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January 2022

ANTI-WINTER BLUES WITH FRANCES WINDER

January 18th at 18:30 to January 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We try some fun projects to shake off winter constraints. Big bold use of colour, tiny rich small works, and some experimental collage work to kick start your painting year. Any medium. Frances Winder (S Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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BOTANICAL ART IN COLOURED PENCIL: MAKING A SHOW IN THE COLD

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

Finding the botanical winter wonders: the not-to-be-underestimated evergreens, the very early rising winter bulbs and corms, along with some wonderfully-scented winter twigs, and more. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £606 Non-residential: £424 (incl. optional minibus trip

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: MORE DRAWING IN COLOUR

January 24th at 18:30 to January 26th 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 develop 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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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY

January 26th at 18:30 to January 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will offer artistic guidance and illustrated talks, respectively, as an enriching foundation to stimulate your creative juices. Look at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, through different interpretations: representational, imaginative and even abstract. Explore how we can represent in painting our own understanding of our world's radical changes and their impact on humanity. Linda Birch (www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Trevor Pitt (www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) Residential: £445…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

January 28th at 18:30 to January 30th 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: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

January 30th at 18:30 to February 3rd 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: 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: £436 Non-residential: £304 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL. Attend both, save £30.

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MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION: MORE CHALLENGING TECHNIQUES (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

This course is only suitable for those with experience in laying manuscript gesso and using loose leaf gold. You will work on three small projects, one combining flat and raised gilding, one combining different colours or textures of gold (with the option to add tooling) and one using shell gold and watercolour paint. There will be a choice of two designs for each. NOT for beginners. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. materials) Preceded by an INTRO…

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February 2022

BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: EXPRESSIVE INKTENSE PAINTING (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

February 3rd at 18:30 to February 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, this short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson cotton rich watercolour paper (all provided), using a bold approach and an expressive use of colour with this versatile and unique contemporary painting media. (Sorry, not suitable for pure beginners to art as the creative techniques taught may be too advanced.) Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (incl. materials)

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

February 3rd at 18:30 to February 6th 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: £340 Non-residential: £239 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE. Attend both, save £30.

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WATERCOLOURS: THE METHODS OF JOHN SINGER SARGENT

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

Sargent's watercolours are bold, often highly-colourful evocations of bright sunlight and felt by many painters to be some of the greatest ever created. After years of research and experimentation, Jason has unpicked the technical approaches used by Sargent, to closely mimic the Master's approaches. He will share his findings, demonstrating Sargent's methods, helping you paint your own copies and then adapt the approach within your own art. Not for total watercolour beginners. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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