West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has revealed its summer school programme for 2020. Between 24th July and 13th August there will be 27 week-long courses ranging from painting and photography to textiles, sculpture and blacksmithing, led by expert tutors from the UK and further afield.
Highlights will include jewellery making with Sarah Macrae, who will encourage students to incorporate materials like exotic hardwood and shells into their creations. Jon Edgar will explore structural themes, offering an opportunity to use clay, wire, wax, wood and carved blocks, while Paula Haughney will teach stone carving, allowing participants to create a sculpture inspired by the West Dean landscape.
For those with more experience, George Popesco will take advantage of the school's proximity to the sea to guide students through the coastal landscape painting process, while Christine Forbes will look at watercolour, drawing inspiration from the school's gardens.Alice Fox will look at mixed media art textiles, showing visitors how to open their eyes and find potential in the ordinary, while Steve Humble will explain how to explore the processes of abstraction.
Full course details can be found at www.westdean.ac.uk