Dartington has a long history of using our land and activities to provide learning opportunities for all – and that tradition is carried on today through a variety of learning programmes and institutions on our 1,200-acre estate.
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Through an innovative approach to learning, Schumacher College has helped thousands of organisations and individuals to understand and find solutions for the most pressing ecological and social concerns of modern life.
Dartington’s International Summer School & Festival is a musical experience like no other, bringing together a range of different instruments, styles and eras. It caters for anyone who wants to enjoy music.
The Craft Revolution
A broad and exciting range of affordable, accessible workshops that provide great craft for everyone, producing a resilient and flexible programme that reflects the needs of the community.
All upcoming classes, courses, workshops and more
- Tue 27th Jun, 9am. Wed 28th Jun, 9am. Thu 29th Jun, 9am. Fri 30th Jun, 9am. Mon 3rd Jul, 9am. Tue 4th Jul, 9am. Wed 5th Jul, 9am. Thu 6th Jul, 9am. Fri 7th Jul, 9am. Mon 10th Jul, 9am
An artist-run studio offering workshops, mentoring and opportunities for collaboration, where enthusiasm and energy levels are infectious and the urge to make beautiful art irresistible. A range of workshops are on offer throughout each week.View Details >>
- Tue 27th Jun, 10am. Wed 28th Jun, 10am. Mon 3rd Jul, 10am. Tue 4th Jul, 10am. Wed 5th Jul, 10am. Mon 10th Jul, 10am. Tue 11th Jul, 10am. Wed 12th Jul, 10am. Mon 17th Jul, 10am. Tue 18th Jul, 10am
Printmaking is one of the most intriguing and absorbing of the visual arts, and these workshops offer the chance for all levels of experience to learn in a warm and enthusiastic atmosphere.View Details >>
- Wed 28th Jun, 10am. Wed 5th Jul, 10am. Wed 12th Jul, 10am. Wed 19th Jul, 10am. Wed 26th Jul, 10am. Wed 2nd Aug, 10am. Wed 9th Aug, 10am. Wed 16th Aug, 10am. Wed 23rd Aug, 10am. Wed 30th Aug, 10am
A centre of education for the recognition, encouragement and dissemination of spiritual values and a resource for the local and wider community.View Details >>
- Wed 28th Jun 2017
With John Thackara. Around the world, new approaches to regional and territorial development are reshaping links between town and country. John Thackara has travelled the world in his search of stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realise a sustainable future.View Details >>
- Wed 5th Jul 2017
Inspired by the vision set forth in Woody Tasch's 2009 book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, Slow Money is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up... starting with food.View Details >>
- Sat 15th Jul, 10am. Fri 8th Sep, 7:30pm. Sun 29th Oct, 2pm. Fri 24th Nov, 7:30pm
In association with WildWise. A diverse menu of wild encounters and experiences to give you and your family that sense of wonder and reverence that underpins healthy nature connection.View Details >>
- Wed 26th Jul 2017
With Helena Norbert-Hodge. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed by the state of the world today: from terrorism to unemployment and poverty, from climate chaos to the breakdown of democracy. In the mainstream media, these escalating problems appear separate, but the “big picture” makes it clear that they share a common root cause: an economic system that has become anti-life.View Details >>
- Sun 3rd Sep 2017
Above dates indicate start of terms - click through for full term dates. Movement Medicine is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group.View Details >>
- Wed 6th Sep 2017
With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen. When a caterpillar enters its cocoon, everything recognizable about the creature dissolves. Yet, within the caterpillar body, certain dormant cells — called “imaginal cells” — have always held the shape and possibility of a butterfly. Once in the cocoon, the imaginal cells awaken and bring forth a winged being utterly unlike the former earth-crawler.View Details >>
- Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Make an architectural garden bench on this weekend course using Shou-sugi-ban (burnt wood preserve technique) with Ambrose Vevers.View Details >>
- Sat 30th Sep 2017
Just as wise women have done over the centuries, we'll harness the power of plant goodness to make herbal syrups, infusions, decoctions and tinctures to help care for ourselves, friends and family throughout the winter months.View Details >>
- Fri 20th Oct 2017
Enjoy an illustrated talk by Dartington's landscape painter and printmaker Michael Honnor, followed by a behind-the-scenes 'hands on' session at the printmaker's workshop on the Dartington Hall Estate.View Details >>