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Public Courses Programme 2023 now open for booking!

We are delighted to launch our public courses programme starting on the 20 April 2023.

ESW has a variety of courses to choose from, including some of our popular ones in Carving and Clay Portraiture, alongside new materials and processes to try.

Highlights from this year’s programme include: An Introduction to Sculpture, an Experimental Clay Portraiture Summer School, and Smoke Firing. We have also introduced some short half day and full day taster workshops in Patinas and Ink Making, Casting with Jesmonite, Pewter Casting, Plaster Relief Sculpture and Clay Exploration.  

Our public courses are open to everyone from beginners to experienced makers and are all artist-led. They are a great way to explore sculptural methods, learn different processes and make artworks.  

Most of the courses will take place in our Courtyard and Outdoor Learning Studio, with adjacent North Lab inside space. All the spaces are fully accessible and the courses are available to book at both full price and concession rate.  

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Pricing and Members Discount

Members Discount
ESW Members receive a discount – check your latest Members Opportunities Newsletter for the discount code to use at the checkout. You can apply to become a member here. If you are a Member, please choose the Standard course fee and then apply the discount code at the checkout. 

If you are a student, in receipt of the state pension or in receipt of any other form of state benefits, such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment/Disability Living Allowance or Carer’s Allowance, you can choose the concession price which offers 10% discount. Please note, if you are a Member your discount is larger than this Concession price. Please do not use both the Member discount and this concession price. Members should select the Standard course fee and add the discount coupon at the checkout.

We realise that everyone’s financial situation is different. If paying in two or three instalments would make it possible for you to book, please contact us by emailing stating which course you are interested in.

Supported places
We try to keep the costs as affordable but if the course fee is a barrier to you, we can sometimes offer financial support. Please contact us about the application process by emailing

Supporting others
If you are in the position financially to help others access making experiences at ESW please contact us by emailing and we will give you information about making a personal or corporate donation. 





Summer Schools