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Welcome to South West Art Courses

Studio Based Workshops and Courses

South West Art Courses offer studio based classes for adults, with a wide range of one-day workshops and longer courses suitable for all abilities and experience. We also offer courses designed for school age learners with an interest in art and design, which can be delivered to students with special educational needs.

We offer a huge selection of courses and workshops in a large vatiety of different techniques; these are just a few of those that we offer: painting (watercolour, acrylic, oil), printing, drawing, and textile art. You are sure to find something that you'll enjoy in our wonderful, welcoming, purpose designed and expansive studios, in Sherborne, in the Southwest of England.


City & Guilds Approved Centre

We are proud to be a City & Guilds approved centre delivering and assessing art & design qualifications. Having started by delivering courses to students from Somerset, Dorset, and Wiltshire,  we are now in the progress of expanding our portfolio of courses to make them accessible to students around the world (see below for further information). 

Long Distance Learning

We are excited to announce that we're currently developing a range of our courses which will soon become available to be studied at home, with online support from our tutors.  Additionally, we are recording some shortform instructional videos which you will be able to purchase through our website. Please email us if you are interested in finding out more -


Are you looking for a place that nurtures you on your artistic journey?

At South West Art Courses we are committed to providing you with a supportive, friendly space where you can forget about the stresses of your day, relax, be inspired and learn new techniques and skills.  We're devoted to bringing the artist out in all our students, we strive to instil creativity and teach form and function in order to provide you with a well-rounded artistic experience.


So look no further.  We’re here and we can’t wait to see what you can create!

Featured Courses & Workshops


How to find us

South West Art Courses can be found at Compton Court, Coldharbour, Sherborne, DT9 4AG  (There is parking at Coldharbour Car Park DT9 4FL)

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