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November 2021

SECRETS OF COLOUR: MAKE YOUR LANDSCAPES ZING!

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

Bring a 'Zing' to your landscapes. Learn to mix and develop colour choices that create harmony and balance, and create drama or calmness where needed. Consider tonality and colour relationships, whilst learning about the reasons and the beauty of a limited palette and how this can work for you (it doesn't mean your colours will be dull, nor unrealistic!) Most media allowed except oils. Not beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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December 2021

HAVING FUN WITH ABSTRACTION

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More and more painters are tempted by Abstraction. Some add elements in to modernise their own art. Others just want to have fun and express themselves in a non-realistic way, embracing the freedom. On this joyous painting course, explore colour combinations, compatible shapes, the balance of busy and empty and which compositional formats work most effectively. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 7th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focusing on the human top third, including live subjects. Be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style using paint. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254

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LANDSCAPE AND STILL LIFE

December 7th at 18:30 to December 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Monet, Degas et al worked from landscape and still life, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. Suitable for artists with some basic experience. Mike Stewart (W Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £329

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FROST AND FIRE: WATERCOLOUR WITH ADDITIONS

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter landscapes can look glorious under certain weather conditions and light. This course will look at the colour effects of sunrise and sunset under winter conditions. Additions of easily acquired texturing materials will be used to achieve stunning effects. Linda Birch (Co Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: COLOUR: IN DRAWING MEDIA

December 13th at 18:30 to December 15th 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

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

December 15th at 18:30 to December 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Irrespective of subject, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn't all about pure talent; great artists have been taught what to look for! Through innovative and enjoyable exercises, study the traditional elements of Line, Tone, Form and Colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304

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January 2022

WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Tuesday January 4, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday January 7, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Mike Dobson MBE (N Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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ANTI-WINTER BLUES WITH FRANCES WINDER

Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday January 21, 2022 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

Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 18:30 to Monday January 24, 2022 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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