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June 2021

LIFE DRAWING – PAINTING THE NUDE

June 22nd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Develop drawing direct from a real life model - a traditional skill that increases accuracy within observational drawing and feeds into all areas of Art practice. Develop mark-making and measuring skills. Be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone whether experienced or first timer. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £370 Non-residential: £269

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MODERN ART ON LOCATION: CUMBRIA AND THE AVANT GARDE

June 23rd at 18:30 to June 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Winifred Nicholson, Ben Nicholson and the landscapes of Hadrian's Wall and the North Pennines. As rising stars of British modernism, the Nicholson's links spanned London, Paris and other European centres of the avant-garde but their north Cumbrian home near Hadrian's Wall was Winifred's lodestone. Many artistic friends (Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchens, Christopher Wood) were drawn to stay and work alongside them. Learn about their work, visit some of the places they painted and reflect and respond to these places…

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LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE (5 NIGHT)

June 27th at 18:30 to July 2nd 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. For Artists with some basic experience. Mike Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £329

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July 2021

HIGHAM HALL AND LANDSCAPE: AN ARTIST’S VIEW (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 2nd at 18:30 to July 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine Drawing and Watercolour using the live resource of Higham and its surrounding landscape and gardens. Covers the use of Pencils (Graphite and Watercolour), Watercolour Paints and various Brushes on a gentle course for all budding Artists. Franky Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/franky-rodwell) Residential: £257 Non-residential: £187 (inc. Materials)

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

July 9th 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 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

July 11th at 18:30 to July 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A fun course exploring contemporary approaches to Drawing with a variety of exercises. Excellent to free up technique - working both indoors and in Higham's wonderful grounds. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 Our hop-on, hop-off series aims to gently embed, refresh and refine the Foundation Skills for being a Fine Artist. Each course includes a slideshow and is Observational rather than working from photos.

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PAINTING THE SEA: EXPLORING CUMBRIA’S WEST COAST

July 11th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Cumbria's west coast offers a varied subject for the landscape artist. Join professional landscape painter Lionel Playford on a journey of discovery in outdoor sketching and studio painting visiting old harbours, wide beaches, rocky headlands and salt marshes for inspiration. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £569 Non-residential: £405 (inc. Field Trips)

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CARTOONERY: ENGLISH ATTITUDES

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

The use of images to amuse, relate and express opinion should make a fascinating insight into society. Enjoy Tim's take as he looks back through some of the history that reflects our nation's attitudes. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 A companion to Tim's new LAURA KNIGHT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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LAURA KNIGHT – THE EXUBERANT REALIST: HER ART AND LIFE

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

Among the most successful and popular painters in Britain, Knight's success in the male-dominated art establishment paved the way for greater recognition for women artists. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 A companion to Tim's CARTOONERY course: attend both, get FREE B&B (Dinner bookable separately) for the day off in-between to do your own thing

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WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES FOR BEGINNERS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Learn how to paint a simple but effective landscape, including skies, hills, trees, hedgerows and other landscape features including adding buildings to the landscape. This is suitable for beginners and for intermediate levels who want to brush up their techniques. It is a taught course using step-by-step demonstrations and individual help is given throughout. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (Inc. Materials)

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