HIGHAM AT HOME

 

In these unknown times we all feel at a bit of a loss. Here at Higham we pride ourselves on bringing ‘like-minded people together’ and in these time we want to continue. Higham at Home is a place for tutors and students to stay connected and continue their passions and hobbies. All projects have been set by our tutors. Make sure to share your creations with us via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @highamhall or #highamhall or email social@highamhall.co.uk



ON THIS MONTH

A live outdoor performance of ‘Le jardin féerique’ (‘The Fairy Garden’) from the Suite ‘Ma mére l’Oye’ (‘Mother Goose’), composed in 1910/11 by the French composer Maurice Ravel. This version is an arrangement for wind ensemble by Laurence Perkins, which was included in the ‘Wind Serenades’ chamber music course at Higham Hall, Cumbria in late summer 2020.
Video clips of the members of this socially-distanced ensemble are interspersed with still photos of the gardens at Higham Hall and the surrounding area (including Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite lake) taken in Spring, Summer and Autumn over a period of three years.
This video is a celebration of music-making in beautiful locations – in this case, the northern part of the English Lake District. The courtyard in the grounds of Higham Hall was the perfect location for this garden-inspired music – truly, a magical moment!

Join Artist and Tutor Linda Birch as she hosts Higham’s Art Club. Linda will set a weekly observation for you to participate in and if you wish you can share your creations with us and receive feedback from Linda. For more information on how to participate please click the button below.

Tim Stimson will be offering a monthly lecture beginning in February, dates and titles to follow, but in the meantime, all his W.E.A. weekly classes will be on Zoom, and can be booked on the W.E.A. website, here – https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx…

Shakespeare via Zoom – The Tempest
Online Study Weekend led by Clare Smout – Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th January
Join us to explore The Tempest, a play of magic, wonder and striking stage effects – and Shakespeare’s last sole-authored work. The exiled Duke of Milan, after having lived on an almost deserted island for 12 years, gets a chance to use his magical powers to get revenge on his enemies and of create a new future for himself and his young daughter.
5 sessions (8 hours), plus optional streamed viewing. Cost: £70.
Saturday: 9.00-10.30; 11.00-12.30; 4.15-6.00
[plus 7.15-10.15: DVD streaming – either Donmar or 2017 RSC production] Sunday: 9.00-10.30; 11.00-12.45.
The Tempest has traditionally been interpreted as Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage, his renunciation of ‘magic’ and announcement of retirement.
More recent stage productions and academic criticism have focused on the island setting and seen this as a play about exploration and colonialism.
Both interpretations have their merits but the play is also about so much more.
Join us to discuss and debate all this.
For further information, to book, and to join Clare’s mailing list for future sessions, please email Shakespeare.Courses@smout.org

Discover what printmaking tutor Peter Collins has been creating

New drawing by tutor and botanical artsist Janie Pirie of a Bearded Iris  to brighten up everybody’s day.

From Geoff Doel – an article on Grasmere’s Rushbearing

LINDA’S WEEKLY PAINTING OBSERVATION

Using a Square Format, please design the following

An Astrological Sign for Leo (as we are entering this calendar phase)

Medium ; Line and Wash using full  colour as you wish.even gold!

Size: 15 cm square

LINDA’S WEEKLY PAINTING OBSERVATION

 

This week’s project: Back to Nature

Make a journey into your garden, or out for a walk, and pick up three things to make a Nature Duary with. Suggestions: This might be a wild floewer, an interesting seedhead, snail shell, feather, fungus, stone you choose. Write where and when you found your object, and what it is. Size A4 Medium: Watercoulour, line and wash, coloured pencil, pencil. Any or all these media.

LINDA’S WEEKLY OBSERVATION

This week’s requires a bit of research into Art Deco.

Design a menu cover in the stype of Art Deco. . Size….A4 folded vertically so it produces a long thin A5 rectangle and the design is produced as an upright design.

COLOURS: BLUE (any), BROWN (any) BLACK. you can of course mix these colours if you wish as wel as using singly.

Title:

******(your name)’s Tea Rooms

This is an up market establishment, so keep the design elegant (no pictures of plates of sandwiches or iced cakes…),Keep the sleek lines of Art Deco and restraint is the key. Look for the right sort of lettering and keep to the style.Apart from that it is up to you

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP WITH VICKI NORMAN

Join Vicki on a virtual holiday in beautiful Bermuda! Spend three wonderful days painting the crystal clear Caribbean sea and enjoying the vast skies, stunning sunsets and empty beaches of this magical mid-Atlantic island.

PAINTING BERMUDA 23rd-26th JULY

VIRTUAL VIRTUOSIC LATE BAROQUE PROGRAMME

Join Annemare Klein and John Kitchen for a virtual virtuosic late Baroque programme on Saturday 25th July which will be live-streamed at 1530 BST.
For more information and download the programme visit https://annemarieklein.com/

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

WEEK 1

In cased you missed week one, don’t worry all projects are still available to view, download and watch.

WEEK 2

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WEEK 3

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WEEK 4

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WEEK 5

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WEEK 6

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WEEK 7

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WEEK 8

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WEEK 9

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WEEK 10

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WEEK 11

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WEEK 12

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WEEK 13

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WEEK 14

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