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January 2019

BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES

Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Colours and textures of twigs, some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreen and leafy Brassica abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £577 Non-residential: £403

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw a botanical subject in a container, on a plate, table or similar surface, 'anchoring' it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own and also a suitable container if you wish. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, vegetables (asparagus, pakchoi, fennel), plants (flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves - an endless variety, even in the winter. Time with one of the UK's foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD…

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February 2019

COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Draw a bird or animal of your choice or from a supplied image (must be a very clear picture so you can see detail). Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good quality paper and then colour step-by-step. The result will be 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: £324 Non-residential: £226 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led Highland Cow portrait, followed by an Animal Portrait from your own photograph or from supplied photographs. Beginners and improvers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. All Materials

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GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An indoor course with an optional very short trip out (in the free period) if the weather is OK. Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Ideal for those who've caught the geology bug! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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PRINTING FROM NATURE

Sunday February 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Enjoy the privilege of guidance from lifelong professional artist Kevin O'Connor. Learn screen-printing, producing vibrant images to encourage development and experimentation. Experience not required, equipment provided, all materials are environmentally friendly and creativity will be the focus. NEW TUTOR: Kevin O'Connor (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/kevin-oconnor) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £231 inc. short Minibus foraging trip (outdoor clothes!)

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March 2019

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: HISTORY AND BEAUTY

Sunday March 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with some short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. NEW TUTOR: Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

Sunday March 31, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, having studied an 'ology or not. Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £334 Non-residential: £236 inc. Minibus Field Trips (prepare for walking and weather)

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