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Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2019

Course dates: 
Monday, 7 October, 2019 to Friday, 11 October, 2019
Schumacher College

Facilitated Richenda MacGregor

Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College. This course is designed to give you space to enquire into what has meaning in your life, and what role you wish to play in the world, while also being inspired and invigorated by some of the concepts and ideas the college is based upon and participating in the rich daily life of the Schumacher community.

At A Glance

  • Fully residential with beautifully prepared vegetarian meals at Schumacher College
  • Incorporate the Head, Heart, and Hands philosophy in your daily rhythm
  • Daily teachings from resident faculty

About This Course

Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College. This course is designed to give you space to enquire into what has meaning in your life, and what role you wish to play in the world, while also being inspired and invigorated by some of the concepts and ideas the college is based upon and participating in the rich daily life of the Schumacher community.

Through talks, facilitated sessions and personal enquiry time this course will give you an opportunity to attend to your own personal questions and empower and enable others through group participation and active listening. The rhythm of the week will include elements and creative exercises that expand and support the Head, Heart, and Hands philosophy that is an integral philosophy of the college.

You will have the opportunity to attend a daily talk by one of our resident faculty on a variety of topics such as Gaia Theory, Complexity and social enterprise. You can also avail fully of our wide range of facilities including our gardens, library, meditation room, kitchens, and broadband internet. As part of the course field trips are planned which may take in the breath-taking scenery of Dartmoor, the nearby Devonshire coast, or the tranquility of the River Dart.

Overall this course aims to create some space for you to sit with your own current and personal inquiries as well as explore how the college functions and learn more about some of the exciting and innovative ideas that form the basis of teachings at Schumacher College.

Richenda Macgregor

Richenda Macgregor is the creative director of studio 45.  A potter for 25 years, she also spent several years running a teaching centre for ceramics.  Richenda is passionate about Making and passionate about ceramics in general.  Constantly learning, this quality of engagement is reflected in her enthusiasm and thorough teaching style.  She has successfully trained 4 apprentices over recent years and teaches and facilitates at Schumacher College.  Studio 45 is the culmination of a long held vision finally coming to fruition.  Richenda lives in Dartington with her partner Andrew and makes porcelain thrown ware in the ‘shed’ at the bottom of the garden.

“It is important for us to begin to investigate our heritage and to discover or rediscover the materials that are left unused on our doorstep.  So much of the raw materials Artists and Craftspeople use has travelled unnecessarily or has been mined in atrocious working conditions.  We re-empower ourselves when we change our working practice to include local materials harvested sustainably and begin to produce work indigenous to the environment and place we live

Fee: 
£ 550.00
Course fees include all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon, and includes four nights private accommodation and all vegetarian meals from the first lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure.