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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 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.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING LINDA”S COURSES:
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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.”

LINDA’S WORK

STUDENT’S WORK

January 2020

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY PAINTING THE FUTURE

January 31st at 18:30 to February 2nd 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

February 2nd at 18:30 to February 6th 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

February 28th at 18:30 to March 1st 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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April 2020

MAKING YOUR OWN LANDSCAPE – LINE AND WASH

April 15th at 18:30 to April 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 15 Apr - 13:30 Sun 19 Apr 2020 Explore creating your own Watercolour and Pen landscape or townscape: Sheer Flights of Fantasy, Castles in the Air, Escher-type Townscapes, Whimsy - yours to conjure! Play with ideas, get advice on technique. Previous experience can be minimal, just wish to create the Extraordinary with the Ordinary! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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July 2020

IMPRESSIONIST WEEKEND: OILS

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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