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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
01768 776276 www.highamhall.com

December 2020

ADVANCED STUDIO PAINTING IN OILS AND ACRYLICS – COMPOSITION, TECHNIQUE, STYLE

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those ready to transition from beginner/intermediate in Oils and/or Acrylics. To help you create better compositions, improve technical knowledge and skills, and evolve a personal style through focussed demonstrations and exercises, personal projects and positive critical discussion. Highly recommened for intermediate to advanced painters. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 ART EXHIBITION: LIONEL PLAYFORD AND ALEX JACOB-WHITWORTH 1 Aug to 31 Jan.

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ART SELF-RUN WORKSHOP

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tuesday 3 to Monday 7 Dece,ber 2020 For experienced Artists to take advantage of some Studio space (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas, relax and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

December 4th at 18:30 to December 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice - postures, breathing techniques, relaxation - will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required.An identical course precedes - this repeat will be ideal for newcomers! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 Gill leads YOGA and WALKING several times a year; Anne-Lise does a Summer…

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RUSKIN LACE

December 4th at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (If required, Starter Pack £12 from Tutor) Precedes another course.

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RUSKIN LACE

December 6th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (If required, Starter Pack £12 from Tutor) Follows another course.

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES – VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

December 7th at 18:30 to December 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Irrespective of subject, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn't all about pure talent; great artists have been taught what to look for! Through innovative and enjoyable exercises, study the traditional elements of Line, Tone, Form and Colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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GREAT SCENES FROM OPERA II

December 8th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Scarpia and the Te Deum from Tosca, Leonora despairing in the Miserere from Il Trovatore, Octavian presenting the silver rose in Der Rosenkavalier and Brunnhilde riding into the flames at the end of Wagner’s Ring stick in the mind visually and musically. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PORTRAITURE PAINTING (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 8th at 18:30 to December 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for Artists, focusing on the human top third, including live subjects. Be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style using paint. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

December 11th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Arrangements using artificial and fresh material will include a snowflake lit wreath, a cone and a candle table centerpiece, a star wreath, a book folded Fairyhouse/Birdhouse/Greenhouse, a long candlelit bauble arrangement, a lit wineglass and a candle platter. All materials provided so come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £201 (inc. Materials) A repreat (due to demand) is on is 29/11.

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: LINE AND MARK MAKING

December 11th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A fun course with slideshows looking at work by Van Gogh, Morandi, Giacometti, Seurat. Try different Media, experiment and play! Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

December 11th at 18:30 to December 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Open to all levels of singer. Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM (EXTRA)

December 13th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will be travelling back in time for a nostalgic trip into the past all over the county with the Cumbria Film Archive. A unique afternoon of entertainment enjoying genuinely rare and unique footage - always fascinating and always something new. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria -www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £12 each including refreshments  

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

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

Arrangements using artificial and fresh material will include a snowflake lit wreath, a cone and a candle table centerpiece, a star wreath, a book folded Fairyhouse/Birdhouse/Greenhouse, a long candlelit bauble arrangement, a lit wineglass and a candle platter. All materials provided so come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £201 (inc. materials) A repeat(due to demand)

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WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

An old favourite! Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow as well as, taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Phil Bradley (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/phil-bradley) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. Materials)

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WINTER BIRDS

December 14th at 18:30 to December 18th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. Our Solway and Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration hosting an exciting array of raptors. Hone your identification skills! Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £427 Non-residential: £284 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

December 14th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay - an amazing material. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Those with good experience may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor c£55 subject to silver prices)

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HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 16th at 18:00 to December 17th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere with your hosts George, Carmel, Tina, Alan plus Poppy and Monty. Enjoy dinner, optional festive amusement, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall An evening of genial company with songs, film, games with mulled refreshment and our Big Quiz. Doggies can stay with owners in the Gatehouse or Cottage and will be welcome after dinner in the Hall. Soup of the Day (v) or Fruit…

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JEWELLERY MAKING: TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

December 17th at 18:30 to December 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharon-ford) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (inc. First bottle of MAPgas. Materials c£50 depending on project.)

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: FORM, TONE AND PERSPECTIVE

December 18th at 18:30 to December 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Making studies from selected objects, learn how to create a purely tonal drawing. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

December 18th at 18:30 to December 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO NIETZSCHE

December 18th at 18:30 to December 21st at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According the Friedrich Nietzsche, “There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” Tracing his life, and using some of his key works as our guides, we will explore Nietzsche’s views on morality, religion and politics, as we consider the relevance and resonance of Nietzsche’s thoughts in today’s world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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January 2021

EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 8, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 1st of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 8, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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WINTER BIRDS (EXTRA COURSE)

Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 10, 2021 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. Our Solway and Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration hosting an exciting array of raptors. Hone your identification skills! Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £434 Non-residential: £289 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Friday January 8, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 2nd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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M2101LP WIND SERENADES (EXTRA 3 NIGHT COURSE)

Friday January 8, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An extra course organised by Laurence. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday January 10, 2021 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Watching an artist talk through the execution of a painting can be both fascinating and immensely informative for artists and non-artists alike. See how Oils can be used by a professional Artist to expertly produce a pleasing scene with both aesthetic and educational value. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) £16 (inc. refreshments) Vicki's OILS course follows.

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OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

Sunday January 10, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A comprehensive course for those who wish to master Oil painting techniques through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel many myths and misconceptions. For painters of all abilities, even those who have never known where to begin with Oils. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Vicki's afternoon DEMO precedes - recommended as an introduction to this.

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Monday January 11, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday January 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 3rd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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WINTER STRINGS

Monday January 11, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 15, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For string ensemble players. A mixture of all playing together in some sessions and chamber music in the others. All applications intitally to seek approval by making contact with Louise Latham whose website can be found on her Tutor page: www.highamhall.com/louise-latham. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 15, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Relaxed and friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn fast, accurate drawing methods, enjoy some practice and see your work improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, let us give you some new ways to think about image creation on paper. Through a variety of methods, develop skills applicable to any creative process. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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POETRY IN MUSIC: THE SYMPHONIC POEM

Friday January 15, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Liszt invented the idea of a one movement orchestral piece depicting a poem, painting or story. Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Berlioz had created the background and many composers followed Liszt’s example with much-loved showpieces, including Smetana, Sibelius and R.Strauss. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO JOYCE

Friday January 15, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 18, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

James Joyce stated “The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.” Joyce has indeed been responsible for a vast amount of scholarship surrounding his oeuvre. Tracing his life, and using some of his key works as our guide, we will explore Joyce’s intriguing and sometimes perplexing work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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RUSKIN LACE

Friday January 15, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from Tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: COLOUR

Sunday January 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

COLOUR Explore coloured Drawing Media, develop your use of Chalks and one of the oldest methods of drawing in Bistre. Experiment with different coloured papers. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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BOTANICAL ART IN COLOURED PENCIL: WINTER WONDERS

Monday January 18, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 24, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will take in the form of evergreens, winter vegetables or pot plants, bulbs in bud and succulents (other colours may also be included if you wish!), helped along by Susan's invaluable support and guidance. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £595 Non-residential: £415 (inc. Optional Minibus trip)

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Writing Fiction: Setting and Sentences

Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 22, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘structure’, ‘sentences’ and ‘editing’, Darren will provide you with short stories to discuss, and therefore help develop, your own writing style. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Some brief preliminary material will be…

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ART COURSE – ANTI-WINTER BLUES

Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 22, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bold colours, collage and texture to counteract the winter days in a series of works designed to extend your style and habit of working. We will be stimulated by reference to a range of different creative artists and our own experiments. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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SING WITH OTHERS – YES YOU CAN!

Friday January 22, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 25, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it's wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Deborah Catterall (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/deborah-catterall) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £295 Non-residential: £234

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 22, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 24, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from Tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) DResidential: £248 Non-residential: £179 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

Sunday January 24, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those looking to develop their skill in the medium. With demos and tips along the way, this is an opportunity to practice new techniques in a relaxed environment. Bring your own pastels and photographs, together with a larger than A3 folder, an apron or old shirt. Tutor has a few surfaces available. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (Board/paper provided)

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 24, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 29, 2021 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £500 Non-residential: £334 A WEEKEND precedes.

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

Monday January 25, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 29, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British Award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. Limited spaces. Alan Barnes (www.highamhall.com/alan-barnes) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £342

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Friday January 29, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 29, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Basic materials from Tutor c£5 -£10)

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WINTER STRINGS WEEKEND

Friday January 29, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For more advanced string players - book as individuals and we will make ensembles out of who we get! All applications intitally to seek approval by making contact with Louise Latham whose website can be found on her Tutor page: www.highamhall.com/louise-latham. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Sunday January 31, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw fruit, veg or plant and anchor it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, asparagus, pakchoi, fennel, flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves - an endless variety, even in Winter. One of the UK's foremost Pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL course - attend both, save £30.

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MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION: MORE CHALLENGING TECHNIQUES (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Sunday January 31, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This course is only suitable for those with experience in laying manuscript gesso and using loose leaf gold. You will work on three small projects, one combining flat and raised gilding, one combining different colours or textures of gold (with the option to add tooling) and one using shell gold and watercolour paint. There will be a choice of two designs for each. NOT for beginners. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £250 Non-residential: £181 (inc. Materials) Preceded by an INTRO course.

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February 2021

ART EXHIBITION: ROBERT DUTTON

Monday February 1, 2021 at 12:00 to Saturday July 31, 2021 at 12:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

"I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember and it is within landscape I feel most inspired. Within, as a description of process is important as I’m connected and engaged with landscape physically, through painting practice, personally and passionately. Mixed Media is my number one choice for expressing my ideas in relation to the sublime landscape. First hand experiences are vital. The majesty of landscape cannot be felt, seen, painted or drawn with strength and presence…

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WINTER LANDSCAPE IN WATER BASED OIL

Monday February 1, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter snow, frost and ice create magical landscapes and were often the subjects the Impressionists chose. Come and join Linda as we use images of seasonal Lakes landscape as inspiration. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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COLOURING THE VOICE: BODY AND MIND

Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Developing vocal techniques in the right way can benefit your physical and mental well-being. Aimed at anyone willing (not just soloists), this intimate workshop exercises tonality, timbre, projection, diction, posture and breathing and uses music to enhance confidence, whether you sing, speak on your own or with others. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Thursday February 4, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 7, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bird or animal of your choice (must be a clear, detailed picture) or from a supplied image. Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good paper and then colour step-by-step. Draw a stunning piece to be proud of, inspired by one of the UK's foremost Pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: WATER-SOLUBLE BLOCKS ON QUALITY PAPER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Thursday February 4, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 7, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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 by our stunning winter Lakeland scenery. Develop the potential of a very versatile media to inspire a new creative direction with your art! Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Materials)

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GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Friday February 5, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 7, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An indoor course with an optional very short trip out (in the free period) if the weather is OK. Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Ideal for those who've caught the geology bug! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £248 Non-residential:…

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 7, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. The course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano) Self chosen repertoire. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) with Richard Muncey Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174

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ANTI-WINTER BLUES (SHORTER VERSION)

Sunday February 7, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bold colours, collage and texture to counteract the winter days in a series of works designed to extend your style and habit of working. We will be stimulated by reference to a range of different creative artists and our own experiments. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE SPIRIT OF NORWAY

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A fascinating social, cultural and artistic look at Norway - a land of wonders - and its national identity primarily from the 18th century including: The Land of Thule, Art of the Norwegian Landscape, Fridtjof Nansen (‘father of modern polar exploration.’), Oslo. Danny Wells (Derbyshire www.highamhall.com/danny-wells) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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GET WEAVING! YOUR OWN TARTAN

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday February 12, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For beginners and those wanting to develop their skill further. Design your own Tartan, then dress the loom. Weave a scarf in your own colour combination. Jan will cover all the technical information. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

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ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday February 12, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Challenge your perception of landscape; be abstract yet meaningful by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood. All levels. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. Materials)

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SKETCHBOOK LATE WINTER SAFARI

Friday February 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday February 15, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Observe and record Winter Lakeland (it can be stunning!) plus some special interior locations with lightning sketches - a sort of 'flash mob' armed with pencils, pens, sketch books and cameras - with tea stops! Back at Higham, work your source sketches into more finished drawings. Includes a Famous Artists' Sketchbooks slideshow. Fun for any level. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 inc. Field Trips & tea stops.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday February 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin Lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Basic materials from Tutor c£5 -£10)

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

Friday February 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday February 15, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

{Rescheduled] For those with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in china restoration. Develop an awareness of colour and its application to a restored object. Methods of disguising a mend, the application of coloured fillers and choice and use of paint brushes will be covered. Work on own projects. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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TALE OF FOUR SYMPHONIES

Sunday February 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Symphony No. 4 by Brahms is the summation of his writing. Dvořàk’s 9th is his best-known work, From the New World. Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, 6th Symphony - in Russian the word means passionate or emotional. Mahler’s ever-fresh 1st concludes our journey. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) IAN Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: MORE DRAWING IN COLOUR

Monday February 15, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Try coloured Drawing Media which you may never have used before. Coloured Pencils, Pens, Pastels and Inks plus some more modern media such as Water-mixable Crayons. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (3 NIGHT)

Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday February 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Capture the beauty of our early spring plants and flowers creating a single botanical study, or a more detailed composition. Suitable for all levels of ability the course will allow you to enjoy working at your own pace, with demonstrations and personal tuition. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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GREAT POLITICAL RIVALRIES

Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday February 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We shall examine the main rivalries over the last 200 years, exploring where power lies, how rivalries operate within the political system, various personalities with psychological and other factors. Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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BRASS BAND WEEKEND

Friday February 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A serious, yet relaxed weekend for brass band players to rehearse and perform popular, and perhaps lesser-known, brass band repertoire. There will be both whole-band and sectional rehearsals under the superb guidance of world-renowned Euphonium soloist David Thornton and professional musicians Andy Kershaw (tuba) and Martyn Grisdale (cornet). All prospective players must contact Martyn on 07970036592 or martyn@cambridge-trumpet-teacher.co.uk before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Martyn Grisdale (Course leader) with Andy Kershaw and David Thornton Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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RAKU POTTERY WITH CHRIS BARNES

Sunday February 21, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday February 26, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

hris will help you to create your own pieces of Raku pottery and sculpture, and experience the excitement of Raku firing. With lectures, demos and discussion, also visit places of interest to potters: Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and a local gallery or studio. Chris Barnes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £530 Non-residential: £370 (inc. Field Trip)

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WINTER LANDSCAPE – SKETCHING AND PAINTING

Sunday February 21, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday February 25, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Suitable for intermediate to advanced level. Explore the Lake District in winter when colour and shadow are at their most varied and dramatic. With demos, exercises and expert artistic advice throughout, experience outdoor sketching trips using Mixed Media and develop a studio project in the painting medium of your choice. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 (inc. Field Trips, weather dependent)

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C2102KQ RUSKIN LACE (EXTRA COURSE)

Sunday February 21, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*Extra Course* Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from Tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: TAKE A PANEL

Thursday February 25, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday February 28, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy a long weekend making this quilt. Pretty, bold or bright, the choice is yours. Enjoy good food and company in fantastic surroundings. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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DRAMATIC SKIES, LAND AND SEA-SCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

Friday February 26, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday March 1, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An exceptional chance to extend skills with Pastel for Seascapes, Dramatic Skies and Landscapes. Demos throughout, support for beginners, encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

Sunday February 28, 2021 at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history. Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £68 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea. A repeat of 4th Oct.

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Sunday February 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday March 4, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304 (deposit £150) LWe can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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March 2021

WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 5, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

White on white embriodery. Sample different types and techniques of White Work or work on your piece. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (WEEKEND course follows)

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 5, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike. What's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

Friday March 5, 2021 at 13:30 to Sunday March 7, 2021 at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

Friday March 5, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 7, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Each September Angie offers formal tuition on Whitework Embroidery... Beginners or experienced welcome - work on either a Sampler to frame or your own project Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Follows a 3 NIGHT course)

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday March 7, 2021 at 13:30 to Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. The course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano) Self chosen repertoire. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) with Heather Bills Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 An alternative to 7 Feb.

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SCULPTURE – FIGURATIVE AND THE FEMININE

Monday March 8, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday March 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be encouraged to see with your inner eye and create a 30 cm figure or bust, inspired by imagination. No experience needed - a little rudimentary anatomy useful. More important is willingness to let the clay take you on a journey of discovery. Christine Pike (Norfolk www.highamhall.com/christine-pike) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (includiung Clay and Firing)

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SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN – ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday March 11, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Mathematician, Engineer, Architect: Wren stamped his genius and personality on late 17th Century Britain. From star gazing at Oxford in the 1650s to the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, this course will enable us to spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) and Mrs. Vanessa Lacey Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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MAKE A FELTED LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Friday March 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A hands-on introduction to Felt Making. Create sample pieces to explore different ways of producing colour and texture on felt. Use these to design your own unique felt picture. No experience required. NEW TUTOR: Fiona Moir (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/fiona-moir) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179 (inc. Materials)

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday March 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor)

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SHAKESPEARE’S WINTER’S TALE: A LATE ROMANCE

Friday March 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Join us to explore a tale of apparent tragedy that ends in forgiveness, rebirth and second chances, a story of irrational destructive jealousy but also of wonder and joy. Winter gives place to spring, old foes reconcile, young love offers hope for the future. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169  

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten Players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE AND ALSO TREES

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*EXTENDED* Use whatever Acrylics, brushes, implements you are able to bring. Step by step guidance towards producing two scenes of both coast and trees employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities. Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £350 Non-residential: £249 (2 Canvases Provided)

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HOW TO WRITE POEMS

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Description:*NEW* Learn from a Master. Poetry writing can enable expression of nostalgia, experience, fear, story and more - even passion. Well-honed skills can enhance this wonderful pastime and provide everything you need to write the most eloquent of poems. For all abilities, even novices! NEW TUTOR: Wes Magee (Wirral www.highamhall.com/wes-magee) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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BOOKBINDING BEGINNERS ONLY

Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* This is an introductory course into the basics of hand bookbinding using the same techniques that have hardly changed in centuries. You will see how paper is prepared, then hand sewn into a single section pamphlet and also a multi section book. You will learn how to prepare the book for covering using traditional methods but using modern materials. This course will give you experience and insight into book construction and how to use materials to their best advantage…

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: DRAWING THE HUMAN FORM

Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 19, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will look at the historical perspective on drawing the human figure, human proportions and anatomy. Make studies from a skeleton, mannequin and real-life model. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Part of a hop-on, hop-off series with a Fine Arts-trained professional to gently refresh, refine and instil the fundamentals for being a good Artist. Each course includes a contextual slideshow and is ‘observational’ rather than working from photos.

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S WEEKEND GUIDE TO KANT

Friday March 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Kant famously said, "Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe… the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me." Tracing his life, and using key works as our guides, we will explore Kant's philosophy on morality, knowledge and beauty. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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BOOKBINDING: ADVANCED (QUARTER BOUND LEATHER)

Friday March 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday March 22, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The third stage in learning Bookbinding. Making books covered in leather is always a most satisfying thing to do. Make a C19th western style, smooth spine, quarter bound book in goatskin leather with decorative marbled paper sidings. Practice those endpaper making and sewing skills, taking the book through the construction stages, board attachment, leather preparation and forwarding. Some prior experience and good hand skills needed but be assured that Doug will take you through the process step by step. Doug…

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY 1 – MAKING CONNECTIONS

Friday March 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Acrylics or Watercolour. Why do painters paint? And why do others value their work enough to buy or display it!? Is painting just merchandise or something we are proud of and want to display? Is our task as painters to report, celebrate or critique the world we live in? By painting and with illustrated talks, the course will look at what we choose to paint, and why, and will explore our connections to art history and other creative forms…

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PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY 2 – MAKING CONNECTIONS

Sunday March 21, 2021 at 18:30 to Thursday March 25, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A further retreat exploring connections between thinking and your painting. See 19 March. Linda Birch (www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Trevor Pitt (www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299 2nd of 2 consecutive courses, book both save £100

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LAW AND ORDER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND

Sunday March 21, 2021 at 18:30 to Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A legal system had to be accessed, guilt determined and penalties given. Law was made by royal pronouncement and by the written word and new laws had to be transmitted. We shall explore examples of how justice was viewed and applied. The book needed for this course (Laws of the Earliest English Kings) is included to take home. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. book required for the course)

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EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES WITH ACRYLIC PAINTS, INKS AND MIXED MEDIA

Monday March 22, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 26, 2021 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 important to further develop your own personal style. For any experienced Artist seeking a more contemporary approach using mixed-media: Drawing, Acrylic Ink and acrylic Paint with Oil Pastel on many different surfaces. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (inc. Field Trips)

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday March 26, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials c£15)

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WATERLOO: BUILDING ARMIES, AND ARMIES BUILDING

Friday March 26, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 28, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Battle of Waterloo and the twenty years of conflict that preceded it holds a fascination to this day. The wars took place on land and sea and covered every continent in the world apart from Arctic and Antarctica. During this weekend different speakers will present new perspectives on the military developments and actions that contributed to the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 (just over a decade before Higham was built) and the longest period of peace Europe had…

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

Sunday March 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday April 2, 2021 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with (don't fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use mixed media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your Tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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RECORDER CONSORT

Sunday March 28, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy mostly one-to-a-part Consort playing, in anything from three to eight parts and discover some possibly unfamiliar music. Mainly Renaissance, but may extend into some Baroque and the 20th Century. (Coincides with the Viols, so some interaction may be possible.) Philip Gruar (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/philip-gruar) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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