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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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“Wow, just wow – I never thought I could be so expressive. It’s a leap of faith, but the energy now comes through in my painting.”
“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 2022


Thursday February 3, 2022 at 18:30 to Sunday February 6, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, this short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson cotton rich watercolour paper (all provided), using a bold approach and an expressive use of colour with this versatile and unique contemporary painting media. (Sorry, not suitable for pure beginners to art as the creative techniques taught may be too advanced.) Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (incl. materials)

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March 2022


Wednesday March 16, 2022 at 08:00 to Sunday March 20, 2022 at 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This mixed-media art experience explores creative and expressive techniques with acrylic paint, acrylic inks and oil pastels, often in the same study, creating really exciting paintings. Intermediate level and above with investments in art equipment, or a willingness to do so, to maximise the learning experience. Sorry, not suitable for beginners. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (incl field trips

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