Summer Schools - Visual Arts and Craft
26 July 2019 to 18 August 2019

Whether you want time to really immerse yourself in your craft, to learn a new skill, or an artist's retreat, come to West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in the height of summer to experience all we have to offer.

Explore your creativity with expert tutors and other students, exchanging ideas and experiences about your practice.


  • Intensive week-long courses
  • Swap-over session to another course of your choice
  • Afternoon of organised visits to local art venues
  • Inspirational talks by tutors and displays of their work
  • Yoga session in the King's Room
  • Evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (prebooked) or a viewing of an Edward James film
  • Party with entertainment and games
  • Visit the West Dean Tapestry Studio
  • Workshop displays of students' work

Teachers can apply for 50% off Summer School fees. How to apply

Also taking place during the summer is our International Classical Guitar Festival, 24-29 August 2019. Classical guitarists of all ages (18 and above) can enjoy outstanding learning and performing opportunities. The festival includes a guitar open day and a series of evening concerts by internationally acclaimed artists.