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August 2022

BEACH, ROCKS AND SHORE

August 30th at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A hands-on course using broad acrylic techniques, exploring build up of paint and texture. Use rags, gesso, card and knife, explore surface rhythms, bold watery effects and simple strong use of space. All levels – beginner to expert. Collecting images and sketches is an important aspect. Frances Winder (S Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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THREE HOLLYWOOD GIANTS: CAPRA, FORD AND HAWKS

August 30th at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three great directors, all born within three years of each other. Their names are synonymous with the Golden Years of Hollywood. They were all affected by the same world events. What do we learn of their attitudes to war, depression and America from their films? Dr Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £356 Non-residential: £254

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SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (SUMMER)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you have minimal experience in singing with others, or believe you can't sing. This is a discovery course, to find a voice and use it in the very first steps of singing together. There will be a holistic approach and a lot of fun along the way. No music reading necessary, but there will be a good deal of confidence building! Deborah Catterall (N Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180 Our more formal HIGHAM CHOIR: FLEDGELINGS follows We now…

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September 2022

DRAWING AND PAINTING LAKELAND CHURCHES

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The North Lakes has some characterful settings for Churches – atmospheric qualities ideal for mixed-media sketching and painting on location. Join Lionel on five expeditions helping you develop both observational skills in drawing and imaginative use of colour in two or more media combined. Lionel Playford (N Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £361 Non-residential: £259 (incl. field trips)

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CREATIVE STITCHING FOR THE TERRIFIED!

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A fun way to get serious with stitching little creative projects using a stash of bits and pieces. Basic materials provided, but feel free to bring some of your own if you wish. Ann will guide you with professional tips to see what you can end up with. Relaxed and absorbing, a course to inspire your creativity and awaken your needle and/or machine skills. Ann Gill (Co Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) Residential: £260 Non-residential: £190 (Materials included)

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

September 3rd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You will spend the morning building confidence by practising watercolour techniques painting petals, leaves and berries. The afternoon is spent painting flowers and plants from the beautiful gardens here at Higham. Informal, fun and relaxed. Everyone welcome, even if you think you won't be any good! All materials supplied and you get to keep your sketchbook. Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £89 (incl. lunch and materials)

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

September 4th at 18:30 to September 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in pen and ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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EXPLORING MODERN ART ON LOCATION: EXILES IN AMBLESIDE

September 4th at 18:30 to September 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Elizabeth combines lectures and a day trip to locations associated with the less familiar history of modern art in Cumbria. This time she focuses on Ambleside and Langdale in the 1930s & 40s, where the Royal College of Art were evacuated to. A wartime retreat for artists and intellectuals emerged, and exiled German artist Kurt Schwitters spent his final years making his last great and unfinished work on the site of an old gunpowder store. Some free time to explore,…

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RUSKIN LACE

September 4th at 18:30 to September 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. If required, Starter pack £12 purchasable from Tutor. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £180

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY

September 6th at 18:30 to September 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Schwalm is white on white embroidery from Germany. All levels welcome. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

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