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April 2019

RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING

April 8th at 18:30 to April 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

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THE LIFE, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY OF SAMUEL BECKETT

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

Waiting for Godot immortalised Beckett's name and contributed to his 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, but is his portrayal of human existence one of pessimism or possibility? Explore this Irish playwright, poet and novelist's life and literature, and unearth the philosophical ideas contained within. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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CERAMIC RESTORATION: COLOUR MATCHING AND REFRESHER

April 12th at 18:30 to April 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in china restoration. Develop an awareness of colour and its application to a restored object. Methods of disguising a mend, the application of coloured fillers and choice and use of paint brushes will be covered. Work on own projects. Materials cost c£45. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WAGNER’S TRISTAN: MYTH AND REALITY – A GREAT OPERA CONSIDERED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE

April 12th at 18:30 to April 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the most famous love stories, some of the most hypnotic music ever written, audiences intrigued for over a century by its revolutionary design. We will, however, dig deeper and discover how, perhaps, Wagner's own marriage break-up and his passions for Mathilde Wesendonk and Cosima von Bulow spill over and make-believe reflects reality throughout a plot related to its composer's own social traumas. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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OILS WITH CERI

April 14th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged and receive suggestions on how to improve ideas and essential skills with Form, Tone and Colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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DISCOVER THE NORMANS

April 14th at 18:30 to April 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Themed talks and 2 half-day gentle guided trips out across the Lake District, including castles at Muncaster, Brougham and Brough. Explore Norman origins, effects of the Norman Conquest of England and the early resistance. Learn about four Norman rulers including William the Conqueror and Henry I. Explore cultural achievements like the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday Book, Cathedrals and Castles. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £368 Non-residential: £269 inc. Field Trips, admissions & packed lunches, exc.…

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LANDSCAPES IN LINE AND WASH

April 15th at 18:30 to April 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A useful addition for watercolourists. Pen helps render detail and the technique helps avoid some pitfalls like over- or under-working. Ideal for sketching techniques as well as more finished work. Explore various types of pen and other useful tools. For those with at least a year of watercolour experience to widen your skills. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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SINGING SOLO – NEXT STEPS

April 16th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Benefit from some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice. The 2nd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

April 17th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials

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WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH THE AGES

April 17th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For the most part female artists have lived in the shadow of male counterparts who have dominated art production and the governing institutions. This course pays tribute to some of the women who have proved themselves equal in both regards. There will be a brief interval during each session. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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