Our workshops

have been formed with the aim of providing a level of tuition in the arts which respects the fundamental skills of looking, seeing and making.  The courses we offer have, at their roots, skills which are traditional yet always contemporary.  Most are suitable for complete beginners.

Simon Cooley

has been teaching for 35 years and has always been a working sculptor.  He works in forged metal, stone and clay.  He exhibits regularly in the UK and his work is in private collections internationally.  He has also run short courses for Central St Martin’s School of Art in London.  Visit his sculpture site here: www.simoncooley.com


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Simon, you were the best possible teacher, extremely patient and encouraging. We all learnt a huge amount from a standing start and I certainly am greatly enthused to continue the good work. Anna, thank you so much for the delicious lunches


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Soup, Salad and Sculpture - Anna's revised and extended workshop recipe book has now completely sold out.  Watch this space for news of a new book!

Metal Sculpture

The simple ancient techniques of hammer and fire are as direct a process as stone carving is in the making of sculpture.

This workshop explores the use of metal in the making of sculpture, and is centered around the use of the forge and the malleability of hot metal. Basic instruction in welding and cutting techniques will also be part of the course.

This is an ideal workshop for beginners, but also offers much to people with some experience of the material.

This year, we have expanded the course to 4 days to enable enough time for a sculpture to be drawn and made and to take home a finished original piece of your own.

Please see programme page for dates/prices and if you would like to book this course, please go to the booking a Course page.