Summer Schools - Visual Arts and Craft
30 July 2021 to 19 August 2021

Nurture your passion on a creative holiday away from the pressures of everyday life. Learn a new skill or hone your existing talents with intensive teaching and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings and artistic atmosphere.

"One of the 10 best creative retreats in the UK and Europe", The Guardian, January 2019


  • Spend a morning on one of the other courses to learn something new
  • Evening talks by tutors 
  • Sign-up for early evening drawing sessions in the gardens
  • Free time on Tuesday afternoon to explore the surrounding area
  • End of week exhibitions and group reviews

Extra acitivities will differ slightly this year to allow for social distancing.

Bursaries are available to help those who could not otherwise come on a course. Find out more about bursaries

“Everyone at the college during my summer school week was there because they loved art and wanted to learn skills to express themselves creatively. It’s a great atmosphere to be part of. The tutors were inspiring not only with the work they produced but also in the way they encouraged us to experiment and go out of our comfort zones. ”

Karen, Sculpting in metals, Summer School 2019