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Robert Dutton – (Expressive Art)

  • Admired expressive award-winning artist and highly-praised tutor from West Yorkshire
  • His creative energy is catching for his students – we don’t know how he does it!
  • Robert taps the wonderful surroundings of where he delivers to get those creative juices flowing.
  • Enjoy both demos and genuine personal encouragement on all aspects of expressive painting and drawing

In depth details about every course Robert does at Higham, can be found on his own excellent website: www.rdcreative.co.uk  – Robert is very active as a Tutor all over the place and it is nice when students he has taught elsewhere discover little ol’ Higham.

Robert pops up to Higham regularly because people rave about his infectious enthusiasm and energy. Lots of this comes from what the landscape and views can offer artists when they are interpreted in the right way – Robert uses location as a start, often with photographs, and is strong on demos to show you what can be achieved. The results from Students can often be breathtaking.

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“What can I say? I totally get why you have Robert as a tutor. He passes on his energy and vibrancy by giving his students the confidence to go ahead and feel they CAN do it! A fantastic time. One of the best courses I have ever been on, anywhere. (and I’ve been on a few!)”
“Robert excellent. I felt I had gained an enormous amount and would certainly attend further courses by him.”
“Helped me loosen up my [pastel] technique.”
“When is Robert coming again?”
“Lots of work and information but I have a new pride in what I can do.”
‘Great to capture the scenery on the trips. Robert never stops!”
“I came because of Robert’s [charcoal] picture on the staircase. I thought I’ll never do that – but I have! Feel totally inspired and renewed to do more. Thanks Robert!”

February 2019


Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson's Moulin du Roy paper, utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using a very different media. Be inspired also en plein air by our stunning winter Lakeland scenery. (Come prepared to venture out into the amazing hivernal landscape, if the weather allows.) This courses is not sponsored - it's just a great opportunity to use a very versatile media to inspire a new creative direction with your art and to try something new under…

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March 2019


Sunday March 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday March 22, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taking direct influence from our Lakeland setting - outdoors and in - explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques with an expressive approach. A need to be adventurous is an important pre-requisite of Robert's exciting art holiday to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced Artist (not beginners) seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media, b/w mixed drawing media, acrylic inks, acrylics and oil pastels on different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc.…

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