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Linda Birch – (Drawing, Painting, Illustration)

http://theartistlindabirch.co.uk/
  • One of our country’s most treasured illustrators, based in Co Durham
  • A very versatile Tutor – and one of our most popular!
  • Very talented artist – “patient, encouraging and generous”
  • Worked with the legendary Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate on the children’s programmes The Clangers & Bagpuss
  • Her work also included Charlie and the Witch and Pogle’s Wood (check YouTube for clips!)
  • Writes for the art press regularly
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING LINDA”S COURSES:
(scroll this box for more)“Linda is an outstanding, widely knowledgeable, skilled and very supportive tutor.””Wonderful tutor individual and group help.””The course, as usual with Linda, was excellent, varied and exciting and full of tips and encouragement.””Another great time at Higham with your best tutor. Plenty of tips from Linda and one to one tuition.””Great course,
Great tutor,
Fab food,
Excellent””Enjoyed the course very much & my stay at Higham. The food remains excellent, and all the staff are most welcoming and helpful. I look forward to my next visit…””Excellent & thorough teaching and such a fun week. Wonderful tutor.”

 

September 2019

OLD MASTER METHODS IN ACRYLICS

September 10th at 18:30 to September 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ever wondered why old master paintings appear to glow with colour? Come, explore the techniques they used with a very modern medium, acrylics. Start to develop your skills through still life painting, then you can explore wherever you wish, choosing your own subject matter. Slow painting - done quickly! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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October 2019

DRAWING AND PAINTING WITH LINDA BIRCH

October 1st at 18:30 to October 4th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three days for experienced artists (one year minimum) with Linda’s advice and direction. Your choice of medium – drawing, watercolour, pastels, acrylics, oils all welcome! Weather permitting, a plein-air trip. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

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December 2019

PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An introduction to some black and white technique, pen, brush and charcoal including a simple form of engraving aka Scratch/ Scraperboard. Landscape or animals as subjects. All welcome. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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January 2020

IF TURNER HAD USED ACRYLICS…

Sunday January 12, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday January 16, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yes he would have if they’d been around – Linda wants to convince you! Enjoy painting as you explore Turner’s oil methods, using Acrylics instead to yield authentic reproductions. J.M.W. would have appreciated the speed of completion, yet we will not deviate from the Master’s techniques. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) WINTER OFFER – Four nights for the price of three Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

Friday January 31, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: Looking at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, how do we as artists employ painting to respond to our view of…

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February 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY – CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY

Sunday February 2, 2020 at 18:30 to Thursday February 6, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will provide a possible guide to each subject with illustrated talks and artistic guidance, the idea is to offer an enriching foundation to help the flow of your creative juices. There are two successive courses, each with a different flavour: In an era of climate change, how is it possible to represent in painting our own understanding of the radically changing future of the world and the potential threats to the…

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RE-ARRANGING YOUR PICTURES: COMPOSITION, COLOUR IN ACRYLICS

Friday February 28, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday March 1, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A short practical Art workshop looking specifically at the best ways to express yourself in painting by means of composition and colour. What can Colour say? How can composition help direct what you want to say? Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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