People come to Coombe from all backgrounds and walks of life. Some live locally and some travel from across the world. Life can move fast, but you can’t fake or fast-track wisdom and skill, and making things reminds us that they are acquired through patience, practice, making mistakes, slowing down, being interested in things and collaborating to find solutions. Our tutors have spent time doing those things, over time and time again, and they help us to do them together, whilst also having a good time.



Coombe is an old Farm, converted into artist studios in the 80s, located in the heart of the Devon countryside. It’s a beautiful part of the world and offers the opportunity to take walks in pretty much any direction. Also stunning places to paint, sketch, write and gather inspiration. Some of our short courses are specifically connected to locations and we take you out each day – from the nearby River Dart to the Coast and up to Dartmoor National Park.

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