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

August 2018

PRINTMAKING SUMMER WORKSHOP

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

Explore techniques: woodcut, (cutting an image in plankwood); wood engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with a steelpoint) and etching (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Create prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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WAYS WITH WATERCOLOUR DAY WITH CERI ALLEN

August 19th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore different approaches to this versatile medium with interesting projects through the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert, guided tuition. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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WAYS WITH WATERCOLOUR DAY WITH CERI ALLEN

August 20th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore different approaches to this versatile medium with interesting projects through the day. Bring paper, paints and brushes for expert, guided tuition. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For pre-formed Trios, Quartets & Quintets. Mornings, work together at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons, explore our beautiful surroundings. Other sessions mixed Ensemble work. Large music library to explore.Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: LATE SUMMER FLOWERS

August 22nd at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint your chosen subject from the wonderful flowers in bloom. Tuition in botanical accuracy and composition to produce a pleasing finished piece of work. All abilities, Tutor will adapt for level of experience. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes Susan Christopher-Coulson's BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL.

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THE PURSUIT OF PAINTING AND DRAWING WITH THE IMPRESSIONISTS

August 24th at 18:30 to August 31st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Monet, Degas et al. worked from Landscape, Still Life and the Figure, experimenting with ways of rendering subjects. Using any materials, we will work from these motifs, with support and encouragement throughout to develop all aspects of image making. More suitable for artists with some basic experience. Michael Stewart (W. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/michael-stewart) SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £637 Non-residential: £448

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RELIEF AND CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL

August 24th at 18:30 to August 30th 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: £552 Non-residential: £373

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A FLORAL CONFETTI

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

With summer in full bloom, celebrate your favourite flowers by creating a colourful confetti composed of scattered petals or small flowers/florets, worked in Coloured Pencil. Beginners upwards, work at your own pace under individual attention. Techniques, papers and pencils to try out. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows Marion Wilson's BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING.

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PEN, INK AND PASTEL: INTO LANDSCAPE – DEVELOPING EXPRESSIVE STYLE

August 26th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This 3rd part*, we take image-gathering trips and consolidate previous approaches with deeper understanding of layering Pastel and Ink to create a wholly expressive experience in our work. Gain real richness and texture by enjoying the physicality and depth of surface as we build up successive colour blocks and drawn line. Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *3rd of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced techniques.…

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FILM AND HISTORY

August 28th at 18:30 to August 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Film, particularly fiction film, provides information which conventional historical documents do not. It shows what we think, how we speak, what our lives look like. Look at life (1900-1950) in Britain, America, Germany, Italy, France and Russia. Dr. Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STARTERS’ MINI-ORCHESTRA FOR WOODWIND AND STRINGS (C INSTRUMENTS)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Easy-level weekend for instruments that play in the key of C (flute, oboe, bassoon and bowed strings -so no clarinets etc.), to play in a mixed string and woodwind group. Keys, note ranges etc. are straightforward, so you can enjoy making music together, with the option of easier parts. Ideal for those with little or no experience of playing in a group, who last played decades ago in a school orchestra, or just lack confidence. Primarily for Grades 1…

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PHILOSOPHY: MEDIEVAL

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the first millennia Christianity became assimilated into Roman culture. The Greek idea of philosophy as rational examination independent of religious doctrine sat uncomfortably with the rise of Christianity. Questions about the nature of the universe and what constitutes a virtuous life were held to be answered in the scriptures and were no longer considered subjects for philosophical discussion. The philosophers in this course, including Augustine of Hippo, sought to integrate Greek philosophy into Christian religion. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper)…

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

August 31st at 18:30 to September 2nd 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 Materials at cost

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September 2018

EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

September 2nd at 18:30 to September 7th 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: £514 Non-residential: £359 inc. Field Trips

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SINGING FOR SOLOISTS

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

Extended small workshop for Singers already with a little (recent or otherwise) experience, who perhaps sing in choirs and/or have sung a few solos as amateurs. Some 1:1 with Sian and time for private practice included. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT1

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

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Basic materials available from tutor £5-£10 approx.) Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced (tout en français!) a superb opportunity to improve your French, your confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss, read and listen to authentic French resources (Press, Radio, TV, Film, Song) and, importantly, have fun. Bon voyage! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON) PT2

September 5th at 18:30 to September 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW TWIN SUMMER COURSE* Discover handmade Bobbin Lace, work on your UFO€™s and pick Jan€™s brain. She will also bring patterns from her Tantalising Torchon collection, exploring some more unusual aspects of this neglected lace. Total beginner through to advanced all welcome! Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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RUSKIN LACE

September 7th at 18:30 to September 9th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

September 7th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With one of our finest contemporary Seascape Artists, with a passion for the expressive medium of Pastel, also used to stunning effect in her Portraits. Demos throughout, support for beginners and 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: £324 Non-residential: £226

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SIBELIUS: STANDARD-BEARER OF FINNISH MUSIC

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

Great Composer who helped show both artistic and national independence through a genuine ethnic Finnish sound, drawing on many native traditions, in particular ancient epic poetry, from which he drew much orchestral and vocal inspiration. Explore Finnish music and how Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) gave it focus and lasting recognition. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LITERALLY SPEAKING: HAMLET, MACBETH & A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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

The double mode - Tragedy and Comedy in Shakespeare: sinister forces with elements of danger unseen contrast with his take on the extraordinary effects of falling passionately in love. A new view, including new research, supplemented by musical responses - everything from original 17th century settings to Verdi, Britten and Thomas. For both Beginners and Connoisseurs! Dr. Richard Moore (Berwickshire www.highamhall.com/richard-moore) This will be Richard's final Higham course, as he is retiring after this from his Higham commitments. We thank…

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RUSKIN LACE

September 9th at 18:30 to September 11th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on project. Limited spaces. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 (Materials at cost)

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YOGA AND WALKING – LATE SUMMER

September 10th at 18:30 to September 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A perfect mix! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst peaceful fells. Feel more supple & relaxed. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £261 inc. Field Trips

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DISCOVER WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

Be shown White Work stitching techniques (white fabric, white thread) including Cut Work, Broderie Anglaise, Pulled work, Schwalm and Mountmellick - Choose your stitch! Suitable for embroidery newbies and experienced. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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STUMPWORK

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

Coloured silks and metallic threads on heavy silk show insects, fruit, small animals & flowers in Elizabethan Stumpwork. A modern piece may be any raised design, inspired by a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and thread you'd like for texture. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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FRENCH AND BELGIAN FILM

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

For all cinéphiles and/or language buffs. Three films in French (English subtitles) stimulating discussion in English (and French, if appropriate). Préjudice (2016) - drama: sibling rivalry and parenting with dark twists. Tomboy (2011) - drama: a 10 year old girl's identity. "An Absolute Delight" (BBC) Cloclo (2012) - biopic: the extraordinary life of French pop icon Claude François.. Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE FAUVES AND COLOUR: ART WORKSHOP

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

The Fauves were the 'Wild Beasts' of colour in the early 20th Century. Studying the great Colourists: Henri Matisse, André Derain (and others) with their expressive colour, enliven your own Art with guidance. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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EXPLORING KING LEAR: SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGIC MASTERPIECE

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

Explore a powerful tragedy of two families and kingdom destroyed by rivalry and misunderstanding. Focus on the play's themes, narrative and sources, examine how Shakespeare uses language, structure and visual imagery to influence his audience. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

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

An introduction. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons create a stunning freestyle piece with fabulous surfaces which could be incorporated in a hanging, panel, pendant, lid, bracelet, book cover etc. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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GENRES IN ART WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

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

Gorgeous images of a wide range of Art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Religious Art, Realism, Still life, Horses, Cats, Birds, Flowers and Illustration plus some related Film. A rich feast for the eyes! Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen & Ink, combining to create a finished drawing with confidence. Demos throughout, experiment with a variety of pens. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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THE QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

September 16th at 18:30 to September 21st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: GREAT SCENES FROM OPERA

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

Enjoy sound and spectacle from a golden age of Opera. Gounod's lively Fair Scene from Faust. Contrasting scenes from Verdi's Aida and Don Carlos mixing conflicts of state and individual. Tchaikovsky's touching letter scene and Ball from Eugene Onegin. Bringing the curtain down, the awe-inspiring Grail Scene from Wagner's Parsifal and the joyous festival which ends The Mastersingers. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ACRYLICS WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

Explore Acrylic. Build-up Structure using wash, glaze, rag, impasto, knife or credit card and Texture using gesso and cling film. Use Watercolour effects, flat graphics or thick impasto oils to create very different paintings. For Starters, Experimenters and Challengers. Both representational and abstract themes - try both if you wish. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PAINT ON YOUR IPAD OR PHONE

September 20th at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sketching and Painting in your style, or that of the Masters, on a digital device with software (c£6). Waken your inner Hockney! Joseph (a sell out at the V&A) can answer queries - see his tutor page (*) - also for technical info on what to obtain in advance. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent *www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. Field Trips (weather-permitting)

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HOW AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE A HOME TODAY

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This will NOT make your home more beautiful, or tidier. What if we didn't have a home? Ed will explore the concept of home and hearth through building, furniture, decor, clutter, even housework, considering private and public space, the importance of objects and the demands we make of our home environment. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. NEW TUTOR: Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MIXED MEDIA WEEKEND: A BIG LANDSCAPE

September 21st at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring Acrylics, A3 or larger sheets of card and drawing tools (e.g large felt tip pens, charcoal, coloured inks) and some Landscape reference to go big scale! Feel a sense of boldness and freedom, helped by the variety of materials and encouragement. Come and try! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PIANO WORKSHOP

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

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & 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: £236 Non-residential: £169

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 23rd at 18:30 to September 25th 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. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows - attend both courses, save £20.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

September 24th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes - attend both courses, save £20.

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR: “THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END”

September 26th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For British and French, WW1 ended 11am, 11th November 1918 and all was meant to get back to normal. Yet, east of the Rhine, it was the start of years of revolutions, attempted revolutions, Fascism, civil wars and wars between successor states of the Empires. Explore a forgotten chapter in Europe's violent history and some implications. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 POST WW1 BRITAIN follows - attend both, save £25.

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ART DAY: THE MAGIC OF GOUACHE RESIST (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 28th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn a magical painting technique that results in a piece that has a look a little like woodcut, combining boldness with subtlety. It can be combined with watercolour or coloured gouache paint, or left plain for a more graphic feel. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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A LAND FIT FOR HEROES? BRITAIN AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

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

24th November 1918, David Lloyd George declared the task of any future government: "to make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in", an aim not realised between the wars, with a society divided between south/north, prosperity/poverty, social change/political conservatism. Consider 20s and 30s Britain - rising hemlines to Jarrow Marchers - and her response to the approach of WW2. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END precedes - attend both,…

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DRAWING AND PAINTING – LAKELAND CHURCHES (EXTENDED)

September 28th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The North Lakes landscape has some very characterful settings for churches. Explore their atmosphere and distinctive qualities through mixed media sketching and painting on location. We will take inspiration from some of the finest examples of evocative drawings and paintings of buildings, especially churches, in the works of John Piper and William Turner among other artists. Join Lionel, an experienced outdoor landscape artist, on 5 sketching expeditions helping you develop your drawing and colour skills and exploring new ideas in…

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 28th at 18:30 to October 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners or experienced welcome. Materials from tutor dependent upon project. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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SIMPLIFYING THE HUMAN FIGURE FOR SKETCHING AND PAINTING

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

Create simplified images of the human figure, Pen and Watercolour washes, proceeding to build a painting in either Watercolours or Acrylics. For painters ready for an artistic, structured, understanding of Life. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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October 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘THE STORY AND THE READER’ AND ‘SYMBOLISM’

October 1st at 18:30 to October 4th 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. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324   Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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OILS WITH CERI ALLEN

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

A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK: WAYS OF SEEING (RESCHEDULED)

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

Seen as suspense thrillers, often his films show Hitch as a man in fear (his speciality) - fat Englishman in Hollywood, carefully-modulated spoken vowels, critically observant, cynical, suspicious of order. Enjoy and scrutinise three films bound-up with fear, suspicion and paranoia: Strangers On a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Rear Window (1954). Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £231   Non-residential: £164 (Course postponed from April

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

October 5th at 18:30 to October 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, a seasonal opportunity to further develop your identification skills with a respected expert. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: OR NUÉ – COLOUR OVER GOLD

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the beautiful technique of Or Nué, creating shading over gold threads in an original design by Helen in the form of a running hare. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP follows - book both courses, save £40.

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

October 6th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPER MODELS – THE ORGAN PIPE ORCHESTRA

October 7th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

LEGITIMATE FUN! From paper, model a pair of working pumped wind instruments, each playing a different note. Playing some fun tunes together as an ensemble - essentially a big home-made organ recital! Also choose another model from Rob's designs to make. Bring favourite scissors and combine music, science, craft and fun! Rob Ives (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/rob-ives) £74 including lunch, refreshments & materials Some of Rob's ingenious paper models are on display in the college. He makes kits of them which sell…

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: INSPIRED BY MATISSE’S PAPER-CUTS

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

Dynamic, bold shapes made in cut paper, and collaged to form the basis of a design. Interpreting in weave will give you the opportunity to explore achieving clean lines and working with strong colour. Suitable for weavers at early and advanced stages. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 WEAVING BIRDS follows.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP

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

Create a charming hand embroidered Scissors Keep, with hand-made cards and small tassel to an original design by Helen. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's OR NUÉ precedes - book both courses, save £40.

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BIRD & ANIMAL MODELLING IN CLAY

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

Create lively sculptures using photographic reference material. Learn how to express movement, stillness, contrasts in texture and softness and enhance your work with details that evoke clarity. There will be a single firing at the end that can be collected later or sent on by carrier for a small fee. Students are encouraged to bring their own images/tablets, though this is not essential. Chris Barnes (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 (includes firing)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: WEAVING BIRDS

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

A wonderful workshop to try out new ideas and techniques. From the cry of a curlew to a robin in the garden, birds can be a great source of delight and inspiration. Weavers have woven images of birds for hundreds of years and this workshop will look at traditional and contemporary tastes. Suitable for beginners and those with experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows Louise's course INSPIRED BY MATISSE.

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

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

The Dvořák Serenade is one of the glories of the String Orchestra repertoire. Experienced string players are invited to join us to play this wonderful piece of music. Suk Meditation and Janacek Little Suite will complete a Czech weekend. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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PICTURE FRAMING

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

Enjoy the satisfaction of making your own frames to complement your art competently and accurately. Learn about mount cutting, double mounts, glass cutting and wash lines. No experience required. Make at least two complete frames. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

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

Create delightful hand-stitched Embroidery - the finished effect relying very much on texture and 3D effects. Combine various stitches with mixed-media techniques, working in shades of neutral colours. All levels from total beginners to more experienced, stitch either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own design. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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A JOURNEY INTO SCOTTISH ART

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

The focus of this course is on incomparable Scottish painters through the ages; analysing their creative powers and the trials and tribulations which inspired them to produce outstanding work and thus, their prevailing reputations. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CREATIVE ART JOURNALS: EXPRESS, EMBELLISH, EXPERIMENT

October 14th at 18:30 to October 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The pages look beautiful in the books but how do you make your own journal look like that? Enter the world of art journaling and enjoy playing with a variety of techniques to create exciting pages. Ideal if you are new to art journals/sketchbooking, or simply to explore surface and decoration. LIMITED SPACES. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. all materials

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SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY

October 14th at 18:30 to October 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 clay. Precious metal clay is an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Those with good experience of metal clay may work independently on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 plus Materials from Tutor c£55 (subject to silver prices)

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ACRYLICS WITH BRIAN SMITH

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

*NEW* The flexibility of Acrylic! Gesso for a textured base, brush, palette knife, cloth, finger - anything can enhance your marks. Explore surfaces: smooth, canvas, paper or board. Work small, produce studies and paintings from supplied references in conjunction with life around Higham.  Join Brian to extend your skills to a new level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

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GREAT DISCOVERIES IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

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

Seven fascinating lectures on important discoveries in Biology & Medicine. What is science and how do scientists work? Key experiments that have revolutionised our understanding of health and disease and their implications for medicine will be explained. Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 17th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wished you could paint in oil? Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day, LANDSCAPES WITH WATER, follows. Attend both, save £20.

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPES WITH WATER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 18th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wished you could paint in oil? Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day (LANDSCAPE) precedes. Attend both, save £20.

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: BRIGHT HOPES

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

Bright Hopes. Learn half seaming and set in triangles. You have a choice of large or small quilt. 3 Main colours or scrappy, the choice is yours. Come learn and have fun at the same time. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

Wind chamber music specifically for intermediate-standard (grades 6-8). Set works will include colourful music by Rossini, who died 150 years ago in November. There will be an informal performance at 12pm at the end of the course. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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WATERCOLOURS WITH BRIAN SMITH

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

*NEW* Examine in depth the options to create successful, striking images. Your building blocks are composition, value, focus, scale and colour - balanced in various ways to dictate your outcome. Possibly working in and around Higham along with studio exercises. Join Brian to dig deeper! Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save £25.

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

October 21st at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING

October 21st at 18:30 to October 26th 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: £470 Non-residential: £309

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING

October 21st at 18:30 to October 26th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, through 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: £485 Non-residential: £325 inc. Field Trips

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

October 21st at 18:30 to October 23rd 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: £231 Non-residential: £164

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AUTUMN & SPOOKY CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* Create high quality autumn/winter decorations, some with floral elements. Includes a lit Halloween scene container and other things to cheer up the upcoming dark nights. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Don't worry, the Christmas course is still on - we just thought an extra similar course would help meet demand! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £261 Non-residential: £194 (Materials Included)

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

October 27th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

October 28th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. (See also 27 Oct) Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an…

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

October 28th at 18:30 to October 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw and paint flowers and plants in watercolour from living material, with expert help through the stages. Detailed drawing and watercolour techniques will be demonstrated and individual tuition according to ability will be available throughout. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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METALLICS FOR CARDS THE PROFESSIONAL WAY

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

Use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create bold images and intriguing backgrounds. Print and stencil with metallic varnishes and waxes to produce interesting card designs and textures. Colour metal leaf and experiment with metallic transfer foil for striking patterns and designs which can be cut and punched-out for embellishments and backgrounds. Hot tips for professional layout, layering and combinations. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Precedes Jo's course METALLICS FOR…

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WRITING GHOST STORIES

October 28th at 18:30 to November 1st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A timely writing course for those who enjoy and would like to write ghost stories. Using examples from one of the most accomplished writers of the genre, M. R. James, enjoy lectures and writing exercises on character, setting, point of view and structure, before completing some ghost stories of our own! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £388 Non-residential: £246

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GET WEAVING! WOVEN SHIBORI

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

Experiment with Shibori weaving. Create a test piece then weave a beautiful-pleated scarf. Beginners and experienced. Also a must for dyeing fans: we will discuss possibilites, however dyeing will not be part of the course. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor

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METALLICS FOR TEXTILES

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

Master a wide range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foils - suitable for use on a variety of textiles and surfaces. Combine metallic powders with varnishes, waxes, texturing media and stencilling. To embellish, use print and painting for more intriguingly raised metallic surfaces. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Preceded by Jo's course METALLICS FOR CARDS - attend both, save £25.

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November 2018

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

November 1st at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments

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HOW TO IMPROVE TONAL CONTRAST IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

November 2nd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to focus on how to get your tones right in watercolours under the beneficial tutelage of a hugely-experienced art tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments Jane's WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS weekend follows.

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JOHN PIPER’S PAINTING TECHNIQUE

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

John Piper was one of England's finest 20th Century artists. In this course, we will study and paint in his style using Watercolour, Gouache and Inks. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Water-soluble pencils are a very versatile medium on their own or in combination with other materials. Whether first timer or refresher, cover various techniques from use as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. materials. Jane's WATERCOLOURS DAY precedes.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

November 2nd at 18:30 to November 4th 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: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 -£10)

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CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

November 4th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

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

Carlisle - a rich and varied past which rewards explorers, a legacy reflected in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Guided walking and trips to indoor sites such as Tullie House Musuem & Gallery, Castle Museum of Military Life, Cathedral, Treasury and Wreay Church designed by Sarah Losh. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 4th at 18:30 to November 9th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to work expressively and freely, combining drawing and painting mediums to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings inspired by source images of your Tutor's native Isle of Skye. For all levels wanting to loosen up, learn more about different mediums, and explore "what if...?" possibilities. Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

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

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

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

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

Create colourful-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: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£15)

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BRITISH ART 1900-1950

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

We will review how British artists were able to embrace the avant-garde sweeping through Europe during the first-half of the 20th Century. Fully illustrated throughout, it's a story of great achievement and one filled with surprises. Handouts will be provided, no prior-knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes Wayne's BENJAMIN BRITTEN course - attend both, save £25.

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