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Dorset’s Community Art Studio

High quality arts, crafts and textiles courses

~ social engagement ~ inclusive ~ not for profit ~ artist led ~

Artisan Studio, Branksome Centre, Recreation Rd, Branksome, Poole, BH12 2EA

07729 829 209

Please note that we have been forced to close down due to changes in rental terms & costs plus a lack of security to the premises. Apologies!

Weekday Sessions:

  • Neuro-diverse Art Workshop Mondays 10 – 12
  • Stroke/ Dementia/Physical Disability Art Workshop Monday 1.30 – 3.30
  • Domestic Violence Women’s Art Workshop Tuesdays 10 -12
  • Home Educated Teens Art Course Tuesdays 1.30 – 3.30
  • Mental Health Art Workshop Wednesdays 10 – 12
  • Learning Disability Wednesdays 1.30 -3.30
  • Public Drawing Course 10 weeks Thursdays 10 – 12
  • ME/CFS Art Workshop Thursdays 2-4
  • Public Printmaking Course Fridays 10 – 12
  • Public Textile Course Fridays 2.00 – 4.00

Weekend sessions:

  • Drawing ~ life drawing, contemporary, traditional, exploratory
  • Painting ~ watercolours, oils, acrylics
  • Printmaking ~ lino, collograph, etching, silkscreen, woodblock, litho
  • Textiles ~ wet felting, slow stitch, embroidery, needle felting, dressmaking, ecodyeing
  • Alternative photography processes ~ Cyanotypes, Lumin, Chemigrammes, Pinhole
  • Willow work
  • Stone carving
  • Ink, oil pastels, soft pastels, mixed media
  • Crafts ~ macrame, Dorset Buttons, knit, crochet, alcohol ink tiles, shrink plastic
  • Crafts ~Pyrography, fused glass, silk scarf painting, paper Mache, ceramic painting
  • Creative writing
  • Animation
  • Book making
  • Botanical illustration
  • Chinese brush painting
  • Portraiture
  • Sculptural ceramics
  • Seasonal workshops