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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.”

 

July 2018

SUMMER SKIES AND WEATHER (OILS) WITH LINDA BIRCH

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer skies offer so many possibilities: clouds, sunshine, rain, mist, storm, long sunsets, twilight and moonlight. Study the effects of weather and how to render it in Oils. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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September 2018

MIXED MEDIA WEEKEND: A BIG LANDSCAPE

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd 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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November 2018

JOHN PIPER’S PAINTING TECHNIQUE

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

John Piper was one of England's finest 20th Century artists. In this course, we will study and paint in his style using Watercolour, Gouache and Inks. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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December 2018

A CHRISTMAS TRIPTYCH

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

Join Linda to create a small masterpiece for Christmas. Triptychs were pictures on three panels hinged together and used as alterpieces, they were richly decorated in gold. Small triptychs were produced for devotional use. You may decorate them as you wish. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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January 2019

BLACK AND WHITE MEDIA: SHEEP AND OTHER QUADRUPEDS

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sheep make great subject matter (see Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook). The course will explore depicting sheep, cattle and horses if you choose, in various ways using various black and white media. Plenty of references will be provided. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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March 2019

REFLECTING CÉZANNE’S LIFE IN COLOURS

Monday March 11, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Post-Impressionist was a key influence on 20th Century art, his colour and subtle use of tone created paintings of monumental beauty. We will examine Cézanne's techniques, particularly brush work, and what his approach has to teach us. For those with at least 2 years' painting experience. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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