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November 2018

KAY LEECH’S ‘CONNECTIONS’

November 11th at 13:00 to November 30th at 19:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Free exhibition by our first Friends of Higham Scholarship Student, who has incorporated aspects of several courses in a ranges of textile pieces linking geology, art and craft: a 6 ft quilted hanging based on the Geologic Timescale to a small 3D piece based upon a crystal geode and incorporating freeform crochet buttons. Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and Kay will be 'in residence' on Sat 17, Tue 20 and Thu 29 Nov (10am-5pm each day) FREE -…

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COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

November 18th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create and explore using Collage to free up your work. Extend your Acrylic vocabulary, build up surfaces with Gesso and use Watercolour as well as Impasto effects. We will use rags and cards to paint as well as brushes and rollers. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CROCHET PLAY AWAY

November 18th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All levels: Enjoy the world of Crochet - Explore different techniques, pick up tips, develop skills through graded projects or, if experienced, even bring your own Unfinished Objects!. With time to play and experiment, get it right with gentle, inspirational guidance from the basics to more advanced, from an internationally respected expert. Feel free to discuss your possible project(s) beforehand: paulineturner@crochet.co.uk Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) Pauline was chosen as the 2018 Inductee for Crochet Guild of America Hall of Fame.…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A SEASONAL CELEBRATION

November 18th at 18:30 to November 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional minibus trip tbc.

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PHILOSOPHY: THE RENAISSANCE

November 21st at 18:30 to November 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Renaissance, a prolific rebirth of creativity, marked a renewed interest in Greek and Latin Classical culture. It was a movement that placed humans, rather than God, at its centre. This course examines the key thinkers from this time, including Machiavelli and de Montaigne. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

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

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy. Sue Ford (Yorkshire artist www.sueford.co.uk) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. NEW TUTOR: Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Amanda has replaced Anne McDarby (retired). Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

November 25th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An afternoon of Yoga that helps balance the energies of the Season. A slow, steady approach to Yoga asana which is grounding, releasing and nurturing: breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. For all levels who can practice unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for Pre-course Information Sheet (available on-line) to find out what to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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