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November 2017

PASTELS: EXTEND YOUR SKILLS, GO DEEPER

November 19th at 18:30 to November 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For all abilities, even first-timers, working indoors and outdoors from landscape and still life to teach particular skills. The characteristics of this wonderful medium will be covered with demos and lots of individual attention. Pastel enables a huge amount of corrections to reach the best solution - be confident of successful results! Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A SEASONAL CELEBRATION

November 19th at 18:30 to November 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a single study or a small composition of small subjects that could be used as an image for your own Christmas card design. Take inspiration from seasonal evergreens, berries, nuts, cones, spices, flowers such as Cyclamens, Hellebores, winter flowering Jasmin, seasonal fruits or even the humble Brussel Sprout! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

November 24th at 18:30 to November 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Karen Marshalsay and Eleanor Turner Organised by Lyn Walby for Harps Northwest. Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

November 24th at 18:30 to November 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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RETREAT: GATHERING IN GRACE, GRATITUDE, LAUGHTER & ENLIGHTENMENT*

November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A wonderful (non-religious) Retreat, supported by gentle music, if you feel drawn towards meditation, opening to your true self and that "Your truth is an experience, not a belief". (*Philip uses the acronym GiGGLE for this course,and asks you to view his short 4 min video before registering.) NEW TUTOR: Philip Wade (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/philip-wade) Supported by Harp & Flute Music by Omnisphere: Tara Annette & Ken Cook Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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FAST & EFFECTIVE WATERCOLOUR SEASCAPES WITH JASON SKILL

November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Jason Skill can create highly realistic watercolour seascapes in under 5 minutes. Explore his methods, looking at key elements that hold a seascape together, so you can make quick and pleasing seascapes of your own. NEW TUTOR: Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 26th at 18:30 to November 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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DEPICTING INTERIORS & EXTERIORS: LA BELLE EPOQUE – DAY 1 OF 2

November 29th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Work on interiors and exteriors in a contemporary context with inspiration from two great ‘La Belle Epoque’ artists: Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Colour, pattern, shape and domestic subject matter filled their ‘Intimiste’ paintings. Bring images and subjects from your home environment (or use the wonderful Higham setting) to create your own unique paintings. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments DAY 2 with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come, join our annual chance to create high quality Christmas decorations, some with floral elements, in good time for the season. This year's arrangements to include a cone tree, a lit village container, a table centre piece and a frosty winter basket. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £192 (Materials Included)

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DEPICTING INTERIORS & EXTERIORS: LA BELLE EPOQUE – DAY 2 of 2

November 30th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Work on interiors and exteriors in a contemporary context with inspiration from two great ‘La Belle Epoque’ artists: Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Colour, pattern, shape and domestic subject matter filled their ‘Intimiste’ paintings. Bring images and subjects from your home environment (or use the wonderful Higham setting) to create your own unique paintings. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Follows DAY 1 with Ceri. Attend both, save £10.

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