Nestling in the South Downs National Park near Chichester, West Dean College, with its large country house style, offers a creative educational environment and an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

All West Dean courses are taught by practising professionals, many of whom are world renowned in their field. The workshops and facilities at West Dean are second to none and the stunning house itself and delicious home cooked food will add to your experience.

One of the highlights of a Summer School week is the chance to take advantage of all the extra programmed activities including short, illustrated talks by tutors on their work, a programmed swap-over session to another course of your choice, an afternoon of organised visits to local art venues, a programmed yoga session, an optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre and a special party dinner on the last evening.

Non residential fees start at £602 for the week which includes all lunches and dinners. (All courses start on Saturday morning and end the following Friday afternoon). Accommodation for the 6 day summer school is available from £240 which includes breakfast. If you are new to West Dean you will be entitled to 10% off the course fees (telephone bookings only). Partners who are not attending courses are welcome to stay at the College, sharing your room on a resident only basis, priced at £70 per night full board.

Choose a course from one of three weeks, these are small sample of courses available. Please see West Dean Summer School programme for the full list.

Week 1: July 21 – 27

Printmaking with lino with Dale Devereux Barker, £628

Subtraction – Erasure – Conjecture with Michael Brennand-Wood, £633 NEW

The emotion of stitch – exploring hand embroidery with James Hunting, £638

Week 2: July 28 – 3 August

Abstract dyed and sewn fabric collage with Jo Budd, £614 NEW

An exploration of tapestry weaving with Caron Penney, £602

Week 3: August 4 – 10

Exploring relief printmaking with Jane Stobart, £623

Creative Photoshop – pattern for surface decoration with Alison Milner, £659 NEW

Textile translations – nuno felt with stitch and mixed media with Liz Clay, £602

BOOKING INFORMATION For further information, to request a brochure or to book a place, please visit, e-mail or call 0844 4994408.

SPECIAL OFFER! Save 5% on all courses booked online. If you are new to West Dean you are entitled to a 10% discount on the cost of course fees (telephone bookings only).