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

November 2018

BRITISH ART 1900-1950

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

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

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CHINESE PAINTING – WILDLIFE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required! Chi Zhang (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/chi-zhang) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. all materials

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (1 of 2)

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

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Repeated 11 Nov. Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING (WEEKEND)

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

Use various tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (Song Thrush, Crested Grebe, Swan, Owl, Otter, Stoat, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and develop a new rewarding hobby. For both novice and developing carvers. Ron Dickens (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) & David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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CALLIGRAPHY: UNCIALS SCRIPT (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

An introduction to using Uncials, a majuscule script (written entirely in capitals) commonly used from the 4th to 8th Century by Latin and Greek scribes which also works very well with modern texts. For absolute beginners, but more advanced techniques will be taught for more experienced calligraphers. All materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184 inc. materials

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A GRAND TOUR OF BRITTEN (BENJAMIN, THAT IS)

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

We will explore the life, friendships and music of Britain's greatest 20th Century composer, listen to some sumptuously beautiful music, assess his creative innovation and see how his reputation has fared since his early death at 64. Illustrated throughout. No prior knowledge assumed. Wayne Bennett (Dorset www.highamhall.com/wayne-bennett) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Preceded by Wayne's course BRITISH ART - attend both, save £25.

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KAY LEECH’S ‘CONNECTIONS’

November 11th at 13:00 to November 30th at 19:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Free exhibition by our first Friends of Higham Scholarship Student, who has incorporated aspects of several courses in a ranges of textile pieces linking geology, art and craft: a 6 ft quilted hanging based on the Geologic Timescale to a small 3D piece based upon a crystal geode and incorporating freeform crochet buttons. Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and Kay will be 'in residence' on Sat 17, Tue 20 and Thu 29 Nov (10am-5pm each day) FREE -…

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SCHOLARSHIP SHOWCASE AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

November 11th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The winner of the first Friends of Higham Scholarship, Kay Leech, will present her final project, launching her exhibition of around 10 pieces of her subsequent work. Kay's scholarship funded her on several courses and challenged her to reflect elements of her learning. Kay Leech & Friends of Higham (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/kay-leech) Places are FREE but must be reserved. Refreshments (honesty box). Supported by the Friends of Higham. Kay's Exhibition runs from 11 - 30 Nov and she will be…

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HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (2 of 2)

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

See 9 Nov. Elaine Hicks (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/elaine-hicks) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Specialist items available from Tutor)

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CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

*NEW* A seasonal twist to produce a very special picture - and, depending on your progress, try some other subjects. Tutor-led, step-by-step, so suitable for all. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. all materials

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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES – VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

November 11th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Irrespective of subject choice, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn't all about pure talent; great artists have been taught what to look for! Through innovative and enjoyable exercises, study the traditional elements of line, tone, form and colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

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

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY & PRODDY

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

Design and create an artistic hanging or rug from non-furnishing fabrics using this traditional technique on hessian backing. Bring scissors and your own scraps if you like. Equipment provided. Easy to get started, but can become a worthwhile obsession! Heather Ritchie (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/heather-ritchie) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

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

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Materials at cost

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A WEEKEND WITH THE SMALL HARP

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

All ability levels except absolute beginners. Emphasis will be on having fun, but attention will be paid to technique, tone, accuracy and musicality. Written music supplied & specially written parts will cater for all levels. All styles - something for everyone! Guest Tutors: Eira Lynn Jones and Mary Dunsford Organised by Marion Jones for Harps Northwest (www.harpsnorthwest.org.uk) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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SHORT TALK: SIR THOMAS BOUCH (1822-1880) CUMBRIA’S FORGOTTEN ENGINEERING GENIUS

November 18th at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A shorter talk for the winter days. It is time to restore the reputation and career of Cumbrian born Sir Thomas Bouch, a once celebrated Victorian railway engineer. Vilified for his part in the Tay Railway Bridge disaster of 1878, his many works include the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith railway. NEW TUTOR John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.  

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COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

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

Create and explore using Collage to free up your work. Extend your Acrylic vocabulary, build up surfaces with Gesso and use Watercolour as well as Impasto effects. We will use rags and cards to paint as well as brushes and rollers. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CROCHET PLAY AWAY

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

All levels: Enjoy the world of Crochet - Explore different techniques, pick up tips, develop skills through graded projects or, if experienced, even bring your own Unfinished Objects!. With time to play and experiment, get it right with gentle, inspirational guidance from the basics to more advanced, from an internationally respected expert. Feel free to discuss your possible project(s) beforehand: paulineturner@crochet.co.uk Pauline Turner (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/pauline-turner) Pauline was chosen as the 2018 Inductee for Crochet Guild of America Hall of Fame.…

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: A SEASONAL CELEBRATION

November 18th at 18:30 to November 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a single study or a small composition of small subjects that could be used as an image for your own Christmas card design. Take inspiration from seasonal evergreens, berries, nuts, cones, spices, flowers such as Cyclamens, Hellebores, winter flowering Jasmin, seasonal fruits or even the humble Brussel Sprout! Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £480 Non-residential: £319 inc. optional minibus trip tbc.

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PHILOSOPHY: THE RENAISSANCE

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

The Renaissance, a prolific rebirth of creativity, marked a renewed interest in Greek and Latin Classical culture. It was a movement that placed humans, rather than God, at its centre. This course examines the key thinkers from this time, including Machiavelli and de Montaigne. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

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

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy. Sue Ford (Yorkshire artist www.sueford.co.uk) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th 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. NEW TUTOR: Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Amanda has replaced Anne McDarby (retired). Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ASTRONOMY WITH IAN MORISON

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

*NEW* A weekend which will include some talks on astronomical topics of current interest along with much practical advice of the use of telescopes and their use in observing and imaging the heavens. When possible, we will also observe the Sun and stars. NEW TUTOR: Prof. Ian Morison (Manchester www.highamhall.com/ian-morison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY – INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

November 23rd at 18:30 to November 25th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Talks and hands-on practical sessions. Study a museum-quality worldwide geological collection, scrutinise inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks with a microscope with maps and books to use. Visit Keswick Museum's selected geological specimens, plus John Ruskin's personal collection. Brief afternoon trip out (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness) N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day.Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR AUTUMN

November 25th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An afternoon of Yoga that helps balance the energies of the Season. A slow, steady approach to Yoga asana which is grounding, releasing and nurturing: breathing, relaxation and mindfulness meditation practices to calm, focus & soothe the mind. For all levels who can practice unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for Pre-course Information Sheet (available on-line) to find out what to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, 3-NIGHT)

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

Residential workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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

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: £324 Non-residential: £226

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CERAMIC RESTORATION

November 25th at 18:30 to November 29th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you have ever dropped or damaged a favourite dish or ornament you will appreciate the pleasure in learning how to restore it to its former glory. Coverage of the essentials (cleaning, re-assembly, building-up missing pieces and disguising mends) for beginners, or a refresher for those with some knowledge, with trouble shooting sessions dealing with specific issues. Sheila Maurice (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/sheila-maurice) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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CHRISTMAS CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

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

Enjoy getting your Christmas decorations, both fresh and artificial, done in good time. Pieces include: table center piece, book-folded angel or tree, pillar candle platter and Christmas lantern arrangement. Back by popular demand the lit village lamp, with an alternative for repeat students. All provided - just bring scissors and a smile. Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196 inc. materials

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WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING WEEKEND

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

Transform your own designs into print, perhaps for a Christmas card, using the fascinating media of woodcut and wood engraving. Use the plankwood technique of woodcut and end-grain wood engraving process, explore simple colour techniques. Complete beginners or experienced - be inspired to start a home industry! Peter Collins (Gloucestershire www.highamhall.com/peter-collins) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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GEOLOGY OF BRITAIN: AN OVERVIEW

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

Our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a journey over 3 billion years - also introducing the main concepts of Geology. Includes a trip out on Sunday exploring real-life geological features (weather permitting - dress for walking, warmth and dryness), and an indoor visit to the collection at Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (opening especially for us). Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (Leicester www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169 inc. Field Trip

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (A)

November 30th at 18:30 to December 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice - postures, breathing techniques, relaxation - will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required. An identical repeat (NEW this year) giving preference to newcomers follows. Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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December 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘DEVELOPING CHARACTER’ AND ‘NAMES’

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

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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WINTER BIRDS

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 7th at 09:00
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. The Solway/Cumbrian coast is wintering ground for many species prior to their northward migration and plays host to an exciting array of raptors. Explore some of the best spots and hone your identification skills. Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £408 Non-residential: £266 inc. Field Trips

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YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE (B)

December 3rd at 18:30 to December 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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*NEW* See 30 Nov. An identical course precedes - this repeat being also ideal for newcomers! Gill Hunter (Yoga) & Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – 3 NIGHT)

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

For experienced artists to take advantage of our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. VERY SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ART APPRECIATION: THE HIGH RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE IN ROME

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

This course surveys the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and their contemporaries in Rome during the High Renaissance and traces the emergence of the Baroque style in paintings and sculpture under the influence of Caravaggio, Bernini and their followers. This course was rescheduled from Dec 2017. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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RUSKIN LACE

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

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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A CHRISTMAS TRIPTYCH

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

Join Linda to create a small masterpiece for Christmas. Triptychs were pictures on three panels hinged together and used as alterpieces, they were richly decorated in gold. Small triptychs were produced for devotional use. You may decorate them as you wish. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

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

*NEW* Entirely Studio-based, consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor's suggestions for projects to develop your artist's eye like a professional. Most media allowed except oils. Sorry, this one is NOT FOR BEGINNERS, but for those who already are painting and who wish to take advantage of Alex's professional experience and insight to improve their work. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) WINTER SPECIAL:…

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RUSKIN LACE

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

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE (CLOTHED LIVE MODELS)

December 11th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the essential skill sets for all serious artists. Push your creative boundaries with the human top third, including live subjects in different poses, be guided to experiment towards a freer, yet meaningful style. Expand and refine your mark-making and challenge your interpretation, at the same time reinforcing all the essential fundamentals. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £479 Non-residential: £364

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: ASPECTS OF LATE ROMANTICISM

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

Wagner's legacy influenced a generation of composers who wanted to go further: Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, Mahler's 10th, Richard Strauss' Alpine, Schoenberg's Transfigured Night and his Gurrelieder show different responses to this quest. Schmidt and Korngold developed a less fevered approach. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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JEWELLERY MAKING – RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS

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

Learn and develop techniques for creating your own jewellery creating textures using acid etching, roll printing and hammering in materials such as aluminium, brass, copper and even recycled pieces. Skills transferable also for those wishing to work in silver (more expensive). Be guided on your own projects or try a new idea from your Tutor. Basic materials available £5 to £30. See Sally's Profile page for examples of the kind of pieces that are possible. NEW TUTOR: Sally Rotarides (E.…

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BREAKING THE RULES IN WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES AND BEYOND

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

*NEW* Suitable for everyone who wishes to stretch their Watercolour ability to achieve some spectacular results. Be shown how to represent water in nature to convey energy, life and dynamism. Enjoy the time to try fully the techniques yourself, going on to develop your own work in several different contexts including beach scenes with rocks . Your tutor can also advise you on other aspects of your watercolour work. Jason Skill (Northumberland www.highamhall.com/jason-skill) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential:…

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CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 16th at 18:00 to December 17th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall hosted by George, Carmel, Tina and Alan with Poppy and Monty. Evening of gentle, optional amusement: festive music, video and words in genial company. Alan's Big Quiz in the Bar was a highlight last year! Sunday 16 December at 6pm Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis (v) or Soup of the Day (v) or Prawn, Salmon &…

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CAROLS FOR ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

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

Experienced singers as well as anyone who has shied off joining in through feelings of vocal inadequacy are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre-Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment. Ends in a little Christmas informal singsong which is open to all. Any level. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 17th at 13:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come alone or with others Superb Higham 4 course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall Lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. One day only: Monday 17th December at 1pm Melon Cocktail with Cassis Sorbet (v) or Vegetable Soup & Crusty Roll (v) Roast Turkey, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce or Seasonal Nut Roast (v) All served with Seasonal Vegetables Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Red Berry Cheesecake & Cream Freshly ground Coffee & Mince Pies £22…

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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING HOGMANAY

Saturday December 29, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 1, 2019 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring in New Year alongside fellow Scottish Country Dancers (with 3 years' SCD experience, good working knowledge of traditional steps and formations) to improve technique. Morning classes (optional afternoon sessions), evening social dances culminating in a Hogmanay Dinner and Ball. Mervyn Short, Jane Meikle & Maureen Haynes with musician George Meikle Residential: £316 Non-residential: £224

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January 2019

SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKEND)

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Players of more than 18 months. Ensemble coaching and expert support from two tutors. Play in groups of varying size, altered at each session. Extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKDAY version follows - attend both, save £25

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Monday January 7, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A friendly course for all from newbies to the more experienced. Choice includes Calico Gardens, Stumpwork and Crewelwork, or bring your own project for helpful guidance. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 1st of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF VENETIAN MUSIC 1550-1750

Friday January 4, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Venice, European political power since the Middle Ages, took a while to flower musically. The Gabrielli's in the late 16th Century heralded a golden age of Venetian life: great church services in San Marco Basilica, flamboyant political and social ceremonies, the first commercial opera houses, and music played in the city orphanages. Discover Montiverde, Cavalli, Vivaldi etc. across one of music's most splendid periods. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SAXOPHONE (WINTER WEEKDAY)

Sunday January 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 A WEEKEND version precedes - attend both, save £25

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WINTER WATERCOLOURS

Sunday January 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Total beginner or developing artist, be inspired to use watercolours to their full potential with demos, paint-alongs and individual tuition to develop skills and confidence. Produce an amazing amount of quality work! Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Monday January 7, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday January 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 2nd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: ROOTS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES

Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Winter has plenty of alternative choices and is a chance to study the more unusual. Roots: Different shaped bulbs with root systems about to flower, seasonal root vegetables. Shoots: Colours and textures of twigs, some in flower, bulb shoots about to flower. Leaves: Evergreen and leafy Brassica abundant at this time. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £577 Non-residential: £403

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EXPLORE EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT WINTER SPECIAL)

Thursday January 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 4 Jan. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the price of 2: Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 3rd of 3 successive courses with Angie - each with the 3 for 2 special offer!

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

Friday January 11, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Materials at cost

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RUSKIN LACE

Sunday January 13, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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STUDIO PAINTING – CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS

Monday January 14, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An extended Studio opportunity for artists to represent the true power of Nature by tapping Tiana's secrets to create dynamic works of art to elevate and inspire. Most media except oils. Brand new course, because Tiana now lives closer to Higham! Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £378 (1 night's accommodation free) Non-residential: £291

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RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HISTORY AND ITS MUSIC 1850-1917

Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The history of late Imperial Russia and its plural, progressive culture viewed through the lens of its classical composers, including 'The Five', Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, amongst others. NOTE: This IS a three night course (starts on the Tuesday, ends on the Friday), not a two night as accidentally printed in the brochure. Apologies for the error, which (of course) was spotted after the brochure went to print! Steven Ingman-Greer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/steven-greer) WINTER OFFER: 3 Nights for the…

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE GOLDEN CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA

Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 18, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Rossini's Barber of Seville makes a winning start, followed by the Bel Canto favourites, Bellini's Norma and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Verdi's A Masked Ball keeps things relatively light-hearted as does Puccini's La Boheme, until the denouement. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE: THE STAGE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE 2

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A second helping of Lectures and debates on a selection of plays and playwrights chosen for their incendiary philosophical ideas. Consider plays in context, delve into thought provoking passages, question accepted ideas in society. Includes: The Tempest (Shakespeare), Krapp's Last Tape (Samuel Beckett) and Top Girls (Caryl Churchill). You don't need to have been to the first part (which was a while ago) to enjoy this second helping! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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BLACK AND WHITE MEDIA: SHEEP AND OTHER QUADRUPEDS

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sheep make great subject matter (see Henry Moore's Sheep Sketchbook). The course will explore depicting sheep, cattle and horses if you choose, in various ways using various black and white media. Plenty of references will be provided. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ENAMELLING WEEKEND

Friday January 18, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 20, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 ENAMELLING WEEK follows.

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ENAMELLING WEEK

Sunday January 20, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday January 25, 2019 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from Tutor (£5-£30 dependent upon project) Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309 A WEEKEND precedes.

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ART APPRECIATION: ENGLISH PAINTING

Monday January 21, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Trace the most important developments in English painting from the age of Hogarth in the 18th Century to the late Victorian era, concentrating on the major artists of the period including Reynolds, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. Rescheduled from Jan 2018. Dr Colin Bailey F.S.A.(East Lothian www.highamhall.com/colin-bailey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WINTER CONTRASTS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

Monday January 21, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday January 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil to describe the winter landscape. Practise techniques for mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in coloured pencil. Integrate the two media to build up a harmonious image which will be admired. Enjoy the varied shades of winter with patient guidance from an inspirational tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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SINGING FOR THE TONE DEAF (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

Thursday January 24, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

If you were ever told NOT to sing when at school, or have just been put off through fear, this is for you! First timer or seasoned warbler, we'll enjoy plenty of songs together, and help you to sing (even) better! Coinciding with Burns Night (25th), enjoy a timely theme to some of our music and food - Tartan optional! Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) SPECIAL PRICE (1 night's accommodation free): Residential: £284 Non-residential: £226

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ARTISTS’ STUDIO WORKSHOP (NO TUTOR – WEEKEND)

Friday January 25, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For experienced artists to take advantage of our Studio (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support, and maybe enjoy the stunning surroundings a little. Any media except Oils. SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £199 Non-residential: £125

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday January 25, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday January 27, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 -£10)

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, 3-NIGHT)

Sunday January 27, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Residential workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE – EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES, CREATIVE INSIGHTS

Sunday January 27, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 1, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Mark-making, Drawing and Visualisation through accessible short and longer poses with demos and 1:1 guidance, fully explaining how to achieve convincing likeness in image-building through expressive ways of working. Patrick Oates (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/patrick-oates) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 Each part of DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE (Jan, Apr and Sep) is attendable separately. The full set of courses is below for your information. LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE Three residential workshops in the Lakes Explore techniques and skills, develop your own style An…

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 1, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Skills passed down by medieval craftspeople to create small-scale designs using 24 carat gold leaf and pigments. No drawing experience necessary, choose from a selection of medieval designs, including illuminated letters. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's FURTHER ILLUMINATION follows.

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COLOURED PENCILS: BOTANICAL STILL LIFE

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw a botanical subject in a container, on a plate, table or similar surface, 'anchoring' it with shadow. Choice of subjects or bring your own and also a suitable container if you wish. Possibilities: grapes, tangerines, apples, nuts, vegetables (asparagus, pakchoi, fennel), plants (flowers, winter shrubs, beautiful leaves - an endless variety, even in the winter. Time with one of the UK's foremost pencil artists. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291 Followed by Janie's DRAWING A BIRD…

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February 2019

WRITING FICTION: ‘CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS’ AND ‘EPIPHANY’

Friday February 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Monday February 4, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials with uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. Writers may opt out of scheduled lectures and exercises to continue work on an existing project, or attend all planned sessions to gain insight and inspiration. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Limited Spaces

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Friday February 1, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 3, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with Tutor help and advice. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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BRIGHT COLOURS IN A DARK MONTH: WATER-SOLUBLE BLOCKS ON QUALITY PAPER (EVERYTHNG PROVIDED)

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson's Moulin du Roy paper, utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using a very different media. Be inspired also en plein air by our stunning winter Lakeland scenery. (Come prepared to venture out into the amazing hivernal landscape, if the weather allows.) This courses is not sponsored - it's just a great opportunity to use a very versatile media to inspire a new creative direction with your art and to try something new under…

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COLOURED PENCILS: DRAWING A BIRD OR ANIMAL

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Draw a bird or animal of your choice or from a supplied image (must be a very clear picture so you can see detail). Following demos, apply colour, copy onto good quality paper and then colour step-by-step. The result will be 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: £324 Non-residential: £226 Preceded by Janie's BOTANICAL STILL LIFE - attend both, save £30.

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led Highland Cow portrait, followed by an Animal Portrait from your own photograph or from supplied photographs. Beginners and improvers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. All Materials

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GEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND

Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 8, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

An indoor course with an optional very short trip out (in the free period) if the weather is OK. Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet. Ideal for those who've caught the geology bug! Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £236 Non-residential:…

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

Thursday February 7, 2019 at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Day workshop for Students of any medium (except Oils), keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop form and colour, boost your own artistic strengths and challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. See also 8 Feb. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £64 includes lunch & refreshments. First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10. We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an…

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

Friday February 8, 2019 at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

See 7th Feb. £64 includes lunch & refreshments. Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10. We offer both DAY and 3-NIGHT versions of PAINTING WITH CERI and also an OILS residential.

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KIPLING NOW

Friday February 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Once considered 'The Laureate of Empire', Rudyard Kipling has emerged as a more complex figure, his artistry, honesty and empathy in reporting and dramatising the human condition transcending his public opinions - changed anyway through bitter experience, especially the Great War. Explore via a range of short stories (1888-1932), 'Kim', and verse which actually came more easily to him than fictional prose. David Lindley (www.highamhall.com/david-lindley) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

Friday February 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Relaxed and friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn fast, accurate drawing methods, enjoy some practice and see your work improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, let us give you some new ways to think about image creation on paper. Through a variety of methods, develop skills applicable to any creative process. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Vicki's DEMO follows.

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ART WEEKEND WITH FRANCES WINDER: WINTER LANDSCAPES

Friday February 8, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 10, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Expand your experimental work, build up texture and surface on paintings, using winter landscapes for inspiration: rocks, mountains, water and the structure of landscape. Look at limiting colour, and dramatic colour and contrast to represent the spirit of the landscape. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DEMO & TEA: A LANDSCAPE IN OILS

Sunday February 10, 2019 at 14:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Watching an artist talk through the execution of a painting can be both fascinating and immensely informative for artists and non-artists alike. See how oils can be used by a professional artist to expertly produce a pleasing scene which will have both aesthetic and educational value. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) £16 including refreshments Vicki's OILS course follows.

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STRING CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

Sunday February 10, 2019 at 16:30 to Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A country house - ideal for chamber music. Preformed strings or piano groups can join us for 2 days of intense music making. Groups should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for repertoire exploration. Students may have a warm-up session from 5-6pm on the arrival day. Limited spaces but also see 10 Mar. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

Sunday February 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A comprehensive course for those who wish to master painting techniques in oils through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel the many myths and misconceptions about using oils. Suitable for painters of all abilities, even those who have never known where to begin with oils. Vicki Norman (Shropshire www.highamhall.com/vicki-norman) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Vicki's afternoon DEMO precedes - recommended as an introduction to this.

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GET WEAVING! YOUR OWN TARTAN

Sunday February 10, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Perfect for beginners and those wanting to develop their skill further. Design your own tartan, then dress the loom. Weave a scarf in your own colour combination. Jan will cover all the technical information. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

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DISCOVER WHITE WORK EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 15, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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

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PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 17, 2019 at 13:30
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: £418 Non-residential: £291

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YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Friday February 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 17, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* With the right equipment, after a little practice, be guided to paint your own Silk Scarf with care and artistic skill. The finished article will have a professional finish as well as being a unique piece of wearable art! Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £246 Non-residential: £179 inc. all materials

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NEW YEAR YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

Friday February 15, 2019 at 18:30 to Sunday February 17, 2019 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. NEW TUTOR: Amanda Oakes (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/amanda-oakes) Amanda has replaced Anne McDarby (retired). Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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ACRYLICS: FLEXIBILITY IS KEY – OPTIONS, ENDLESS

Sunday February 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Produce small, quick impressions along with an expanded project, broadening your skill base and taking your work forward through a selection of pieces. Open your mind to choices so you can grow as an artist. Work from life in and around Higham Hall in conjunction with supplied references. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 A 3-night WATERCOLOUR COURSE with Brian follows - attend both courses, save £25.

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DISCOVERING PEN AND INK

Sunday February 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn how to create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in Pen and Ink, then how to 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: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: WAGNER’S ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

Sunday February 17, 2019 at 18:30 to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A complete survey of Wagner's concert music from the Rienzi Overture to Parsifal's Good Friday music via Ring favourites like Ride of the Valkyries, Magic Fire Music and Siegfried's Rhine Journey. All graphically introduced but with no singing! Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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WATERCOLOUR LAID BARE

Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 22, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Simple elements of paper, pigment and water offer so many alternatives for the artist to create individual work. Brian can show you the many options available with quick exercises and detailed examination of choices to create striking, successful work. Use monochrome to focus on simple values. We will also cover complex issues to lift work to the next level. Brian Smith (Cotswolds www.highamhall.com/brian-smith Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Follows a 2-night ACRYLICS COURSE with Brian - attend both courses, save…

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PHILOSOPHY: THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 22, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The 'Age of Reason' allowed the scientific age to begin. The victory of rational, scientific discovery over dogma once again disinterred the possibilities of philosophy, and such thinkers as Descartes, Hume and Kant were born. We will examine these thinkers and their work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 18:30 to Friday February 22, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Those who had a major impact on the world and changed the course of History as a result of their achievements (political, artistic, industrial, business, innovative, scientific, musical, philosophical and psychological.) Examples include Da Vinci, Curie, Cleopatra, Luther King, Mandela, Mother Teresa and many others. NEW TUTOR: Michael Dimambro (Co, Durham www.highamhall.com/michael-dimambro) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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