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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Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

Craft of Bookbinding (various times)

  • Thu 26th May, 9:30am. Tue 31st May, 9:30am. Wed 1st Jun, 9:30am. Thu 2nd Jun, 9:30am. Tue 7th Jun, 9:30am. Wed 8th Jun, 9:30am. Thu 9th Jun, 9:30am. Tue 14th Jun, 9:30am. Wed 15th Jun, 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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Becoming Indigenous

Becoming Indigenous

  • Thu 26th May, 10am. Fri 27th May, 10am. Mon 30th May, 10am. Tue 31st May, 10am. Wed 1st Jun, 10am. Thu 2nd Jun, 10am. Fri 3rd Jun, 10am. Mon 6th Jun, 10am. Tue 7th Jun, 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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The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

The Right Livelihood Programme, UK and Bhutan

  • Thu 26th May, 10am. Fri 27th May, 10am. Mon 30th May, 10am. Tue 31st May, 10am. Wed 1st Jun, 10am. Thu 2nd Jun, 10am. Fri 3rd Jun, 10am. Mon 6th Jun, 10am. Tue 7th Jun, 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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Tai Chi Qigong

Tai Chi Qigong

  • 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. Thu 14th Jul, 11am. Thu 21st Jul, 11am. Thu 28th 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 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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Crafted:Life Drawing Evening Classes (From 12th May)

  • Thu 26th May, 6:30pm. Thu 9th Jun, 6:30pm. Thu 16th Jun, 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 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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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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Craft of Printmaking (various times)

Craft of Printmaking (various times)

  • Mon 30th May, 10am. Tue 31st May, 10am. Wed 1st Jun, 10am. Mon 6th Jun, 10am. Tue 7th Jun, 10am. Wed 8th Jun, 10am. Mon 13th Jun, 10am. Tue 14th Jun, 10am. Wed 15th Jun, 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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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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Natural colours with flowers and roots

Natural colours with flowers and roots

  • Sat 4th Jun, 10am & 2pm

Workshops making natural colours with flowers and roots supporting Magic Dye House charitable project

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Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday

  • Sun 5th Jun 2016
  • 10am

Open Farm Sunday is a national farming showcase. Come and explore some of the unique and diverse farms and community food growing in the Dartington estate, find the hidden treasure at each location.

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Junkyard Productions Film School

Junkyard Productions Film School

  • 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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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, 6:30pm. Thu 30th Jun, 6:30pm. Thu 7th Jul, 6:30pm. Thu 14th Jul, 6:30pm. Thu 21st Jul, 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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Crafted: Scything and Peening-2 Day Course

  • Sat 25th Jun 2016
  • 10am
  • £100.00

With a new season of Poldark starting soon, it's time to sharpen up your scything skills.

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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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Crafted: Architectural Garden Bench-3 Day Course

Crafted: Architectural Garden Bench-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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Creative Writing For Aspiring Writers

Creative Writing For Aspiring Writers

  • Tue 6th Sep, 9am. Tue 13th Sep, 9am. Tue 20th Sep, 9am. Tue 27th Sep, 9am

This course aims to demystify the art of fiction writing and give writers the confidence to employ the same techniques that published writers use to get their work noticed. It really isn’t rocket science. Come along and find out what the secrets are to getting your writing noticed.

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Crafted: Carpentry for Women-6 Week Morning Course

  • Wed 7th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £190.00

This course will focus on learning basic carpentry skills and creating a beautiful set of shelves and developing ideas for a personal carpentry project of your own for the future. Astrid Arnold has found teaching women carpentry skills leaves them empowered and with a 'can-do' approach. In her classes there is no pressure to know anything in advance and so just opens up a door to learning something completely new.

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Crafted: The Spirit of the Material (One Week Course)

  • Sun 11th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £850.00

Ceramics and the Sea - with Richenda McGregor and guests. This wonderful ceramic course begins in the sea and includes kelp firing, selecting your palate, firing with sand and making small pieces as adornments.

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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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Crafted: Woodworking-Coffee & Side Table-8 Week Course

  • Wed 28th Sep 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £200.00

If you would like to design and make your own furniture but have no previous woodworking experience, a really good starter project is to build a coffee table for your home. This course will help you to learn some fundamental woodworking techniques using tools provided by Ambrose as you make a contemporary coffee table.

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Crafted: Canoe Making-Weekend Course

  • Thu 29th Sep 2016
  • 10am
  • £100.00

For those who hear the siren call that draws you to the water in your open canoe, this course is for you. This course is for anyone with a love of, or an interest in open canoes and canoeing.

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Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

Crafted: Natural Beekeeping - 6 week course

  • Thu 29th Sep 2016
  • 6:30pm
  • £100.00

This beekeeping course is an introduction to what has become known as ‘natural beekeeping’, which differs in some important respects from the conventional approach to this subject. Our focus will be on keeping bees for their own sake, rather than simply for the products of their labour. Of course, we also appreciate what they do for us and if there is a surplus of honey, we will be pleased to have some for ourselves.

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Crafted: The Spirit of the Material (One Week Course)

Crafted: The Spirit of the Material (One Week Course)

  • Sat 8th Oct 2016
  • 10am
  • £1200.00

Landscape Painting with Plein Air specialist Ken Cosgrove. An artist’s dream - a week's painting outdoors in the glorious grounds and gardens of Dartington.

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