Walk of Art

A two-day art and meditation experience with Richard Long and Satish Kumar  


Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2023 


Richard Long, Satish Kumar


Dartington Trust, South Devon


Unless otherwise stated, our Short Courses are for adults 18+ years



Includes all lunches, suppers, field trips, materials and all teaching from supper on the day of your arrival through until the lunchtime before your departure.



All the perks included in your course fee, PLUS breakfast and accommodation from the day your course starts to check-out on the morning of the day the course ends. (More info about accommodation can be found below.)


About this course

Join landscape artist Richard Long and peace pilgrim and Schumacher College founder Satish Kumar for dinner, followed by a day of walking and talking along the beautiful River Dart.  

This event celebrates Dartington’s 100-year history of artists coming together to provide a way of understanding and interpreting the world around us. They allow us to see a different perspective and to appreciate the beauty in things that we might otherwise overlook.It also celebrates the long-term friendship between Richard and Satish – Long first visited Schumacher College 20 years ago. Expect nourishing food, movement and conversation from this unique weekend. 

Saturday 7th October 
6.30pm – A garden-grown supper at The Old Postern with Richard and Satish, followed by fireside chat. 

Sunday 8th October 
9:30 – 4 pm
Walk a path together with Richard along the River Dart  and make art by walking in the landscape. Through open-ended dialogue and emerging experience we will celebrate simple acts of walking as art, as freedom and as meditation. Followed by picnic lunch, afternoon tea and scones. 

on this course you will

  • Have the opportunity to listen and respond to the natural world. 
  • Make the connection between ritual, passage and art. 
  • Participate in free-flowing discussions with the tutors and your fellow participants. 


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Richard Long

Richard Long is a prominent English sculptor and practitioner of land art. His work derives inspiration from personal experience, geographic history, the outdoor environment and plant life. Employing natural materials like water, rocks and mud, Long creates works that trace his physical movement through space, as seen in his seminal work A Line Made by Walking (1967). Richard won the Turner Prize in 1989, received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2013 was awarded a CBE.

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist. He has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Read More


Our courses are part of the wider Learning programme at Dartington, and you will join a community of students on site studying at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School as well as other short course participants, volunteers and visitors.

While you are here we invite you to take part in our learning community life by attending morning meetings, taking part in activities such as meal preparation and clearing, and evening social events. This is entirely voluntary, but participants tell us that taking part adds to their experience at Dartington.

short course community lunch


We recommend that if possible, you stay on-site during your course. All our courses are best experienced holistically: through studying, relaxing, eating and staying with other course participants, volunteers, staff and tutors.

When you book your course with accommodation this includes one of our hostel-style single rooms with shared facilities and easy access to your main learning space. They are the perfect base to rest your head, relax and recharge. You can find out more about the rooms here.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included throughout the duration of the course, each made with fresh, locally-sourced produce by our award-winning team.

Accommodation is available at a discounted rate for course attendees, and on a first come, first served basis only. Choose this option by selecting ‘Course Fee Plus Accommodation’ at checkout.

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optional: upgrade to a courtyard room

It is also possible, subject to availability, to upgrade your accommodation to a single or double en-suite bedroom in our beautiful and historic courtyard. Upgrade pricing is as follows:

For courses starting before 1/9/2023

  • Single room with en-suite bathroom: additional £27.25 per night
  • Double room with en-suite bathroom is an additional £43.60 per night

For courses starting on or after 1/9/2023

  • Single room with en-suite bathroom: additional £31.07 per night
  • Double room with en-suite bathroom is an additional £49.70 per night

If you would like to upgrade, please first book with residential option included, and then contact our Guest Services team on 01803 847150 or email guestservices@dartingtonhall.com to check availability. Our Guest Services department is open daily, 8am–8pm.

Should you decide to upgrade to our en-suite accommodation, please be aware that this is 20 min walk, or 3 min drive, to the Old Postern site, where some of our courses are held. There is car parking available near to all venues on the estate.


You may like to stay on our beautiful and relaxing campsite, amidst the stunning rolling hills and ancient woodlands of Dartington. Find out more about the campsite here.

Should you decide to stay on the campsite, please be aware that this is 10 min walk, to either Schumacher College or Dartington Hall, where our courses are held. There is car parking available near to all venues on the estate.

Book now

Begin your online booking below. You will receive an e-ticket for this event. You are welcome to email us at shortcourses@dartington.org or call us at 01803 847008 with any queries you have. Full Short Course T&Cs can be found here >

If you place a deposit, you will be contacted by us four weeks before the course start date to pay the outstanding balance. You will also be contacted with full details about the course before you arrive.

Please note that in most cases bookings for all our Short Courses close at midday on the Thursday before the course begins. This enables us to give you the best possible course experience and ensures all bookers receive the relevant course materials before they arrive.

Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

Dartington Members will receive a 10% discount, applied when they log in during the checkout process. For more information about Membership, click here (opens in new tab).

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