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February 2021

WINTER LANDSCAPE – SKETCHING AND PAINTING

February 21st at 18:30 to February 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Suitable for intermediate to advanced level. Explore the Lake District in winter when colour and shadow are at their most varied and dramatic. With demos, exercises and expert artistic advice throughout, experience outdoor sketching trips using Mixed Media and develop a studio project in the painting medium of your choice. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 (inc. Field Trips, weather dependent)

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DRAMATIC SKIES, LAND AND SEA-SCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

February 26th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An exceptional chance to extend skills with Pastel for Seascapes, Dramatic Skies and Landscapes. Demos throughout, support for beginners, encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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March 2021

DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 3rd at 18:30 to March 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike. What's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

March 5th at 13:30 to March 7th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then 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: £238 Non-residential: £169

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE AND ALSO TREES

March 14th at 18:30 to March 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*EXTENDED* Use whatever Acrylics, brushes, implements you are able to bring. Step by step guidance towards producing two scenes of both coast and trees employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities. Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (2 Canvases Provided)

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: DRAWING THE HUMAN FORM

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

We will look at the historical perspective on drawing the human figure, human proportions and anatomy. Make studies from a skeleton, mannequin and real-life model. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY 1 – MAKING CONNECTIONS

March 19th at 18:30 to March 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Acrylics or Watercolour. Why do painters paint? And why do others value their work enough to buy or display it!? Is painting just merchandise or something we are proud of and want to display? Is our task as painters to report, celebrate or critique the world we live in? By painting and with illustrated talks, the course will look at what we choose to paint, and why, and will explore our connections to art history and other creative forms…

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY 2 – MAKING CONNECTIONS

March 21st at 18:30 to March 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A further retreat exploring connections between thinking and your painting. See 19 March. Linda Birch (www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Trevor Pitt (www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 2nd of 2 consecutive courses, book both save £100

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EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES WITH ACRYLIC PAINTS, INKS AND MIXED MEDIA

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taking direct influence from our Lakeland setting - outdoors and in - explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques with an expressive approach. A need to be adventurous is important to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced Artist seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media: Drawing, Acrylic Ink and acrylic Paint with Oil Pastel on many different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (inc. Field Trips)

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

March 28th at 18:30 to April 2nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with (don't fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use mixed media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your Tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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