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One Day Workshops and Residential Courses at Dillington House

“We all just wanted to say a big thank you for what was an outstanding day yesterday at Dillington.  
You opened our eyes and minds to so much and have inspired us.  We all agreed that if we’d had you as a teacher during our early formative years we could have looked at art so differently.  
As it is, you have had a profound effect on our later formative years and we are looking at art and feeling it differently already, thank you.”  G.G. (Dorset)

Regrettably, Dillington House closed its doors in September 2023 after the new, unitary council in Somerset voted to withdraw funding.
Forty members of staff lost their jobs and I of course, lost a venue that I loved to teach at.
Dillington was one of the very last dedicated, adult community education centres in the U.K. and it will be difficult to find anything to match its history, its setting, the quality of its hospitality and the friendliness of the people who worked there.

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Comments from Give The Paint A Chance (03/09/2020):

It was great to be back! Super course. Lovely lunch. Dillington really looked after us- as it usually does!

An excellent class, really enthralling and so well supported by the Dillington House staff. Lovely lunch!

A superb setting really well looked after. A challenging, but very enjoyable day. Thank you.

Delicious food, excellent teaching – new approach to art.

Excellent course with David as usual. Staff cared for us very well.

Really enjoyed the course, very informative and challenging for me. Excellent catering.

What a joy it was to meet up with David again who I met on a course for Art in Tuscany in fact I went twice. He is so inspirational devoted to his Art and inspires you to work hard. This particular course was very challenging, I learnt a lot. I shall do my best to join him again.


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