- were established in 1981, to provide a focal point for local Arts, Crafts and Music in the Island and Royal Manor of Portland.
We have a large number of enthusiastic members from an area that includes Portland, Weymouth Dorchester and the surrounding areas. Our objectives are to promote members work, and increase awareness of art and craft throughout the area.
We provide facilities for members and also run exhibitions, events, cultural trips and workshops, often with national or international level tutors, as well as in house workshops led by skilled members. Occasional lectures are open to all.
Workshops are open to non members for an additional fee.
Joining Royal Manor Workshops gives you reduced fees for workshops and talks as well as discounts at some local art and craft suppliers - you will need to show your membership card (Herrings in Dorchester, Stitchncraft at Semley near Shaftesbury, Half Moon Beadshop, Poundbury, Dorchester, Art4All Abbotsbury Road (corner of Franklin Road).
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We meet at St.George's Centre,Reforne, Portland.
We welcome ideas for new crafts, workshops or demonstrations.
We are fortunate to have as patrons, Tiffany Scull, a professional in fine Ceramics specialising in Sgraffito , and Stuart Morris, historian, photographer, video maker and author well known for his many books on Portland, both of whom actively support our work.
When do we Meet?
Wednesday evening 7.00pm - 9.00pm - Art
Thursday evening 7.30pm - 9.30pm Crafts & Beading
Friday afternoon 2pm-4pm Crafts & Beading
2nd Monday evening - Stained Glass 7.30pm-9.30pm
2nd Saturday of each month - Textile Group 1- 4pm
2nd Tuesday of every month Beading - 2pm-4pm
4th Saturday of every month Stained Glass 10am-4pm
1st Monday of every month 2pm-4pm Patchwork & Quilters
2nd Monday of every month 2pm-4pm Spinners, Rag-ruggers, Lacemakers & Tatting