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August 2018

THE PURSUIT OF PAINTING AND DRAWING WITH THE IMPRESSIONISTS

August 24th at 18:30 to August 31st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Monet, Degas et al. worked from Landscape, Still Life and the Figure, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, we will work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. More suitable for artists with some basic experience. Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £637 Non-residential: £448

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PEN, INK AND PASTEL: INTO LANDSCAPE – DEVELOPING EXPRESSIVE STYLE

August 26th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This 3rd part*, we take image-gathering trips and consolidate previous approaches with deeper understanding of layering Pastel and Ink to create a wholly expressive experience in our work. Gain real richness and texture by enjoying the physicality and depth of surface as we build up successive colour blocks and drawn line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *3rd of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced techniques.…

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FILM AND HISTORY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Easy-level weekend for instruments that play in the key of C (flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings -so no clarinets etc.), to play in a mixed string and woodwind group. Keys, note ranges etc. are straightforward, so you can enjoy making music together, with the option of easier parts. Ideal for those with little or no experience of playing in a group, who last played decades ago in a school orchestra, or just lack confidence. Primarily for Grades 1…

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PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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September 2018

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and 1:1 tuition. For artists with previous painting experience looking to loosen-up. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. Field Trips

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SINGING FOR SOLOISTS

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 5th 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. Some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice included. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!) a superb opportunity to improve your French, your confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss, read and listen to authentic French resources (Press, Radio, TV, Film, Song) and, importantly, have fun. Bon voyage! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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