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May 2017

WILDLIFE WOODCARVING (EXTENDED)

May 16th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For both new and experienced carvers with the bonus of having the attention of 2 Tutors to guide you! Work on a carving aiming for a finished piece with inspiration to carry on carving at home. Includes safety information with advice and help at all stages. Materials at cost from Tutors. Ron Dickens with David Harter (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253

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TRY FOR A DAY: NEEDLEFELTED JEWELLERY

May 17th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the craft of needlefelting & create your own unique pieces of jewellery - brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings - in a variety of shapes from flowers to animals. Begin with sheep's fleece for the base shape and add woollen yarns for colour & definition. Materials at cost from Tutor. Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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SILVER CLAY

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with clay. Precious metal clay is an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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GOLDWORK

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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COME & SING A MUSICAL

May 19th at 18:30 to May 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome! Selections from The Sound of Music complemented by other show solos and choruses. Splendid music, a great accompanist, a very rewarding extended weekend guaranteed! It is possible to do just the weekend, if you need to. Roger Wilkes (www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172 (Fri dinner to Sun only lunch)

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

May 19th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course is designed to give pleasure to all students; those who are new to stitched beaded jewellery will enjoy the thrill of making their first piece and the more experienced will have the opportunity to develop their skills and progress to an advanced level. There will be several projects to choose from to satisfy all abilities from basic stitches and their development through to freeform techniques. GOLDWORK precedes this. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

May 19th at 18:30 to May 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Materials at cost. Simon will make prior contact to advise. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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TRY FOR A DAY: WOVEN TAPESTRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 22nd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A perfect beginners class or a refresher to get you back on the loom. The looms will be warped up, ready to start weaving. Through the day you will be shown how to weave simple shapes, start and stop a colour and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £72 inc. all materials and refreshments

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BOTANICAL ART USING COLOURED PENCIL: A MAY MEMORANDUM

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Taking inspiration from the fresh plant forms unfurling in May, create a reminder of your favourite subjects. The course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience, working at your own pace with individual attention to suit your needs in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be an introduction to techniques as well as an opportunity to try out a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: WEDGE WEAVE

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Wedge weave is woven on the diagonal and produces striking tapestries, first practised by the Navajo in 1870. During the workshop you will learn the technique, before creating a design to be woven.No experience required. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Also see Louise's TRY FOR A DAY, preceding, and ECCENTRIC WEAVING, following.

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