Happy students


What our students say:

Very positive, inspiring, thought provoking. The sharing of ideas and experiences, spending time with other creatives, having the space to play and create and experiment.

Animation for Artists student

I particularly liked the tutors openness and honesty, the intelligence and generosity of the other participants and performing for such a warm audience was incredible.

Storytelling student

Exciting, informative and inspirational. It was a pleasure to work and play alongside like-minded artists, bounce ideas about and learn new techniques that I can use in my work. Rupert has been a brilliant tutor – thank you!

Ceramics for Artists Student

Such a good full on, involved week. Working as a group is very energising and totally rewarding. A special course that allows complete development from concept to construction. The tutors listened to everything that we offered even if it was not viable and helped us realise the seemly inconceivable.

Spatial Structures Student

I love the fact that we could design and build a collaborative structure at 1:1 scale - something I didn't do at architecture school. It is the only course of its kind it seems.

Spatial Structures Student

An exciting and productive week which packs more into the time than one could imagine.The very best ‘art school’ experience in the most convivial company with excellent tutors and exceptional evening speakers.  The experience nourishes my subsequent work and I can see that the effect will last for some time to come providing a significant creative leap forward. 

Drawing student

Aside from the course, the talks were interesting and gave a chance to rethink artistic concerns.

Animation for Artists student

In an age of overpopulated and under-funded art schools, the students' experience of Dartmoor Arts, by contrast,  was one of abundant individual tuition, ample resources  and a high level of productivity. (It is all too easy to underestimate the significance of the whole project. It's influence is felt around the country as students and tutors disperse and spread the idea that a pop-up art school is a powerful concept, a creative community.) -The combination of an intense period of personal creativity, listening to inspirational talks and watching others make / do was both exciting at the time and provided many stimuli for the future. -The business of eating together and socialising is as important as anything else. It provides a natural and unthreatening forum for discussion, a chance to hear and be heard.

Kip Gresham Printmaking tutor

I have really enjoyed my week at Dartmoor Arts! The setting is lovely and the course fantastic. I feel that I have learnt so so much and will leave very inspired. Awesome tutor!

Forged Metals student

It was such a good week and continues to nourish subsequent work, the company was excellent some of the teaching was truly exceptional and the evening events were thought provoking and often very very funny. So much was fitted into the week that it felt more like a month of inputs, all of it very much appreciated.
Thank you all so much for providing the best 'art school' in the UK.  

Drawing student

Exhilarating, came away with more confidence and buzzing with ideas – completely refreshed my printmaking practice.

Printmaking student

Exceeded expectations, creative and friendly. Well organised with an excellent tutor. Pushed my own creative practice forward. One big canvas – very effective.

Painting in the Landscape student