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July 2017

ACRYLIC CANVAS & PALETTE KNIVES – A CONTEMPORARY FEEL IN BOLD COLOUR

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For those who want to try out different ways to see a subject and move it into a contemporary look. The shapes that make up everyday scenes and objects interpreted into colour and form with a dash of excitement. Hazel Lale (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/hazel-lale) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308 inc. a little cultural trip out (for tea)!

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INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACTION (ACRYLICS)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 28th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Come on an adventure into the abstract! The course will lead in a number of gentle ways from representational painting into abstraction. Linda Birch (North Pennines www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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WRITING FICTION (WEEKDAY)

July 25th at 18:30 to July 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials - enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Limited spaces. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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LET THE PIGMENTS PLAY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

July 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Avoid pallet mixing wherever possible. Wet paper, dry paper, thick or thin pigment, detail or suggestion, options are endless, boundaries limitless. Be prepared to stretch and push to achieve a varied responsive result. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 28th at 18:30 to July 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Sir John Falstaff and his unsavoury sidekicks muscle in on an Elizabethan small town. Will the locals be easy meat for the larger-than-life conman? Will his charm melt the ladies? Shakespeare's only play to concentrate exclusively on ordinary people (plus one who is quite extraordinary) in his own social world. Lots of frothy fun, but there is vice to overcome and folly to amend. Includes a ticket to our outdoor performance by the Festival Players on Saturday (bring a chair)…

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

July 29th at 15:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring a chair, enjoy Shakespeare comedy in the open air (whatever the summer weather). As good luck would have it, the misadventures of Falstaff - a character who the Bard used no less than 3 times and whose persona has graced many other works since, will divert and delight you. Open 1.30 pm for picnics. Doggies welcome - hey woofie, woofie! The Festival Players www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk Tickets adults £13.50, school children £10 Included in our APPRECIATING SHAKESPEARE Weekend with Hugh Parry…

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YOGA & WALKING SUMMER WEEK

July 30th at 18:30 to August 6th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the peace of the northern Lakeland fells for both mind and body with (guided 3-5 mile walks) balanced with sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing and relaxation) plus one free day to do your own thing. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £599 Non-residential: £379 inc. Field Trips

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LANDSCAPE, FIGURE & STILL LIFE SUMMER SCHOOL WITH MICHAEL STEWART

July 30th at 18:30 to August 6th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore a range of motifs to move your work in any medium or mixed-media forward, which may involve changing subject matter, scale, materials approach or some abstract experimentation. Concentrate on just one or two motifs. Consider work of a variety of great artists, relating it to your work. Highly recommended for developing artists (Sorry, no beginners for this one). Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £640 Non-residential: £420

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August 2017

CERAMIC SCULPTURE: GET A-HEAD!

August 6th at 18:30 to August 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*HE'S BACK!* Make face & head sculptures up to 30cm tall to be glazed and fired in a raku kiln at the end. Make a single larger piece using Cumbrian brick clay, fired later by us when dry. This is the real deal! Martin Copley (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/martin-copley) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £599 Non-residential: £415

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JAZZ PLAYERS’ SUMMER SCHOOL with guest Alan Barnes

August 6th at 18:30 to August 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW TUTOR* A serious, yet relaxed week for jazz players who are able to play and read music to rehearsal band standard. Play from Swing to Bebop in small groups under the superb guidance of one of England's best Jazz musicians, 'the great' Alan Barnes. NEW TUTOR: David Black (www.highamhall.com/david-black) EXTRA SPECIAL GUEST TUTOR: Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £570 Non-residential: £345 Prospective attendees should make contact with Len Phillips before enrolling on 01322 521 515 or lenphillips@btinternet.com (Len has retired…

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