Come and be inspired by enthusiastic  tutors and learn a new creative skill or brush up your artistic skills.  Small groups, fun and friendly, lovely locations.

Date Time Workshop
Thu, 14th Sep - Fri, 15th Sep All Day TRADITIONAL PAINTING FOR STAINED GLASS at Artwave, Morecombelake.
Wed, 27th Sep - Wed, 18th Oct 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Appliqué Class @ The Barn House Studio, Loders
Wed, 18th Oct 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Driftwood Heart & Beach Hut Appliqué @ The Barn House Studio, Loders
Sat, 28th Oct - Sun, 29th Oct 9:30 am - 4:30 pm MAKING A STAINED GLASS PANEL. 2 day Workshop Walford Mill, Wimborne
Sat, 11th Nov 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Copper Foil Hangings at Walford Mill, Wimborne

more local Workshops…………

Textile and Flower Workshops

In the beautiful nearby village of Loders you’ll find The Barn House Studio, it’s a stunning location.  Lucy and Rachel run a studio and shop which is brimming full of lovely things to buy, and lots of ideas to inspire and make.  The shop is open every Wednesday, 10-4pm and they also offer creative workshops throughout the year.  Boarsbarrow Design for Applique, Driftwood and Floral Workshops.  Small groups, max 6. and can be tailor made to suit you, prices include a lovely lunch!

Pottery with the local Potters

How about a pottery session with our local potters?  Have fun on the potters wheel, make coiled pots and more, then the pots are fired and glazed for you to collect at a later date. Can easily be arranged for 2-5 people and it’s fun! Visit for a morning or afternoon session. New House Pottery offers stunning and practical pottery from 4 potters, good place to visit for gifts.

Metalcraft with local lady blacksmith

Try your hand at Metalcraft with artist blacksmith, Colleen DuPont. Her workshop is just down the road, join her for a half day or evening workshop,   Learn the art of forging by hand, hammer and anvil to create functional items and beautiful sculptures. Small group 2-3 people.

Stained Glass Workshops

Jackie Hunt designs and makes distinctive stained glass windows and panels using traditional and modern techniques, for both public and domestic commissions. Jackie is an excellent tutor, she has patience and enjoys introducing people to the ancient skills of stained glass making and offers various workshops throughout the year.  Queries and booking: 07785 512546.