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

 

Upcoming Earth Talks and other learning opportunities

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Becoming Indigenous

Becoming Indigenous

  • Mon 15th Feb, 10am. Tue 16th Feb, 10am. Wed 17th Feb, 10am. Thu 18th Feb, 10am. Fri 19th Feb, 10am. Mon 22nd Feb, 10am. Tue 23rd Feb, 10am. Wed 24th Feb, 10am. Thu 25th Feb, 10am. Fri 26th Feb, 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 15th Feb, 10am. Tue 16th Feb, 10am. Wed 17th Feb, 10am. Mon 22nd Feb, 10am. Tue 23rd Feb, 10am. Wed 24th Feb, 10am. Mon 29th Feb, 10am. Tue 1st Mar, 10am. Wed 2nd Mar, 10am. Mon 7th Mar, 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 15th Feb, 10am. Tue 16th Feb, 10am. Wed 17th Feb, 10am. Thu 18th Feb, 10am. Fri 19th Feb, 10am. Mon 22nd Feb, 10am. Tue 23rd Feb, 10am. Wed 24th Feb, 10am. Thu 25th Feb, 10am. Fri 26th Feb, 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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Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

  • Tue 16th Feb, 9:30am. Wed 17th Feb, 9:30am. Thu 18th Feb, 9:30am. Tue 23rd Feb, 9:30am. Wed 24th Feb, 9:30am. Thu 25th Feb, 9:30am. Tue 1st Mar, 9:30am. Wed 2nd Mar, 9:30am. Thu 3rd Mar, 9:30am. Tue 8th Mar, 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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Crafted: Stool making without power tools (eight-week course)

Crafted: Stool making without power tools (eight-week course)

  • Wed 17th Feb 2016
  • 6pm
  • £180.00

Join Ambrose Vevers on this wonderful eight-week course in woodworking and create a stool without power tools.

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Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong

  • Thu 18th Feb, 11am. Thu 25th Feb, 11am. Thu 3rd Mar, 11am. Thu 10th Mar, 11am. Thu 17th Mar, 11am. Thu 24th Mar, 11am. Thu 31st Mar, 11am. Thu 7th Apr, 11am. Thu 14th Apr, 11am. Thu 21st Apr, 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 18th Feb, 4:30pm. Thu 25th Feb, 4:30pm. Thu 3rd Mar, 4:30pm. Thu 10th Mar, 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 18th Feb, 5pm. Thu 25th Feb, 5pm. Thu 3rd Mar, 5pm. Thu 10th Mar, 5pm. Thu 17th Mar, 5pm. Thu 24th Mar, 5pm. Thu 31st Mar, 5pm. Thu 7th Apr, 5pm. Thu 14th Apr, 5pm. Thu 21st Apr, 5pm

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

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Crafted: Build a Tiny Cabin (weekend courses)

Crafted: Build a Tiny Cabin (weekend courses)

  • Fri 19th Feb 2016
  • 9am
  • £250.00

With Mike Gardner and friends. Three separate weekend courses. In this intensive workshop, participants will spend mornings and afternoons learning basic carpentry skills while framing and sheathing a tiny house in either canvas or wood cladding and finishing with a tin roof.

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Crafted: Weaving on Peg Loom (two-day course)

Crafted: Weaving on Peg Loom (two-day course)

  • Sat 20th Feb 2016
  • 10am
  • £140.00

With Carol Timms. The ancient art of peg looming is the new meditation!

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Tai Chi: Beginner

Tai Chi: Beginner's workshop

  • Sat 20th Feb 2016
  • 11am

Tickets: £20pp. For those keen to learn more about some of the essential points for Tai Chi Practice. Based around the 24 Posture Compact Form, the workshop aims to help deepen participant’s understanding of Tai Chi and enhance their Tai Chi form practice.

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Stone Carving - Seven-week course

Stone Carving - Seven-week course

  • Thu 25th Feb 2016
  • 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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Floristry Workshop with Rosie the Florist

Floristry Workshop with Rosie the Florist

  • Sat 5th Mar 2016
  • 2pm

A two-hour workshop with Rosie, a Devon-based florist specialising in flowers for weddings and events. Learn how to create your own beautiful flower arrangement!

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Crafted: Felted Favourites - Dog and Bird Brooches

Crafted: Felted Favourites - Dog and Bird Brooches

  • Sat 12th Mar 2016
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Minimum age 12 years. Join artist Rosie Race for a creative day's workshop to make spring-themed creatures and flowers using wet sculpted felt.

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Crafted: Felt Making - Fleece of Foot

Crafted: Felt Making - Fleece of Foot

  • Sun 13th Mar 2016
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Make your own felted woolen foot warmers while you walk, with Yuli Somme.

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Introduction to Digital Photography at Dartington Hall

Introduction to Digital Photography at Dartington Hall

  • Sun 13th Mar 2016
  • 10:30am

Learn the basics of digital photography while taking in the fabulous surroundings of Dartington Hall. Our fun, informative & hands on residential workshop over 2 days introduces you to the exciting world of digital photography

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Crafted: Textiles - Birth of Spring Creatures

Crafted: Textiles - Birth of Spring Creatures

  • Wed 16th Mar 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £150.00

Join artist Rosie Race for a three week evening class on Wednesdays, in detailed felt making techniques.

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Crafted: Artisan Cookery Fermentation for the Nation

Crafted: Artisan Cookery Fermentation for the Nation

  • Sat 19th Mar 2016
  • 10am
  • £60.00

Dive into the world of fermentation with Schumacher College resident enthusiast, Voirrey Watterson, who will be presenting recipes in Sauerkraut, Kamboucha and Kiimchi making, and more.

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Towards Abstraction: Painting & drawing at Dartington (Six-session course)

Towards Abstraction: Painting & drawing at Dartington (Six-session course)

  • Thu 14th Apr, 10am. Thu 9th Jun, 10am

Two six-session courses starting on 14 April and 9 June, exploring paint, imagery, colour and composition. Suitable for all levels of ability. Advance booking required.

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Pause Presence

Pause Presence

  • Fri 15th Apr 2016
  • 5:30pm

A three-day Soul Motion™ workshop. The first UK opportunity to dance with artistic director & founder Vinn Arjuna Martí, Master-teacher and award-winning performer.

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Crafted: Beer Making (two day course)

Crafted: Beer Making (two day course)

  • Sat 16th Apr 2016
  • 10am
  • £130.00

The Craft of Beer Making with Matt and Jacek from the New Lion Brewery.

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Weekend Stone Carving Workshop

Weekend Stone Carving Workshop

  • Sat 16th Apr, 10am. Sat 16th Jul, 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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Crafted:Changing our World One Stitch at a time

Crafted:Changing our World One Stitch at a time

  • Wed 20th Apr 2016
  • 10:30am
  • £10.00

How to be a Craftivist workshop with Social Fabric, Sarah Corbett and the Craftivist Collective. "If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind & just, then our activism should be beautiful, kind & just."

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Crafted:Crafting the Change

Crafted:Crafting the Change

  • Thu 21st Apr 2016
  • 10am
  • £10.00

How to be a Craftivist workshop with Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective. "If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind & just, then our activism should be beautiful, kind & just."

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Crafted: Nature in Print (two-day workshop)

Crafted: Nature in Print (two-day workshop)

  • Sat 23rd Apr 2016
  • 10am
  • £170.00

Botany and Contemporary textiles at Dartington with Teresa Green. Learn how to create your designs and learn block and screen printing techniques.

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Crafted: Quilt Garden (4 Day Course)

Crafted: Quilt Garden (4 Day Course)

  • Mon 25th Apr 2016
  • 10am
  • £200.00

With Katherine May and Social Fabric. Make your own Gee's Bend inspired quilt.

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Crafted:Contemporary Weaving and Haute Couture

Crafted:Contemporary Weaving and Haute Couture

  • Fri 29th Apr 2016
  • 7:30pm
  • £7.00

With Usaburo Sato (Usaato), and introduced and modelled by Satish Kumar. What we wear can be a work of art and not a mass produced. Join Japanese designer Usaburo for an eco-catwalk, showing his handspun, handwoven, plant dyed clothing, beautiful, useful and durable.

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Crafted: The Deep Buttoned Foot Stool (Weekend Course)

Crafted: The Deep Buttoned Foot Stool (Weekend Course)

  • Sat 30th Apr 2016
  • 9:30am
  • £250.00

In just one weekend, you will learn advanced traditional upholstery skills and produce the incredible deep buttoned foot stool project.

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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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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: 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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Transition Design Symposium (Weekend Event)

Transition Design Symposium (Weekend Event)

  • Fri 17th Jun 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £195.00

Friday 17th June to Sunday 19th June. The world is not short of examples of transition in action: from the global network of Transition Towns that began life in Totnes, to the myriad of community companies transforming energy supply the world over.

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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: A 5-Day Mini Craftival on the River Dart

Crafted: A 5-Day Mini Craftival on the River Dart

  • Sat 23rd Jul 2016
  • 10am
  • £350.00

Crafted - by the River at Dartington. Make, swim, sleep, eat and dream by the river.

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