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December 2017

RIGHT AND WRONG IN THE REAL WORLD (ETHICS)

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The branch of philosophy that deals with right and wrong is known as ethics. We will examine various ethical theories and apply them to problems of the modern world. Our exploration of ethics will be aided by Aristotle, Plato, Kant as well as modern thinkers, such as Peter Singer. We will apply these theories to a range of issues including animal rights, discrimination and terrorism. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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YOGA & CIRCLE DANCE

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice - postures, breathing techniques, relaxation - will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required - the circle is your partner! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £308 Non-residential: £217

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WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of woodcut and wood engraving. Use the plankwood technique of woodcut and end-grain wood engraving process, explore simple colour techniques. Complete beginners or experienced - be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Make your own Christmas decorations and ornaments in Stained Glass - Nativity scenes, free standing angels, flying angels, Father Christmases etc. Tuition will be given in glass cutting, copper foiling and assembly. Bring your own designs or use those supplied. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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TRY FOR A DAY: FELT LANDSCAPE

December 4th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make a landscape picture using felt. Fascinating and enjoyable as you get a feel for felt and how it works. Create your own piece; bring along a picture for inspiration. Learn about how and why wool felts and the best sheep breeds to use. Equipment provided but please bring a towel. SUBSTITUTE TUTOR: Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) (Debbie Lucas has injured herself and has an arm in plaster, but Lana has kindly stepped in, as this course has a good…

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WINTER BIRDS

December 4th at 18:30 to December 8th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. The Solway & Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration, playing host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots, hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £404 Non-residential: £263 inc. Field Trips

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THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Develop your skills, explore problems, alter perceptions, work to another level. We are all sponges soaking up information. Be open-minded to grow, it will be fun! Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY CONTINUED – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 6th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Exercises, short sharp thumbnails to loosen up and hone skills. Longer exercises, explore and express new ideas. All in a days brushwork. It’s only a piece of paper so please do not worry - enjoy the journey! Brian Smith (Cumbria  www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments   2nd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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JEWELLERY IN SILVER & METAL

December 6th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn or revise basic jewellery skills, create pieces to your own unique design at your own pace, maybe as a present or for yourself. Materials dependent upon projects. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) SPECIAL PRICE (Save £50): Residential: £363 Non-residential: £238 (Materials at cost)

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MARK OF MOUNTAINS, FORM OF FELLS – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 7th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Don’t be literal let your marks imply your story. Moving pigments on the surface creates texture. Join Brian to explore and expand fresh ideas to create the forms of the natural world. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 3rd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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