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February 2019

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

February 13th at 18:30 to February 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

February 15th at 18:30 to February 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* With the right equipment, after a little practice, be guided to paint your own Silk Scarf with care and artistic skill. The finished article will have a professional finish as well as being a unique piece of wearable art! Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £246 Non-residential: £179 inc. all materials

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ACRYLICS: FLEXIBILITY IS KEY – OPTIONS, ENDLESS

February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Produce small, quick impressions along with an expanded project, broadening your skill base and taking your work forward through a selection of pieces. Open your mind to choices so you can grow as an artist. Work from life in and around Higham Hall in conjunction with supplied references. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn how to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then how to combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WATERCOLOUR LAID BARE

February 19th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simple elements of paper, pigment and water offer so many alternatives for the artist to create individual work. Brian can show you the many options available with quick exercises and detailed examination of choices to create striking, successful work. Use monochrome to focus on simple values. We will also cover complex issues to lift work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save…

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SKETCHING AND PAINTING WINTER LANDSCAPES

February 21st at 18:30 to February 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Shake off the winter blues and draw outside in the Lake District weather-world. Taking our chances with sunshine or showers on 3 sketching expeditions, we will engage authentically with the feeling as well as the look of the land and the sky that enfolds it. See demos combining 2 or more different media, including found natural materials, for a more powerful expression of nature's moods and energies. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. Field Trips

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

February 22nd at 18:30 to February 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PRINTING FROM NATURE

February 24th at 18:30 to February 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Enjoy the privilege of guidance from lifelong professional artist Kevin O'Connor. Learn screen-printing, producing vibrant images to encourage development and experimentation. Experience not required, equipment provided, all materials are environmentally friendly and creativity will be the focus. NEW TUTOR: Kevin O'Connor (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/kevin-oconnor) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 inc. short Minibus foraging trip (outdoor clothes!)

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RAKU POTTERY WORKSHOP

February 24th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Chris will help you to create your own pieces of Raku pottery and sculpture, and experience the excitement of Raku firing. With lectures, demos and discussion, also visit places of interest to potters: Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a local gallery or studio. Chris Barnes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. potter's Field Trip & admissions

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 28th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments

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