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April 2018

BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: SPRING

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 27th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by fresh plant forms unfurling, create a record of your favourite subjects. Beginners or experienced, at your own pace, individual attention to suit in a relaxed atmosphere with technique demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Includes optional visit to Beatrix Potter's Hill Top! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional Field Trip and admissions

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INK AND WASH WITH FRANCES WINDER

April 24th at 18:30 to April 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore vigorous and vibrant inks as both sketching and finished work. Start bold and experimental, then on to more sophisticated variations. Still Life, Landscape and Architectural features - inspired by Percy Kelly's bold Cumbrian landscapes, Patrick Caulfield's strong images and sketching techniques of Mary Feddon, Moira Huntley and John Blockley. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (EXTRA)

April 25th at 18:30 to April 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Repeated 27 Apr. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (Grade 5 min). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for discrete ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. Ends with a Joint CONCERT & TEA on the Sunday afternoon. NEW TUTORS: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

April 27th at 18:30 to April 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) A repeat of 25 Apr. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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CONCERT AND TEA: HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

April 29th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A delightful afternoon of live Harp and Flute music presented in the intimate setting of our atmospheric oak-floored Lecture Room. Led by: Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute), who are leading a weekend with harp and flute players. £20 ending with Tea and a Slice Rachel Holt Anna Christensen

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ACRYLIC – QUICK AND EASY

April 29th at 18:30 to May 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work from real-life in and around our Hall. A small canvas will allow you to capture a subject's essence without worrying about detail (figurative, landscape or still life). Be flexible, stretch yourself. Be guided to create atmospheric work with a narrative, broadening your skills. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A THREE NIGHT WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25. Brian only does RESIDENTIALS now, having moved South. Ceri Allen is now offering our…

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

April 30th at 18:30 to May 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£15)

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May 2018

WATERCOLOUR OPTIONS

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those wishing to push themselves we will work wherever possible from real-life, offsite (weather permitting) or around Higham Hall inside or out. Brian will show you how to play with your idea to improve its focus, create the atmosphere, detail or not, where and when and how to draw the viewer in. You have many choices when constructing your work, let him explain your options and help you lift your work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith)…

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: RAGGED HEARTS QUILT – 42”x 42″

May 1st at 18:30 to May 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make this soft and cosy quilt using brushed cotton/flannel. It is pieced and quilted at the same time giving the option to increase the size. For all levels. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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