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Set in the magnificent setting of Poundbury, the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts offers a unique learning experience for those interested in the creative arts. Taught by industry experts including artists and craft specialists, the centre offers masterclasses and specialist qualifications with an opportunity to develop creative skills and knowledge in a relaxed environment.

The Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts enables students to build their confidence through a variety of different masterclasses. From ceramics to counselling, to life drawing and stone carving many people use our masterclasses for professional development. There are no formal entry requirements and they provide scope to develop skills both personally and professionally.

The Centre also delivers specialist stonemasonry qualifications and has specialist stonemasonry equipment, and many large classrooms with state-of-the-art IT facilities, a separate IT suite and a café.

There are also conference facilities available for hire to local businesses with catering facilities and plenty of free parking, please contact the Centre for further details.

Courses available at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

  • Stonemasonry specialist qualifications
  • Unique part-time masterclasses

See the latest list of courses

Poundbury and the Duchy of Cornwall

The Poundbury community is an urban extension to Dorchester which has been designed to give priority to people rather than cars. It is built on the principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by the Prince of Wales in ‘A Vision of Britain’. The community is currently home to 2,500 people, encompasses 170 business and provides employment for over 2000 people.

Contact the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

Parkway Farm Business Park
Middle Farm Way

Tel: 01305 764704

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