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

January 2022

PAINTING RETREAT: ART AND SPIRITUALITY

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

*NEW* Painting Retreat: Artist (Linda) and a Theologian (Trevor) will offer artistic guidance and illustrated talks, respectively, as an enriching foundation to stimulate your creative juices. Look at ways in which various artistic traditions have engaged imaginatively with a sense of the human future, through different interpretations: representational, imaginative and even abstract. Explore how we can represent in painting our own understanding of our world's radical changes and their impact on humanity. Linda Birch (www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Trevor Pitt (www.highamhall.com/trevor-pitt) Residential: £445…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24-carat-gold leaf and pigments (a small amount of lead is possible). No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. materials) Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

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

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

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MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION: MORE CHALLENGING TECHNIQUES (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

This course is only suitable for those with experience in laying manuscript gesso and using loose leaf gold. You will work on three small projects, one combining flat and raised gilding, one combining different colours or textures of gold (with the option to add tooling) and one using shell gold and watercolour paint. There will be a choice of two designs for each. NOT for beginners. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £262 Non-residential: £192 (incl. materials) Preceded by an INTRO…

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ALAN BARNES JAZZ MASTER CLASS

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

Develop your jazz playing. How about 5 times British award-winning saxophonist Alan Barnes as Tutor? You need to be able to read music, understand chords and preferably have rehearsal band experience. (Limited spaces) Residential: £505 Non-residential: £360

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February 2022

WRITING NON-FICTION: YOUR OWN PHILOSOPHY

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

Residential creative writing course for beginner and intermediates aiming for philosophical writing. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on Finding a Subject, Structure and Style and Revising, Darren will provide extracts for discussion to help develop your own Philosophy. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: EXPRESSIVE INKTENSE PAINTING (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, this short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson cotton rich watercolour paper (all provided), using a bold approach and an expressive use of colour with this versatile and unique contemporary painting media. (Sorry, not suitable for pure beginners to art as the creative techniques taught may be too advanced.) Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (incl. materials)

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

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

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

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GEOLOGY OF ENGLAND

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

Indoor course with a short optional trip out, weather permitting. England is renowned for its great diversity of rocks and landscapes, almost 700 million years of geological history. An exciting journey that will encounter catastrophic volcanoes, long-lost oceans and rivers of ice. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 (incl. field trips)

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

February 6th at 16:30 to February 8th at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. This course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano). Self-chosen repertoire. A large library will be available for further study. Louise Latham (Gr Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179 An alternative to 6th Mar.

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WATERCOLOURS: THE METHODS OF JOHN SINGER SARGENT

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

Sargent's watercolours are bold, often highly-colourful evocations of bright sunlight and felt by many painters to be some of the greatest ever created. After years of research and experimentation, Jason has unpicked the technical approaches used by Sargent, to closely mimic the Master's approaches. He will share his findings, demonstrating Sargent's methods, helping you paint your own copies and then adapt the approach within your own art. Not for total watercolour beginners. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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ABSTRACTING FROM THE LANDSCAPE (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

Challenge your perception of landscape; be abstract, yet meaningful, by focusing on individual sections of a larger image. Develop confidence in pattern, colour, composition and mood. All levels. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £360 Non-residential: £259 (incl. materials)

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GET WEAVING! TARTANS AND TWEEDS

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

Explore the use of colour and texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing weavers. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Yarns £15 purchasable from Tutor)

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT

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

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (Basic materials purchasable from Tutor c£5-£10) Precedes another course

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SKETCHBOOK: FAST AND LOOSE!

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

Artful games to get creative inspiration flowing, all in the privacy of your own sketchbook. Be introduced to new ways of seeing objects, recording your impressions and using your sketchbook so you see this essential aid to Design and Art in a new light. Learn how sketchbooks have been used by different artists and why early pocket book examples are difficult to find. Relax and enjoy getting back to the basics. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

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

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. Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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LACE AS YOU LIKE IT

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

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (Basic materials purchasable from Tutor c£5-£10) Follows another course

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

February 12th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, capture the chorus with short pencil sketches, then develop these using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £85 (incl. lunch and materials)

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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

Draw and paint flowers and plants accurately in watercolour from living material, with expert help through the stages. Detailed 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: £340 Non-residential: £239

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WINTER LANDSCAPE: SKETCHING AND PAINTING

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

Suitable for intermediate to advanced level. Explore the Lake District in winter when colour and shadow are at their most varied and dramatic. With demos, exercises and expert artistic advice throughout, experience outdoor sketching trips (dress for weather!) using Mixed Media and develop a studio project in the painting medium of your choice. Lionel Playford (N Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (incl. field trips)

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MAKE A FELTED LANDSCAPE (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

A hands-on introduction to felt making. Create sample pieces to explore different ways of producing colour and texture on felt. Use these to design your own unique felt picture. No experience required. Fiona Moir (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/fiona-moir) Residential: £252 Non-residential: £182 (incl. materials)

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

February 16th at 18:30 to February 20th at 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade prints to your own design. Beginners or experienced. Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304

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BRASS BAND WEEKEND

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

A serious, yet relaxed, weekend for brass band players to rehearse and perform popular, and perhaps lesser-known, brass band repertoire. There will be both whole-band and sectional rehearsals under the superb guidance of international Euphonium soloist Steven Mead and professional musicians Andy Kershaw (tuba) and Martyn Grisdale (cornet). All prospective players must contact Martyn on 07970 036592 or martyn@onlinetrumpetteacher.com before enrolling to ascertain level, instrument(s) and suitability. Martyn Grisdale (Course leader) with Andy Kershaw and Steven Mead Residential: £242 Non-residential:…

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: DRAWING THE HUMAN FORM

February 20th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A starter, or refresher, to get to grips with the basics in drawing. Be set projects to work on. Experiment with a variety of drawing media and developing skills under the diligent tutelage of a practising fine artist. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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RAKU POTTERY WITH CHRIS BARNES

February 20th at 18:30 to February 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Chris will help you to create your own pieces of raku pottery and sculpture, and experience the excitement of raku firing. With lectures, demos and discussion. Chris Barnes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £529 Non-residential: £365

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WINTER BIRDS

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

Imagine spectacular gatherings of Barnacle and Pink-footed geese against a backdrop of a winter sunset and the massed pipings of thousands of waders as they swirl in the sky. Our Solway and Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration, hosting an exciting array of raptors. Hone your identification skills! Keith Offord (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £442 Non-residential: £296 (incl. field trips with a fair amount of walking)

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SINGING: SOUNDS OF THE SISTERS (DA DOO RON RON!)

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

*NEW* For ladies only... A fun opportunity to recreate the close harmony sound of The Andrews Sisters, Ronettes , the Crystals, the Puppini Sisters... A wide variety of music from the 40s, 50s and 60s mostly unaccompanied. Doo wop, jazz, scat...try it all! Chris Hale (S Cheshire www.highamhall.com/christne-hale) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 SING SWING! - which allows gents as well - is in July. We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris…

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PEN, INK AND COLOURED PENCIL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* For those seeking some control over their art, these three media are an ideal combination. You will work in stages up to a landscape picture to be proud of. Bring your own choice of coloured pencils, everything else is provided. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £360 Non-residential: £259 (Incl. all materials, except pencils)

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DRAMATIC SKIES, LAND AND SEA-SCAPE IN SOFT PASTELS

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

Extend your artistic skills with pastel for seascapes, dramatic skies and landscapes. Demos throughout, support for beginners, encouragement for more experienced with demanding, yet supportive critiques to enable all to reach their full potential. Eileen Gardner (Fife www.highamhall.com/eileen-gardner) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

February 27th at 10:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More early dance: a follow on from previous day courses, although it will not be necessary to have attended those. This time the focus will be on dances from 16th and early 17th century Italy in which some lively footwork seems more like Spanish dancing! Elizabeth Dodd (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elizabeth-dodd) £75 (incl. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea.

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WIND SERENADES: DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

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

A course for wind players from Grade 8 to Diploma, working in detail on wind chamber repertoire for large and smaller ensembles. There will be an informal concert on the morning of the last day. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310 (deposit £150) We can pick up at 5pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ON BOOKING. All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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March 2022

WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY

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

White-on-white embroidery. Sample different types and techniques of Whitework or work on your own piece. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 WEEKEND course follows

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DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST

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

Break free and get to grips with using simple lines to depict figures, faces and simple scenes. Fun for absolute non-artists and useful for artists alike. What's more, your approach to life could change forever! Colin Shelbourn (S Cumbria www.highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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WHITEWORK EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

March 4th at 16:30 to March 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

White-on-white embriodery. Sample different types and techniques of whitework or work on your own piece. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 Follows a 3 NIGHT course

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

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

Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in pen and ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

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

Higham is the ideal country house venue for chamber music. This course is for preformed string chamber groups (may include piano). Self-chosen repertoire. A large library will be available for further study. Louise Latham (Gr Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £179 An alternative to 6th Feb.

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SCULPTURE: FIGURATIVE AND THE FEMININE

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

Be encouraged to see with your inner eye to create a contemporary figure inspired by your imagination, using different clay hand-building techniques. No experience needed. More important, is a willingness to let the clay take you on a journey of discovery, to make a sculpture that has personal significance to you. Christine Pike (Norfolk www.highamhall.com/christine-pike) Residential: £360 Non-residential: £259 (incl. clay and firing)

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PHILOSOPHY: THE WISDOM OF THE STOICS

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

Stoicism is often misunderstood as languishing through life without complaint. See how thinkers such as Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius confronted one of the key questions of the ancient world: How should we live? They supplied us with pragmatic ways in which to flourish. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS: ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT

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

From country houses to the Cenotaph in Whitehall, from churches to the Viceroy's House in New Delhi, Lutyens dominated architecture in Britain in the early C20th. Explore his varied achievements. Dr Andrew Lacey & Vanessa Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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INTRO TO LIFE PAINTING AND DRAWING

March 10th at 18:30 to March 15th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Study the human form under careful, structured tuition, working from a live model. Most suitable for artists who want to comprehensively cover the basics. Mike Stewart (W Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-stewart) Residential: £539 Non-residential: £369

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BOOKBINDING: ADVANCED (QUARTER BOUND LEATHER)

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

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

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SHAKESPEARE’S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

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

Antony and Cleopatra: the most famous lovers of the ancient world and older equivalents of Romeo and Juliet. Or is Antony just foolishly infatuated and Cleopatra coldly manipulative? Join us to explore contrasting interpretations of this fascinating play and Shakespeare’s most enigmatic heroine. Clare Smout (W Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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ACRYLIC SEASCAPE AND ALSO TREES

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

*EXTENDED* Use whatever Acrylics, brushes, implements you are able to bring. Step-by-step guidance towards producing two scenes, of both coast and trees, employing a range of techniques to achieve realism and coherent tonal qualities. Kara Strachan (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/kara-strachan) Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (Canvases Provided)

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SINGING SOLO: LEVEL 2 (DEVELOPERS)

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

Aimed at singers with a little experience, recent or otherwise, of choral and/or amateur solo singing. Includes some 1:1 tuition and time for private practice. The 2nd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys Allen (solo singing)

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EXPRESSIVE ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES

March 16th at 08:00 to March 20th at 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This mixed-media art experience explores creative and expressive techniques with acrylic paint, acrylic inks and oil pastels, often in the same study, creating really exciting paintings. Intermediate level and above with investments in art equipment, or a willingness to do so, to maximise the learning experience. Sorry, not suitable for beginners. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £446 Non-residential: £314 (incl field trips

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

March 16th at 18:30 to March 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW FOR WINTER* Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel on its own, delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under guidance of an artist who continues the authentic approach of the much-missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. All levels of ability and an individualised approach is offered for previous attendees. Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £445 Non-residential: £310 NOTE: End time is wrongly stated in the brochure. This course is due to finish…

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RECORDER: BEGINNERS GRADES I-III

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

Do not be scared to make mistakes, have fun and make music! A chance for those developing a liking for recorder playing to progress their musicality, in a gentle way with like-minded people, under professional guidance. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172

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PIANO WORKSHOP

March 20th at 18:30 to March 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 and above. Prepare a 20-minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive, with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £247 Non-residential: £177

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SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: ART AND LITERARY REFLECTIONS

March 22nd at 18:30 to March 25th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore Solway venues with links to famous local artists and writers such as Percy Kelly, Sam Bough, Sheila Fell, Norman Nicholson, Walter Scott, Melvin Bragg, Kathleen Ferrier etc. Some off-road short walks, so dress for weather, walking and full-day minibus excursions. Fiona Stoddart (Solway Connections www.highamhall.com/fiona-stoddart) Residential: £380 Non-residential: £279 (incl. field trips and lunches out)

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY AND NAPOLEONIC WARS

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

The Battle of Waterloo and the twenty years of conflict that preceded it hold a fascination to this day. The wars took place on land and sea and covered every continent in the world apart from Arctic and Antarctica. During this weekend, we will be looking at a range of subjects including the Austrian army, the Battle of Bussaco, the development of the British army, the Quarter Master General's Department during the Peninsula and Waterloo campaigns, Wellington at Copenhagen and…

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TALK & TEA: THE WILL TO SUCCEED (AN HISTORICAL NOVEL)

March 27th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Cumbrian author, Christine, will talk about writing her novel, which re-imagines the well-documented life of local heroine Lady Anne Clifford, as a fascinating tale of love, loyalty and rights in turbulent Stuart England. Living her motto, 'Retain your loyalty, Preserve your rights', Lady Anne defies everyone, including King James, and stands alone against male power for almost three decades. Pam will give a fascinating insight in to how the cover illustration was created, reflecting on how, working to a client's…

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HIGHAM CHOIR: FULLY-FLEDGED

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

*NEW* Soundscape: A deep dive into two incredible composers, both immersed in the beauty of choral sound as their primary interest. John Sheppard's 'Media Vita' (written for a 1550s pandemic) is an outstanding piece of its time, with some of the most stunning sounds imaginable. Ola Gjeilo (b1978) is a master of sound. His landscapes are vast with the ability to capture the ear with every chord. We will look at pieces such as 'In The Bleak Midwinter' and 'Ubi…

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

March 27th at 18:30 to April 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work with (don't fight against) the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use mixed media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your Tutor's home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £499 Non-residential: £329 Marion's new course: FLORAL CONCERTINA SKETCHBOOKS follows (as the first course in the next brochure).

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ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: DRAWING NATURAL FORMS

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

A starter, or refresher, to get to grips with the basics in drawing. Be set projects to work on. Experiment with a variety of drawing media and developing skills under the diligent tutelage of a practising fine artist. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS is an on-going series to dip into as you wish.

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EASTER CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

Arrangements will include an Easter wreath, a decorated tree, a Spring bowl, a candlelit Easter pot and a caged Easter egg. Just bring scissors and/or secateurs – all materials provided. Come and enjoy creating at Higham in the Spring! Karen Neville (N Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £274 Non-residential: £204 (incl. materials)

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