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Press Release: West Dean College launches Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design to help achieve your creative goals in lockdown

Posted on 18th January 2021

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is launching a one year part-time Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design, which starts on Friday, February 12, 2021. This new course offers an opportunity to develop practical and creative skills in a broad range of mediums and subjects, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. All students are encouraged to apply regardless of previous experience.

  • West Dean Gardens

    Press Release: West Dean Gardens to remain open to the public

    Posted on 5th November 2020

    Following the Government’s latest guidance, award-winning West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex has announced that it will remain open to the public during the lockdown that starts on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The Gardens are open seven days a week with their Winter opening hours from 10.30am to 4pm and entry continues to be by timed tickets available to book online, and pre-booking is essential. The Gardens’ Shop and Restaurant will be closed.

  • West Dean Tapestry Studio

    Press Release: Weaving in lockdown at West Dean Tapestry Studio

    Posted on 17th June 2020

    During the Covid-19 lockdown, West Dean Tapestry Studio has relocated to the kitchen or loft space of each weaver, and weaving continues - albeit on a much smaller scale. Trainee Weaver Emma Straw has been creating a series of striking small tapestries inspired directly by the Empress of the Insects project that she was working on in the Tapestry Studio before the lockdown. The Tapestry is a translation of a fantastical drawing by Edward James, The Empress of the Insects at her Midsummer Night’s Ball created by James in 1983.

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