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July 2022

BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: GARDEN PAINTING

July 8th at 18:30 to July 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Few subjects could be more quintessentially English than a garden, made famous by great Victorian painters like Helen Allingham, who created technical marvels capturing the disappearing country idyll she feared was being spoiled by the effects of the industrial revolution. Rather than 'chocolate box' in feel, garden painting can be vibrant, modern and exciting. On this practical course Jason offers some fresh approaches with watercolours to put the feel of summer into your art. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £250…

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PAINTING THE SEA: CUMBRIA’S WEST COAST

July 10th at 18:30 to July 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
Lionel Playford - Solway Firth Commission for Higham Hall College

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: £579 Non-residential: £412 (incl. field trips)

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LEARNING FROM THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS

July 10th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The legacies of just four Scottish painters: Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Fergusson, enlivened their national image and still influence artists today with vibrant colours stemming from the Fauvist tradition. Let Ceri guide your painting to encapsulate this magic on this extended painting break. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310

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SUMMER SKETCHBOOK: FAST AND LOOSE!

July 18th at 18:30 to July 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Artful games to get creative inspiration flowing, all in the privacy of your own sketchbook. Be introduced to new ways of seeing objects, recording your impressions and using your sketchbook so you see this essential aid to Design and Art in a new light. Learn how sketchbooks have been used by different artists and why early pocket book examples are difficult to find. Relax and enjoy getting back to the basics. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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[EXTRA] PAINTING THE SEA: CUMBRIA’S WEST COAST

July 18th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lionel Playford - Solway Firth Commission for Higham Hall College

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: £485 Non-residential: £350 (incl. field trips)

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

July 24th at 18:30 to July 29th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel on its own, delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under guidance of an artist who continues the authentic approach of the much-missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. All levels of ability and an individualised approach is offered for previous attendees. Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £505 Non-residential: £335

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HILLS AND MOORS: LANDSCAPE IN RECYCLED FABRICS

July 29th at 18:30 to July 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Beginners and improvers. Create a landscape based on hilly landscapes and moorlands using a wide range of recycled, found and repurposed materials. Explore a wide range of experimental textile and mixed media techniques including layering and blending of fabrics. From inspiration to realisation, be supported and encouraged to play, taking a closer look at colour, pattern and perspective. NEW TUTOR: Justine Warner (North Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/justine-warner) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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August 2022

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

August 7th at 18:30 to August 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £554 Non-residential: £387 (incl. field trips)

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SUMMER SESSION (5 NIGHT)

August 7th at 18:30 to August 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Ideal for those keen to spend a longer stay, maybe getting on with existing projects in our usual relaxed atmosphere, rotating individual attention so you may work at your own pace. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £372

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[EXTRA] LEARNING FROM THE SCOTTISH COLOURISTS

August 12th at 18:30 to August 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The legacies of just four Scottish painters: Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Fergusson, enlivened their national image and still influence artists today with vibrant colours stemming from the Fauvist tradition. Let Ceri guide your painting to encapsulate this magic on this extended painting break. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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