Heritage skills

Traditional is trending again but let’s make it last. Sculpt with stone, make a leather bag, learn the basics of blacksmithing and more.

The Heritage Crafts Association's 2023 Red List of Endangered Crafts brings attention to the traditional crafts that are at risk of not surviving to the next generation. 

Here at West Dean College, we are dedicated to helping the traditional and heritage crafts. Many of these crafts rely on individuals to pass them on to the next generations. Our short courses support these important heritage skills and students can learn hands-on skills to stand the test of time.