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INSPIRED BY DEGAS: LIFE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 28th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Degas spent his life working from the figure. Inspired by him, respond to a model in poses of varied duration in your choice of media. Mike will direct, advise, encourage and support you throughout. For those with prior life drawing experience. Mike Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £369 An intro course will take 

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LOOSENING UP WITH WATERCOLOUR

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sometimes, artists want to move away from tight, realistic painting towards more relaxed, expressive ways of handling Watercolour. Escape rigid realism to become more playful with your painting. Dare to splatter, dribble, let pigment do the talking, embrace the happy accident and make your brushwork more expressive and less fiddly. Embrace the joyful, fun side 

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 16:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced, step by step, to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: 

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BOTANICAL STILL LIFE USING MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Create amazing art with something botanical as a main subject plus anything else you fancy (pot, plate, folded cloth, vase) for a picture to be proud of: bowl of fruit on a tablecloth, grapes with glass of wine, fresh vegetables on chopping board with kitchen knife. Backgrounds may be added. Choose your medium: coloured 

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EXPRESSIVE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore contemporary acrylic techniques using lots of different acrylic media. We may venture outdoors (weather permitting) to gain inspiration from Higham's immediate surroundings, so you will be amongst the Lakeland landscape, but this course focuses on a Studio response to all sorts of source material (sketches, photographs, drawings and so on) with a semi abstract 

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