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November 2019

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED

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

Starting with basics, complete, step-by-step, a tutor-led portrait (of a leopard). Enjoy using pastels in the correct manner to achieve impressive, longlasting results. Beginners and improvers. Practical tip: Bring a larger-than-A3 folder and an old shirt! Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials) Paul’s more advanced course is on 19 Jauary.

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

November 17th at 18:30 to November 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take inspiration from the use of botanical subjects associated with winter celebrations – Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. Plenty of help and a chance to try things out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

November 17th at 18:30 to November 21st 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: £423 Non-residential: £294

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

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

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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December 2019

PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

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

An introduction to some black and white technique, pen, brush and charcoal including a simple form of engraving aka Scratch/ Scraperboard. Landscape or animals as subjects. All welcome. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: TOWARDS ABSTRACT WITH STILL LIFE

December 4th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore more exciting interpretations of Still Life material in an adventurous environment, encouraging experimentation with composition and colour, so traditional realism becomes the exception. Risk moving away from realism! Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

December 5th 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) £76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) Repeated 12 March. A next stage for the LESS TERRIFIED is on 28 January.

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WEEKEND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

December 6th at 13:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials)

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

December 8th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow tutor’s suggestions for projects to develop your artist’s eye like a pro. Most media allowed except oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

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

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focussing on the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244

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