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

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August 2017

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

August 20th at 18:30 to August 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £413 Non-residential: £288

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CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL

August 21st at 18:30 to August 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For pre-formed trios, quartets & quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (WEEKEND)

August 25th at 18:30 to August 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Create a beautifully realistic flower painting with a detailed study of your favourite plant aided by individual tuition with demonstrations of watercolour washes and dry brush techniques. All abilities. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING SUMMER SCHOOL

August 25th at 18:30 to August 31st at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Extended opportunity to 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 (Welsh woodcarver - sharonlittley.com) Residential: £546 Non-residential: £369

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (WEEKEND)

August 25th at 18:30 to August 27th 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 A WEEKEND precedes this - attend both, save £25.

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TALK & TEA: JOHN SINGER SARGENT, LAURA KNIGHT & THEIR CONTEMPORARIES

August 27th at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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John Singer Sargent and Laura Knight took one view, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Henri Gaudier-Brzezka took another, in their depiction of figurative art in the early C20th. All had remarkable stylistic virtuosity in the emergence of the great diversity of British and European art. Their legacy remains to influence the present day. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) £16 including refreshments

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LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE – ACHIEVING PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

August 27th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Third part of our 3 level LIFE DRAWING & PORTRAITURE PROGRAMME, attendable individually. Embracing detail of the two preliminary workshops, a multimedia approach through the layering of media whilst looking at advanced measuring schemes and issues relating to composition. Our aims are to get equipped to exhibition standard. Includes the opportunity to draw and paint from live models. Dr Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £510 Non-residential: £355 Follows Patrick's TALK & TEA.

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JFK, LBJ & NIXON ON FILM & TV

August 29th at 18:30 to September 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon dominated the American mid-century and took the world from the culture of WWII to the disaster of an unwinnable war in Vietnam and the scandal of Watergate. From PT109 to All the President's Men and from the Kennedy-Nixon TV debates to the mini series on Jackie O and the latest HBO film on LBJ, this course examines the image of these three Presidents as seen on film and television. Dr Colin Shindler (London www.highamhall.com/colin-shindler) Residential:…

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BIRD & ANIMAL MODELLING IN CLAY (EXTENDED WEEKEND)

August 31st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* 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: £329 Non-residential: £233

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September 2017

PLUNDER POETRY: THE LAKELAND ROMANTICS

September 1st at 18:30 to September 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* In the Lake District much of the greatest English poetry was created. The romantics allowed passion to overrule reason, held the self in higher regard than society and rediscovered the natural beauty of the landscape. Immerse yourself not only in their sublime poetry, but also in the locale which inspired them: the literary landscape of the Lakes. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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YOGA & WALKING (SHORT EXTRA COURSE)

September 1st at 18:30 to September 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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ADDED COURSE FOR AUTUMN - just added Enjoy the peace of the northern Lakeland fells for both mind and body with (guided 3-5 mile walks) balanced with sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing and relaxation). This is a shorter, extended weekend version of the longer YOGA & WALKING courses held in July 2017 with the next one not 'till April 2018. So taking advantage of the early September season - a time when daylight is still good and most summer…

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH (WEEKDAY)

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For intermediate and advanced students this course (tout en français!) is a great opportunity to improve your French and develop confidence and fluency in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will use a wide range of activities, play communication games, discuss various themes, read and listen to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films, songs and, just as importantly, have fun. Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LANDSCAPE PAINTING & DRAWING

September 3rd at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary and expressive landscape painting using black and white media, watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and soft pastel both in studio and the inspirational Lake District National Park. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some experience looking to loosen-up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: COBWEB FELT SCARF

September 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Make a fine cobweb felt scarf; using the finest Merino wool we will mix this with silk fibres to create a lightweight luxury shawl or scarf. Materials at cost from Tutor. Equipment provided but please bring a towel. Materials at cost from Tutor. Debbie Lucas (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/debbie-lucas) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES IN SOFT PASTELS WITH EILEEN GARDNER

September 5th at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Learn from one of the finest contemporary seascape artists with a passion for the wonderfully expressive medium of pastel that she also uses to stunning effect in her portraits. See demos throughout the course, with support for beginners and encouragement for more experienced with demanding yet supportive critiques to enable everyone to reach their potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS – FOR STARTERS

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Be fascinated by the amazing range of fungi at this time of year in the North Lakes. With expert guidance, hone identification skills, spotting & foraging those that may be eaten. Especially good for first timers, this is the time of year to do it! Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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RUSKIN LACE

September 8th at 18:30 to September 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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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

September 8th at 18:30 to September 10th 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. Materials at cost - Simon will make prior contact to advise. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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EXPLORE THE LAKES – VICTORIAN & C20th WRITERS

September 10th at 18:30 to September 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Field Trips following in the steps of those who put pen to paper in the Lakes such as Tennyson, Charlotte Bronte, Mrs Gaskell, Ruskin, Mrs Humphry Ward, Beatrix Potter & Hugh Walpole. We plan to visit Mirehouse, Levens Hall, Brantwood & Beatrix Potter sites and lectures will cover Potter, Ruskin, Victorian lady novelists in the Lakes & Walpole... notice we are avoiding Wordsworth! Fran Doel, MA & Dr Geoff Doel (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £365 inc. Field Trips,…

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RUSKIN LACE

September 10th at 18:30 to September 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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STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP

September 11th at 18:30 to September 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Design & create a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, learning so you can construct more elaborate projects later on. Use techniques for glass cutting, grinding, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Materials at cost, dependent on project. Limited spaces. (Not for weak hands or wrists) Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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STUMPWORK

September 13th at 18:30 to September 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Stitch traditional Elizabethan Stumpwork creating insects, fruit, small animals & flowers worked in coloured silks & metallic threads on a heavy silk background. For a modern piece, any raised design is considered to be stumpwork and inspiration can be taken from a book, picture or photograph using any fabric and threads you'd like to add texture to your project. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 BEAD EMBROIDERY follows.

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FRENCH & BELGIAN FILM

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A relaxed viewing of three films in French (with subtitles), enlightening discussions in both English and French. Stretch your linguistic muscles as these films are an opportunity to develop your French ear in a gentle, stimulating way. Films: Dieu existe, il Habite à Bruxelles (2015) (aka Le Tout Nouveau Testament), Certifié Halal (2015) L’Enquête (2015) Sylvie Jefferson (native French speaker www.highamhall.com/sylvie-jefferson) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt1 (1599-1800)

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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RESCHEDULED DATE - This Part 1 course was postponed from its original date in April, as the tutor was in hospital. It has been rescheduled for this date. We have contacted those who had booked on to inform them of this new date and apologise for any inconvenience caused. This does, of course, give a new chance for others to join this course! Tracing 400 years of immense influence from original staging to the re-built Globe in two parts. This…

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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An introduction to Bead Embroidery. Beads of all shapes and sizes, cabochons and buttons are used to create a stunning freestyle piece of work with fabulous surfaces. Your creation could become a hanging, panel, pendant, box lid, bracelet or feature for a book cover - whatever you would like it to be. Every piece is unique! Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 STUMPWORK precedes this.

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: “CAV AND PAG”- ITALIAN VERISMO OPERA

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Low-life melodrama in a super-heated emotional climate; passionate melodies and stirring climaxes; verismo opera composers did everything to excess. "Cavalleria Rusticana". "Pagliacci", 'Andrea Chenier" and "Adriana Lecouvreur" contain some of the best-known arias and well-timed Intermezzos help to cool the temperature down. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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DISCOVERING PEN & INK

September 17th at 18:30 to September 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Use basic pen and ink techniques to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns, then combine to create finished drawings. With demonstrations throughout, you should be able to handle your materials with confidence by the end. NEW TUTOR: Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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ART TREASURES OF THE GREAT EUROPEAN CITIES

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Lectures with gorgeous images exploring the great Collections, as well as essential sights of Europe's most celebrated cities. Destinations include: St Petersburg (Hermitage, Fabergé), Paris (Impressionists, Post-Impressionists), Berlin (Decadence, Expressionism), Rome (Ancient, Modern), Florence (Renaissance), Barcelona (Gaudi, a wealth of Catalan painters & sculptors), Copenhagen (wonderful, wonderful), Prague (Magical Capital of Old Europe, spectacular Art Nouveau and many works by Alphonse Mucha), plus two mystery destinations. A perfect primer or convenient armchair exploration. Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £319 Non-residential:…

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OIL PAINTING – STEP BY STEP LAND & SEASCAPES (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Want to really paint in oil? Create two contrasting oil paintings following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet techniques using both brush and knife. An extended version of Carol's popular Days, with more time to perfect technique. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) Residential: £363 Non-residential: £267 incl. all materials.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

September 19th at 18:30 to September 22nd 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

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PAINT WITH YOUR TABLET: OUTDOORS IN THE NORTH LAKES!

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use any modern digital device creatively to render attractive landscape art en plein-air. Use digital tools quickly to capture an inspiring moment. Complete works from multiple locations in each day. A little walking involved. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £433 Non-residential: £308 inc. Field Trips

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THE SECRET LIVES OF BUILDINGS WITH EDWARD HOLLIS

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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We build buildings to last, and for that reason, they often outlive the people that made them, and the lives for which they were made – and they go on to live extraordinary lives of their own. Explore some of the strange lives that buildings have led, from ancient times to the present. We may also share stories of our own! Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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INTRODUCTING MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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You will be using the skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing skills or experience necessary with a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters, to choose from. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £240 Non-residential: £174 inc. all materials

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PIANO WORKSHOP

September 24th at 18:30 to September 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £233 Non-residential: £167

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: SILK SHADING CELTIC KNOTWORK

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Explore silk shading (long and short technique) to create a three dimensional effect within a beautiful celtic knot work design. For embroiderers at all levels. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EMBROIDERY UFO follows - book both courses, save £40

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IT’S ONLY A PIECE OF PAPER – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 26th 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, when and where to use it. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point. Draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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CREATIVE ART JOURNALS: EXPRESS, EMBELLISH, EXPERIMENT

September 26th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £349 Non-residential: £253 inc. all materials

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SMALL IS BEST QUICK & FAST – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Produce a series of small watercolour exercises to develop your skill level and show you lots of different alternatives which can be achieved in a short period of time. Create single colour exercises through to full colour images. Be stretched and enjoy the journey. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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OLIVER CROMWELL, GOD’S CHAMPION

September 27th at 18:30 to September 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) remains one of the most controversial figures in British history. Love him or loathe him, you cannot ignore him. From humble farmer he rose to command the New Model Army, execute Charles I and make himself Lord Protector. This short course will introduce his fascinating life and times. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 GOD & KING follows - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place…

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EMBROIDERY UFO (UNFINISHED OBJECTS)

September 28th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Got any embroidery projects started but aren’t sure how to finish? Have a technique you'd like to improve or a project which you'd like help starting? All levels of experience and any hand embroidery technique welcome! Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 Helen's EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY precedes - book both courses, save £40

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GOD & KING – ROYALISTS IN THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR 1640-60

September 29th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* Wrong but Wromantic - the famous quote from 1066 and all that sums up many perceptions about the Royalists. We will attempt to challenge this stereotype, asking, amongst other things, who were the Royalists, why they fought and how they coped with defeat. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 CROMWELL precedes - attend both, save £25. This course, and its accompanying course, should have taken place last year but was postponed due to a last minute…

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 29th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Covers skills including the application of different types of enamel, kiln use and control and safety. Silver & gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and many other techniques as desired. Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Absolute beginners or experienced welcome. Materials from tutor dependent upon project. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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T’AI CHI & CHI KUNG DAY

September 30th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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T'ai Chi movement principles enable us to rediscover ease and comfort in movement, while improving balance and effectiveness of actions. They are relevant to everyday activities, as well as being common to all T'ai Chi styles and Forms. Chi Kung is the foundation practice, developing awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £62 including lunch & refreshments

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October 2017

YOGA AFTERNOON FOR AUTUMN

October 1st at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Balance the energies of the Autumn season. A slow steady approach to yoga asana - relaxation & mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. Open to all who can practise unaided, standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for a pre-course information sheet (available online) and find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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HOOKY & PRODDY RUG MAKING

October 1st at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Design and create a hanging or rug that reflects genuine artistic depth from old clothing & non-furnishing fabrics using this fantastic technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and some own material if you like. Covers all techniques. Equipment provided to borrow. Novices welcome as it is easy to get started, and can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (North Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £413 Non-residential: £288

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WILDLIFE THROUGH THE CAMERA WITH KEITH OFFORD

October 2nd at 18:30 to October 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Photograph wildlife around you. Beginners with a basic camera will learn more about skills and compositional elements of a good photograph. Using Higham's 6 acres (including having a go in a hide!) there will also be an outing to put it into practice. Leisurely Level 1 walking but reasonable mobility needed. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Field Trips

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

October 4th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* 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! NEW TUTOR: Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £72 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments

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RESEAT YOUR CHAIR THE TRADITIONAL WAY (EXTENDED)

October 5th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Replace the seat of your chair or stool professionally using traditional natural materials, woven or twisted, such as Cane, Rush, Seagrass or Danish Cord. Contact Debbie to check materials: reetneatseats@hotmail.co.uk, 016973 26339 or 07470 380867. Debbie Rumney (www.highamhall.com/debbie-rumney) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: JELLY ROLL QUILT

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A relaxing weekend with other quilters using strips of fabric to give an intricate looking quilt. Help always on hand to guide you along and you may work at your own pace. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, an 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: £238 Non-residential: £172 inc. Field Trips

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PAINTING ON LOCATION – AUTUMN LAKES (5 NIGHT)

October 8th at 18:30 to October 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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All media. Indoors, learn specific techniques and methods needed for painting on location. Plan a successful painting with a few simple steps and basic principles. Capture atmosphere and convey distance and scale. Progress to outdoor studies of our beautiful autumnal Lakeland landscape. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £495 Non-residential: £339 (sharing cars for trips) PAINTING AUTUMN LANDSCAPES with LIONEL PLAYFORD follows. Book both courses, save £40.

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THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

October 10th at 18:30 to October 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Seven fascinating lectures from a scientific perspective. What is Life? How did the first living cell arise on the primitive Earth? Early ideas, new theories and discoveries will be discussed. Are we alone or is there life elsewhere in the Universe? New discoveries have changed both perceptions and possibilities. Recalling some basic chemistry could be handy but not essential! Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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PAINTING IN ACRYLICS BEGINNERS & BEYOND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 10th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Viv's layered approach to learning allows beginners to explore the basic principles of painting with acrylics. Students with more experience will be able to extend their range by using additives and other media. All without expensive purchasing. Just bring yourself! Limited numbers. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £510 Non-residential: £354 inc. all materials and trips.

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PAINTING THE AUTUMN LAKE DISTRICT: THE CONTEMPORARY PICTURESQUE

October 13th at 18:30 to October 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In the C18th, artists and writers visited the Lakes for a rough and rugged landscape that mirrored the new aesthetic of the Picturesque. Much abused, the ideas behind it remain just as valid in a natural world under enormous pressure. Visit some classic locations to sketch and develop paintings later in the studio. All abilities. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £329 Non-residential: £233 inc. Field Trips (minibus) PAINTING ON LOCATION with VICKI NORMAN precedes. Book both courses, save £40.

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

October 13th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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For string players with previous orchestral experience. String orchestras often play arrangements of string quartets. Our repertoire this weekend will include the colourful Ravel Quartet. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £182

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TALK & TEA: EDWARD THOMAS AND THE GREAT WAR

October 15th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Edward Thomas died a hundred years ago at the battle of Arras, and the Great War was one of the things which made him a poet. Yet he was never 'a war poet'. During the afternoon we shall read and explore those poems of his which came out of the conflict but which, with every decade that passes, seem to grow more universal in their meaning and importance. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) £16 including refreshments  

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING

October 15th at 18:30 to October 20th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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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: £480 Non-residential: £320 inc. Field Trips

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TAPESTRY WEAVING: FACES

October 15th at 18:30 to October 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Working from a simple line drawing (your own or one provided), you will learn to interpret the marks into a characterful woven face. All levels could find this class valuable. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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THE FLEXIBILITY OF ACRYLIC – ACRYLIC DAY

October 17th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Thick or thin, opaque or transparent. Brush, palette, knife or finger. Rules are there to be broken. Canvas, paper or board, detail or suggestion, large or small, choice is everything. Brian will help you to make the right selection to develop your work. Make your mark and move forward. 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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TAPESTRY WEAVING: FACES CONTINUED

October 17th at 18:30 to October 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This workshop will encourage an openness to explore woven marks, using a reduced palette.You will be asked to provide images a month before so that they can be prepared for the workshop. Some experience required. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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STRETCH YOURSELF WITH LANDSCAPE OPTIONS – ACRYLIC DAY

October 18th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Capture the climate, hot or cold, bleak or verdant. Large or small, portrait or landscape, endless options for you to explore. 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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A JOURNEY INTO VICTORIAN ART

October 18th at 18:30 to October 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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This course illustrates a fruitful period from the inauguration of the Royal Academy until Sir David Wilkie’s prominence; then explores the pre-Raphaelite times leading to Lord Leighton and the Kensington Set at the end of the 19th Century. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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REIKI 1 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 2 takes place on 2/2/18.

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SWING DANCE!

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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There are several styles of Swing Dance. To our usual Lindy Hop moves, we are going to add Balboa and a little Collegiate Shag - both from the beginning as we don't expect many to have necessarily done them. Sheilagh & Ian Hartley (Manchester www.highamhall.com/sheilagh-ian-hartley) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £172

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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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