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September 2017

PAINT WITH YOUR TABLET: OUTDOORS IN THE NORTH LAKES!

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use any modern digital device creatively to render attractive landscape art en plein-air. Use digital tools quickly to capture an inspiring moment. Complete works from multiple locations in each day. A little walking involved. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308 inc. Field Trips

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 24th at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: SILK SHADING CELTIC KNOTWORK

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore silk shading (long and short technique) to create a three dimensional effect within a beautiful celtic knot work design. For embroiderers at all levels. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EMBROIDERY UFO follows - book both courses, save £40

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IT’S ONLY A PIECE OF PAPER – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line work to create focus. Warm or cool colour, when and where to use it. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point. Draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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CREATIVE ART JOURNALS: EXPRESS, EMBELLISH, EXPERIMENT

September 26th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The pages look beautiful in the books but how do you make your own journal look like that? Enter the world of art journaling and enjoy playing with a variety of techniques to create exciting pages. Ideal if you are new to art journals/sketchbooking, or simply to explore surface and decoration. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253 inc. all materials

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SMALL IS BEST QUICK & FAST – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Produce a series of small watercolour exercises to develop your skill level and show you lots of different alternatives which can be achieved in a short period of time. Create single colour exercises through to full colour images. Be stretched and enjoy the journey. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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OLIVER CROMWELL, GOD’S CHAMPION

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) remains one of the most controversial figures in British history. Love him or loathe him, you cannot ignore him. From humble farmer he rose to command the New Model Army, execute Charles I and make himself Lord Protector. This short course will introduce his fascinating life and times. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 GOD & KING follows - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place…

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EMBROIDERY UFO (UNFINISHED OBJECTS)

September 28th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Got any embroidery projects started but aren’t sure how to finish? Have a technique you'd like to improve or a project which you'd like help starting? All levels of experience and any hand embroidery technique welcome! Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY precedes - book both courses, save £40

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GOD & KING – ROYALISTS IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1640-60

September 29th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Wrong but Wromantic - the famous quote from 1066 and all that sums up many perceptions about the Royalists. We will attempt to challenge this stereotype, asking, amongst other things, who were the Royalists, why they fought and how they coped with defeat. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 CROMWELL precedes - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place last year but was postponed due to a last minute…

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Covers skills including the application of different types of enamel, kiln use and control and safety. Silver & gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and many other techniques as desired. Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Absolute beginners or experienced welcome. Materials from tutor dependent upon project. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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