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May 2018

CHINESE PAINTING – TREES AND MOUNTAINS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, paint trees & mountains. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. all materials

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 11th at 18:30 to May 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your skills with Italic script. Be guided step-by-step to produce a high-quality finished piece of work. Experienced calligraphers welcome - any level catered for. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 11th at 18:30 to May 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 14th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help getting back to. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £74 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Louise has two courses following.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: SOUMAK

May 14th at 18:30 to May 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A versatile and useful technique that can help you get out of a pickle or add interest to your tapestry. Weave a sampler exploring the possibilities. Perfect for both beginners and experienced. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Also see Louise's TAPESTRY DAY, preceding, and DOUBLE & SINGLE WEAVING, following.

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SILK PAINTING DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 16th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Discover the secrets of creating vibrant, magical colour when painting on silk. Practise first, then design a main piece, choosing from scarf, cushion cover, cards etc. Design templates and images provided or bring your own. For beginners and experienced. Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) £74 inc. all materials, lunch & refreshments

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: DOUBLE AND SINGLE WEAVING

May 16th at 18:30 to May 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine single and double weave to create an interesting and sophisticated surface. Perfect for both beginners and those with some experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows SOUMAK.

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GOLDWORK

May 16th at 18:30 to May 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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PEWTERWORK ON GLASS

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

Cut your chosen designs from thin sheet pewter and apply them to coloured glass vases or mirror tiles. For Intermediate/advanced students with good knife skills, any Beginners will work on a mirror tile. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 Materials supplied by tutor at cost.

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

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

New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 GOLDWORK precedes.

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