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

April 2019

PAINTING WITH CERI (3-NIGHT)

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

Workshop for Students of any painting medium, keen to gain from Ceri's Fine Arts background. Be encouraged, receive suggestions on how to develop ideas, and essential skills with form, tone and colour. Boost your own artistic strengths, challenge the things you find tricky. All levels welcome. Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 We offer also DAY and 2-NIGHTER with CERI, also an OILS course.

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STORIES AND GLORIES: THE NORMAN CONQUEST AND ‘CONQUESTS’

April 22nd at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

1066 is one of a handful of dates which we English know (allegedly). Explore how conquest was achieved by considering political, social, cultural, literary, and religious 'conquests', allowing us to think about what 'history' is. Two expert Tutors, promise a mix of interpretations. Dr. Robert Wright and Dr. Joanna Huntington (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-wright-joanna-huntington) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

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

Create professional-looking cards and pictures from several lino-cuts using Easycut lino under the guidance of one of the UK's best - Clare's illustrations appear in books, magazines and packaging (and not just any packaging!). Clare Melinsky (Dumfriesshire www.highamhall.com/clare-melinsky) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£15)

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TAKE THE TERROR OUT OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHERS

April 24th at 18:30 to April 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

At the thought of speaking in public, most get butterflies - get them to fly in formation. Practical and participative, build confidence and skills to develop and deliver an interesting speech. Plenty of practice, friendly and supportive, with constructive feedback and strategies on how to improve. Ideal for both career or hobby. Come, conquer your fears! Lindsay Dutch (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/lindsay-dutch) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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EXPLORING COLLAGE WITH PEN AND ACRYLIC

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

*NEW* Incorporating collage techniques with your art work can expand your appreciation for colour and the possibilities of creative development. Existing artists may work on their own subject with professional advice, or you can be guided in a project of a Street Scene with buildings which will flex your artistic muscles. Sue Ford (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/sue-ford) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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SUN, MOON AND SPACE EXPLORATION

April 26th at 18:30 to April 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore what we have learnt about the Sun, Moon and Planets through space missions. Is there life elsewhere? Some simple practical work will be shown. Bring binoculars, telescopes and cameras for advice - clear skies prevailing! No experience needed. Dr. David Clarke (www.highamhall.com/david-clarke) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166c

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CELEBRITIES

April 26th at 18:30 to April 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Elite Ancient Egyptians strove to be remembered, much like modern celebrities. This course of lectures charts a biographical history of Ancient Egypt through some of its most interesting - though often little-known - inhabitants. Dr. Campbell Price (Manchester www.highamhall.com/campbell-price) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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YOGA AND MINDFULNESS FOR SPRING

April 28th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come into balance with the energies of Spring to detoxify body and mind - includes Energy Medicine Yoga practices. For all levels who can practise unaided; standing, lying and sitting on the mat. Ask for pre-course information sheet (also available here on Linda's Tutor page) to find out what you need to bring. Linda Allam (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/linda-allam) £18 including refreshments

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LIFE DRAWING AND PORTRAITURE – DEVELOPING UNIQUE CREATIVE DRAWING STYLE

April 28th at 18:30 to May 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Examining Foreshortening & Measurement technique takes Drawing Styles further into achieving a true Three-Dimensional insight into working with Tonality & Colour. Fully-explained, readily understood - bring a rational and structured awareness to your works, progressing from Expressive into Academic picture making. Dr 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.

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CONTEMPORARY PAINTING – ABSTRACTION AND REPRESENTATION

April 29th at 18:30 to May 3rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at the relationship between Abstraction and Representation through the lens of Contemporary Painting. Using exercises, briefs, and tutorials, Steve will coax you to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £402 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: BARGELLO

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

Easy small quilt or larger more intricate quilt - your choice. With help on hand for both beginner and more advanced. Enjoy a break with friendly quilters of all abilities. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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May 2019

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led portrait of a red squirrel. If you want to do your own animal using your own supplied images, Paul can give you any help, tips and guidance along the way. Beginners and improvers. See Paul's Tutor page for further examples of this kind of art. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. All Materials

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A WEEKEND FOR HARPS ‘N’ FLUTES

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Friendly and relaxed, with music available for Harp (all abilities) and Flute (suggested level Grade 3 and above). Build confidence and reduce anxiety about performing. Opportunities for separate ensembles as well as a mixed gathering. After a free informal midday concert you will deserve your lunch! Anna Christensen (Harp) and Rachel Holt (Flute) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186

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GEOLOGY OF THE LAKES: AN INTRODUCTION

May 3rd at 18:30 to May 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Why does Lake District topography vary so much from rolling Kendal foothill, to jagged Central Fell peak, to majestic yet rounded Skiddaw north mountain? Travel through almost 500 millon years of geological history - stories of ancient oceans, volcanoes, Himalayan-scale ranges, tropical seas, swamps, deserts and ice ages. Includes trips out with walking - bring boots and outdoor gear! N.B.: Ends at Tea Break 4pm on the last day. Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath)…

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BILLY WILDER: MASTER DIRECTOR OF THRILLER, ROMANCE AND COMEDY

May 10th at 18:30 to May 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Three celebrated films directed by Billy Wilder to explore and enjoy: Double Indemnity (1944), The Apartment (1960), Kiss Me Stupid (1964). Investigate the odd brilliance of this Austro-Hungarian migrant who saw America with an outsider's insight. Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOOKBINDING AND RESTORATION

May 10th at 18:30 to May 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Old books are history and deserve TLC, so bring along at least three, (no larger than A4). Be guided through each process, learn techniques of paper repair and cover restoration using modern materials, keeping as much of the original as is practical. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials at cost)

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RUSKIN LACE

May 10th at 18:30 to May 12th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

May 11th at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A disciplined, principled approach to your body and its ease and comfort of movement, improving balance. This relaxing day of guided gentle T'ai Chi, helped by a good lunch, gives time to develop awareness of how we use our bodies and relate to our environment. Sheila Aimson (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sheila-aimson) £66 including lunch

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CUMBRIA’S PAST: MORE FROM THE FILM ARCHIVE

May 12th at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Archivists Andrew and Jim rake the archives once again for rare footage bringing Cumbria's past to life. As ever, a uniquely privileged insight into our local history. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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REFLECTIONS: PAINTING WATER IN WATER BASED MEDIA

May 12th at 18:30 to May 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Experiment with methods of painting techniques and apply paint with confidence, using traditional methods for portraying reflections and the water surface with a new vitality. Demos of painting dark pools, the glitter of the surface, lake and river scenes as you seek to add drama and interest in your work. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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WOVEN TAPESTRY DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 13th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Taster or Refresher. Come with no experience or bring work you want help getting back to. Looms will be ready-warped, and be shown how to weave simple shapes, mix colours and control your tension. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) £76 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments Louise has two courses following.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: CAMOUFLAGE

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

More than meets the eye. Ways of weaving imagery concealed within design, exploring mixes to give sutle shifts of colour and lustre. Perfect for both beginners and experienced. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also see TAPESTRY DAY, preceding, and OUTLINING, following)

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TRAVEL WRITING: CRAFTING YOUR STORY

May 14th at 18:30 to May 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore what makes good travel writing. Transform holiday jottings, make the most of a journal or start a travel blog. Write compelling articles to inspire. All you need is to love travel and be ready to try. Includes a short excursion out to somewhere to write about. Zoe Dawes (S.Cumbria www.highamhall.com/zoe-dawes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. a little easy Field Trip)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: OUTLINING

May 15th at 18:30 to May 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Outline an image within a tapestry using a woven line. Perfect for those with some experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (CAMOUFLAGE precedes)

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING

May 15th at 18:30 to May 17th 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: £253 Non-residential: £186

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PHILOSOPHY: REVOLUTION

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

During the Age of Revolution, Philosophy focused on social and political issues. In Britain, new Utilitarianism dominated and evolved with the Industrial Revolution, resulting, with Bentham's and Mill's efforts, in a liberal democracy. In France, it was different... Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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COME AND SING – PURELY FOR PLEASURE!

May 17th at 18:30 to May 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Singers of all levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to enjoy a varied repertoire of songs, folk-songs, shanties and others that have inspired people through the years. Splendid music to be shared for the sheer joy of it, even if you've not done so for a while! Do just the weekend (Friday-Sunday), if you need to. Roger Wilkes (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/roger-wilkes) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Fri dinner to Mon lunch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 (Fri dinner to Sun lunch)

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CALLIGRAPHY: MODERN SCRIPTS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 17th at 18:30 to May 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Develop calligraphy skills with more modern scripts suitable for most uses such as greeting cards, invitations, notices, labels, short quotations, etc. Be guided step-by-step to produce high-quality work. For any level, including experienced. Materials provided. Dr Manny Ling (Sunderland www.highamhall.com/manny-ling) Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. materials

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 18th at 09:30 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wished you could paint in oil? Create an oil painting on canvas in a day. Following a simple step-by-step demo of a wet-on-wet technique, learn as you go. End up with a completed canvas to take home. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £88 incl. all materials and lunch

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PASTEL, WATERCOLOUR AND CHARCOAL: GARDEN IMPRESSIONS

May 19th at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore exciting watercolour, pastel, charcoal and mixed-media painting with colourful and dynamic painting subjects all over our wonderful grounds. Also, two excursions (weather permitting) to Mirehouse's mature gardens and the lakeshore to paint and draw amidst dramatic Lakeland scenery. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £545 Non-residential: £388 (inc. Field Trips and Admissions)

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BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: YOUR OWN CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

May 19th at 18:30 to May 24th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by, and concurrent with, the major RHS event, whether beginner or experienced, work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere with individual attention and demos. Try a variety of papers and many types of coloured pencils. Susan Christopher-Coulson (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/susan-christopher-coulson) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323 (inc. Field Trip to Blackwell Arts and Crafts House)

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GOLDWORK

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

Goldwork covers all aspects of embroidery using metal threads and materials. Introducing beginners to the basic techniques and encouraging the experienced to develop their designs, everyone can work at their own pace with individual expert guidance throughout. Jane Matthews (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/jane-matthews) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY follows.

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STITCHED BEADED JEWELLERY

May 22nd at 18:30 to May 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

New students may enjoy the thrill of making a first piece and more experienced can develop skills, progressing towards Advanced with Projects to choose from. All abilities, from basic stitches developing through to freeform. Jane Matthews (ex-York Minster broderer) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 GOLDWORK precedes.

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MOBILE WATERCOLOURS THE MODERN WAY (MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO FIELD TRIPS)

May 24th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Produce satisfying art work just with Watercolour Pencils and Waterbrush. With a small range of well-chosen, quality colours provided, make powerful and expressive work on paper, outdoors and in the studio. Guided by Lionel, enjoy experimenting with just the minimum of equipment to make beautiful results. We will use the grounds and building as subject matter. For anyone. Lionel Playford (N. Pennines www.highamhall.com/lionel-playford) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 inc. Materials

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

May 24th at 18:30 to May 26th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166 Materials at cost

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – LATE SPRING

May 24th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Spring is such an abundant season so join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. LIMITED NUMBERS. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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THE ESSENTIALS OF AROMATHERAPY

May 26th at 18:30 to May 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* An educated introduction to the holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. Includes a kit to use on the course so you can mix a blend for massage, a blend for the bath and a Gel to apply to the skin. Also will teach some simple massage techniques. No experience required. Mandy Beal (Warwickshire www.highamhall.com/mandy-beale) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. materials and certificate

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TEXTILE ART USING HOOKY AND PRODDY

May 26th at 18:30 to May 30th 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: £423 Non-residential: £294

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BIG BAND ARRANGING

May 28th at 18:30 to May 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For instrumentalists of a good standard, with some experience of writing for a classic big band line-up or medium-sized jazz combos and able to read music. Mark Bassey (East Sussex www.highamhall.com/mark-bassey) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Mark's IMPROVISATION AND BASIC ARRANGING will follow in Oct.

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DRAWING AND PAINTING HORSES

May 28th at 18:30 to May 31st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Equine Art is a must for every serious Artist. Using tried and tested techniques, draw and paint these beautiful animals. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists and for decades has owned and drawn horses. We will try to visit a real-life stables to for sketches! Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip - dress for Cumbria weather!)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

May 28th at 18:30 to May 31st 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: £328 Non-residential: £229

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KNOW YOUR TREES AND WOODLAND (3 NIGHT)

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

Some gentle level walking through woods to collect specimens and identify trees in leaf. Develop your relationship with trees and their ecosystem, guided by a respected, patient expert in one of the most stunning areas of our country. Paul Nichol (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND PIANO

May 31st at 18:30 to June 2nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Some intense music-making for pre-formed string quartets or piano groups. Each should choose two works for special study and a large library will be available for exploration. Louise Latham with Mary Dainton (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

May 31st at 18:30 to June 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Every bead is unique! Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or just an unusual pendant. Thread professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational and fun for both existing beaders and newbies. NEW TUTOR: Sharon Ford (Cambridge www.highamhall.com/sharon-ford) Sharon has replaced Janet Notman (retired). Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. First bottle of gas. (Materials c£50 depending on what you choose)

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June 2019

SHORT TALK: THE CARLISLE TO NEWCASTLE MILITARY ROAD

June 2nd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A post-Jacobite cross country communication route, defence to Scottish invaders. Hear about the road's building, its characters and controversy over the destruction of part of Hadrian's Wall for its stone. John Mather (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/john-mather) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20.mATH

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BREAKING RULES IN WATERCOLOUR: SEASCAPES AND BEYOND

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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GET WEAVING! COLOURS, TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Weave on a beautiful table top loom (provided), exploring the use of colour and textile. Learn how to follow and read weave patterns and, naturally, how to set the loom up! Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Yarns £15 max from Tutor.

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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE OF CUMBRIA

June 2nd at 18:30 to June 5th at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For lovers of natural history and the countryside we will walk contrasting Cumbrian sites where conservation management has helped the habitats of rare butterflies inc. Marsh Fritillary, Mountain Ringlet, Small Blue and The Forester. Presentations and discussion will consider wider conservation issues. NEW TUTOR: Chris Winnick with Claire Winnick (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-winnick) Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip; ends 4pm on the last day)

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VICTORIAN ARTISTS: THEIR WORK, MODELS AND MUSES

June 5th at 18:30 to June 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Examine various art genres of the exciting Victorian era: Pre-Raphaelitism, Neoclassicism, The Aesthetic Movement and Social Realism - with reference to the highly-significant role of Models and their relationships, professional and otherwise, with the foremost Artists of the day. Dr Peter Bryden (E. Sussex www.highamhall.com/peter-bryden) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SKETCHING AND WATERCOLOUR (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 5th at 18:30 to June 10th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Record your travels with rapid sketches in pen and watercolour. Sketchpads and other materials provided. For beginners and painters to develop out-of-doors confidence. Involves minibus and short distances - destinations tailored to suit the group. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £495 Non-residential: £333 (inc. all Materials and Field Trips)

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RUSKIN LACE

June 5th at 18:30 to June 7th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SAXOPHONE WEEKEND (EXTENDED SUMMER WEEKEND)

June 6th at 18:30 to June 10th 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. An extensive music library available. Sight-reading beneficial. Now extended to 4 nights. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £447 Non-residential: £318

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BEDE’S ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

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

*NEW* Bede's writings describe the conversion of England to Christianity in the 7th century, but what were his sources and did he have an agenda? Using Bede's Ecclesiastical History (ESSENTIAL - Penguin Classics £10.99) and supplementing it with other primary sources (provided), investigate the growth of the early Church in its secular and cultural context. Philip Holdsworth (N. Wales www.highamhall.com/philip-holdsworth) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LAKELAND BIRDS

June 9th at 18:30 to June 14th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Lake District has few equals for all-round bird watching. Find early summer residents and visitors, and, both in- and out-doors, explore habitats from upland fells to rivers, lakes and coast. Comfortable pace, ideal for learning to recognise birds by both sight and sound. Reasonable walking required (Level 2) Keith Offord (www.highamhall.com/keith-offord) Residential: £500 Non-residential: £338 (inc. Field Trips - fair amount of walking)

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WRITING FICTION: STRUCTURE AND SUSPENSE

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

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on structure and suspense. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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CHINESE PAINTING (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 10th at 18:30 to June 12th 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: £253 Non-residential: £186 inc. all materials

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WATERCOLOURS WITH CONFIDENCE

June 10th at 18:30 to June 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Paint in a variety of settings: Studio, Higham grounds and Lakes National Park. Enjoy demos, paint-alongs and painting en plein-air. Photograph and print your own scenes ready for painting in the studio. Develop skills, improve confidence. Beginners upwards. Mike Dobson MBE (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/mike-dobson) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS: WHO AM I, REALLY?

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

Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding through guided personal reflection and expression. Time will be made for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. All welcome. Complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed. Ruth Bridges (Cumbria - Questionnaire available here: www.highamhall.com/ruth-bridges) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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HOW HISTORY INFLUENCED GREAT ARTISTS AND THEIR MASTERPIECES

June 14th at 18:30 to June 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A wonderful visually-rich art appreciation course led by one of our art tutors in the true collegiate spirit of lifelong learning! Aimed at any who wish simply to delve deeper into the world of art, even from an artist's perspective. Relaxed and superbly-illustrated talks and some enjoyable interaction allowing you to explore how time and culture impacted on the development of individual Artists and Genres. Personal opinion will be valued so expect to participate in discussions! For anyone with a…

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH

June 14th at 18:30 to June 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For Intermediate and Advanced french speakers to develop confidence and fluency in a friendly, structured but fun atmosphere. Activities: communication games, discussion, reading and listening to authentic French resources: press articles, excerpts from radio, TV, films and songs. Formidable! Dominique Pluskwa (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/dominique-pluskwa) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Also 8 Sept)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

June 14th at 18:30 to June 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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SUMMER YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

June 14th at 18:30 to June 16th 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: £233 Non-residential: £166

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LAKELAND ROCKS: TROPICAL SEAS, RAGING DESERTS AND ICE AGES

June 16th at 18:30 to June 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A more advanced course for those already introduced to the subject. We move on from our Ancient Rocks of Lakeland course, examining the Carboniferous to Present. Includes trips out with walking - bring boots and outdoor gear!Endorsed by the Geological Society. Dr Annette McGrath (geology lecturer www.highamhall.com/annette-mcgrath) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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COLOURED PENCILS: TREASURES OF THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 16th at 18:30 to June 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The early summer garden is full of the most amazing subjects. Using the very forgiving medium of coloured pencil, be guided through an exciting and relaxing few days of creativity. Draw your subject to show it at its best, choose the right colours, learn tricks of the trade to create a beautiful botanical illustration to be proud of. Demos and individual tuition throughout from your RHS gold medal award-winning tutor. Janie Pirie (Suffolk www.highamhall.com/janie-pirie) Residential: £505 Non-residential: £348

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WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE MODERN AGE

June 16th at 18:30 to June 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A practical trip through watercolour history from the early 19th century to today. The course is based on outdoor and studio work with field trips around the Lake District. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £525 Non-residential: £368 (inc. Field Trips)

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LAKELAND HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL

June 19th at 18:30 to June 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

First-hand discovery of some intriguing, often unique, archaeological and historic sites in the Lake District and wider Cumbria. Minibus excursions to visit prehistoric Stone Circles, Roman Forts and medieval Castles - over 5000 years of history. Relaxed evening Talks. Some short walks, any normal level of fitness will be able to participate. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Field Trips and Admissions)

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FRENCH MUSIC: FROM FAUST TO FAUNE

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

A sweeping survey from Gounod's Faust to Debussy's Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un Faune. Operatic extracts include arias from Faust, Carmen, Samson and Delilah, Manon, and Louise. Orchestral and instrumental highlights feature works by Delibes, Saint-Saens, and Cesar Franck. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING: THE SUMMER GARDEN

June 21st at 18:30 to June 23rd at 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Choose a favourite flower from the garden to draw and paint a detailed study in Watercolour, considering composition and pattern in Nature. All levels, individual tuition for all stages. Slightly extended, ends 4pm with Tea. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

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SHORT TALK: NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IN NEW ZEALAND: AN ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHS AOTEAROA

June 23rd at 14:00 to 16:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Come and share in a mass of beautiful photos of North and South Island, taken last year on Pam's (unexpectedly extended) sojourn in the southern hemisphere, as well as info from the locals about the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes and the effect on their lives. Pam Grant (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pam-grant) SPECIAL PRICE: £12 each or two for £20

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NEEDLEFELTING

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

Whether you wish to work on a picture, 3D animal, a fun design, or even your own unfinished object, come and enjoy the art of needlefelting under sympathetic, patient guidance. Experienced and beginners welcome. Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

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

A choice of two-colour quilts, small lap quilt, cross over bag and several purses. Choose one project or try several small ones. Relax and indulge yourself! Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Supporting WOOLFEST. SPECIAL PRICE - Full week with (optional) day off for WOOLFEST: Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

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PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

June 24th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

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. Not for beginners. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

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YOGA AND WALKING: MID-SUMMER LONG WEEKEND

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

A perfect mix for all! Sessions of hatha yoga (posture, breathing, relaxation) offset with optional guided 3-5 mile walks amongst the peaceful northern fells. Feel more supple and relaxed. Now ends with lunch on the last day. Courses run Spring, Mid- and Late-Summer. Gill Hunter with Alan Hunter (www.highamhall.com/gill-hunter) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £309 (inc. Field Trips)

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YOUR OWN PAINTED LONG SILK SCARF (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

After trying things out, use artistic skill to paint your own Silk Scarf. Aim for a professional finish for a unique piece of wearable Art. Pippa Sheather (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/pippa-sheather) Residential: £248 Non-residential: £181 (inc. all materials)

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WATERCOLOUR AND GOUACHE CHICAGO-STYLE: SIDE BY SIDE

June 30th at 18:30 to July 5th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A unique chance for Painters working in Water-media to receive mentoring from Chicago artist Ed Hinkley from Realism to Abstraction. Group and 1:1 demos, critiques and encouragement to broaden your personal boundaries. Ed Hinkley (Chicago, USA www.highamhall.com/ed-hinkley) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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START WITH WATERCOLOURS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

June 30th at 18:30 to July 4th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Step by step, in a deliberately small group, explore the possibilities of Watercolour in its diverse forms: water-soluble oils, pencils, sticks etc. See how paint and blending work on paper, what works best for you and embark as an artist. Includes all basic materials to try, so just bring yourself for patient, qualified instruction. LIMITED NUMBERS Angela Burton (Somerset www.highamhall.com/angela-burton) Residential: £407 Non-residential: £264 inc. all materials

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July 2019

VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT): MID-SUMMER

July 1st at 18:30 to July 5th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Summer is a wonderful season to view the fantastic gardens of Cumbria. Join expert Louise, be inspired by some best-kept horticultural secrets, meeting their owners and gardeners. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £463 Non-residential: £334 (inc. Admissions and Field Trips) We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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ART JOURNEYS: BIRDS AND ANIMALS WITH ANNE CORLESS

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Any Media. Enjoy creating dynamic artwork of birds and animals. Working with different media we will explore a range of visual art styles and ways of working. Suitable for all levels; all you need is a love of animal art! NEW TUTOR: Anne Corless (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/anne-corless) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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UKULELE – THE NEXT STEP

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Know a few chords and wish to move on beyond strumming to finger pick and play instrumentally? Two Tutors to bring you forward to self-accompanied solos with music available. Debbie Scherer & Sarah Jobson (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/debbie-scherer-sarah-jobson) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196 inc. handouts of music covered

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BLOW! INTERMEDIATE WOODWIND WEEKEND

July 5th at 18:30 to July 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Grades 3 to 5 FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET & BASSOON. Small and larger group playing under patient, enjoyable professional instruction. A great way to develop your playing! Please notify us of instrument. Patricia and Catriona Melville-Mason (Perthshire www.highamhall.com/tricia-trona-melville-mason) Residential: £263 Non-residential: £196

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WIND SERENADES SUMMER SCHOOL – EASTERN ECHOES

July 7th at 16:30 to July 12th at 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind Chamber course for high-advanced amateur players (diploma-standard level 1 minimum) to work in-depth on substantial original repertoire with the highest level of tuition. All works studied will be performed complete in informal concerts on the last day. The course includes a mid-week tutors' concert. Tutors: Philippa Davies (flute, member of the Nash Ensemble), Jan Willem Nelleke (piano) and Laurence Perkins (bassoon - www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) with Colin Honour (clarinet) We can pick-up at 3pm from Penrith Rail Station (+£20) ONLY BY…

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PEWTERWORK ON GLASS

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

Use Arts and Crafts period techniques to create decorative tea light holders and vases. You need some experience in basic Pewterwork and be able to safely use a fine craft knife for cutting thin pewter sheet, before applying it to glass. Bonnie Mackintosh (W. Sussex www.highamhall.com/bonnie-mackintosh) Residential: £333 Non-residential: £234 (Materials supplied at cost)

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PHILOSOPHY: MODERN

July 10th at 18:30 to July 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Towards the end of the 19th century, science had thrown into doubt the universe as God's creation and Nietzsche felt that Western Philosophy was ill-equipped to explain the modern world. Philosophy split into the continental and analytical paths, and the world wars coloured the moral philosophy of the second half of the 20th century. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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A VERY SPECIAL WOODWIND RECITAL

July 10th at 20:15 to 21:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

International soloists Flautist Philippa Davies (soloist, member of the London Winds), bassoonist Laurence Perkins (soloist and Hyperion recording artist) and pianist Jan Willem Nelleke (international concert pianist) join forces for an hour of memorable musical performances, held in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. (One hour, no interval). ADMISSION £10 Proceeds to Stroke Association with Bar available beforehand and afterwards.

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TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

July 11th 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, taking pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook! Lis Bramwell (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lis-bramwell) £76 including materials and lunch

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT – IN TWO HALVES

July 12th at 11:15 to 15:45
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to share two 45 minute concerts at 11:15 and 2:30, spanning lunchtime given by diploma-standard players, completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. A little audience will be appreciated! ADMISSION FREE, but please do let us know if you intend to come so we can put out enough chairs! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our grounds in-between, with donations welcome for tea and a slice afterwards. Limited Lunch spaces might…

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EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With a different selection to explore each time, enjoy exploring a wide range of verse across ages. Texts will be provided for an illuminating and sometimes surprising journey for all existing and potential lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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BEETHOVEN 1800-27: THE ETERNAL REVOLUTIONARY

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Beginning by considering his inheritance from Bach, Mozart and Haydn, we trace how Beethoven's deafness was turned to triumph and ensured that Classical Music would always tread new pastures. Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN'S SUCCESSORS follows: attend both, save £25.

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PAINTING RUSKIN’S DREAMS OF CONISTON

July 12th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Inspired by Ruskin's principles and aesthetic sensibilities you will be guided by Tiana's expert eye and experience as an elemental painter of light to capture the truth of Nature. A field trip with lunch is planned to Brantwood, on the shores of  Coniston Water. (John Ruskin's former home) Suitable for all aspiring artists in water-media. Tutor Tiana has prepared this wonderful 2 minute video introduction to Ruskin (wow!): Tiana Marie (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tiana-marie) Residential: £443 Non-residential: £314 (inc. Field Trip)

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PAINTING INSPIRED BY BEATRIX POTTER – NO BUNNIES!

July 12th at 18:30 to July 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A watercolour course exploring Beatrix Potter's landscapes that inspired her later books for children. Will include a trip to nearby restored Lingholme gardens, claimed to be the site of Mr McGregor's garden. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. Field Trip

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EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA LAKELAND LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND DRAWING

July 14th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore a wide variety of painting techniques for contemporary landscape subjects in both the studio and the inspirational Lakes National Park using watercolour, gouache, acrylic inks and pastel. Demos & one-to-one tuition. For artists with some previous painting ability looking to loosen up their style. Robert Dutton (Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/robert-dutton) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £363 (inc. Field Trips)

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BEETHOVEN’S SUCCESSORS – SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, BRUCKNER AND BRAHMS

July 14th at 18:30 to July 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We consider Beethoven's legacy as it is reflected in four of the 19th century's greatest composers and ask ourselves whether his influence endures or has 20th century Modernism from Schoenberg onwards snuffed out the light forever? Tim Shuker (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/tim-shuker) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 BEETHOVEN precedes: attend both, save £25.

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SINGING SOLO – MASTERCLASS

July 16th at 18:30 to July 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Intimate, friendly and positive expert tuition for Singers serious about developing. Any genre - the mechanics are the same. Select up to two pieces/songs you'd like for your 1:1. Limited spaces. For competent singers. Includes participation in a short free recital at 11:30am on the last day. The 3rd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST/FRENCH REALIST: CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT

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

James Tissot focusing on the 'comedy of manners' in England and France, and Gustav Caillebotte's unique depiction of modern Paris and society, each responding differently to Baudelaires' challenge of depicting modern life. We shall look at the life and art of two remarkable Frenchmen. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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WRITING FICTION: POINT OF VIEW AND PARAGRAPHS

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential Creative Writing course for both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Lectures on choosing the best point of view, and the art of writing paragraphs. Writing exercises, individual tutorials and uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural location. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 Limited Spaces

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THE VICTORIAN SOCIAL SCENE IN ART AND JOURNALISM: HOLL, HERKOMER AND FILDES

July 19th at 18:30 to July 21st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Victorian journalism grasped the dramatic potential of wood block engraving, in illustrated periodicals. The graphic magazine established 1869, enabled these three artists to establish themselves, initially depicting the gritty reality of London life before developing their own, idiosyncratic subject matter. Tim Stimson (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/tim-stimson) ,Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 A companion to Tim's CAILLEBOTTE AND TISSOT course: attend both, get FREE B&B (only) for the day off in-between to do your own thing.

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BOOKBINDING: THE BRADEL BINDING

July 19th at 18:30 to July 22nd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bradel (AKA bonnet or bristol board binding) is an 18th century German Case binding resembling a case binding as it has a hollow back and visible joint, but is built up on the book. Many consider it stronger. A fun book to make using coloured cloth and marbled cover paper to make it just that little bit more special. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials at cost)

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PASTELS: PURE AND SIMPLE

July 21st at 18:30 to July 26th at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn and develop a mastery of chalk pastel as a medium in its own right delivering vibrant colours across a wide range of tones. Work from landscape and still life under the guidance of a professional who continues the authentic approach of the much missed Christopher Assheton-Stones. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and an individualised approach can be offered for those who attended previously. Graham Oliver (Wiltshire www.highamhall.com/graham-oliver) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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IDENTIFYING FERNS (3 NIGHT)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 26th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn about ferns and their identification whilst enjoying some gentle walking on the level through woods - of which there are plenty of local examples here in the Northwest Lakes. Be guided to recognise the diversity and clues the flora offer to the nature of its setting. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trips)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 23rd at 18:30 to July 26th 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: £328 Non-residential: £229

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