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Alex Jakob-Whitworth – (Watercolour, Mixed Media)

www.charcoalhorse.co.uk
  • highly-acclaimed contemporary artist from Cumbria
  • also a trained printmaker
  • background in studying Fine Art, Visual Arts and Art & Psychotherapy
  • has extensive experience of horses and has ave exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and at The Pastel Society in London

There’s a contemporary feel to Alex’s take on all her subjects. Underpinning everything is the necessary theory that is needed for students to really succeed in their own work. We already feel like we are being taken on a wonderful journey led by a tutor who is both encouraging, vibrant and is strong in the fundamentals needed.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING ALEX’S COURSES:
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“I recently attended the Art Journalling course by Alex Jakob Whitworth & this message is just to say thank you to her & to Higham Hall staff for making my visit so enjoyable. Lucky with the weather, the company, the food & such an enthusiastic tutor who could ask for more.”
“An ideal tutor, both stimulating and gently encouraging. Old techniques revisited and new ones experimented with.”
“Fabulous! I feel now I have come out of my shell thanks to Alex, who is an inspiration and an encouragement.”
“Loved it – thank you.”

Upcoming Courses

February 2018

ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

February 27th at 18:30 to March 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Often a beautiful piece of art can emerge from just a small section of a larger photograph. This course aims to change the way you perceive the landscape; allows you to develop abstract yet meaningful works by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood, creating work that still has relevance to its source. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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May 2018

DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

May 8th at 18:30 to May 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Equine Art (painting and sketching horses) is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. If we can, we will visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. any Field Trip

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July 2018

ART DAY: DESCRIBING NATURE IN PEN AND INK (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 7th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Stone walls, rugged trees, weathered grasses - describe these in pen and ink. Use a variety of ink drawing techniques to explore ways of representing the moods and texture of Nature. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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September 2018

ART DAY: THE MAGIC OF GOUACHE RESIST (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 28th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn a magical painting technique that results in a piece that has a look a little like woodcut, combining boldness with subtlety. It can be combined with watercolour or coloured gouache paint, or left plain for a more graphic feel. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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