Arts and Craft Summer Schools
26 July 2024 to 15 August 2024
Nurture your creativity this summer on an arts, crafts or painting holiday away from the pressures of everyday life. Whether a complete beginner or an emerging expert, you can learn new skills and improve existing talents with our specialist tuition, fully equipped studios and group classes.
Choose from a wide range of courses, including; Painting, Jewellery, Sculpture, Metalwork, Pottery, Drawing, Printmaking and Textiles.
With the stunning Sussex countryside as an inspiring backdrop and residential options available, our week-long Summer Schools offer the perfect creative escape for anyone looking for a unique arts and crafts holiday experience this summer.
"One of the 10 best creative retreats in the UK and Europe", The Guardian, January 2019
- Expert, guided tuition
- Fully equipped art and craft studios
- Wide range of courses to choose from
- Evening dinner talks included
- Accommodation options available
- Taster sessions in another discipline or course
- Optional - Evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre
- Optional - Tour of West Dean Gardens, the historic rooms at West Dean College, or West Dean Tapestry Studio
- Informal end-of-week exhibition and group reviews
- Celebration dinner on the final evening
Bursaries are available to help those who could not otherwise come on a course. Find out more about bursaries