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November 2019

WOODCARVING: WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 27th at 18:30 to November 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Use various basic tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (including Song Thrush, Great Crested Grebe, Owl, Otter, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and, perhaps, develop a rewarding hobby. For both novices and developing carvers. David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Ron Dickens has retired. Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials) See also Sharon Littley’s RELIEF AND CREATIVE 16 October.

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FROM GLOW TO GLITTER: SEASONAL CREATIONS 2

November 27th at 18:30 to November 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Arrangements using artificial and fresh material will include a snowflake lit wreath, a cone and a candle table centerpiece, a star wreath, a book folded Fairyhouse/Birdhouse/Greenhouse, a long candlelit bauble arrangement, a lit wineglass and a candle platter. All materials provided so come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £265 Non-residential: £198 (inc. materials) SEASONAL CREATIONS 1 is 28 October.

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 27th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

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

Explore our country’s rich and varied geological heritage on a three billion year journey. Includes a basic introduction to geology, a trip on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting – dress for walking, warmth and dryness) and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £2ia33 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

November 29th at 18:30 to December 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers.

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December 2019

MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create layered prints with vibrant colours using a range of monoprint and monotype techniques. Learn how to construct a composition, also when and how to play fast and loose with the rules, embrace the accidental and enjoy the process. Aim for a mounted piece of work! Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/vega-brennan) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£12)

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 An identical repeat follows (NEW this year) gives preference to newcomers. Gill leads YOGA and WALKING several times a year; Anne-Lise will have…

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PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

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

An introduction to some black and white technique, pen, brush and charcoal including a simple form of engraving aka Scratch/ Scraperboard. Landscape or animals as subjects. All welcome. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking Pencils to capture the chorus and do 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) £76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments) Repeated 12 March. A next stage for the LESS TERRIFIED is on 28 January.

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