Openings available for children’s summer art classes at DCA

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Dorchester Center for the Arts Studioworks Artisan Gift Shop features items ranging from photographs, to pottery, to jewelry and more.

Spaces are still available for Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) summer arts experiences for children, which begin the week of June 29. Participants will experience enriching, creative fun under the supervision of experienced artists.

For summer 2015, young artists will have opportunities in the visual arts, fiber arts, literary arts, music, and the performing arts. Programs run from Monday to Friday and have a varied curriculum from week to week. All materials are provided for each session.

Specialty film classes are two-week programs that require registration in both weeks. Please note that film for ages 8 − 11 is a half day program; ages 12 and up is full day. In the film classes, students will learn to perform on screen and behind the camera, and make a movie of their own creation.

For all classes, children must be the ages stated on the class descriptions. Class groupings are designed according to attention span, hand size, and manual dexterity, not creative maturity. Scholarships are also available; please call 410-228-7782 for details. To download a copy of the complete Summer Arts schedule, visit dorchesterarts.org.

Seeking Talent ForCambridge Cabaret

The Dorchester Drama Guild, a program of the Dorchester Center for the Arts will present Cambridge Cabaret on July 24-25, on the Gallery Stage. While audition    dates have passed, additional talent is welcome. If anyone was unable to attend the auditions, but would like to participate, call 410-228-7782.

Unique Gifts Available In Studioworks Gift Shop

The Dorchester Center for the Arts Studioworks Gift Shop offers one-of-a-kind items suitable for gift giving. The range of options include: note cards, baskets, vases, watercolors, stained glass, pottery, jewelry and more. Purchases help to support the Center and local artists with proceeds divided between DCA and the artist who created the piece.

The shop is open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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