Special Events

Special Events leading up to and during OFA

Wednesday 17th April

En plein air Bennetts Water Gardens. Weymouth DT34AF. Venue 45 Watch some of our artists painting in these beautiful gardens.

5th May to 2nd June

Whitestones Art Café Taster Show of participating artists.

Saturday 11th May 10am til 4pm

OFA Launch at Sculpture by the Lakes Venue 39. More info in latest news.

Friday 17th May

Weymouth Old Town Hall, Venue 54. Opening of Artwey group show and OFA competition prize-giving evening .

Saturday 18th May

10am – 4pm. Duchy Poundbury Farmhouse, Venue 10. Opening of Central Exhibition showcasing local Dorset artists, including cordial and canapés on the lawn provided by the Poundbury WI.

Saturday 18th May to 2nd June

Art With a View, Venue 60. Wingmaking for all the family workshops and stone carving taster sessions.

Saturday 18th May

Art With a View, Venue 60. Drop in sessions 10am to 3pm Creative Clay Family Ammonite Workshop age from 3 to 90, £6 per person.

Monday 20th May

Art With a View, Venue 60. From 10.30am to 12 Creative Clay Crocodile Adult Workshop. Learn a variety of hand building techniques, creation of the finer details and personality, use of ceramic paint. Finished items will be kiln dried to collect from studio in Bockhampton, £15 per person.

Wednesday 22nd May

Art With a View, Venue 60. 10.30 to 12 Creative Clay, Exploring texture in clay. Learn to build up textiles in clay to create a 3-dimensional tile.

Saturday 25th May

A series of day workshops at Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Venue 4. Dorset buttons, willow goose workshop, advanced beadwork, needle felting foxes + hares and bronze-casting. Also, half day workshops in rag-rugging, cyanotype tea-light lampshades. For details on all courses, and booking contact 08008089440/ 01305764723 or see the website.

Saturday 25th May

2-4pm Venue 49 – As part of Open For Art 2019, experienced tutor and needlefelter Jan Allott is running a short workshop to show you how to make your very own Little Sleepy Bunny in a Box. The fun workshop will take approximately 1.30 to 2 hours and you will go away with your own sleepy bunny. Materials, equipment, drinks and cake all provided.
Places limited – £25 per person.
Booking essential. To book/any queries please email or tel 07794 491830.

Saturday 25th May

5pm to 8pm Heights Hotel Venue 66. “A Celebration of Art”. A chance to meet all the artists exhibiting in this venue and bid for art at their silent auction in aid of cancer research.

Saturday 25th May

Whitestones Art Café Venue 68. 3 to 4pm. Hear Dylan Lloyd discussing his verdant garden painting while demonstrating his processes. Booking essential.

31st May

The Cove Gallery Venue 57, 1 to 4pm. See glassmaker Lynette Rigley create a fused glass piece and exhibit a wide range of her work.

2nd June

The Cove Gallery Venue 57, 12 til 4pm. Meet artist Mike Jackson painting around the harbourside and view an extensive collection of his watercolour, acrylic and printed works.