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Lionel Playford – (Painting)

  • Master of Fine Art & professional landscape painter from the North Pennines
  • Likes to incorporate influences such as setting, architecture & industrial heritage
  • Very experienced tutor having taught hundreds of courses in painting and drawing in adult ed for over 23 years
  • Experienced in helping people of a wide range of ability in painting and drawing
  • Range of teaching is broad from life drawing and portraiture to still life and landscape in all the main media
  • Lionel’s recent PhD researched links between art and climate change science – involving an expedition down the Atlantic to Cape Town.

Lionel is great at coaxing artists to be artists – allowing time for individuals to develop their skills under a wide range of themes. His expertise and knowledge spans all aspects of art, different eras and styles, enabling him to present many different contexts to stimulate and guide his students. One of our Tutors who other artists respect enormously.

August 2019


August 10th at 16:00 to August 16th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A week of workshops, lectures and demos for serious Art Students led by five of our Tutors for a rich mix of inspiration, techniques and styles. Every Student will share the Summer School Tutors so all can widen perspectives, deepen knowledge and enrich artistic capabilities. Bring your favourite Media and equipment, use our beautiful setting, and enhance your Painting and Drawing, sustained by wonderful food, like-minded folk and the whole of Higham turned over to ART! Starts 4pm on the Saturday,…

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September 2019


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

The North Lakes has very characterful settings for Churches - atmospheric qualities ideal for mixed-media sketching and painting on location. Be inspired by some of the finest examples in the works of John Piper, William Turner and others. Join Lionel on five expeditions, develop your drawing and use of colour and contrasting materials. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £343 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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