Inspirational British Art and Craft Courses

We are excited to announce a new range of creative courses here at Dartington Hall: a range of learning experiences where you can make beautiful contemporary objects that are rooted in traditional craft skills.

Our courses cover furniture, textiles, ceramics and artworks, and are all taught by our growing network of makers from across the British Isles. They are tailored for all levels of ability, and can last for a day, a weekend, or a whole week.

At Dartington Hall, you can learn new skills – or refresh or nurture existing talents – under the guidance of expert tutors in our fully equipped workshops and studios. These include a pottery, a printmaking studio, natural build workshop, spacious art studios, and a stone carving workshop.

All this, against the beautiful backdrop of our historic house and Grade II listed gardens – an inspiring setting for your unforgettable creative experience.

Browse our inspirational courses

Courses in furniture, textiles, ceramics and artworks are just a click away. Scroll across to find out more about the remarkable retreats on offer across our 1,200-acre estate in south Devon.

Contemporary Country Chair with Peter Lanyon

In this seven-day course, you’ll create your own stunning piece of furniture with award-winning furniture maker Peter Lanyon. You’ll learn about the making process from start to finish, and you’ll take home a beautiful, light and practical piece of furniture to cherish.

Frost and Fire: Experimental Painting with Anthony Garratt

Learn how to apply contemporary painting techniques using acrylic and water based oil paints, in this his course for both beginners and those with more experience.

Traditional Upholstery Masterclass with Leigh-Anne Treadwell

On this course, you’ll create beautiful and unique pieces, meet like-minded people and enjoy the learning process with one of our expert upholsterers and tutors.

Sustainable Interior Design with Jeremy Grove

An introduction to space planning: learn how to make the most of a room and understand different approaches to sustainable design.

Stay with us

At our landmark Courtyard Hotel, you can choose from 50 contemporary classic rooms, where you’ll truly feel at home. A discount is available for Inspirational Course bookers – you’ll receive information after your course is booked on how to book a room at our preferential rate.

Whether staying with us or elsewhere, you can enjoy locally-sourced, fair-trade food and drink, prepared to the highest standard by our own chefs, trained on the estate at our award-winning restaurant, The White Hart. For lighter options, our Green Table café’s delicious, daily changing hot and cold menu offers brilliant seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Our stunning venue

Nestled in the rolling hills of the south west, a mile from the busy town of Totnes, our courses take place in beautiful, historic buildings sitting in the heart of 1,200 acres of listed gardens, forest paths and clear-flowing rivers. It’s not just our courses that are inspirational.

Our stunning venue

Nestled in the rolling hills of the south west, a mile from the busy town of Totnes, our courses take place in beautiful, historic buildings sitting in the heart of 1,200 acres of listed gardens, forest paths and clear-flowing rivers. It’s not just our courses that are inspirational.

Our stunning venue

Nestled in the rolling hills of the south west, a mile from the busy town of Totnes, our courses take place in beautiful, historic buildings sitting in the heart of 1,200 acres of listed gardens, forest paths and clear-flowing rivers. It’s not just our courses that are inspirational.

Our stunning venue

Nestled in the rolling hills of the south west, a mile from the busy town of Totnes, our courses take place in beautiful, historic buildings sitting in the heart of 1,200 acres of listed gardens, forest paths and clear-flowing rivers. It’s not just our courses that are inspirational.

Our stunning venue

Nestled in the rolling hills of the south west, a mile from the busy town of Totnes, our courses take place in beautiful, historic buildings sitting in the heart of 1,200 acres of listed gardens, forest paths and clear-flowing rivers. It’s not just our courses that are inspirational.

Part of our wide-ranging craft programme

Our Inspirational Courses are part of a wider programme that aims to offer accessible craft for everyone.

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