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September 2021

INSPIRED BY DEGAS: LIFE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 28th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Degas spent his life working from the figure. Inspired by him, respond to a model in poses of varied duration in your choice of media. Mike will direct, advise, encourage and support you throughout. For those with prior life drawing experience. Mike Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £369 An intro course will take place in March.

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LOOSENING UP WITH WATERCOLOUR

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sometimes, artists want to move away from tight, realistic painting towards more relaxed, expressive ways of handling Watercolour. Escape rigid realism to become more playful with your painting. Dare to splatter, dribble, let pigment do the talking, embrace the happy accident and make your brushwork more expressive and less fiddly. Embrace the joyful, fun side of painting, create fast, fresh watercolours to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £436…

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October 2021

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 16:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced, step by step, to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes

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BOTANICAL STILL LIFE USING MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Create amazing art with something botanical as a main subject plus anything else you fancy (pot, plate, folded cloth, vase) for a picture to be proud of: bowl of fruit on a tablecloth, grapes with glass of wine, fresh vegetables on chopping board with kitchen knife. Backgrounds may be added. Choose your medium: coloured pencil, water-based coloured pencil (a new Janie favourite) or watercolours with pencil. Exciting and experimental, try new things. Pure botanical illustration also included in a…

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EXPRESSIVE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore contemporary acrylic techniques using lots of different acrylic media. We may venture outdoors (weather permitting) to gain inspiration from Higham's immediate surroundings, so you will be amongst the Lakeland landscape, but this course focuses on a Studio response to all sorts of source material (sketches, photographs, drawings and so on) with a semi abstract and exploratory direction. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £544 Non-residential: £380 (incl. field trips)

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course suitable for beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a hare. Learn about the various types of pastel and surfaces; we will practice layering, blending and adding texture. Bring a larger than A3 folder, together with an apron or old shirt. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. box of pastels to keep)

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AUTUMN COLOURS LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

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

Helen takes the rich autumn colours of the Lake District as a start for exploring a unique combination of ink and coloured pencil. Render fells, trees, water and sky with pen and artist-quality pencil, using rich, blended colour, mark-making and easy techniques like embossing and lifting out. Slow, small-scale art with scope for creativity and results to delight and surprise! Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £407 Non-residential: £261

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVE

October 15th at 18:30 to October 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A starter, or refresher, to get to grips with the basics in drawing. Be set projects to work on. Experiment with a variety of drawing media and developing skills under the diligent tutelage of a practising fine artist. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS is an on-going series to dip into as you wish.

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COLOUR SYMPHONIES WITH FRANCES WINDER

October 17th at 18:30 to October 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using colour harmonies and contrasts to create interesting work. The emotional qualities of colour, drama or tranquillity, vitality and the use of the unexpected. As well as using contrasts and ways to amplify your work. Any medium. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

October 24th at 18:30 to October 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A step-by-step guide to how the Abstract can free you as an Artist. Under a broad theme of Conservation, we will apply an abstract approach inspired by aerial views, the Cosmos and even discarded items, aiming for artwork that will carry meaning in today's world. Both experienced and beginners welcome. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £466 Non-residential: £334 (incl. materials)

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