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November 2017

SKETCHBOOK FAST & LOOSE – WATERCOLOUR MASTERCLASS

November 13th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Sketchbooks are the windows of our ideas. Draw every and anything of interest. Use soft pencil to create shade, emphasise shape. Your ideas can evolve from a 5-minute thumbnail or 1-hour study adding colour to your finished work. Fast and loose, Brian will show and help you. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 inc. lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

November 13th at 18:30 to November 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines & packaging (and not just any packaging!). Handy for Christmas, but designs not limited to trees and robins! Materials c£15. Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £319   Non-residential: £223

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ONLY FROM LIFE – WATERCOLOUR MASTERCLASS DAY

November 14th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You may not have worked from real life before, but the best way to make progress is to take inspiration from around you, indoors or out in the world. With help, explore options through subject selections, be it small detail or large vista. Take ideas through to finished painting avoiding the many pitfalls. A very rewarding journey to take you to the next level. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2…

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

November 14th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Followed by a weekend course - attend both, save £25

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INTRODUCTION TO SILK PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 15th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A fun and relaxing day discovering the magical qualities of vibrant colour when painting on silk. Practise first then design your final piece, choosing from a scarf, cushion cover, cards and more. Design templates and images provided or bring your own. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. NEW TUTOR: Pippa Sheather (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) £72 inc. all materials, lunch & refreshments

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT (WEEKDAY)

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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COMBINING SOFT PASTEL & ACRYLIC WITH SUE FORD

November 16th at 18:30 to November 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a colourful picture with pastel and acrylic. Loosen your style and learn a lot about using different colours. Have great fun with textures and discover how to extend your artistic prowess! Step by step guidance and personal guidance. All levels Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £319   Non-residential: £223

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GEOLOGY – THE BASICS: ROCKS, MINERALS & FOSSILS

November 17th at 18:30 to November 19th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A basic introduction to rocks, minerals and fossils through talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand for inspection. Includes a visit to the geology collection at Keswick Museum, returning via Borrowdale so be prepared! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the…

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CALICO GARDENS & STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

November 17th at 18:30 to November 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come try out tones and shades of neutral colour, so the finished effect relies very much on texture and 3D effects or, if colour is your thing, have a go at the raised techniques of Stumpwork which includes all manner of flowers, berries and insects. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Sampler, work on your own design or be introduced to the wonderful world of raised Stumpwork. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162…

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DRAWING FOR HAPPINESS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 19th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Don’t know where to start? Been put off? A friendly, approachable and mindful course to teach you how to see as an artist, and how to put it onto paper. Drawing is good for you and it's fun! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182 inc. all materials

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