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May 2017

PASTEL, WATERCOLOUR & CHARCOAL: GARDEN IMPRESSIONS

May 21st at 18:30 to May 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Explore exciting watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media painting with a focus on 'garden impressions' and possibilities for colourful and dynamic painting subjects around every corner in Higham's wonderful grounds. Also, two excursions (weather permitting) to the wonderful Mirehouse by Bassenthwaite Lake for their mature gardens and the lakeshore to paint and draw amidst dramatic Lakeland scenery. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £535 Non-residential: £379 inc. Field Trips & Admission fees.

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BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: A MAY MEMORANDUM

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Taking inspiration from the fresh plant forms unfurling in May, create a reminder of your favourite subjects. The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience, working at your own pace with individual attention to suit your needs in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be an introduction to techniques as well as an opportunity to try out a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: ECCENTRIC WEAVING

May 24th at 18:30 to May 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This versatile weaving technique is fun to do and has few rules. It is all about creating movement and giving life to the surface of your tapestry. Perfect for both beginners and those with some experience.. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows WEDGE WEAVE.

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JAZZ ARRANGING WITH MARK BASSEY

May 25th at 18:30 to May 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn how to write arrangements for various sizes of ensemble with renowned jazz educator Mark Bassey. Try out ideas with other musicians. Content will centre around the abilities of the class, but Mark will seek to develop each individual according to their experience and knowledge. Previous writing experience not essential, but a good instrumental standard and experience of reading notation are needed. Tutor Mark has revised this description & title to include the arranging remit, which differs (in a positive…

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: DELVING DEEPER – THE LOWER-MIDDLE PALAEOZOIC ERA

May 26th at 18:30 to May 28th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course will examine the Early Palaeozoic geological origins of the Lake District in detail, through a series of talks and practical sessions. We will scrutinise the deep sea sediments of the lost Iapetus Ocean followed by a dissection of the cataclysmic volcanoes that once reigned in this area. Our investigations will complete with the final collision of the supercontinent Pangaea in the Devonian. Includes a trip to a Palaeozoic area so wear suitable clothes! Note: Ends at Tea Break…

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WRITING FICTION: (EXTENDED WEEKEND)

May 26th at 18:30 to May 29th 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, with uninterrupted writing time to enjoy in a beautiful rural retreat. You 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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CAPTURING SKYE: VIBRANT & ATMOSPHERIC ACRYLICS & WATERCOLOURS

May 28th at 18:30 to June 2nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Learn how to work with (not fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and watercolours to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your tutor’s native Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels wanting to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands (gloves provided), possibly clothes! NEW TUTOR Marion Boddy-Evans  (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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SKETCHING CLOSE TO NATURE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 28th at 18:30 to May 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A great way to understand and value nature is to spend time sketching and painting it outdoors. Demos will encourage you to capture the essence of what’s around in the landscape through sketching with different tools and even natural materials - just bring yourself! Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182 inc. Field Trips & Materials

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HOOKY & PRODDY RUG MAKING

May 28th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring scissors (and even your choice of coloured material). Recycle clothing & non-furnishing fabrics into mats, wall hangings, pictures, 3D sculptured pieces etc. Covers all techniques including design and colour. All equipment provided to borrow or purchase. Limited spaces. Novices welcome! Heather Ritchie (North Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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WOODLAND WALKS: KNOW TREES BETTER

May 30th at 18:30 to June 1st at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Some gentle walking on the level through woods with the purpose of collecting specimens and identifying trees when they are in leaf. Learn something about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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