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What's On in Dorset?

Dorset is a real gem in the South West, the Jurassic Coast is inspiration to hundreds of artists…

Alongside its neighbours Dorset is famous for its picturesque coast line such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and boast its coastline as a world heritage site. Its maritime history is also second to none with the natural harbour at Weymouth & Portland being used as a naval base through the ages and hosting the sailing during the 2012 Olympics.

It is also largely rural and its primary industry was once agriculture so its maritime artistic influences balance well with it’s stunning and expansive countryside inspiring plenty of artists and offering much needed R&R for weekends away.

Map of Dorset


In Dorset


In Dorset

Art Breaks

Coming soon…

From Blandford Forum to Portland Bill, Bridport to Bournemouth and all that’s in between we have got a fantastic array of workshops and events to suit everyone! See what ART EVENTS are going on in Dorset or check out the ART WORKSHOPS in the area. Keep an eye out for Art Breaks in Dorset coming soon.

Spend some time relaxing and learning on the beach!

Learning should never be reserved for the classroom or studio! Here at South West Art Workshops, we believe that where ever you can go, so can your creative learning. So wether you are heading to Dorset on holiday or live, work or study there, we will have something just right to get your Dorset inspired creative juices flowing!



Hire an artist! for groups of 1-5 see what is available in Dorset

Are you planning a holiday with a group of friends and want to do something different? why don’t you hire an artist to come to you for the day and learn something new? We have got some super workshops in Dorset inspired by the natural beauty within the county.

Take a peek at some Printmaking workshops

Take a peek at some Printmaking workshops!

There are so many fantastic ways to use different textures and mediums to create new exciting artworks! Great for Schools, Elderly, Corporate and many more.  Take your pick and enjoy!