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November 2021

EXPLORING THE FORMAT WITH FRANCES WINDER

November 16th at 18:30 to November 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Looking at changing your composition, dealing with square, long or wide formats, large and small and the advantages they bring. Demonstrations and advice, and projects to follow, getting the best from your sketches or references. Any medium. Frances Winder (S Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

November 20th 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, capture the chorus with short pencil sketches, then develop these 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) £85 (incl. lunch and materials)

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SECRETS OF COLOUR: MAKE YOUR LANDSCAPES ZING!

November 28th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring a 'Zing' to your landscapes. Learn to mix and develop colour choices that create harmony and balance, and create drama or calmness where needed. Consider tonality and colour relationships, whilst learning about the reasons and the beauty of a limited palette and how this can work for you (it doesn't mean your colours will be dull, nor unrealistic!) Most media allowed except oils. Not beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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CARTOONS FOR CHRISTMAS

November 28th at 18:30 to November 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Similar to our March DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST, but focused towards drawing Christmas cards (of course!) A fun seasonal course for anyone (whether you are an experienced artist or a complete beginner). Colin Shelbourn (S Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (Colin returns in March.)

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December 2021

HAVING FUN WITH ABSTRACTION

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More and more painters are tempted by Abstraction. Some add elements in to modernise their own art. Others just want to have fun and express themselves in a non-realistic way, embracing the freedom. On this joyous painting course, explore colour combinations, compatible shapes, the balance of busy and empty and which compositional formats work most effectively. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 7th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focusing on the human top third, including live subjects. Be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style using paint. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254

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LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE

December 7th at 18:30 to December 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Monet, Degas et al worked from landscape and still life, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. Suitable for artists with some basic experience. Mike Stewart (W Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £329

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FROST AND FIRE: WATERCOLOUR WITH ADDITIONS

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter landscapes can look glorious under certain weather conditions and light. This course will look at the colour effects of sunrise and sunset under winter conditions. Additions of easily acquired texturing materials will be used to achieve stunning effects. Linda Birch (Co Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: COLOUR: IN DRAWING MEDIA

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

A starter, or refresher, to get to grips with the basics in drawing. Be set projects to work on. Experiment with a variety of drawing media and developing skills under the diligent tutelage of a practising fine artist. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

December 15th at 18:30 to December 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Irrespective of subject, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn't all about pure talent; great artists have been taught what to look for! Through innovative and enjoyable exercises, study the traditional elements of Line, Tone, Form and Colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304

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