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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 popular and versatile tutor
  • Very talented artist
  • 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.”

 

April 2019

LANDSCAPES IN LINE AND WASH

April 15th at 18:30 to April 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A useful addition for watercolourists. Pen helps render detail and the technique helps avoid some pitfalls like over- or under-working. Ideal for sketching techniques as well as more finished work. Explore various types of pen and other useful tools. For those with at least a year of watercolour experience to widen your skills. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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June 2019

WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE MODERN AGE

June 16th at 18:30 to June 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A practical trip through watercolour history from the early 19th century to today. The course is based on outdoor and studio work with field trips around the Lake District. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 (inc. Field Trips)

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July 2019

PAINTING INSPIRED BY BEATRIX POTTER – NO BUNNIES!

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A watercolour course exploring Beatrix Potter's landscapes that inspired her later books for children. Will include a trip to nearby restored Lingholme gardens, claimed to be the site of Mr McGregor's garden. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. Field Trip

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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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