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February 2020

DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

February 28th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in pen and ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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RE-ARRANGING YOUR PICTURES: COMPOSITION, COLOUR IN ACRYLICS

February 28th at 18:30 to March 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A short practical Art workshop looking specifically at the best ways to express yourself in painting by means of composition and colour. What can Colour say? How can composition help direct what you want to say? Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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March 2020

SKY AND SEASCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

March 1st at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with one of our finest contemporary artists with a passion for the expressive medium of Pastel used to stunning effect. Demos throughout, support for beginners and encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

March 4th at 18:30 to March 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike. What's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE

March 4th at 18:30 to March 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint a seascape using whatever acrylics, brushes, implements you are able to bring. Kara will guide you towards producing an admirable scene in employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities for a coastal scene. Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (16"x20" canvas c£10)

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SKETCHING OUTDOORS, INDOORS!

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

*NEW* Pam will take you with your sketchbook to superb indoor places the weather can’t spoil, where you can sketch a variety of subjects including: Steamboats, Arts and Crafts, Scenery, Lakescapes etc. Minibus trips, through some incredible scenery, are to indoor, stimulating venues who will allow Higham in, some for lunch! Admissions included. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and Tea Stops)

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

March 12th 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) A repeat of 5 December. For next stage, LESS TERRIFIED, see 28 January.

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Be guided as to how to make use of watercolours to achieve the essential elements for successful paintings. Get used to colourmixing, composition and different ways of achieving effects in a simple way, with time to experiment and develop various techniques. Just bring yourself! Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials)

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BOLD EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

March 15th at 18:30 to March 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taking direct influence from our Lakeland setting – outdoors and in – explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques with an expressive approach. A need to be adventurous is important to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced artist seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media: drawing, acrylic, ink and paint and oil pastel on different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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MODERN ART ON LOCATION: THE ARTISTIC HERITAGE OF CUMBRIA

March 17th at 18:30 to March 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Let Art Historian Elizabeth introduce you to some very special places to appreciate. These special places include scenes, residences and collections that inspired artists particularly in the C20th. A wonderful trip out could offer opportunities for photography and sketching for those so inclined. NEW TUTOR: Dr Elizabeth Fisher (www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-fisher) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Field Trip)

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