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September 2018

GENRES IN ART WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Gorgeous images of a wide range of Art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Religious Art, Realism, Still life, Horses, Cats, Birds, Flowers and Illustration plus some related Film. A rich feast for the eyes! Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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THE QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 21, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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ACRYLICS WITH FRANCES WINDER

Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Acrylic. Build-up Structure using wash, glaze, rag, impasto, knife or credit card and Texture using gesso and cling film. Use Watercolour effects, flat graphics or thick impasto oils to create very different paintings. For Starters, Experimenters and Challengers. Both representational and abstract themes - try both if you wish. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PAINT ON YOUR IPAD OR PHONE

Thursday September 20, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday September 24, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sketching and Painting in your style, or that of the Masters, on a digital device with software (c£6). Waken your inner Hockney! Joseph (a sell out at the V&A) can answer queries - see his tutor page (*) - also for technical info on what to obtain in advance. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent *www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. Field Trips (weather-permitting)

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HOW AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE A HOME TODAY

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This will NOT make your home more beautiful, or tidier. What if we didn't have a home? Ed will explore the concept of home and hearth through building, furniture, decor, clutter, even housework, considering private and public space, the importance of objects and the demands we make of our home environment. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. NEW TUTOR: Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MIXED MEDIA WEEKEND: A BIG LANDSCAPE

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring Acrylics, A3 or larger sheets of card and drawing tools (e.g large felt tip pens, charcoal, coloured inks) and some Landscape reference to go big scale! Feel a sense of boldness and freedom, helped by the variety of materials and encouragement. Come and try! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows - attend both courses, save £20.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

Monday September 24, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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