CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, via the lens of Contemporary Painting. With exercises, briefs and tutorials, be pushed to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £350 (incl. field trips)

PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

One of the essential skill sets for artists, focusing on the human top third, including live subjects. Be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style using paint. Expand, refine and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £366 Non-residential: £264

CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Arrangements will include several of the following: Christmas mirror, wreath, snow globe, fir cone figures and ribbon angels, Christmas lanterns, pillar candle arrangement, long cone arrangement and a cone tree. All materials provided: just bring scissors, wire cutters and secateurs (if you can) and get into the Christmas Spirit! Karen Neville (N Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: 

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UPHOLSTERY

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Please contact Cathy prior to your course to discuss your project needs 07770 714103. NEW TUTOR: Cathy Newbery (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/cathy-newbery) Simon Ireland has now retired and we welcome Cathy to the Higham team! Residential: 

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WINTER LANDSCAPES IN RECYCLED FABRICS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

*NEW*  Beginners and improvers.Create a landscape based on hilly landscapes and moorlands using a wide rangeof recycled, found and repurposed materials. Explore a wide range ofexperimental textile and mixed media techniques including layering and blendingof fabrics. From inspiration to realisation, be supported and encouraged toplay, taking a closer look at colour, pattern and perspective. NEW 

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CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or re-join) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Take some extended time to enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Open to all levels of singer. Deborah Catterall 

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SILVER JEWELLERY: RINGS, PENDANT AND EARRINGS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Create three beautiful pieces of silver jewellery. Although these are set projects, everyone will put their own stamp on their designs and the pieces will be very individual. Techniques include: saw piercing, roll printing, reticulating metal, metal forming, hammering and texturing, soldering and finishing. Very hands-on, intensive and taught step-by-step. Ideal for beginners but more 

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DRAWING AND PAINTING BUILDINGS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

*NEW* If you can master buildings in your artwork, you open up a rich source of subject to draw upon. Start off with a valuable and simple refresher on drawing and perspective, then put it into practice with some genuinely worthwhile watercolour exercises. You will have the time to work from image(s) of your choice 

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STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Yes, Bill is back! Make your own Christmas decorations and ornaments in Stained Glass - Nativity scenes, free standing angels, flying angels, Father Christmases etc. Tuition will be given in glass cutting, copper foiling and assembly. Bring your own designs or use those supplied. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £346 Non-residential: £244

WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND CHARACTER

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

A residential creative writing course aimed at both the beginner and intermediate writer interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, the course offers uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In this particular course we will focus on Point of View and Character. 

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