About Schumacher College

People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act by Schumacher College’s 25 years of transformative courses for sustainable living.

Schumacher College has a global reputation for cutting-edge learning. Their work is to inspire, challenge and question ourselves as co-inhabitants of the world, to ask the questions we all struggle to find answers to and to find sound knowledge, intuition and wonder in our search for solutions.

Find out more at www.schumachercollege.org.uk

 

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Becoming Indigenous

Becoming Indigenous

  • Mon 2nd May, 10am. Tue 3rd May, 10am. Wed 4th May, 10am. Thu 5th May, 10am. Fri 6th May, 10am. Mon 9th May, 10am. Tue 10th May, 10am. Wed 11th May, 10am. Thu 12th May, 10am. Fri 13th May, 10am

This 10 month programme is a deep journey into the question of what it means to be indigenous and how it feels to come home. Once in the place of home, connected to our birth-rite of place and community and belonging, how do we act in the world to create change and help others find the way?

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Craft of Printmaking (various times)

Craft of Printmaking (various times)

  • Mon 2nd May, 10am. Tue 3rd May, 10am. Wed 4th May, 10am. Mon 9th May, 10am. Tue 10th May, 10am. Wed 11th May, 10am. Mon 16th May, 10am. Tue 17th May, 10am. Wed 18th May, 10am. Mon 23rd May, 10am

Printmaking is one of the most intriguing and absorbing of the visual arts, and the potential for expressive improvisation and exploration in this pursuit is enormous

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The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

  • Mon 2nd May, 10am. Tue 3rd May, 10am. Wed 4th May, 10am. Thu 5th May, 10am. Fri 6th May, 10am. Mon 9th May, 10am. Tue 10th May, 10am. Wed 11th May, 10am. Thu 12th May, 10am. Fri 13th May, 10am

A 12 month programme including 3 residential modules in the UK and Bhutan, supported by an on-line programme of study and mentoring.

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Mastering the Art of Fiction Writing

Mastering the Art of Fiction Writing

  • Tue 3rd May 2016
  • 9am

Get your writing into shape and make a start on that novel in 2016. Try a creative writing course with Benedict Brooks - English teacher and author.

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Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

  • Tue 3rd May, 9:30am. Wed 4th May, 9:30am. Thu 5th May, 9:30am. Tue 10th May, 9:30am. Wed 11th May, 9:30am. Thu 12th May, 9:30am. Tue 17th May, 9:30am. Wed 18th May, 9:30am. Thu 19th May, 9:30am. Tue 24th May, 9:30am

Learn the arts of lead and brass typography or embark on your own restoration project under the guidance of skilled tutor, Mary Bartlett

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Junkyard Productions Film School

  • Tue 3rd May, 5pm. Tue 10th May, 5pm. Tue 17th May, 5pm. Tue 24th May, 5pm. Tue 7th Jun, 5pm. Tue 14th Jun, 5pm. Tue 21st Jun, 5pm. Tue 28th Jun, 5pm. Tue 5th Jul, 5pm. Tue 12th Jul, 5pm

An exciting new performing arts and film school for 11 - 17 year olds is taking place at Dartington.

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Crafted:Textiles and the Craft Garden (3 Day Course)

Crafted:Textiles and the Craft Garden (3 Day Course)

  • Thu 5th May 2016
  • 10am
  • £200.00

Learn about and take part in the process of natural plant and flower dyeing with textile artist and researcher Katherine May, who will talk you through the journey of dyeing, from petal, plant and seed, to dye vat and finally to the rich natural colour. Katherine is joined by Jane Gleeson, who studied and worked at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew before becoming Head Gardener at Schumacher College. Enjoy a creative garden workshop looking at designing and planting a craft garden. Learn techniques in indigo dyeing and shibori using natural plant dyes.

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Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong

  • Thu 5th May, 11am. Thu 12th May, 11am. Thu 19th May, 11am. Thu 26th May, 11am. Thu 2nd Jun, 11am. Thu 9th Jun, 11am. Thu 16th Jun, 11am. Thu 23rd Jun, 11am. Thu 30th Jun, 11am. Thu 7th Jul, 11am

Sessions in partnership with Tai Chi Nation, helping you achieve calm and peace of mind whilst gently exercising the whole body.

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Family Gamelan

Family Gamelan

  • Thu 5th May, 4:30pm. Thu 12th May, 4:30pm. Thu 19th May, 4:30pm. Thu 26th May, 4:30pm. Thu 9th Jun, 4:30pm. Thu 16th Jun, 4:30pm. Thu 23rd Jun, 4:30pm. Thu 7th Jul, 4:30pm. Thu 14th Jul, 4:30pm | £4.00

Join expert gamelan tutor Saj Collyer and learn to play the Dartington Balinese Gamelan Orchestra – a beautiful collection of tuned metallic percussion from the island of Bali in Indonesia.

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Dramatic Stance Youth Theatre Company

Dramatic Stance Youth Theatre Company

  • Thu 5th May, 5pm. Thu 12th May, 5pm. Thu 19th May, 5pm. Thu 26th May, 5pm. Thu 2nd Jun, 5pm. Thu 9th Jun, 5pm. Thu 16th Jun, 5pm. Thu 23rd Jun, 5pm. Thu 30th Jun, 5pm. Thu 7th Jul, 5pm

A youth theatre company for all children aged 8-16 years.

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Crafted:Life Drawing Evening Classes (From 12th May)

  • Thu 12th May 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £40.00

Five week course. A brand new series of contemporary Life Drawing classes are starting at the newly re-opened Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington.

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Movement, Medicine, Dance group with Rosie Perks

Movement, Medicine, Dance group with Rosie Perks

  • Thu 12th May, 7pm. Thu 26th May, 7pm. Thu 9th Jun, 7pm. Thu 23rd Jun, 7pm. Thu 7th Jul, 7pm. Thu 21st Jul, 7pm

Movement Medicine integrates the intelligence of our bodies with therapeutic, artistic and shamanic wisdom. This group is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group.

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Crafted: The Art of Enameling (two-day course)

Crafted: The Art of Enameling (two-day course)

  • Fri 13th May 2016
  • 10am
  • £200.00

Creative and experimental surfaces in enamel, with Jessica Turrell.

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Crafted: All Day Life Drawing Class

Crafted: All Day Life Drawing Class

  • Sat 14th May 2016
  • 10am
  • £10.00

Get that Art School feeling back in your life. A brand new series of contemporary Life Drawing classes are starting at the newly re\-opened Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington beginning with a whole day of life drawing.

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Crafted: Fleece to Furnishing (four-day course)

Crafted: Fleece to Furnishing (four-day course)

  • Tue 17th May 2016
  • 10am
  • £280.00

Contemporary Felt Interiors with Amanda Critchlow.

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Open Arms Week: Refugees – facts and fears

Open Arms Week: Refugees – facts and fears

  • Fri 20th May 2016
  • 7pm

A 'myth-busting' evening; a friendly opportunity for people to challenge both their own assumptions about refugees, and the assumptions of others. Open Arms is a series of events fundraising for and celebrating our welcome for refugees, coordinated by the South Devon Refugee Support Network.

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Craft of Cheese Making

Craft of Cheese Making

  • Sat 28th May 2016
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Learn to make fresh cheese and yogurt with Sylvan Friend and Voirrey Watterson, including haloumi, yogurt, kefir and labaneh.

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Extraordinary school for kids

Extraordinary school for kids

  • Wed 1st Jun, 10am. Wed 31st Aug, 10am. Mon 24th Oct, 10am

A day of challenges, skills and adventures for kids who love messing about in the woods with sticks, streams, mud, fires and a pinch of danger! Plus weaving, crafting, foraging, cooking and wild potions and lotions for those who dream of hedge witches and bandit queens!

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Stone Carving - Seven-week course

Stone Carving - Seven-week course

  • Thu 9th Jun, 9:30am. Thu 16th Jun, 9:30am. Thu 23rd Jun, 9:30am. Thu 30th Jun, 9:30am. Thu 7th Jul, 9:30am. Thu 14th Jul, 9:30am. Thu 21st Jul, 9:30am

Come and have a go at carving a relief design in lime stone with Maria Moorhouse, an experienced tutor artist who runs regular weekday courses at Dartington.

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Residential: Warriors for the Human Spirit

Residential: Warriors for the Human Spirit

  • Thu 9th Jun 2016
  • 10am
  • £600.00

Please note this is a private booking event. If you'd like to know more about Schumacher College short courses, please visit their website: www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses.

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Crafted: The Craft of Cycling (8 week course)

  • Mon 13th Jun 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £120.00

Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance, with Sean Bambury. Get your bike ready for Summer! Over eight weeks you will learn all you need to know about maintaining your bike.

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Craft of Artisan Baking

Craft of Artisan Baking

  • Sat 18th Jun 2016
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Discover the magic art of fermenting dough to produce naturally leavened breads of outstanding beauty and flavour.

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Crafted:Life Drawing Evening Classes (From 23rd June)

  • Thu 23rd Jun 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £40.00

Five evening classes. A brand new series of contemporary Life Drawing classes are starting at the newly re-opened Shippon Artists Studios, Dartington.

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Root Camp - Six-day residential cookery course

Root Camp - Six-day residential cookery course

  • Thu 7th Jul, 9am. Thu 14th Jul, 9am. Thu 21st Jul, 9am

Root Camp is a hands-on cookery course that offers 14-21 year olds a real knowledge of food - its sourcing, preparation and enjoyment.

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Crafted: Artisan Ice-Cream Making

  • Sat 9th Jul 2016
  • 10am
  • £75.00

The craft of artisan ice-cream making, using hand and machine methods. Spend the day with local ice-cream maker and talented flavour alchemist, Matai Jowitt, and make your own frozen delights.

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Stone Carving Summer School

Stone Carving Summer School

  • Tue 12th Jul, 1:30pm. Wed 13th Jul, 1:30pm. Thu 14th Jul, 1:30pm. Fri 15th Jul, 1:30pm

Come along and carve a Celtic relief in natural limestone.

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Craft of Woodworking: 3 Day Course

Craft of Woodworking: 3 Day Course

  • Fri 15th Jul 2016
  • 10am
  • £350.00

Architectural garden bench course at Dartington using Shou-sugi-ban (burnt wood preserve technique) with Mike Gardner and Ambrose Vevers. Learn basic traditional woodwork by building your own stylish architectural garden bench from local sweet chestnut from North Woods, Dartington. The bench will be a two seater with chunky legs joined with wenged tenons. You will also have the chance to use Shou-sugi-ban The ancient Japanese technique of charring wood to preserve it.

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Crafted: Clog Sandal Workshop (2 Days)

  • Fri 15th Jul 2016
  • 10am
  • £190.00

Join shoe-maker Rose Choules on a two-day workshop, where you will make a style from her current collection. You'll leave the courses with a brand new pair of summer clog sandals!

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Weekend Stone Carving Workshop

Weekend Stone Carving Workshop

  • Sat 16th Jul 2016
  • 10am

Come and have a go at carving a relief design in lime stone with Maria Moorhouse, an experienced tutor artist who runs regular weekday courses at Dartington. Suitable for complete beginners, aged 16+.

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Master Class: Stone carving

Master Class: Stone carving

  • Wed 20th Jul 2016
  • 10am

Come along to see Maria Moorhouse demonstrate how to carve a simple Architectural Dead eye feature.

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Crafted by the River

Crafted by the River

  • Sat 23rd Jul 2016
  • 4pm
  • £350.00

A wild craft camp at Dartington. Make, swim, sleep, eat and dream by the river.

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Crafted: Shearling Moccasin Making (2 Day Workshop)

  • Sat 24th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £210.00

Join shoe-maker Rose Choules on a two-day moccasin making workshop. You'll leave the course with a cosy pair of moccasins for winter!

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