Our residential short courses usually run from Monday to Friday (with a few exceptions). Led by outstanding, extraordinarily creative people many of whom are renowned in their field, these courses are a time to reflect, refresh and re-find your creative core. Aimed not solely at artists, the course is suitable to anyone with an enquiring mind interested in finding creative connections to places, ideas, or the world at large. These courses are not focussed in technique but instead on finding new creative connections and developing your creative voice in your own way. There is plentiful time for personal working, meditation, quietude, and experiment – alone or with others.

Our weekend courses are a little different. These are intensive times to go deep into a philosophical or ‘big’ question. These weekend courses are still very much in development; we hope to offer our first in the spring of 2018.

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Confirmed courses currently open for registration.

January 1, 2018
Our 2018 short courses

Our 2018 short courses

We have a rich selection of residential short courses planned for 2018, with more being added over the coming weeks. In May, we we continue our explorations of relationship with ... Read More
April 7, 2018
Workshop: We gather at the river with our Bone Songs

Workshop: We gather at the river wi...

April 6-8 2018 Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK with performance artist / cultural geographer Christos Galanis from 17.00 on Friday April 6 to 16.00 on Sunday April 8 ... Read More
May 7, 2018
Short Course: Chris Drury & Kay Syrad

Short Course: Chris Drury & Ka...

In this five-day intensive, Chris Drury shares his renowned practice of working with form, including whirlpool and vortex, fractal and wave patterns, exploring and investigating how aesthetic forms have the ... Read More
May 21, 2018
Embodying the Line

Embodying the Line

May 21-25 2018 Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK with poet Alyson Hallett and dance artist Deborah Black Embodying the Line: writing, movement and radical presence A rare opportunity ... Read More
June 23, 2018
Swimming: labour of imagination

Swimming: labour of imagination

Swimming: labour of imagination an art.earth residential short course Saturday June 23 to Wednesday June 27 2018 Dartington Hall, Devon Join us for this residential week as we continue our ... Read More

Coming later…

April 7, 2018
Workshop: We gather at the river with our Bone Songs

Workshop: We gather at th...

April 6-8 2018 Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK with performance artist / cultural geographer Christos Galanis from 17.00 ... Read More
March 8, 2018
Exhibition:  Amélie Beaudroit, Agata Engelman, Elli Lestas

Exhibition: Amélie Beaud...

The next exhibition in the Garden Room Gallery opens 8th March and continues to 10th April. Join us for a meet-the-artists ... Read More
March 2, 2018
First Friday March 2

First Friday March 2

Join us on March 2 for First Friday As always, we gather at 1pm for a shared lunch – bring ... Read More
January 12, 2018
The January newsletter

The January newsletter

We've just sent out the January newsletter. If you haven't received it, you haven't got around to signing up to ... Read More
Transcribing Landscape

Transcribing Landscape

Coming in 2018, a short course led by poet Fiona Benson and art.earth's Richard Povall. First offered in 2016 as ... Read More
Art in a post-carbon world

Art in a post-carbon worl...

Coming in 2018, this residential short courses explore creativity and aesthetics within the context of living in a post carbon ... Read More
Light exchange

Light exchange

Coming in 2019. Exploring light, capturing light, reflecting light. Experiment with camera-less techniques as a form of reflecting landscape. If ... Read More


About art.earth short courses

art.earth residential short courses are designed as intensive periods of work, reflection, quietude, and creative energy. They are not just designed for artists, although creative expression forms an important part of the activity and learning.

We take an inclusive and transformative approach to learning: this is not a hierarchical structure but one of genuine knowledge sharing and with the assumption that everyone in the room has much to learn and much to offer.

We work in the wonderful Ship Studio in Dartington Hall’s medieval courtyard. This space becomes yours for the duration of the course and how it is laid out and how it feels is very much a product of the course and those engaged in it.

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Previous courses

  • Transcribing Landscape with Fiona Benson and Richard Povall – June 20-24 2016 (a Schumacher College course)
  • In Other Tongues with Alyson Hallett and Mat Osmond – June 10-14 2017


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Join us March 2 for First Friday. As always we gather at the Garden Room @Dartington at 1 to share lunch then reconvene at 2 for guest artist talk. This month Donna Mitchell will be interviewed by Mark Leahy (who will also host the event. FREE and open to all. pic.twitter.com/lrC3zP0ibJ

About 14 hours ago from art.earth's Twitter via TweetDeck





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