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February 2018

ART WEEKEND WITH FRANCES WINDER: WINTER LANDSCAPES

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

Expand your experimental work, build up texture and surface on paintings using winter landscapes for inspiration: rocks, mountains, water and the structure of trees, shrubs and built elements. Look at limiting colour and dramatic colour schemes to add drama, representing the spirit of the landscape. Representational in character, your landscape work also may be expressively abstract. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

February 16th at 18:30 to February 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S RING – AN INTRODUCTION (DVD EXTRACTS)

February 18th at 18:30 to February 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Teased and rejected by the beguiling Rhinemaidens, Alberich, a devious dwarf from Nibelheim, steals the Rhine gold and sets in motion Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Each new drama adds characters and depth to the saga: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, with an enlarged orchestra as the central story-teller using a web of memorable leitmotives to bring diversity and unity to Wagner’s vast structure. Power, deception, wisdom, innocence, lust, greed, revenge and murder all feature; plus redemptive love, best represented…

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WINTER INTO SPRING: LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

February 19th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A new approach to landscape combining the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil. You will practise techniques for working in ink and mark making, as well as coloured pencil methods including blending, embossing and lifting out. The two media will then be integrated to build up a harmonious image. The end of winter is the perfect time, when the stark outlines of branches and twigs contrast with the soft blur of new foliage. Say…

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DALI, PICASSO, HOCKNEY & DUCHAMP

February 20th at 18:30 to February 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy a visually-rich treasure trove as Adrian presents four of the greatest artists of the modern era. Discuss why everyone, not just artists, should at least take account of the unique way they each represent life and their respective appeal, supported by some film. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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THE ICE AGE & ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

February 20th at 18:30 to February 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Geological field trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. Focus on features indicating former Lakeland glaciers and landscape changes since the glaciers disappeared - particularly landslides and river systems - in the context of recent flood events. Suitable for all, appropriately attired, whether you’ve studied an 'ology or not. Explore remarkable terrain on our doorstep! NEW TUTOR: Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Minibus…

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PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: SWITCH IT TO MANUAL!

February 21st at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take the plunge and set your camera to manual control! Covers the basics of getting the amount of light correct (exposure) and how these controls can be used creatively. Weather permitting, use Higham Hall estate to put some theory into practise. Ideally bring a digital SLR camera that allows manual exposure control (check your camera’s booklet!). Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 23rd at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Oct. NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 including materials, lunch & refreshments A WEEKEND course with another tutor, Marion Wilson follows.

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