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Linda Birch – (Drawing, Painting, Illustration)


One of our country’s most treasured illustrators, based in Co Durham. A very versatile Tutor – and one of our most popular and experienced with adult learning. 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.

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“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.”A great combination of superb artistic input and subject matter. A warm open group in which I felt very welcomed and accepted

Very inspiring course. I did some work I was astonished of! New ideas, insights both into climate change and as an artist.

Wasn’t sure what to expect but it was an excellent two courses. Full of information and ideas. Thank you for putting it on.



July 2020


July 3rd at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 3 Jul - 13:30 Sun 5 Jul 2020 The many paintings done by Monet and Pissaro of the river at Argentuil are lovely examples of their technique. Look at their working methods and apply it to the riverscape near Higham. We may make a short trip to sketch and record references then Studio painting. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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