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February 2019

ACRYLICS: FLEXIBILITY IS KEY – OPTIONS, ENDLESS

February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Produce small, quick impressions along with an expanded project, broadening your skill base and taking your work forward through a selection of pieces. Open your mind to choices so you can grow as an artist. Work from life in and around Higham Hall in conjunction with supplied references. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn how to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then how to combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

February 17th at 18:30 to February 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A complete survey of Wagner's concert music from the Rienzi Overture to Parsifal's Good Friday music via Ring favourites like Ride of the Valkyries, Magic Fire Music and Siegfried's Rhine Journey. All graphically introduced but with no singing! Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WATERCOLOUR LAID BARE

February 19th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simple elements of paper, pigment and water offer so many alternatives for the artist to create individual work. Brian can show you the many options available with quick exercises and detailed examination of choices to create striking, successful work. Use monochrome to focus on simple values. We will also cover complex issues to lift work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save…

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PHILOSOPHY: THE ENLIGHTENMENT

February 20th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The 'Age of Reason' allowed the scientific age to begin. The victory of rational, scientific discovery over dogma once again disinterred the possibilities of philosophy, and such thinkers as Descartes, Hume and Kant were born. We will examine these thinkers and their work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

February 20th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Those who had a major impact on the world and changed the course of History as a result of their achievements (political, artistic, industrial, business, innovative, scientific, musical, philosophical and psychological.) Examples include Da Vinci, Curie, Cleopatra, Luther King, Mandela, Mother Teresa and many others. NEW TUTOR: Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SKETCHING AND PAINTING WINTER LANDSCAPES

February 21st at 18:30 to February 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Shake off the winter blues and draw outside in the Lake District weather-world. Taking our chances with sunshine or showers on 3 sketching expeditions, we will engage authentically with the feeling as well as the look of the land and the sky that enfolds it. See demos combining 2 or more different media, including found natural materials, for a more powerful expression of nature's moods and energies. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. Field Trips

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: SPRING FLOWERS

February 22nd at 18:30 to February 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Take inspiration from the many bulbs and flowers in the Spring garden to draw and paint an accurate study with botanical details of your favourite plant from first basic steps to a beautiful composition. Individual tuition throughout, beginners and more experienced artists welcome. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SHAKESPEARE’S TWELFTH NIGHT: TWINS, LOVE AND MADNESS

February 22nd at 18:30 to February 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore one of the most popular comedies. Identical twins generate comic confusion, challenging our assumptions about identity and gender, while the straight-laced Malvolio's hopeless attempt to woo his noble mistress by dressing in yellow stockings raises questions about love, ambition and madness. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PRINTING FROM NATURE

February 24th at 18:30 to February 27th 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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