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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Short course programme

June 9, 2019
Short Course: Swimming: labour of imagination

Short Course: Swimming: labour of i...

Swimming: labour of imagination an art.earth residential short course Sunday June 9 @ 14.30 to Friday June 14 2019 @ 13.00 Dartington Hall, Devon, UK Join us for this residential ... Read More
June 21, 2019
Short Course: Branching Out (collaborations with trees)

Short Course: Branching Out (collab...

Branching Out: collaborative ways to work with trees an art.earth™ residential short course with Camilla Nelson and Alex Metcalf Friday June 21 @ 18.00 to Monday 24 @ 16.00 2019 Dartington ... Read More
September 7, 2019
Short Course: Capturing the Light

Short Course: Capturing the Light

Capturing the light: shadows and ghostsan art.earth™ residential short courseCourse will take place in September 2019, final dates TBADartington Hall, Devon, UK Preliminary announcementArtist William Arnold leads a special weekend ... Read More

Short course archive

May 21, 2018
Short Course: Embodying the Line

Short Course: Embodying the Line

Monday May 21 @ 14.30 to Friday May 25 @ 16.00 Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK an art.earth Residential Short Course with poet Alyson Hallett and dance artist ... 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
April 6, 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

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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