Pursue your art interests at DCA!

Fiber Fridays

Fiber Fridays

Dorchester Center for the Arts offers a variety of artful interest groups that support creativity in an unstructured format. Groups for drawing, painting, fiber arts, literary arts, clay and photography all meet regularly at DCA. Some are open to DCA members only, others are open to all, although membership is encouraged. All are open to new members!
Fiber Art Fridays
Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists! From knitting to quilting to rug hooking to weaving – all are welcome. Facilitated by advanced needle artist Windy Karpavage. Free. DCA membership encouraged, but not required. This group meets every Friday, 10 a.m. – noon. Ongoing.
Choptank Writers
The purpose of this group is to encourage all genres of writing; to provide a setting for sharing those writings by giving one another helpful feedback; and to promote our community’s wealth of and appreciation for the written word. New members welcome! Free. DCA membership encouraged, but not required. Meets Wednesdays, 3 – 5 p.m. Ongoing.
Open Paint
Meet like-minded others on Tuesday afternoons for an open painting studio from 1:00-3:00 pm. Bring your own materials and enjoy the opportunity to gather and paint with like-minded others. No instructor. Free- DCA members only.
Friday Morning
Drawing
This group features informal weekly portrait sketching open to artists of all levels and experience. No instructor. Participants take turns for 20-minute poses, and chip in for a model once per month. Attendees are invited to bring a choice of medium: pencil, graphite, charcoal, colored pens, and pencils. Meets Fridays, 10 a.m. – noon. Currently the group is on hiatus, but will reconvene in September. Free. Members only.
Baywater Camera Club
A friendly and supportive environment for photographers of all ability levels. The mission of the club is to provide opportunities for members to learn and enjoy the art and science of photography; to present lectures, courses of study and demonstration of techniques; to provide for participation in exhibitions and contests, and to sponsor any activities which further the purpose of the club. Dues and DCA membership required. Meets Second Wednesdays, 6 p.m. This group is currently on hiatus, but will reconvene in September.
Open Clay Studio
This open studio allows more advanced students to work autonomously with access to the clay studio. Artists must have been enrolled in at least one previous ceramics class at DCA. Participants will provide their own clay, glazes, hand tools, towels, and plastic to cover the work. Sharing welcome and encouraged! Hours are flexible – please check with the front desk for current studio availability.
For more information on these activities, and additional programs and events at DCA, call 410-228-7782 or stop by 321 High St. in Cambridge. Visit online at www.dorchesterarts.org. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.
Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Barbara J. Seese, executive director.

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