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December 2018

A CHRISTMAS TRIPTYCH

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

Join Linda to create a small masterpiece for Christmas. Triptychs were pictures on three panels hinged together and used as alterpieces, they were richly decorated in gold. Small triptychs were produced for devotional use. You may decorate them as you wish. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

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

*NEW* Entirely Studio-based, consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor's suggestions for projects to develop your artist's eye like a professional. Most media allowed except oils. Sorry, this one is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, but for those who already are painting and who wish to take advantage of Alex's professional experience and insight to improve their work. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL:…

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RUSKIN LACE

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

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 11th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for all serious artists. Push your creative boundaries with the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand and refine your mark-making and challenge your interpretation, at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £479 Non-residential: £364

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

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

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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JEWELLERY MAKING – RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

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

Learn and develop techniques for creating your own jewellery creating textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in materials such as aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills transferable also for those wishing to work in silver (more expensive). Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea from your Tutor. Basic materials available £5 to £30. See Sally's Profile page for examples of the kind of pieces that are possible. NEW TUTOR: Sally Rotarides (E.…

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BREAKING THE RULES IN WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES AND BEYOND

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

*NEW* Suitable for everyone who wishes to stretch their Watercolour ability to achieve some spectacular results. Be shown how to represent water in nature to convey energy, life and dynamism. Enjoy the time to try fully the techniques yourself, going on to develop your own work in several different contexts including beach scenes with rocks . Your tutor can also advise you on other aspects of your watercolour work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential:…

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 16th at 18:00 to December 17th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional amusement: festive music, video and words in genial company. Alan's Big Quiz in the Bar was a highlight last year! Sunday 16 December at 6pm Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon &…

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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

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

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 17th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or with others Superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. One day only: Monday 17th December at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22…

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