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September 2021

INSPIRED BY DEGAS: LIFE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 28th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Degas spent his life working from the figure. Inspired by him, respond to a model in poses of varied duration in your choice of media. Mike will direct, advise, encourage and support you throughout. For those with prior life drawing experience. Mike Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £369 An intro course will take place in March.

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LOOSENING UP WITH WATERCOLOUR

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sometimes, artists want to move away from tight, realistic painting towards more relaxed, expressive ways of handling Watercolour. Escape rigid realism to become more playful with your painting. Dare to splatter, dribble, let pigment do the talking, embrace the happy accident and make your brushwork more expressive and less fiddly. Embrace the joyful, fun side of painting, create fast, fresh watercolours to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £436…

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: GOLDWORK

September 30th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Employed for centuries to honour our most important events, Metal Thread renders beautiful results with a variety of textures. Be introduced step by step to couching, passing, rococo, over stretched pearl purl threads, plunge and tie back ends, trellis stitch, beads, sequins, looped chips and burden stitch with metal thread. Goldworker newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's STUMPWORK follows.

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October 2021

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

October 3rd at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 Sun 3 Oct to  16:00 Oct 2021 A second chance to try some simple Court Dances from Elizabethan England, Renaissance Italy and C18th France. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. If restrictions still prevail, dances will be chosen which do not involve taking hands or needing to be too close to other participants. Elizabeth Dodd…

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 16:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced, step by step, to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced step by step to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th Century pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit to purchase from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes.

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BOTANICAL STILL LIFE USING MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Create amazing art with something botanical as a main subject plus anything else you fancy (pot, plate, folded cloth, vase) for a picture to be proud of: bowl of fruit on a tablecloth, grapes with glass of wine, fresh vegetables on chopping board with kitchen knife. Backgrounds may be added. Choose your medium: coloured pencil, water-based coloured pencil (a new Janie favourite) or watercolours with pencil. Exciting and experimental, try new things. Pure botanical illustration also included in a…

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EXPRESSIVE ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore contemporary acrylic techniques using lots of different acrylic media. We may venture outdoors (weather permitting) to gain inspiration from Higham's immediate surroundings, so you will be amongst the Lakeland landscape, but this course focuses on a Studio response to all sorts of source material (sketches, photographs, drawings and so on) with a semi abstract and exploratory direction. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £544 Non-residential: £380 (incl. field trips)

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

A course suitable for beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a hare. Learn about the various types of pastel and surfaces; we will practice layering, blending and adding texture. Bring a larger than A3 folder, together with an apron or old shirt. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. box of pastels to keep)

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

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

Spotlight on Scandinavia. We will explore the rich string orchestra repertoire from the Nordic countries. To include music by Dag Wiren, Grieg, Nielson and Sibelius. Players should have previous ensemble experience. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179

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