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June 2020

WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO-STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE

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

18:30 Sun 21 Jun - 9:00 Fri 26 Jun 2020 A unique chance for Painters working in Water-media to receive mentoring from Chicago artist Ed Hinkley from Realism to Abstraction. Group and 1:1 demos, critiques and encouragement to broaden your personal boundaries. Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

June 21st at 18:30 to June 28th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 21 Jun - 9:00 Sun 28 Jun 2020 A choice of two-colour quilts, small lap quilt, cross over bag and several purses. Choose one project or try several small ones. Relax and indulge yourself! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Supporting WOOLFEST. SPECIAL PRICE - Full week with (optional) day off for WOOLFEST: Residential: £569 Non-residential: £385

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

June 25th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

10:00 - 17:00 Thu 25 Jun 2020 A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, working in Pencils to capture the chorus and make short sketches. These will then be developed using Watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £78 (inc. Lunch and Materials)

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT

June 25th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Thu 25 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Learn about trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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SCOTTISH COLOURISTS LANDSCAPE WEEKEND

June 26th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 26 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 The legacies of just four Scottish painters Peploe, Cadell, Hunter and Fergusson enlivened their national image and still influence artists today with vibrant colours stemming from the Fauvist tradition. Let Ceri guide your painting to encapsulate this magic. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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SING SWING!

June 26th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 26 Jun - 13:30 Sun 28 Jun 2020 *NEW* A relaxed and fun opportunity to recreate the close harmony style of legendary groups such as the Manhatten Transfer, Ink Spots, Andrews Sisters to name a few! We will sing unaccompanied in two parts or more and you will probably already have some experience of singing in a group. NEW TUTOR: Chris Hale (S. Cheshire www.highamhall.com/christne-hale) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

June 28th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 28 Jun - 9:00 Fri 3 Jul 2020 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…

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IMPROVE YOUR SCRABBLE

June 28th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 28 Jun - 13:30 Wed 1 Jul 2020 *NEW* Aimed at those who play the game already, but would like some tips on how to improve their scores. Two former Scottish Champions will guide you to the next level through tuition, practical examples and competitive play. SCRABBLE is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of and © 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. NEW TUTORS: Alan Sinclair and Wilma Warwick Residential: £335…

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

June 29th at 18:30 to July 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Mon 29 Jun - 13:30 Fri 3 Jul 2020 Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £471 Non-residential: £339 (inc. Admissions and Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September

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July 2020

CLOCKS – A SOCIAL HISTORY AND A LITTLE HANDS-ON

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 1 Jul - 9:00 Sun 5 Jul 2020 *NEW* A delightful foray into the world of western timekeeping. Discover some of the social history and the developments that influenced it. Includes minibus Field Trips to a famous clock company in Dacre, plus an opportunity for a little hands-on. Bring a family clock if you wish to share it. NEW TUTOR: Arnold Fairless (www.highamhall.com/arnold-fairless) Residential: £419 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips)

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