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December 2019

BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: TOWARDS ABSTRACT WITH STILL LIFE

December 4th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore more exciting interpretations of Still Life material in an adventurous environment, encouraging experimentation with composition and colour, so traditional realism becomes the exception. Risk moving away from realism! Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WEEKEND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

December 6th at 13:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials)

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RUSKIN LACE

December 6th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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RUSKIN LACE

December 8th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

December 8th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow tutor’s suggestions for projects to develop your artist’s eye like a pro. Most media allowed except oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

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WINTER BIRDS

December 9th at 18:30 to December 13th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Cumbrian Solway coast is a wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £412 Non-residential: £269 (inc. Field Trips – fair amount of walking)

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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 10th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focussing on the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244

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RICHARD STRAUSS: A PORTRAIT

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Strauss made his reputation as an orchestral wizard with tone poems like Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben. Later he wrote many operas, none finer than Der Rosenkavalier. All his life he composed beautiful songs, finishing with the poignant Four Last Songs. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

December 12th at 18:30 to December 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop techniques for creating your own jewellery: textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills are transferable to silver (more expensive). You may try printing your designs before making your pieces. Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea. Sally Rotarides (E. Lothian www.highamhall.com/sally-rotarides) SPECIAL PRICE (Save £25): Residential: £303 Non-residential: £204 (Basic materials £5 – £30) Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: SILVER CLAY 13 October; POLYMER CLAY 15…

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ART OR TEXTILE SELF-RUN THREE NIGHTER (NO TUTOR)

December 13th at 18:30 to December 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simply come to Higham and use space in our Cedar and Harness Room for your own art or textile project. Be fully fed and watered, enjoying the freedom of a 3-night Higham stay doing your chosen thing at a bargain price as there's no tutor. Ends with breakfast. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £149

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