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October 2019

WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

October 16th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon’s books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377 See also David Harter’s WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE 27 November.

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PAINTING INTERIORS IN THE STYLE OF VERMEER AND DE HOOCH

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

Develop powerful and poetic ways to draw and paint space and atmosphere using traditional and modern materials. Enjoy representing the aesthetic features inside Higham Hall inspired by the interior paintings of two C17th Dutch Masters. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Led gently by a fabulous, experienced Tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (inc. materials)

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FURTHER HORSE PAINTING AND DRAWING – TROT ON

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For experienced artists - take Equine represention to a higher level, helped by an artist with intimate knowledge of the steed. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. Stable visit included. (Dress for Cumbria weather!) Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall. com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Join us in making a mystery single quilt. You are given fabric requirements and then receive step by step instructions during the course. Have fun trying to guess the design which will be unveiled towards the end! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 First of two successive courses due to demand.

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated, find out why so many people consider the writings of Marcel Proust as indispensable to life, love and humanity. Let the incomparable Darren gently guide you. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

October 24th at 18:30 to October 27th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A thorough introduction through talks and practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A large selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand. Visit Keswick Museum geology collection to view specimens from their stores and the John Ruskin collection. Also a brief field trip – come prepared with warm clothes and walking boots! N.B. Ends at Tea Break 4pm…

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

October 25th at 18:30 to October 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Join us in making a mystery single quilt. You are given fabric requirements and then receive step by step instructions during the course. Have fun trying to guess the design which will be unveiled towards the end! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 First of two successive courses due to demand.

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PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

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

Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of woodcut and wood engraving. Working with plywood, MDF, end-grain hardwood or plastic blocks, a wide range of styles is possible, whatever your art background. Suitable for complete beginners or experienced – be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: AUTUMN LANDSCAPES IN MUSIC

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

*NEW* A delightful weekend looking at how Autumn has been depicted in music. Includes orchestral, piano and vocal music by Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mozart and a small selection of popular songs. Some music will be supplemented by paintings. Sheer joy, even if you are only reaquainting yourself with the classical genre. NEW TUTOR: Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Ian France, Tim Shuker and Julian Williamson.

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