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Arts & Crafts

07784 240 166

The Stanton Guildhouse is a charitable Trust created in the 1960s by Mary Osborn who dedicated her life to the promotion of learning, creativity and personal development.


Continuing in this artistic tradition, the Guildhouse provides courses and summer schools in arts and crafts.

Stanton’s Arts courses and Workshops are nationally renowned.


Stanton Guildhouse holds a series of diverse events throughout the year – these range from literary readings, musical evenings and art exhibitions and courses to motivational speaking sessions and quiet days.


All events are popular and well-attended so prior booking is a must. 


Beginners and the more experienced alike come to relax and work side by side. In our environment, it is possible to learn, exchange ideas, explore styles modern and abstract and to be inspired by the ambience, the beauty of the environment and the high quality teaching.

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Upcoming Events

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Wood Carving

 A wonderfully creative, expressive and precise art. Coaching for traditional and abstract forms, learning to work with natural wood and work with its qualities. Teaching includes care of chisels and sharpening tools.

Mondays AM+PM Classes 

Wood Turning

Learn how to craft woods to full advantage and produce a wonderful range of exquisite everyday and unique items on the lathes. NB: Students must help tidy/straighten up on all messier courses. With Tony Jones

Tuesday/Wednesday AM & PM Classes

Art for All

Designed for anyone who would like to learn a new skill or develop an existing one. Beginning with line drawing using pencil, graphite and charcoal, exploring shade, tone, perspective and composition. Progressing to colour, using pastels, watercolours pencils, acrylics and ink...working in still life, portraiture and landscape. 

Wednesday AM Classes

Drawing and Painting for Complete Beginners 

If you would like to learn to draw and paint, but have never picked up a pencil or brush before, then this group is for you, working at your own pace, learning new skills, developing confidence and having fun! 

Wednesday PM Classes



Explore the world of watercolor painting at your own pace in our friendly workshops. Perfect for beginners and intermediates.

Coiling, slab building, throwing on the wheel, glazes and firing in our own kiln. Beginners are welcome. Get stuck in and grasp the undoubtedly therapeutic aspects of handling the clay and working the artistry of glazes.

Monday PM & Evening, Wednesday AM & PM,

Thursday AM Classes

Fused Glass

In the stunning landscape is nestled a magical hive of creativity.

The fused glass course is suitable for both beginners or those wishing to further develop their glass fusing skills.

The atmosphere is friendly ,supportive and very studious. Equipment and materials are easily accessible and you will be guided on how to safely use these whilst also being inspired to realise your own true creative potential.

Items you could create include small trinket or soap dishes, coasters, sun catchers or candle holders, larger bowls or platters, clocks, cake stands, lanterns, jewellery, greeting cards, drink stirrers and a wide selection of seasonal decorations.

There is an initial cost of £100 for the 6 sessions of tuition. Materials can be purchased from the tutor, you will be given a price list so that you can accommodate your own personal budget.

If you wish to learn a new skill in beautiful surroundings this is the perfect course.

Friday AM 10.30am - 1pm

Rural Read Book Group

This is open to all members of the community from 15 to 95! Meeting monthly on Thursday 10:30am - 12:00. Group is self-led. Each meeting can be viewed as a social event with tea and coffee. Drinks provided by us, Cost £3 per session.

Contact us for more info
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