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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Courses will be added below as they are confirmed.  If you’d like to be kept informed, please contact us

Short Course: Chris Drury & Kay Syrad

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 universal enfolded within them but are at the same time particular to individual experience.

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Art in a post-carbon world

Coming in 2018, this residential short courses explore creativity and aesthetics within the context of living in a post carbon world. It explores how artists can respond anew to a world no longer reliant on extraction and exploitation of limited resources. If this is...

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Writing from the Body

Writing From The Body: an adventure in words and movement led by choreographer Deborah Black and poet Alyson Hallett. Coming in 2018. Details to follow. Exploring a mixture of writing and movement practices as a way of deepening contact with our bodies and our...

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Transcribing Landscape

Coming in 2018, a short course led by poet Fiona Benson and art.earth's Richard Povall. First offered in 2016 as a Schumacher College short course, this refreshed version will have a distinctly art.earth flavour. If this is of interest please email us or join the...

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The Sea

Coming in June 2018, The Sea. A five-day exploration of water, swimming, immersion, sea creatures, and creative making. This short course is thematically linked to our symposium Liquidscapes. If this is of interest please email us or join the mailing list to ensure...

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Light exchange

Coming in 2019. Exploring light, capturing light, reflecting light. Experiment with camera-less techniques as a form of reflecting landscape. If this is of interest please email us or join the mailing list to ensure you will receive information as it becomes...

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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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