Be part of our 50th anniversary celebrations – championing creative education in arts, craft, and conservation
Share your experience of learning at West Dean College, whether it’s a picture of a beautiful object or artwork you created on a course or at an event, or a photo of you practising a skill that you’ve since developed as a pastime or even a livelihood.
Your contribution will be used throughout our anniversary year (October 2021 – September 2022):
You’ll also have the chance to be shared through our social media channels, and have your work featured on a product for sale in our gift shop.
If you’re a student, alumni, tutor, volunteer, trustee, tenant, fellow, artist or writer, conservator, visitor, supplier or colleague who has connected with our creative education we’d love to tell your story. Send us a photograph with a 20-word caption, and a longer 70-100 word description that sums up your learning experience at the College and the impact it had on you.
Maybe you studied here and produced something amazing or had an incredible learning adventure? Were you inspired to be creative or learned a skill that you’ve since developed as a pastime or even a livelihood? You might have taught here and been inspired by your students or the magnificent surroundings? Perhaps you took part in an art activity during one of our events or had a life changing moment while studying here? Whatever your learning experience and whatever the outcome we’d love to include it in our celebration.
Submission deadline: 9 July 2021
All work will be fully credited and © ownership will remain with you.
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If you're unsure what to include in your description and caption take a look at this example submission text from Sophie Mutter, We Are Mountain.
Short caption: Blackbird screen print
Description: "I completely fell in love with screen printing after doing a course at West Dean with Jane Sampson in 2014. The beautiful setting and the expertise of the teaching make West Dean truly unique, I have made life long friends there and gained confidence in myself as well as learning a brand new skill. My time there was invaluable as I now make my living selling screen printed cards, prints,
tea towels and bags at art fairs such as the fabulous annual one at West Dean, and in my own shop, Inspired, that I opened with my friend Gemma in Worthing in 2019! This blackbird print was the first thing I ever screen printed and is a design I still sell now!"