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January 2021

ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: COLOUR

Sunday January 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

COLOUR Explore coloured Drawing Media, develop your use of Chalks and one of the oldest methods of drawing in Bistre. Experiment with different coloured papers. 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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BOTANICAL ART IN COLOURED PENCIL: WINTER WONDERS

Monday January 18, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 24, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will take in the form of evergreens, winter vegetables or pot plants, bulbs in bud and succulents (other colours may also be included if you wish!), helped along by Susan's invaluable support and guidance. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £595 Non-residential: £415 (inc. Optional Minibus trip)

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ART COURSE – ANTI-WINTER BLUES

Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 22, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bold colours, collage and texture to counteract the winter days in a series of works designed to extend your style and habit of working. We will be stimulated by reference to a range of different creative artists and our own experiments. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

Sunday January 24, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those looking to develop their skill in the medium. With demos and tips along the way, this is an opportunity to practice new techniques in a relaxed environment. Bring your own pastels and photographs, together with a larger than A3 folder, an apron or old shirt. Tutor has a few surfaces available. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (Board/paper provided)

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Friday January 29, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Sunday January 31, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw fruit, veg or plant and anchor it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, asparagus, pakchoi, fennel, flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves - an endless variety, even in Winter. One of the UK's foremost Pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL course - attend both, save £30.

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MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION: MORE CHALLENGING TECHNIQUES (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Sunday January 31, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This course is only suitable for those with experience in laying manuscript gesso and using loose leaf gold. You will work on three small projects, one combining flat and raised gilding, one combining different colours or textures of gold (with the option to add tooling) and one using shell gold and watercolour paint. There will be a choice of two designs for each. NOT for beginners. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Materials) Preceded by an INTRO course.

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February 2021

ART EXHIBITION: ROBERT DUTTON

Monday February 1, 2021 at 12:00 to Saturday July 31, 2021 at 12:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

"I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember and it is within landscape I feel most inspired. Within, as a description of process is important as I’m connected and engaged with landscape physically, through painting practice, personally and passionately. Mixed Media is my number one choice for expressing my ideas in relation to the sublime landscape. First hand experiences are vital. The majesty of landscape cannot be felt, seen, painted or drawn with strength and presence…

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WINTER LANDSCAPE IN WATER BASED OIL

Monday February 1, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter snow, frost and ice create magical landscapes and were often the subjects the Impressionists chose. Come and join Linda as we use images of seasonal Lakes landscape as inspiration. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Thursday February 4, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 7, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bird or animal of your choice (must be a clear, detailed picture) or from a supplied image. Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good paper and then colour step-by-step. Draw a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK's foremost Pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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