Exhibits and Events
Register Now for Fall Classes at DCA
The DCA invites the community to participate in upcoming classes and programs.
Oil Painting for Beginners and Intermediates- Instructor: Tom Ryan
Zentangle Revisited- An Introduction- Instructor: Susan Green
Knitting for Everyone – Instructor: Windy Karpavage
Traditional Rug Hooking – Elissa Crouch
Decoy Carving for All – Instructor: Warren Saunders
Piano: Beginner to Intermediate – Young People and Adults – Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs
Voice: Classical Italian Style – Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs
Poetry Workshop with Sue Ellen Thompson
Visit our Fall/Winter Schedule on this website for specific information about each class or program.
Call to register at 410-228-7782.
The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing
a Call for Artists for the
Annual Community Photography &
Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition.
September 29th through November 12th
This show is open to the public and offers three divisions: Youth, Amateur Adult, and Professional Adult. The fee for Amateur Adult division
is $8 for DCA members, and $10 for non-members, Professional Adult division is $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members.
There is no fee for the Youth division ( 18 and under). The above fee is payable for each entry submitted. The show is judged and each
photographer may enter up to three works.
Registration deadline is Saturday, September 24th, and all entries must be delivered to DCA on September 24th or 26th between the hours of
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on September 25th between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and awards will be presented at that time.
If artists choose to sell their work, DCA commission is 35% of the selling price. Artists should set pricing accordingly. All photographs must
be gallery wrapped or matted and framed, and properly wired so that they are ready to hang.
All entries must be picked up on Sunday, November 13th between the hours of 1 – 5 p.m or
on Monday, November 14th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For more information call DCA, 410-228-7782.
Stained Glass returns Sept. 13th
Instructor: Jan Boettger
This is a 10-week session on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m.
September 13 – November 15
Depending on experience, students will learn basic or
intermediate techniques for creating a stained glass
Instruction includes design, cutting, foiling, and soldering.
Stress free, excellent instruction for creating
custom work with beautiful results!
$125.00 for DCA members, and $165.00 for non-members.
$75 – $125 ( depending on size of project) supply fee payable to instructor, Jan Boettger.
Call 410-228-7782 to sign-up for this class.
“Exploring the Tarot:
Also showing will be local favorite Elissa Crouch,
who is a Traditional Rug Hooker.
In addition, we have a special exhibit featuring work by
artists, Alan Brock and Michael King.
Artists’ Reception Second Saturday, September 10, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
with music and light refreshments.
This is a FREE exhibit.
Our sincere thanks to Wallace and Assoc. for sponsoring this
Piano Lessons at DCA
Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs
Beginner to Intermediate for Young People and Adults
Weekly piano for beginner to intermediate level students of all ages. Children should be at least 7 years old. That is the age when small muscle coordination in the hands is ready, plus the child should be able to read.
Lessons will include theory, technique, sight reading, and playing a variety of musical styles. Lessons will be individualized to meet the needs of each student. There will be themed recitals and students will write their own compositions.
Instructor, Bonnie Forgacs formerly maintained piano studios in Weston and Redding, Connecticut.
Weekly sessions: Thursdays, Instructor & student will discuss time of lesson.
30 minute lessons at $20.00 per lesson.
Poetry Workshops with Sue Ellen Thompson
Sign up for one or both.
Notice: We have changed the date of the first workshop.
Known for her elegant control of form, Sue Ellen Thompson’s poetry has been praised for its metaphorical heft and sinuous syntax. Her poems have been read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor, featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column, and received numerous awards, including the 1986 Samuel French Morse Prize, the 2003 Pablo Neruda Prize, and two Individual Artist’s Grants from the State of Connecticut. She is the author of five books, including most recently: They (Turning Point Books, 2014). Previous books: The Golden Hour(Autumn House, 2006), and The Leaving: New & Selected Poems(2001) were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
November 16th “Opening the Door: How Poems Begin” 6 to 8 p.m.
Let us go then, you and I, where the evening is spread out against the sky like a patient etherized upon a table…” Poets and poems are often remembered for the opening lines, but is there a “right” or at least a “better” way to begin a poem? In this workshop, we will explore some of the ways in which poets have traditionally chosen to open their poems and then look at some poems that break with tradition and still manage to draw the reader in.
“How to End a Poem” 6 to 8 p.m. The date for this workshop will be determined at a later date.
Is there a right or wrong way to end a poem? A better way? This workshop will focus on closure— the strategies that poets have traditionally used to bring their poems to a clear, resonant conclusion. We will also discuss anti-closure– the resistance that so many contemporary poets feel toward poems that “click shut.” Bring a poem of your own and get feedback on your approach. Open to poets at all levels.
Please call DCA to register. $50.00 per class for DCA members, and $75.00 for non-members.
Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants Program.
These grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council.
Deadlines: July 15, 2016 for programs July 30, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016 and December 21, 2016 for programs Jan. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017.
Supported Arts disciplines include: dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional & multi-disciplinary arts programming.
Individual grants average $100-$900.
Application and Guideline forms are available by using the sidebars on the front/main page. Just click on the appropriate sidebar and open. You may then print or download to your computer.