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January 2020

WINTER FELLS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 23, 2020 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Focus on the pattern of the fells in winter, using a subtle coloured pencil palette and contrasting dark Inks. Combine mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting-out, build up a harmonious image in this exciting mix of media. Easy to manage techniques, inspirational ideas and encouragement in your individual style. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £392 Non-residential: £249

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FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Plenty of demos showing how to handle eyes, noses, different papers, wet techniques etc. For those who have already done a bit and wish to develop skills. Bring your own Pastels and photos, a larger than A3 folder and an old shirt! Tutor offers a few choices in papers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Board/paper provided)

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OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

Sunday January 19, 2020 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A comprehensive course for those who wish to master oil painting techniques through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel many myths and misconceptions. For painters of all abilities, even those who have never known where to begin with oils. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Vicki’s afternoon DEMO precedes – recommended as an introduction to this. Other OILS courses: CERI ALLEN 7 February; CAROL RENSHAW 9 October and 26 February

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DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday January 24, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Relaxed and friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn fast, accurate drawing methods, enjoy some practice and see your work improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, let us give you some new ways to think about image creation on paper. Through a variety of methods, develop skills applicable to any creative process. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Thursday January 30, 2020 at 18:30 to Monday February 3, 2020 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: £423 Non-residential: £294 Followed by Janie’s DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL course – attend both, save £30.

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: Looking at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, how do we as artists employ painting to respond to our view of…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 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: £245 Non-residential: £178 (inc. materials) Toni’s FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with tutor help. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 (inc. Materials) Toni’s INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Monday February 3, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 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: £328 Non-residential: £229 Preceded by Janie’s BOTANICAL STILL LIFE – attend both, save £30.

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