VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Join expert, Louise, on an intimate tour of gardens – some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of 

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PORTRAIT SKILLS WITH WATERCOLOUR

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Watercolour can be wonderful for portraiture, creating highly-realistic, detailed paintings which look almost photographic; or loose, dreamy, light-touch paintings to quickly capture the essence of the person. Study a variety 

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: CREWEL WORK

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

This crewel work course is aimed at beginner and advanced stitchers alike. Helen will introduce you to a range of surface stitches which can be adapted to push the knowledge 

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SHAKESPEARE’S RICHARD III

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most charismatic villains, working his way to the crown by a series of cunningly staged murders and betrayals, then crashing disastrously after becoming king. 

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ESSENTIAL DRAWING SKILLS: FORM AND TONE

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Develop or improve your drawing skills in depicting three-dimensional space with an introduction to Form and Tone in an easy-to-grasp way. For beginners or those requiring a refresher. You will 

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THE LIFE AND WORK OF WILLIAM BLAKE

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Blake is a difficult artist to categorise and understand: a poet, a publisher as well as an artist who trained at the Royal Academy. He was also a radical and 

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GOLD AND BEAD WORK: FESTIVE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Be introduced step by step to this charming art with one of Helen's original designs, inspired by 17th Century pieces, depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D 

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MAPS, ATLASES AND GLOBES

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

The history of cartography, exploration, printing, politics and power: Five tangled threads weaving a story of the fascinating ways in which we have projected our understanding of the world around 

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COLOUR SYMPHONIES

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Using colour harmonies and contrasts to create interesting work. The emotional qualities of colour, drama or tranquillity, vitality and the use of the unexpected. As well as using contrasts and 

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