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July 2017

START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 19th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself! Angela Burton (Sommerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £258 inc. all materials

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BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP

July 21st at 18:30 to July 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This will be a weekend of catching up on some of those skills that might of slipped you by, in particular the sharpening of paring knives and Spokeshave blades, the Paring of leather and how to produce a gold tooled label for a book you have never put a title on. Not for beginners this workshop is for book binders wishing to seriously develop their skills under Doug's expert guidance.Materials at cost from Tutor. Doug Mitchell (British Library www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential:…

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ART WEEKEND WITH FRANCES WINDER

July 21st at 18:30 to July 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint are used with Gesso, you can choose to focus on one, but all are shown. We also use rags and palette knife techniques with acrylic paint to achieve bold or subtle techniques, good for the beginner or for the expert to recharge. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTOS

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Mendelssohn’s violin concerto blended virtuoso display and melodic expression. Popular Bruch (no.1), technically challenging Tchaikovsky and under-rated Saint-Saëns (no.3) followed the same path. Brahms looked back to Beethoven and Glazunov condensed the form into a single lyrical movement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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LET THE PIGMENTS PLAY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

July 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Avoid pallet mixing wherever possible. Wet paper, dry paper, thick or thin pigment, detail or suggestion, options are endless, boundaries limitless. Be prepared to stretch and push to achieve a varied responsive result. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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