A prepossessing hub of creativity, Dartington Hall has been encouraging artists and audiences ever since its establishment in 1925; become part of the ‘craft revolution’ by attending one of the Darlington Trust’s British craft courses and talks for 2020…
Inspired by the likes of William Morris and potter Bernard Leach, Dartington Trust co-founder Dorothy Elmhirst had always had a strong affinity for the arts, believing creativity to be ‘the foundations of human flourishing’. Continuing Elmhirst’s legacy and philosophy, the Dartington Hall Trust welcomes those from far and wide who wish to participate in the likes of pottery, painting, upholstery and more in a beautiful and historic setting, guided by a range of field specialists.
Whether you desire to dip your toes into something new, or hone in on an existing skill, the Trust’s series of creative courses caters to all levels of ability, spanning days, weekends or whole weeks, depending on your preference.
Delight in a four-day landscape painting course with renowned contemporary artist Anthony Garratt (26–29 February), a week’s course creating personalised furniture with award-winning furniture maker Peter Lanyon (23–29 March), or enjoy an exclusive talk with upholstery expert Leigh-Anne Treadwell (5 March) and discover Dartington’s fascinating textiles and furniture making history.
Head of Crafted at Dartington, Lou Rainbow said: ‘We are excited to announce a new range of creative courses here at Dartington Hall Trust – our new Inspirational British Art and Craft Courses. These are extraordinary learning experiences where you can learn to make beautiful contemporary objects that are rooted in traditional craft skills. Our new courses range from furniture, textiles, ceramics and artworks, and all taught by our growing network of makers from across the British Isles.’
Visit dartington.org for more information
26 February – 5 March 2020
Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL
Prices vary per course. Visit dartington.org fro view the full programme and to book.