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July 2019

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

July 14th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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SINGING SOLO – MASTERCLASS

July 16th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Intimate, friendly and positive expert tuition for Singers serious about developing. Any genre - the mechanics are the same. Select up to two pieces/songs you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. For competent singers. Includes participation in a short free recital at 11:30am on the last day. The 3rd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST/FRENCH REALIST: CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT

July 16th at 18:30 to July 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

James Tissot focusing on the 'comedy of manners' in England and France, and Gustav Caillebotte's unique depiction of modern Paris and society, each responding differently to Baudelaires' challenge of depicting modern life. We shall look at the life and art of two remarkable Frenchmen. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on choosing the best point of view, and the art of writing paragraphs. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL SCENE IN ART AND JOURNALISM: HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES

July 19th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Victorian journalism grasped the dramatic potential of wood block engraving, in illustrated periodicals. The graphic magazine established 1869, enabled these three artists to establish themselves, initially depicting the gritty reality of London life before developing their own, idiosyncratic subject matter. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) ,Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI (RESCHEDULED)

July 20th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £66 including lunch Apologies for Sheila being unwell at the last minute for the previously planned course. This one replaces it!

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

July 21st at 18:30 to July 26th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel as a medium in its own right delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under the guidance of a professional who continues the authentic approach of the much missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and an individualised approach can be offered for those who attended previously. Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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IDENTIFYING FERNS (3 NIGHT)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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