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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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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

January 21st at 18:30 to January 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice on the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

January 21st at 18:30 to January 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver, or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials purchasable from Tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). NEW TUTOR: Tilly Wilkinson (Dorothy Cockrell has now retired) (Wirral www.highamhall.com/tilly-wilkinson) Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 ENAMELLING WEEK follows

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SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INCL. BURNS NIGHT)

January 23rd at 18:30 to January 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it's wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Coincides with Burns Night (25th) - Tartan optional! Deborah Catterall (N Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys Allen (solo singing)

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ENAMELLING WEEK

January 23rd at 18:30 to January 28th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (painted enamels, advanced cloisonne, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel; making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls, or kiln-fired beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried; such as raku firing, torch firing and marbled enamels. Beginners, or more experienced. Materials purchasable from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project). NEW TUTOR: Tilly Wilkinson (Dorothy Cockrell has now retired) (Wirral www.highamhall.com/tilly-wilkinson) Residential: £545 Non-residential: £380 A WEEKEND precedes

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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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