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June 2017

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ARE WE ENSLAVED BY SOCIETY?

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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"Man is born free yet he is everywhere in chains." So said C18th Genevan Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Enjoy lectures and debate as we travel through two and a half millennia of political philosophy to consider if we are enslaved by society - relevant to all of us in these 'post-modern' times! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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CREATING RAPID SKETCHES IN PEN & WATERCOLOUR (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For beginners or artists to further their experience without the hassle of obtaining or bringing materials. We will go out and capture interesting scenes from our amazing local area - the ideal sketchbook approach. Just bring yourself and suitable outdoor attire! Limited spaces. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials Viv's WATERCOLOURS follows - Both courses are mutually complementary and together provide a valuable grounding in painting skills. Attend both,…

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS & PIANO

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A country house atmosphere is an ideal venue for chamber music. Preformed string quartets or piano groups can join us for a weekend of intense music-making. Groups should choose two works for special study, and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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UNDERSTANDING WATERCOLOUR (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 4th at 18:30 to June 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A good timespan in a deliberately small group to improve understanding of watercolour techniques without the hassle of obtaining or bringing materials. Great for newbies to get a serious start! Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £485 Non-residential: £325 inc. all materials Viv's SKETCHING preceeds - Both courses are mutually complementary and together will provide a valuable grounding in painting skills. Attend both, save £40.

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 4th at 18:30 to June 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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As an area to provide an all-round bird watching experience, our Lake District has few equals. Early summer provides an opportunity to become familiar with residents and visitors alike, and the mix of indoor and outdoor activities will aim to explore the wide variety of habitats, from the upland fells to the rivers, lakes and coast. Taken at a comfortable leisurely pace, this course provides the ideal foundation for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable amount…

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WEAVE A RUG OR SCARF ON A PEG LOOM (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 5th at 18:30 to June 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Peg Looming is a simple creative pastime on 8 to 24 upright pencil-sized pins suitable even if the old muscles are complaining! Essentially by weaving wool or material strips, you can create your own rug, runner or even a heavy scarf in the time allowed. You may, optionally, purchase the wooden peg loom you use to take home with your creation. No experience needed. Limited spaces. Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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GET WEAVING! WEAVING TWEEDS

June 5th at 18:30 to June 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Weave classic tweed patterns, including tartans, pinwheels and houndstooth, weaving the full width of both a 4-shaft and 8-shaft 16 inch Ashford table loom. Go away with enough fabric to either make a bag or cushion. Suits beginners and the more advanced wanting to develop knowledge. Looms will be set up ready to go. £15 max for all yarns payable to tutor. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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EXPLORE CUMBRIAN COUNTRYSIDE FOR WILD FLOWERS

June 9th at 18:30 to June 12th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Get more out of your country walks by increasing your knowledge of the wild flowers you might see. We shall look at plants in various habitats within some beautiful Cumbrian nature reserves improving your observational skills as artist, photographer, nature lover, writer, teacher, crafter, parent or grandparent. Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) Residential: £298 Non-residential: £207 inc. Field Trips

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND

June 9th at 18:30 to June 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For those who have been playing for more than 18 months. A wide range of opportunities through ensemble coaching and continual expert support from 2 tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. An extensive music library will be available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174

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INK & WATERCOLOUR: BLACK WHITE AND COLOUR

June 9th at 18:30 to June 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Three days developing this useful technique for sketching and finished artwork. We will look at landscape and figure drawing using ink and watercolours. Linda Birch (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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