Course Overview

with Amy Pegler

Immerse yourself in creativity and broaden your artistic and technical processes on one of our new Summer Courses. Be taught by experienced arts practitioners in a real art school environment, meet like-minded people and delight in Hereford and its rural surroundings.


Your Course

This aim of this course is to teach you the skills required to create your own textile designs. These can then be printed onto fabrics suitable for furnishings or clothing. The course starts with a trip to a local warehouse to explore and discuss the use of different fabrics. A Tuesday visit to the National Trust’s Berrington Hall will provide you with inspiration to inform and develop your work during the course, as well as a guest practitioner who will join the course to discuss their work.  With plenty of workshop time to create your own work, supported and informed by your course tutor the week will allow you to broaden your artistic and technical processes, finishing with individual tutor feedback.

As well as developing your creative practice, the course allows you to meet and socialise with like-minded people over lunch and coffee. An optional supper is offered on the Wednesday evening to encourage further conversation. For those visiting the area, our information provided on arrival will help you enjoy your evenings in Herefordshire.


About Amy

Amy works as a freelance multidisciplinary textile designer and specialises in silk screen-printing. Amy draws inspiration from the urban environment and searches for patterns that go un-noticed.
Amy works from her studio in Hereford, she designs for both fashion and interiors. Amy works predominantly with printed surfaces but equally pushed the boundaries to develop innovative surfaces for high end fashion and interiors. Clients include Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Nike, Kenneth Cole, Diane Von Furstenburg, Forbes & Lewis.

For more on Amy and her work visit her website.


  • Taught by an experienced arts practitioner
  • Experience a real Art School environment
  • Local external visits may be offered as appropriate to the course 
  • Course specific guest speaker or practitioner
  • Access to the College’s arts library
  • Individual tutor feedback
  • Small class sizes - limited to 8 per course
  • Lunch, tea and coffee provided
  • Parking is available on both our campuses
  • Hereford train station is within a 15 minute walk of both campuses
  • Non Residential and Residential option (we do not provide accommodation, but can provide a suggested list of local Hotels & Bed & Breakfast or please visit Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire for further options)
  • Information provided to help you enjoy your evenings in Herefordshire from the theatre to local restaurants, points of interest and short walks


A hidden hotspot for creativity and culture, Herefordshire boasts something for everyone. Steeped in tradition, its rural setting provides a breath-taking back drop to discover and explore.

At its heart lies the cathedral City of Hereford, home to the Mappa-Mundi, chained library and Courtyard theatre. Rich with independent shops and eateries nestled alongside high street names.  Further afield you will find Herefordshire’s market towns, such as Hay on Wye, famous for its Literary Festival and Bromyard, home to the boutique, independent arts and music festival Nozstock.

With a river and its close proximity to the Brecon Beacons and Malvern hills, the county provides a perfect base for those keen on walking, cycling or messing about on the water.  Famous for cider, there are many orchards, pubs and artisan cider makers.

Herefordshire has no boundaries, when it comes to age. You can spend your days relaxing by the river, taking in a gallery, tucking into an award winning burger with The Beefy Boys or riding your board at Hereford's Skate Park.