Dartington Hall Trust has announced a new range of British craft courses for 2020, with subjects as diverse as furniture making, upholstery and painting. Tutors will include landscape artist Antony Garratt, furniture maker Peter Lanyon and artisan maker Leigh-Anne Treadwell. There are courses for all ability levels ranging from one-day events to week-long learning experiences.
"These courses are extraordinary learning experiences where you can learn to make beautiful contemporary objects that are rooted in traditional craft skills," says Lou Rainbow, head of Crafted at Dartington. "Our new courses range from furniture, textiles, ceramics and artworks, all taught by our growing network of makers from across the British Isles."
The season kicks off on 26th February with Frost and Fire: Experimental Landscape Painting, taught by Anthony Garratt, who is also known for his large-scale public painting installations. The four-day event will show students how to apply contemporary techniques using acrylic and water-based oil paints. Other highlights will include a traditional upholstery masterclass from The Bristol Upholstery Collective, which takes place from 4th-8th March. The course covers sustainability, craft economy, new materialism, heritage skills and values. Students will learn all the skills needed to upholster furniture, including traditional tools, techniques and natural materials.
Find out more at www.dartington.org