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February 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: SWITCH IT TO MANUAL!

February 21st at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take the plunge and set your camera to manual control! Covers the basics of getting the amount of light correct (exposure) and how these controls can be used creatively. Weather permitting, use Higham Hall estate to put some theory into practise. Ideally bring a digital SLR camera that allows manual exposure control (check your camera’s booklet!). Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 23rd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Oct. NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 including materials, lunch & refreshments A WEEKEND course with another tutor, Marion Wilson follows.

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March 2018

AN INFORMAL (& FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

March 8th at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

You and any friends are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It would be good to have a little audience for this informal event which will be of an exceptional standard, being held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs!

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TALK & TEA: WHAT IS THE POINT OF RELIGION IN A SECULAR AGE?

March 18th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Commonly regarded as outdated, how can Religion be intellectually justified when many scientists deny its cognitive claims and refute the reality of spirituality? Yet our age is not settling down to a comfortable unbelief, and secularisation may open up new possibilities for faith and different futures for Religion. NEW TUTOR: Trevor Pitt (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) £16 including refreshments

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CREATE MOOD LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

March 19th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using both brush and palette knife, fingers, thumbs and any other tool that might be appropriate! Warm or cool colour, detail or not, suggestion is always better than making a statement. Further your skills and join Brian. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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STREET LIFE AND FIGURES – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

March 20th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tackle this challenging subject with Brian who will guide you through to a successful conclusion. Perspective and form stripped back and explained. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 1 OF 2

March 21st at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. ‘The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Another DAY with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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ART OF BLOOMSBURY WORKSHOP DAY 2 OF 2

March 22nd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With inspiration from this colourful early C20th group of artists, explore ideas about shape, pattern, colour and the importance of composition. The Bloomsbury Group were amongst the first British Artists to incorporate Post-impressionist ideas into their own works. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Follows a first DAY with Ceri. Attend both, save £10.

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FRIENDS OF HIGHAM AGM 2018

March 25th at 12:30 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Members of the Friends are welcome to join us for the Annual General Meeting and lunch. There will be a welcome reception before the meeting at 1pm, a break for lunch half way through, and tea at the end. If you are traveling a distance, or even if you are not, why not stay over afterwards? (We've factored in space this year for some people to do this, after requests to do so last year - a see below). This…

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April 2018

THE SECRETS OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY – MAINLY PEOPLE AND THINGS

April 10th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Indoors, explore how to take better photos of objects and people. Proper guidance from a Pro - be a better photographer whatever your camera! Chris Freer (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-freer) £64 including lunch & refreshments A LANDSCAPE DAY with Chris follows - attend both days, save £20

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