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

September 2020

LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Wed 23 Sep - 13:30 Fri 25 Sep 2020 *TWIN COURSE* See 21-23 Sep for details. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Follows another course.

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

September 25th at 18:30 to September 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Sun 27 Sep 2020 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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HERE AND THERE: A BRITISH HISTORY OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE

September 25th at 18:30 to September 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 18 Sep - 13:30 Sun 20 Sep 2020 The architecture of India, from the Taj Mahal to the bungalow is simultaneously exotic, and entirely familiar. Trace the story of Indian architecture not just through India itself, but through the relationships the British have had with it over time - in temples and palaces, railway stations and clubs, and Alhambras both here, and there. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO ORWELL AND 1984

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Mon 28 Sep 2020 Well-known, but sometimes only fleetingly referrred to, 1984 was a masterpiece of its time. Visions of a society which, to some extent, we now inhabit. Enjoy delving deeper with gentle discussion and shared insights. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 27 Sep - 13:30 Tue 29 Sep 2020 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. Noncompetitive 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 (1st of 2 successive courses due to demand)P

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A2009NT DO YOUR OWN THING STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 2 NIGHT)

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extra course added due to last minute cancellation of another course. Sun 27 September 2020 18:30 – Tue 29 September 2020 13:30 For experienced Artists etc. Last minute distanced Studio space to work on your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! Residential: £199 Non-residential: £129 The first of two successive courses available. Book both if you like for a 4-nighter.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: SQUIRREL OR NUÉ

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Fri 2 Oct 2020 Explore the beautiful technique of Or Nué, creating shading over gold threads in an original design by Helen in the form of a squirrel. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's WHITEWORK follows.

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 29th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Tue 29 Sep - 13:30 Thu 1 Oct 2020 *NEW EXTRA COURSE* See 27 Sep, Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174 (2nd of 2 successive courses due to demand)

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A2009NT2 DO YOUR OWN THING STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 2 NIGHT)

September 29th at 18:30 to October 1st at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Extra course added due to last minute cancellation of another course. Tue 29 September 2020 18:30 – Thu 1 October 2020 13:30 For experienced Artists etc. Last minute distanced Studio space to work on your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! Residential: £199 Non-residential: £129 The second of two successive courses available. Book both if you like for a 4-nighter.

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October 2020

MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS (3 NIGHT)

October 1st at 13:30 to October 4th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW LONGER COURSE* Our seasonal opportunity to develop fungi identification skills with a truly respected expert in a prime natural area. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. For the seasoned and unseasoned. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: WHITE WORK

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 2 Oct - 13:30 Mon 5 Oct 2020 Be introduced to the beautiful art of Broderie Anglaise and Richelieu Embroidery with surface stitches for extra decoration and needle lace filling to add to the delicacy of the overall appearance. Beginner or to experienced welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's OR NUÉ precedes.

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NATURAL HISTORY IN COLOURED PENCIL WEEKEND

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come and record the smaller types of Britains wildlife ranging from butterflies to fungus, mice to foxes. The course will work mainly with both Dry and Watercolour Pencil. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

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

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos and 1:1 tuition. For artists with previous painting experience looking to loosen-up. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £530 Non-residential: £370 (inc. Field Trips)

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Writing Fiction: Reading as a Writer

October 4th at 18:30 to October 7th 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 ‘close reading’, ‘details’ and ‘learning from Checkhov’, 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

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AUTUMN COLOURS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In a change from her usual, Helen takes the rich autumn colours of the Lake District as a start for exploring a unique combination of ink and coloured pencil. Render fells, trees, water and sky with pen and artist-quality pencil, using rich, blended colour, mark-making and easy techniques like embossing and lifting out. Slow, small-scale art with scope for creativity with results to delight and surprise! Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £254

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SKETCHING IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

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

A series of different methods and approaches will be suggested and taught. Ways to develop your eye and stimulate an adventurous approach to sketching. Including concertina books, collage and colour sample work as well as traditional methods. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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BOOKBINDING: Carolingian Binding Model

October 9th at 18:30 to October 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials at cost)

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

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

This year we return to some string orchestra favourites, Capriol Suite, St Paul Suite, Bach Concerto for two violins, Barber Adagio, Mozart Divertimento k 138 and Biber Battalia. Players should have previous ensemble experience. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £174

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 11th at 13:30 to October 14th at 18:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. (Longer Walks version is in Apr) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

October 12th at 18:30 to October 14th 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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THE STORY OF FRENCH ART

October 12th at 18:30 to October 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This illustrated programme traces the development of French Art from the origins of the French Academy in the C17th until the State relinquished control of the Salon Exhibitions in the late C19th and then beyond. Formidable! Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: PERUVIAN TAPESTRIES

October 12th at 18:30 to October 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Peruvian tapestries are characterized by bold imagery, with a limited palette. These qualities, and the techniques used, will be applied to designing and weaving a sample piece. The course is both perfect for both beginners and for those with some experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Follows WOVEN TAPESTRY: WEAVING ON NAIL LOOMS.

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

October 14th at 18:30 to October 19th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

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EXPLORING ACRYLICS: FROM SKETCH TO FINISHED PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 14th at 18:30 to October 19th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Try out paints, supports and additives in this exciting, quick-drying and popular medium - all provided. Bring sketches and photographs as starting points for successful paintings or find inspiration in and around Higham. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £505 Non-residential: £339 (inc. all Materials and Field Trips)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: WEAVING ON NAIL LOOMS

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

Nail looms are portable, versatile and create a distinctive woven surface. They offer unique flexibility in forming shaped tapestries this workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 WOVEN TAPESTRY: PERUVIAN TAPESTRIES, follows.

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IN THE TRACKS OF HADRIAN’S WALL

October 16th at 18:30 to October 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy fascinating and revealing lectures and guided walks with Bruce to Roman-related sites. Includes a one-way walk of a section of Hadrian's Wall - outdoor gear and energy required! Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £375 Non-residential: £274 (inc. Field Trips and lunches out)

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GET WEAVING!

October 16th at 18:30 to October 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Introduction to weaving exploring the use of Colour and Texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing Weavers. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Yarns £15 from Tutor)

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WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 19th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Mandy Burvill We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. Residential: £551 Non-residential: £419 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor's suggestions for projects to develop your artist's eye like a professional. Most media allowed except Oils. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with short off-road walks so dress for weather and walking. (Longer Walks version is in Apr) Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out.

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HIGHAM HALL AND LANDSCAPE: AN ARTIST’S VIEW (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine Drawing and Watercolour using the live resource of Higham and its surrounding landscape and gardens. Covers the use of Pencils (Graphite and Watercolour), Watercolour Paints and various Brushes on a gentle course for all budding Artists. NEW TUTOR: Franky Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/franky-rodwell) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. Materials)

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SCHUBERT: HIS LIFE AND MUSIC

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An appreciation of the remarkably productive but tragically short life of one of the greatest of all composers - Familiar symphonies, chamber works, songs and piano pieces alongside lesser-known operas, choral works and Viennese dances. Chris Rodwell (www.highamhall.com/chris-rodwell) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of Woodcut and Wood Engraving. Working with plywood, MDF, end-grain hardwood or plastic blocks, a wide range of styles is possible, whatever your art background. Suitable for complete beginners or experienced - be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: STAINED GLASS APPLIQUE

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using quick-bias tape you have the choice of 2 small or 1 large throw, with the choice of modern or traditional blocks. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 First of two successive courses due to demand.

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A2010PO LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND PAINTING PROGRAMME: ADVANCED

October 25th at 18:30 to October 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This Course* incorporates image gathering trips and consolidates a deeper understanding of 'Tissue Layering' combining Acrylics, Pastel & Ink to create wholly expressive works. Gain real depth & texture by enjoying richness of surface with successive layers of Colour Blocking & Drawn Line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £450 Non-residential: £299 *3rd of 3 individual Workshops in Landscape Drawing & Painting progressing the ideas of 'Layered & Structured" surfaces; offering a continuum from basic to more advanced…

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: STAINED GLASS APPLIQUE

October 26th at 18:30 to October 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using quick-bias tape you have the choice of 2 small or 1 large throw, with the choice of modern or traditional blocks. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Second of two successive courses due to demand.

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 30th at 18:30 to November 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be guided as to how to make use of Watercolours to achieve the essential elements for successful paintings. Get used to colour-mixing, composition and different ways of achieving effects in a simple way, with time to experiment and develop various techniques. Just bring yourself! Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179 (inc. Materials)

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THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

October 30th at 18:30 to November 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Superficially, the art of the Renaissance may seem old hat but it remains endlessly fascinating and continues to provide new insights. This course will range over many aspects and consider the impact of the phenomenon in a wider European context. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 Preceded by Wayne's PERFORMANCE ART course.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

October 30th at 18:30 to November 1st 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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November 2020

LOST CUMBRIA ON FILM

November 1st 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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COLOURING THE VOICE: BODY AND MIND

November 1st at 18:30 to November 3rd 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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TALK & LUNCH: THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

November 3rd at 11:00 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A 500th Anniversary Talk - In 1520 Henry VIII and Francis 1 met to ratify an Anglo-French alliance and the betrothal of Princess Mary to the French Dauphin. An entourage of 6,000 each descended on a field near Calais for 18 days to display the skill and splendour of each King and country. Jo Mabbutt will tell you how the English achieved this spectacular event. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Special Event: £22 inc. Lunch

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GILDED DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Master a range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic transfer foils and metallic powders for flat and textured surfaces – suitable for use on a variety of artwork including paint, collage, print and card. Explore colouring and texturing techniques, layer and distress samples, and embellish your own artwork. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (materials at cost)

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BEETHOVEN: A CELEBRATION

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth we will take a fresh look at the revolutionary works which took existing forms and stretched them to the limits. Includes favourite piano sonatas, concertos and symphonies. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH STEVE HUMBLE

November 5th at 18:30 to November 10th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, via the lens of Contemporary Painting. With exercises, briefs and tutorials, be pushed to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £500 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Field Trips)

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

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

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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INK AND WATERCOLOUR: LAKELAND LANDSCAPES

November 8th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Cottages and villages, trees, bushes, flowers and, of course, lakes using Ink and Watercolour. Sketch around our grounds, also visit some local places for rustic buildings, livestock with the dynamic of gorgeous Lakeland scenery. For all. Margaret Eggleton (Surrey www.highamhall.com/margaret eggleton) Residential: £451 Non-residential: £319 (inc. Filed Trips)

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WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 8th at 18:30 to November 11th 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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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 10th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A course suitable for beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a hare. Learn about the various types of pastel and surfaces, we will practice layering, blending and adding texture. Bring a larger than A3 folder, together with an apron or old shirt. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 (inc. Materials) Paul's more advanced course will be on 24 Jan.

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THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND

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

Geological trips with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road with evening lectures. View glacial landforms and features that have formed since the ice disappeared (screes, landslides, river terraces and floodplains, with landscape changes still happening today. Suitable for all - prepare for walking and weather. Dr. Peter Wilson (Ulster www.highamhall.com/peter-wilson) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 (inc. Field Trips)

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 12th at 18:30 to November 17th 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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A WEEKEND WITH THE HARP

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

All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied and specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Jan Bennett and Shelley Fairplay Organised by Gill Salter-Smith for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

November 15th at 18:30 to November 20th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take inspiration from the use of botanical subjects associated with winter celebrations - Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. Plenty of help and a chance to try things out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £329

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th 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: FORM, TONE AND PERSPECTIVE

November 17th at 18:30 to November 19th 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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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO NIETZSCHE

November 19th at 18:30 to November 22nd 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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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

November 19th at 18:30 to November 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 20th at 18:30 to November 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

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JEWELLERY MAKING: TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 26th 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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THE BRONZE AND IRON AGES:

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We start with Homer and the Bronze Age in England and Ireland, the Pitiless Bronze and move through to the Iron Age with a particular focus on the North of England. We look at culture and society at building, fighting and burial. We’ll look at long barrows and hillforts with at least one field trip. John Sadler started his career in history and prehistory on digs in Northumberland during boyhood with the late Professor G. Jobey on a range of…

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

November 24th at 18:30 to November 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (WEEKEND course follows)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

November 27th at 18:30 to November 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden 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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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

November 27th at 18:30 to November 29th 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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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st 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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CARTOONS FOR CHRISTMAS

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Similar to our March DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST, but focused towards drawing Christmas cards (of course!). A fun seasonal course for anyone (whether you’re an experienced artist or a complete beginner). Colin Shelbourn (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Colin returns 3 Mar.)

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MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

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

Create layered prints with vibrant colours using a range of monoprint and monotype techniques. Learn how to construct a composition, also when and how to play fast and loose with the rules, embrace the accidental and enjoy the process. Aim for a mounted piece of work! Vega Brennan (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/vega-brennan) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (Materials c£12)

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December 2020

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th 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. Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 A WEEKEND follows.

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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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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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RINGS, BANGLES, EARRINGS AND PEWTER CASTING

December 11th at 18:30 to December 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop techniques for creating your own jewellery: textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills are transferable to silver (more expensive). You may like to try the art of Pewter casting but this is optional. Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea. Sally Rotarides (E. Lothian www.highamhall.com/sally-rotarides) SPECIAL PRICE (Save £25): Residential: £310 Non-residential: £209 (Basic materials £5-£30)

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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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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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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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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 18:30 to Friday January 1, 2021 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with 3 years' SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations) to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Mervyn Short and Jane Meikle with musician George Meikle Residential: £324 Non-residential: £232

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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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SAXOPHONE (WEEKDAY)

Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 8, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 Followed by a WEEKEND.

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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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SAXOPHONE (WEEKEND)

Friday January 8, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday January 10, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 Follows a WEEKDAY version.

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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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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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