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Clayhill Arts provides residential art courses and learning spaces for artists and creative professionals. Offering unique working spaces and accommodation in a retreat like setting in the heart of Somerset.

From refining specific skills, to focusing ambitions; learning from industry leaders or working alongside inspiring peers to simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration at crucial points in your creative career, Clayhill provides  quality training across a variety of studio spaces, structured residential art courses and programme of events. Designed as a home for anyone interested in personal or professional development within the world of creativity.

RESIDENTIAL COURSES

Our residential art courses are designed to enhance your creative career, whilst offering you the opportunity to develop your creative network and meet like-minded individuals in a relaxed and inspiring setting.

We are currently developing our programme for Spring 2020. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when dates, tutors and artists are confirmed.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

An impressive, luxurious retreat for creative practitioners. Clayhill Arts has the space and comfort to think in a beautiful, restful and rural setting with no compromise on comfort. The space has been so thoughtfully and carefully built and designed, right down to the smallest of details.

AMY & OLIVER THOMAS-IRVINE

The weekend I spent at Clayhill Arts was a very welcome change of scenery to my otherwise urban setting. I felt calmed yet invigorated by the surroundings, and the accommodation was beautifully tasteful and very homely. The main space is wonderfully considered and very versatile - an ideal space for creativity and dynamic discussion. I left on the Sunday feeling energised and inspired by the experience of staying at Clayhill.

RACHEL JONES-JONES

As an artist retreat, the venue at Clayhill Arts provided a warm and welcoming environment, allowing a safe and constructive space where individuals creative needs can be met. 

ANNA BEST

Clayhill Arts is a unique location that completely understands what is needed in order to allow a learning environment to operate and flourish. Set within beautiful landscape, every detail has been considered and finished to an extremely high standard. A perfect mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing residents and visitors to have the space and time that is so often craved. 

MARK DEVEREUX PROJECTS

What a fabulous two days, enabled brilliantly by the warmth, hospitality and sheer gloriousness of the fantastic space. So easy to work in these well thought through workshop spaces. And sleep in delicious beds with lavish bathrooms. Thank you for enabling us to access this beautiful and practical venue.

NICOLA THOMAS, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

As a singer it has been one of the best spaces to sing in with generous reverberation and acoustics.  It is a space which complemented the type of instruments I was working with and the songs.

AMANDA BOYD

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being at your venue. It is a lovely and inspiring artistic space. The food was fantastic, homely yet unusual. I really enjoyed the day.

RACHEL CLARKE

A really friendly and welcoming place, beautifully converted barns and surroundings...I didn’t want to leave! It is a perfect space for getting away and finding focus both on your own or for groups working together.

HANNAH LEIGHTON-BOYCE

A wonderful venue in a great place with outstanding hospitality. Ideal for retreats, small seminars and craft events

STEPHANIE BUNN

We were lucky enough to be able to take over the whole venue for a weekend, using the Granary as our base for experimentation, discussion and shared learning. The informality of the accommodation, and the relaxed surroundings, put everyone at ease and offered a space where cooperation and encouragement evolved naturally.

MELODY VAUGHAN

Clayhill feels remote which is great but it also is close to Cannington which has everything, so supplies can be bought without travelling a great distance...I also really enjoyed that it is still a working farm, because it feels productive and there is such a lot of life around us which is very inspiring

AMANDA BOYD

Working with Deborah and Michael was such a pleasure. They understood the project from the beginning, what the needs of the makers and our audiences would be, and acted as thoughtful ambassadors for the project when we were not able to be there. Every aspect of the exhibition and events was facilitated in such a calm and confident manner, which made my job of coordinating a group of artists so much easier! The whole event became a pivotal moment for the project, bringing people together in a way I could never have anticipated, and which has altered my thinking about the future of the project. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

MELODY  VAUGHAN

I had a wonderful time at Clayhill Arts. It provided a safe space for deep reflection on my artistic practice with caring staff and inspiring landscape.

HOLLIE MILLER

I had a wonderful time at Clayhill Arts. It provided a safe space for deep reflection on my artistic practice with caring staff and inspiring landscape.

HOLLIE MILLER

An amazing location, building and bedrooms. All creative comforts provided especially the sunsets! A truly magical place. A very special learning environment.

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