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February 2020

FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with tutor help. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 (inc. Materials) Toni’s INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

February 3rd at 18:30 to February 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bird or animal of your choice (must be a clear, detailed picture) or from a supplied image. Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good paper and then colour step-by-step. Draw a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK’s foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Preceded by Janie’s BOTANICAL STILL LIFE – attend both, save £30.

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BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: WATER-SOLUBLE BLOCKS ON QUALITY PAPER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

February 4th at 18:30 to February 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson’s Moulin du Roy paper, utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using a very different media. Be inspired by our stunning winter Lakeland scenery. Develop the potential of a very versatile media to inspire a new creative direction with your art! Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244 (inc. materials)

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OILS WITH CERI ALLEN (4-NIGHT)

February 7th at 18:30 to February 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Students serious about developing Oils skills, capitalising on Ceri’s Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with form, tone and colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 Ceri’s three night OILS is in Autumn Other OILS courses: VICKI NORMAN 19 January; CAROL RENSHAW 26 February

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SHAKESPEARE AS POET

February 7th at 18:30 to February 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Shakespeare’s career began on stage but, when the plague closed theatres in 1592, he turned to the more lucrative and prestigious ʻpure’ poetry with Venus and Adonis. A weekend of exploration whose central focus will be those most revealing, yet mysterious products of Shakespeare’s genius, the sonnets. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Clare Smout’s MACBETH AND CAESAR is on 21 February.

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GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

February 7th at 18:30 to February 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Indoor course with a short optional trip out, weather permitting. England is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes, almost 700 million years of geological history. An exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/ annette-mcgrath) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

February 9th at 18:30 to February 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for Chamber Music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for two days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up from 5 – 6pm on the arrival day. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) and Richard Muncey Residential: £238 Non-residential: £171 Also see 8 March.

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GET WEAVING! YOUR OWN TARTAN

February 11th at 18:30 to February 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginners and those wanting to develop their skill further. Design your own Tartan, then dress the loom. Weave a scarf in your own colour combination. Jan will cover all the technical information. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Yarns £15 max from tutor.

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ACRYLIC: CONFIDENT MARKS – EXPRESS YOURSELF

February 11th at 18:30 to February 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Acrylic allows Artists to use bold marks, employing strong pigments to create drama. Challenge yourself with Brian to develop your skills, expand your techniques and open your mind to further possibilities. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Brian’s three-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE follows – attend both courses, save £25.

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WATERCOLOURS TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL

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

Develop your skills, open your mind to a different approach. It’s only a piece of paper. Small quick and fast. The longer project. We will expand your horizon. Join Brian on the watercolour journey. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Follows Brian’s two-night ACRYLICS COURSE – attend both courses, save £25.

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