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Our aim is to stimulate and inspire students, putting the learner at the centre of the learning process

Who for

Any adults or children (14 years +) who want to learn or improve their English away from the classroom through the unique experience of making art. If you are an individual or a group whose first language is not English, whether a complete beginner or proficient, these art workshops are a novel way of engaging with the English language whilst also having some creative fun. You do not have to be a great artist for this course, just keen to have a go.

English as a second language through art

If English is not your first language, we offer you the chance to learn everyday language while making art. In an artist’s studio on the beautiful Dartington Hall estate, we will get you speaking, thinking and dreaming in English. Your tutor is a professional artist with EFL training. Any level is welcome and you don’t have to be good at art.

Arts Lab is dedicated to student-centred learning and the benefits of learning through activities that interest and excite everyone.

What we offer

Experimental mixed and multimedia workshops for groups of up to 20, run by a professional artist, DBS checked and fully qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. We promote the fun and freedom of making art independently and with each other:

  • half day experimental making £150 per group (max 20)*
  • whole day experimental making £250 per group (max 20)*
  • residential weekend (please enquire)                             *Additional materials cost of approx. £35 depending on size of group and length of session

Bookings & enquiries

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What’s so special

  • We provide a memorable, out of the norm experience in a professional artist’s studio
  • We give the opportunity to make the most of the physical setting of Dartington using its beauty as a place for artistic inspiration as well as for walks and picnics
  • Results can include increased confidence in speaking everyday English
  • Results can also include bold, bright work to take away
  • Central to what we do is providing enjoyment
  • We have the flexibility to bring our service to you
  • Your tutor is a professsional artist who has had experience working with Mario Rinvolucri and Hanya Krysewska, both pioneers of Humanising Language Teaching. She has also worked in language schools in Poland, Hungary, Scotland and the U.S.
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