Short Courses

  • Short Courses

    Press release: Get hands on and learn a new skill in a day

    Posted on 10th March 2020

    For those who would like to learn a new creative hands-on skill in a short period of time, and even create something to be proud of, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, in West Sussex offers a vast array of one-day courses. They are perfect for those who are time poor or simply need to switch off from everyday life to try something new. For those with more time, there are 800 short courses a year ranging from a day to a week or more!  

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    Press Release: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation announce 90 new courses, including a focus on sustainability and traditional skills in their Spring/Summer 2020 programme

    Posted on 20th January 2020

    A new programme of over 400 Spring/Summer 2020 creative short courses at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in West Sussex has just been launched. Many are informed by sustainable practices in arts and craft, and there is plenty of innovation alongside a resurgence in some traditional skills. The tutor line up is drawn from across the UK and internationally and this latest programme runs through to September. 

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    Press Release: Make your own unique Christmas gifts this Autumn

    Posted on 12th November 2019

    It’s not long until Christmas, and we all start to worry what to buy the person who has everything! West Dean College of Arts and Conservation offers a wide variety of short courses (ranging from one to four days) that gives the opportunity to make a one-off item, or by giving a place on a course - a friend or family member could start 2020 by learning a new skill and feeling a sense of accomplishment. There are over 800 courses to choose from every year ranging from millinery to blacksmithing to painting to basket making.

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    Press Release: Christmas At West Dean

    Posted on 16th October 2019

    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and West Dean Gardens near Chichester, West Sussex will be holding a variety of Christmas-related short courses in November and December. While at West Dean, it’s worth visiting the Gardens shop – which is brimming with unique Christmas present ideas and the Gardens Restaurant will be offering a delicious traditional three course Christmas lunches.

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    Press Release: Perfect timing to start thinking about learning a new skill for 2020?

    Posted on 25th September 2019

    As we ease into Autumn we need to have something to look forward to and inspire us into the Winter months. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation's programme of short courses from October 2019 - March 2020 is now live online, and among the 430 courses on offer are 89 new ones. Trends this season include the Autumn landscape, re-using and extending the life of materials, and courses inspired by the earth during with an Earth Matters week of courses in February.

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    Press Release: Escape from it all at West Dean

    Posted on 10th May 2019

    One-week summer schools in July and August allow students to learn a new skill; relax in stunning surroundings; share ideas and even have yoga sessions in the historic house. The height of summer in the rolling Sussex Downs attracts those looking for a break with a creative edge and the chance to learn a new skill and relax in stunning surrounds at West Dean College of Art and Conservation

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