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Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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October 2017

REIKI I WEEKEND

October 20th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* The ancient Japanese form of energy healing is available to all and no special skills are required. Learn to channel this energy enabling you to restore physical and emotional well-being in yourself and others. Limited spaces. NEW TUTOR: Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beal) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 A REIKI SHARE is on 12/1 and a REIKI II takes place on 2/2/18.

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TALK & TEA: BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN & ITS PLACE IN THE SIOUX WAR OF 1876

October 22nd at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An iconic battle on American soil that disproved military theories of the day. Hear about the campaign timelines of the wider Sioux War and the key engagement between the US 7th Cavalry and combined Northern Plains tribes in Montana Territory in June 1876. NEW TUTOR: Tom McMullen (Colonel W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tom-mcmullen) £16 including refreshments

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THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A new spirit of scientific enquiry, of progress, and of the triumph of reason drove C18th thinking forward. But this wasn't mere philosophising - The Enlightenment created the modern world. Chad Goodwin (Norwich www.highamhall.com/chad-goodwin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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A POST-IMPRESSIONISTS ART WORKSHOP

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Be inspired by great masters of Post-Impressionism: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cézanne. Explore the ideas behind their great works, try out their techniques with lots of scope to develop your own work. Colourful and thoroughly inspiring! Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 27th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer pattern to wood, use chisels, learn all the techniques. Beginners upwards. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING – FISH (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 24th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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By controlling the special soft brush with a sharp point, Chinese brush painting is not only a mental, but also a physical exercise coordinating mind and body. Learn brush handling techniques and paint interesting subjects like goldfish and other common fish. Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) £72 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Another DAY follows - Book both, save £25. B&B from just £35pn.

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TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING -BAMBOO (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 25th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We will introduce the history of Chinese bamboo painting, then the common techniques relating to the use of Chinese soft brushes and ink. Select from a range of demonstrated subjects such as bamboo and trees. Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) £72 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Another DAY precedes - Book both, save £25. B&B from just £35pn.

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

October 25th at 18:30 to October 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162

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TRY FOR A DAY: KNOW YOUR MOSSES & LIVERWORTS

October 26th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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There are over 1000 bryophyte species (mosses & liverworts) in Britain. Many grow during winter, so you can enjoy some botany all year round! Be introduced to some of these fascinating plants; looking at their unusual life-cycles as well as beginning to learn how to identify different species. Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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INTERMEDIATE WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 27th at 18:30 to October 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Reicha: Partita (Parthia) in F Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia Two wonderful pieces for 10 wind players of intermediate (grade 6-8) standard: an original four-movement by the great Bohemian wind chamber composer Antonin Reicha, plus a delightful arrangement by Laurence of the hugely popular Borodin piece. Both will be conducted and rehearsed in detail, and there will be an informal performance of both works at 12pm at the end of the course. We can pick up at 5pm…

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BOLD, EXCITING COLOURS IN FIGURES AND STILL LIFE

October 27th at 18:30 to October 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We will be looking for bold, exciting colour, shapes, space and pattern in the figure whilst endeavouring to keep it simple. Working from a clothed model and other images, try out new ideas and approaches in using line, watercolours and acrylics. Hazel Lale (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/hazel-lale) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £298

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

October 27th at 18:30 to October 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a practical, decorative & long-lasting rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Specialist items available at cost from the tutor. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (LONG)

October 29th at 18:30 to November 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £413 Non-residential: £288

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GET WEAVING! GET STARTED

October 29th at 18:30 to November 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Jan will take you through the whole process of weaving, starting with winding a warp and dressing a loom to weaving your cloth. Learn all the tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving. A 4-Shaft Ashford table loom and all materials will be provided. Beginners & above. £15 max for all yarns payable to tutor. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING

October 31st at 18:30 to November 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For both new and experienced carvers with two tutors to guide you. Work on a carving aiming for a finished piece with inspiration to carry on carving at home. Includes safety information with advice and help at all stages. Ron Dickens & David Harter (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £167

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November 2017

METALLICS FOR CARDS THE PROFESSIONAL WAY

November 1st at 18:30 to November 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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/jjp-mabbutt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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BOOKBINDING: DOUBLE BOARDS LEATHER BINDING MODEL

November 2nd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This year we go modern with a binding that takes out some fear from working with expensive leather by breaking down the process and using less leather. Mix colours & create cover designs, with paring and spoke shaving, so bring these tools. (Save on materials if you bring some of your own, e.g.: Bring 2 pieces of leather for A5 covers, 190x260mm, decorative paper for end leaves.) Trust Doug, it will be fun! Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £319 Non-residential:…

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ARTY FARTY BRITAIN

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Britain did not always enjoy a thriving cultural economy. Explore the genesis and development of our Arts through stories of its institutions, including the Visual Arts and Music but also the history of Publishing, Cinema, Radio, Television and more along the way. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Wayne's course on BLOOMSBURY AND BOHEMIA follows - attend both, save £25

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bobbin Lacemaking: ever wanted to know how to make, or wish to return to, this beautiful craft, do you have a lace pattern and need a bit of advice starting or finishing a particular project etc? All abilities, including complete beginners, welcome. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Basic materials from tutor £10 approx.)

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A JOURNEY INTO CUMBRIA’S PAST … WITH TEA

November 5th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Much of the material has never been seen before. Complemented by atmospheric old photographs, enjoy a unique experience where you can soak up the nostalgia of the county over the decades. All presented in a lively, entertaining but immensely informative way by television producer Andrew Leitch and editor Jim Bownass. NEW TUTORS: 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 5th at 18:30 to November 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Carlisle - a rich and varied past which rewards explorers - a legacy reflected in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Explore this city through walking tours to key sites including the internationally-renowned Tullie House Musuem & Gallery, Castle Museum of Military Life, Cathedral, Treasury and visit Wreay Church designed by Sarah Losh. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253 inc. Field Trips & Admissions

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PICTURE FRAMING

November 5th at 18:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Enjoy the satisfaction of 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: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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BLOOMSBURY AND BOHEMIA

November 5th at 18:30 to November 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Despite of, or perhaps because of, a lively reputation, the Bloomsbury Group left an extraordinary legacy. Examine their origins and achievements, consider the wider phenomena and impact of Bohemian life amongst the artistic community with no stone left unturned! Wayne Bennett  (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by Wayne's course on ARTY FARTY BRITAIN - attend both, save £25

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WRITE YOUR OWN LIFE STORY

November 7th at 18:30 to November 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Our lives are individual and interesting, no matter how ordinary they seem at first. This course will help you to take incidents and events from real life and re-create them on the page for future generations to enjoy. Everyone has a book in them - now's your big chance! Nicholas Corder (Staffordshire www.nicholas-corder.co.uk) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: BRAHMS AND DVOŘÁK – A MUSICAL FRIENDSHIP

November 7th at 18:30 to November 9th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Brahms was mentor to Dvořák’s protégé: in time theirs’ became a friendship of equals. Examining Brahms’ 2nd Symphony alongside Dvořák’s 6th, Hungarian and Slavonic Dances and Overtures (Academic Festival, Carnival) will show the benefits of this admiration. (Other works included). Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228   Non-residential: £162 One of Ian's other courses is ATTRACTIVE SYMPHONIES on 14/1/18

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WATERCOLOUR EXPERIMENTS WITH FRANCES WINDER

November 7th at 18:30 to November 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Start by exploring a variety of techniques and methods of working in watercolour with gouache. Simple wash and basic methods, wet in wet, sketching with pen & pencil with wash, and also building complex wash layers. Use salt, cling film and gesso and aim for both fine detail and big bold pieces. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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SKETCHING WITH AN IPAD DAY

November 9th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Bring an iPad and achieve realistic digital versions of watercolour, charcoal or pastel sketches using the Procreate app. Fantastic results can be achieved if you are guided expertly and this six hour course will teach you the basics. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) £62 including lunch & refreshments

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SILVER CLAY

November 9th at 18:30 to November 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make a traditional or contemporary style locket-piece of jewellery or a legacy heirloom box of your own design, or tackle your own project. With support all the way, get all the tips, tricks and the confidence needed to complete. Not for absolute beginners as requires some experience. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288 (Materials at cost c£60)

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FROM IDEA TO ILLUSTRATION – CREATING YOUR OWN CHARACTER

November 10th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A fun weekend course to create a character and bring it to life in an illustration! This course challenges you gently to develop your imagination, (with plenty of reference to hand), and to produce a piece of work in watercolour and line. In addition extra materials will be provided. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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QUILTERS’ CHRISTMAS

November 10th at 18:30 to November 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come and make a long thin Christmas wall-hanging using simple appliqué designs and straight stitch or a 'Merry Christmas' wall-hanging using different style letters and fabrics, again using appliqué and buttonhole stitch on your sewing machine. Jennifer Almond (Leicestershire www.highamhall.com/jennifer-almond) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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SKETCHBOOK FAST & LOOSE – WATERCOLOUR MASTERCLASS

November 13th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Sketchbooks are the windows of our ideas. Draw every and anything of interest. Use soft pencil to create shade, emphasise shape. Your ideas can evolve from a 5-minute thumbnail or 1-hour study adding colour to your finished work. Fast and loose, Brian will show and help you. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 inc. lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

November 13th at 18:30 to November 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines & packaging (and not just any packaging!). Handy for Christmas, but designs not limited to trees and robins! Materials c£15. Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £319   Non-residential: £223

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ONLY FROM LIFE – WATERCOLOUR MASTERCLASS DAY

November 14th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You may not have worked from real life before, but the best way to make progress is to take inspiration from around you, indoors or out in the world. With help, explore options through subject selections, be it small detail or large vista. Take ideas through to finished painting avoiding the many pitfalls. A very rewarding journey to take you to the next level. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2…

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

November 14th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Followed by a weekend course - attend both, save £25

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INTRODUCTION TO SILK PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 15th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A fun and relaxing day discovering the magical qualities of vibrant colour when painting on silk. Practise first then design your final piece, choosing from a scarf, cushion cover, cards and more. Design templates and images provided or bring your own. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. NEW TUTOR: Pippa Sheather (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) £72 inc. all materials, lunch & refreshments

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT (WEEKDAY)

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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COMBINING SOFT PASTEL & ACRYLIC WITH SUE FORD

November 16th at 18:30 to November 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a colourful picture with pastel and acrylic. Loosen your style and learn a lot about using different colours. Have great fun with textures and discover how to extend your artistic prowess! Step by step guidance and personal guidance. All levels Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £319   Non-residential: £223

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GEOLOGY – THE BASICS: ROCKS, MINERALS & FOSSILS

November 17th at 18:30 to November 19th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A basic introduction to rocks, minerals and fossils through talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world and scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. A selection of geological maps and books will also be to hand for inspection. Includes a visit to the geology collection at Keswick Museum, returning via Borrowdale so be prepared! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the…

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CALICO GARDENS & STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

November 17th at 18:30 to November 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come try out tones and shades of neutral colour, so the finished effect relies very much on texture and 3D effects or, if colour is your thing, have a go at the raised techniques of Stumpwork which includes all manner of flowers, berries and insects. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Sampler, work on your own design or be introduced to the wonderful world of raised Stumpwork. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162…

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DRAWING FOR HAPPINESS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 19th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Don’t know where to start? Been put off? A friendly, approachable and mindful course to teach you how to see as an artist, and how to put it onto paper. Drawing is good for you and it's fun! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182 inc. all materials

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PASTELS: EXTEND YOUR SKILLS, GO DEEPER

November 19th at 18:30 to November 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For all abilities, even first-timers, working indoors and outdoors from landscape and still life to teach particular skills. The characteristics of this wonderful medium will be covered with demos and lots of individual attention. Pastel enables a huge amount of corrections to reach the best solution - be confident of successful results! Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A SEASONAL CELEBRATION

November 19th at 18:30 to November 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Create a single study or a small composition of small subjects that could be used as an image for your own Christmas card design. Take inspiration from seasonal evergreens, berries, nuts, cones, spices, flowers such as Cyclamens, Hellebores, winter flowering Jasmin, seasonal fruits or even the humble Brussel Sprout! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305

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THE ART & MEANING OF GARDENS

November 21st at 18:30 to November 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An armchair pilgrimage of lectures dwelling on the romance of gardening, rather than the graft! Consider meanings and symbolism invested in gardens and flowers; and their depiction by British artists in Georgian & Victorian Britain and the first half of the C20th. Danny Wells (Derbyshire www.highamhall.com/danny-wells) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

November 24th at 18:30 to November 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Karen Marshalsay and Eleanor Turner Organised by Lyn Walby for Harps Northwest. Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

November 24th at 18:30 to November 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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RETREAT: GATHERING IN GRACE, GRATITUDE, LAUGHTER & ENLIGHTENMENT*

November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* A wonderful (non-religious) Retreat, supported by gentle music, if you feel drawn towards meditation, opening to your true self and that "Your truth is an experience, not a belief". (*Philip uses the acronym GiGGLE for this course,and asks you to view his short 4 min video before registering.) NEW TUTOR: Philip Wade (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/philip-wade) Supported by Harp & Flute Music by Omnisphere: Tara Annette & Ken Cook Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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FAST & EFFECTIVE WATERCOLOUR SEASCAPES WITH JASON SKILL

November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Jason Skill can create highly realistic watercolour seascapes in under 5 minutes. Explore his methods, looking at key elements that hold a seascape together, so you can make quick and pleasing seascapes of your own. NEW TUTOR: Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 26th at 18:30 to November 30th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £413 Non-residential: £288

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DEPICTING INTERIORS & EXTERIORS: LA BELLE EPOQUE – DAY 1 OF 2

November 29th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Work on interiors and exteriors in a contemporary context with inspiration from two great ‘La Belle Epoque’ artists: Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Colour, pattern, shape and domestic subject matter filled their ‘Intimiste’ paintings. Bring images and subjects from your home environment (or use the wonderful Higham setting) to create your own unique paintings. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments DAY 2 with Ceri follows. Attend both, save £10.

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come, join our annual chance to create high quality Christmas decorations, some with floral elements, in good time for the season. This year's arrangements to include a cone tree, a lit village container, a table centre piece and a frosty winter basket. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £258 Non-residential: £192 (Materials Included)

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DEPICTING INTERIORS & EXTERIORS: LA BELLE EPOQUE – DAY 2 of 2

November 30th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Work on interiors and exteriors in a contemporary context with inspiration from two great ‘La Belle Epoque’ artists: Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Colour, pattern, shape and domestic subject matter filled their ‘Intimiste’ paintings. Bring images and subjects from your home environment (or use the wonderful Higham setting) to create your own unique paintings. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £62 includes lunch & refreshments Follows DAY 1 with Ceri. Attend both, save £10.

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December 2017

RIGHT AND WRONG IN THE REAL WORLD (ETHICS)

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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The branch of philosophy that deals with right and wrong is known as ethics. We will examine various ethical theories and apply them to problems of the modern world. Our exploration of ethics will be aided by Aristotle, Plato, Kant as well as modern thinkers, such as Peter Singer. We will apply these theories to a range of issues including animal rights, discrimination and terrorism. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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YOGA & CIRCLE DANCE

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 - the circle is your partner! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £308 Non-residential: £217

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WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

December 1st at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of woodcut and wood engraving. Use the plankwood technique of woodcut and end-grain wood engraving process, explore simple colour techniques. Complete beginners or experienced - be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Make your own Christmas decorations and ornaments in Stained Glass - Nativity scenes, free standing angels, flying angels, Father Christmases etc. Tuition will be given in glass cutting, copper foiling and assembly. Bring your own designs or use those supplied. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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TRY FOR A DAY: FELT LANDSCAPE

December 4th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make a landscape picture using felt. Fascinating and enjoyable as you get a feel for felt and how it works. Create your own piece; bring along a picture for inspiration. Learn about how and why wool felts and the best sheep breeds to use. Equipment provided but please bring a towel. Debbie Lucas (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/debbie-lucas) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments (Materials at cost)

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WINTER BIRDS

December 4th at 18:30 to December 8th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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. The Solway & Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration, playing host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots, hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £404 Non-residential: £263 inc. Field Trips

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THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Develop your skills, explore problems, alter perceptions, work to another level. We are all sponges soaking up information. Be open-minded to grow, it will be fun! Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY CONTINUED – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 6th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Exercises, short sharp thumbnails to loosen up and hone skills. Longer exercises, explore and express new ideas. All in a days brushwork. It’s only a piece of paper so please do not worry - enjoy the journey! Brian Smith (Cumbria  www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments   2nd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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JEWELLERY IN SILVER & METAL

December 6th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn or revise basic jewellery skills, create pieces to your own unique design at your own pace, maybe as a present or for yourself. Materials dependent upon projects. Anne McDarby (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-mcdarby) SPECIAL PRICE (Save £50): Residential: £363 Non-residential: £238 (Materials at cost)

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MARK OF MOUNTAINS, FORM OF FELLS – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 7th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Don’t be literal let your marks imply your story. Moving pigments on the surface creates texture. Join Brian to explore and expand fresh ideas to create the forms of the natural world. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 3rd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN

December 8th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Gain an overview of our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey through >3 billion years of time - with a basic introduction to the main concepts of geology. Includes a trip out on Sunday morning exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting; bring suitable walking boots and warm clothes), followed by an indoor visit to the geological collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (the museum will open especially for the course participants). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr…

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RUSKIN LACE

December 8th at 18:30 to December 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: FORM & FEELING – CHAMBER MUSIC FAVOURITES

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Schubert’s Death and the Maiden quartet and his Quintet in C show both the tempestuous and serene sides of his musical personality. Mendelssohn’s Octet has a magical, elfin scherzo. Schumann’s effervescence launches the Piano Quintet in style and melodic warmth fills his A major quartet. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228   Non-residential: £162

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RUSKIN LACE

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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ATMOSPHERIC PEN & INK: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 10th at 18:30 to December 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A short seasonal course on using pen and ink to create mood and atmosphere with a project to try (plenty of reference available). Includes different techniques using pen and ink with mono printing, brush and white paint. Vast experience not necessary - play with new ways of working and have fun! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPRESSIVE ART IN THE STUDIO

December 12th at 18:30 to December 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Studio-based, this course with Robert is especially for those who wish to get expressive but don't wish to go out on location. Ends with a chance to enjoy some festive carols just before lunch on the Sunday! Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £339

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ART APPRECIATION: THE HIGH RENAISSANCE & BAROQUE IN ROME

December 12th at 18:30 to December 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course surveys the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and their contemporaries in Rome during the High Renaissance and traces the emergence of the Baroque style in paintings and sculpture under the influence of Caravaggio, Bernini and their followers. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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CALLIGRAPHY: ITALICS FOR ALL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

December 15th at 18:30 to December 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An introduction to using the Italic Script as a model for writing. Be guided step by step in writing the script with traditional tools and materials. Experienced calligraphers also welcome as more advanced techniques can be developed. We will aim to produce something seasonal, maybe suitable as a Christmas present! All tools & materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182 inc. all materials

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CAROLS FOR THE TERRIFIED (AND OTHERS)

December 15th at 18:30 to December 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun weekend. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER & SLEEPOVER

December 17th at 18:00 to December 18th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed and stay over, finishing with a hearty breakfast. Enjoy a superb Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall. One night only. Bar will be open. Sunday 17 December 2017 at 6pm, Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon & Smoked Mackerel Seafood Platter Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Cranberry Sauce or Roast Lamb with Redcurrant & Port…

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 18th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake &…

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 19th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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On this day (Tuesday 19th) , anyone coming on their own is welcome to join 'Mr & Mrs Principal' on their table for intelligent banter and high quality cracker jokes! Inform us on booking if you dare take up this offer. Come alone or with others. Enjoy a superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. For two days only: Monday 18th December & Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 1pm…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Friday December 29, 2017 at 18:30 to Monday January 1, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bring in New Year with fellow Scottish Country Dancers. For regular dancers with at least 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 & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £303 Non-residential: £212

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January 2018

GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt2 (1800-1995)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In the C19th & C20th, we find the Bard translated and thus attracting attention from continental composers with full concert pieces and operas. We will investigate Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi et al. who fell under his spell. Shostakovich, Walton took on filmic challenges. Finally, we almost come full circle with performances seeking to recreate the Elizabethan era by theatres such as the RSC, particularly with the opening of the new Globe. A roller-coaster tour to fascinate and enlighten. Julian Williamson…

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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By request, for all you experienced artists to spend a Higham weekend in the Studio free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! Tutor-less, but worked so well last year with students sharing time together. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT SPECIAL)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday January 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Followed…

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Sunday January 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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! Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT SPECIAL)

Monday January 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday January 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come and explore hand embroidery. This course is suitable for all levels, from those brand new to embroidery to the more experienced stitcher. There will be different designs to choose from including Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork or bring your own project to stitch and get helpful advice and guidance throughout the course. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by another course - combine the two and you…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS & LEAVES

Monday January 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Different colours & textures of twigs – some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreens and leafy Brassicas abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £571 Non-residential: £399

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL) EXTRA COURSE

Thursday January 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Come and explore hand embroidery. This course is suitable for all levels, from those brand new to embroidery to the more experienced stitcher. There will be different designs to choose from including Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork or bring your own project to stitch and get helpful advice and guidance throughout the course. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Preceded by the 2 original courses - THIS EXTRA COURSE…

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REIKI SHARE WEEKEND RETREAT

Friday January 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* For Reiki practitioners of any level, this calm escape is designed for carefully-guided renewal and refreshment. Limited spaces. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beal) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Complements our REIKI I weekend & our REIKI II weekend.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday January 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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 (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING (LIVE MODEL)

Sunday January 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Push your creative boundaries with the human form. Expand your mark-making and challenge your interpretation, at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ATTRACTIVE C19th SYMPHONIES

Sunday January 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A stroll through Schubert’s Unfinished; Mendelssohn’s Italian; Bruckner’s Romantic; Tchaikovsky’s fateful 4th; Franck’s D minor; Dvořák’s joyous 8th; a suitable finale, Sibelius' 2nd. Each Symphony carefully selected for its attractive melodic appeal. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPRESSIONISM! A WORKSHOP WITH CERI ALLEN

Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore vibrant works of 'Der Blaue Reiter', namely Marc, Münter, Macke, Klee and Kandinsky. Be inspired to be more expressive with shape and colour to paint more dynamically. Exploit the expressionists’ inspiration and the significance of colour to further your artistic ideas. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: BROOMSTICK

Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An easy-to-produce lacy crochet style ideal for working non-smooth yarns into beautiful accessories or tops. Once a variety of basic loops is known, it is adventure time discovering Broomstick's potential! Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments 1st of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: TUNISIAN

Thursday January 18, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Using a long or extended hook can quickly create a versatile, reversible fabric suitable for any knitting or crochet project. Its canvas-look on one side lends itself to cross-stitch. Learn the basics by lunch and expand on techniques in the afternoon. Perfect for newbies as well! Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments 2nd of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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CROCHET FOR A DAY: FREEFORM

Friday January 19, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Put those little bits together to form something beautiful. Try different crochet methods in a 'play day' with yarns and colours, alongside learning useful techniques. Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) £62 including lunch & refreshments. 3rd of 3 consecutive days, attendable separately. Book all 3, save £30.

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include types of enamel application, kiln use, control and safety. Silver & gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners also welcome. Materials from tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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RUSKIN LACE

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £10 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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IMPRESSIONIST WINTERS – OILS (WATERBASED OR SPIRIT)

Friday January 19, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Celebrate the beauty of winter as depicted in the works of Monet and his circle. The course will look at the methods of Monet and Alfred Sisley in particular with the opportunity to adapt their styles and techniques into your own piece of work. Participants require at least two years experience in oil painting. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PEN, INK & PASTEL: ‘INTO STILL LIFE’ INSIGHTS & FUNDAMENTALS

Sunday January 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 26, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This 1st part* welcomes beginners, though more experienced artists will derive significant benefit too. Initially we will explore how technique in the media influences how our 'mark-making' can define the subject of Still Life through Composition & Layout and how to achieve accurate shape, elipse and volume in our 'Table Top Landscapes'! Dr. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £344 *1st of our 3 Masterclass PEN, INK & PASTEL programme, designed to guide artists swiftly from basic to advanced…

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday January 26, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique à 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, or silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced enamellers. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £305 A WEEKEND precedes.

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ART APPRECIATION: ENGLISH PAINTING

Monday January 22, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course traces the most important developments in English painting from the age of Hogarth in the C18th to the late Victorian era, concentrating on the major artists of the period including Reynolds, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line, work to create focus, warm or cool colour, where and when. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point, draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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LET’S BE BRAVE – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal detail, maximum impact, composition and structure. Define your work. Brian will help you to explore and explain complimentary colours create harmony and hold interest. Let’s stretch boundaries to create new and interesting work. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lectures and debate on a selection of literature chosen for its incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider texts in context, delve into thought provoking passages, and question accepted ideas in society. Texts include: Kafka's The Trial, Herman Hesse's The Glass Bead Game and Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Bobbin lacemaking - ever wanted to know how to make, or wish to return to, this beautiful craft, do you have a lace pattern and need a bit of advice starting or finishing a particular project etc? Well, this is the course for you. All abilities, including complete beginners, welcome. Basic materials available from tutor at cost (£5 -£10 approx.) Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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