Expert-led workshops and courses
Explore new pastimes or develop an existing skill with one of our adult learning courses.
Led by expert tutors and staged at Chatsworth, choose from a wide and varied range of workshops covering subjects such as art and creativity, horticulture, agriculture and rural skills.
With a choice of full or half-day courses available, taking place in the week, and at weekends, there is something to suit most schedules.
6 June - 13 September
Whether you've always wanted to keep your own birds or just want a fun day out with a difference, this workshop offers beneficial hands-on experience.
Join acclaimed artist Sue Nichol for a sketchbooking masterclass, taking inspiration from the Chatsworth Garden.
Led by master leatherworker and TV star Jason Stocks-Young, make a hand-stitched, personalised leather notebook cover for yourself or as a gift.
Flowers in the garden: watercolour workshop
Taking inspiration from the flowers in the cutting garden, develop a fresh and vibrant approach to painting with watercolours in this one-day workshop, led by Peak District Artisan Pam Smart.
Learn to draw summer school
Explore the quality of line, colour, shape and tone found on plants, flowers and objects from the house and garden in this four-day drawing course.
Cutting garden floristry workshop
29 June - 15 September
Create a seasonal arrangement using your choice of flowers from the Chatsworth Cutting Garden.
Sketching in the sculpture gallery
Capture the beauty of Chatsworth's Sculpture Gallery after-hours with this evening observational drawing workshop.
5 July & 5 September
This hands-on introduction to caring for goats provides a great practical introduction as well as a fun day out with a difference. Includes a picnic lunch.
Get drawing in the seasons
8 July & 7 October
Explore the garden through each season and create a series of observational drawings of seasonal plants, trees and landscapes under expert tuition.
Macramé plant hanger workshop
Learn how to make a macramé plant hanger at this local-artist led workshop. Includes house and garden entry.
Garden tour and draw
18 July & 13 September
Experience a guided tour of the garden sculpture, or Rock Garden and Arcadia, with plenty of guided observational drawing opportunities along the way.
Printmaking summer school
Join us for four creative and mindful days of exploratory printmaking inspired by the Chatsworth Garden.
Botanical embroidery workshop
Learn how to create beautiful botanical embroidery with textile artist Lucy Freeman, using plants and flowers from the Chatsworth Garden as your inspiration.
Learn more about how to care for pigs while enjoying an interesting and educational day out with a difference.
Six week printmaking course
19 September - 24 October
Learn how to create a series of prints using a variety of techniques in this six week course, plus enjoy access to the garden to inspire your work.
Pheasant willow weaving masterclass
6 & 7 October
Create your own pheasant sculpture out of willow in this fully guided workshop, led by internationally renowned artist Emma Stothard.
Working in oils
An oil painting masterclass with acclaimed Peak District-based artist Sue Nichol.
Make a stay of it
With so much to see, do, and explore in the Peak District, it's a shame to only come for the day, so why not stay a little longer? Our country cottages, shepherd's huts, hotels, and inns are the perfect base for exploring all that Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and the Peak District has to offer. Find out more.