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Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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September 2018

GENRES IN ART WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Gorgeous images of a wide range of Art genres: Portrait, Landscape, Religious Art, Realism, Still life, Horses, Cats, Birds, Flowers and Illustration plus some related Film. A rich feast for the eyes! Adrian Sumner (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/adrian-sumner) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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THE QUEST FOR THE PICTURESQUE – EARLY LAKELAND TRAVELLERS

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 21, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Minibus Field Trips (a little walking) exploring the Lakes, Lectures inspired by significant Writers and Artists, including Wordsworth. Take in some of the best visual and historic locations that Georgian travellers began venturing to, spectacular scenery along the way. A different array to last year's focus on later era Writers. Dr. Geoff Doel with Fran Doel, MA (Kent www.highamhall.com/geoff-fran-doel) Residential: £520 Non-residential: £359 incl. Field Trips, admissions & any packed lunches, but excluding refreshment stops.

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ACRYLICS WITH FRANCES WINDER

Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore Acrylic. Build-up Structure using wash, glaze, rag, impasto, knife or credit card and Texture using gesso and cling film. Use Watercolour effects, flat graphics or thick impasto oils to create very different paintings. For Starters, Experimenters and Challengers. Both representational and abstract themes - try both if you wish. Frances Winder (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/frances-winder) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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PAINT ON YOUR IPAD OR PHONE

Thursday September 20, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday September 24, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Sketching and Painting in your style, or that of the Masters, on a digital device with software (c£6). Waken your inner Hockney! Joseph (a sell out at the V&A) can answer queries - see his tutor page (*) - also for technical info on what to obtain in advance. Joseph Anthony Connor (Gwent *www.highamhall.com/joseph-anthony-connor) Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. Field Trips (weather-permitting)

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HOW AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE A HOME TODAY

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This will NOT make your home more beautiful, or tidier. What if we didn't have a home? Ed will explore the concept of home and hearth through building, furniture, decor, clutter, even housework, considering private and public space, the importance of objects and the demands we make of our home environment. Edward Hollis (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/edward-hollis) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL?

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Writing novels is just a pipe-dream? This course will set you on the road to success. Our tutor, (five published novels, international recognition) will guide you through a range of genres and methodology and fire your imagination to produce submissions that will be noticed. NEW TUTOR: Gordon Parker (Tyneside www.highamhall.com/gordon-parker) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MIXED MEDIA WEEKEND: A BIG LANDSCAPE

Friday September 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bring Acrylics, A3 or larger sheets of card and drawing tools (e.g large felt tip pens, charcoal, coloured inks) and some Landscape reference to go big scale! Feel a sense of boldness and freedom, helped by the variety of materials and encouragement. Come and try! Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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PIANO WORKSHOP

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For up to ten players* of Grade 7 & above. Prepare a 20 minute programme to be played and discussed; if possible, bring along spare copies of pieces for others. Suggestions for improvement, style, technique and presentation will be offered. Non-competitive with a joint recital on the last morning. *Non-performing Listeners also welcome. John Gough (Chester www.highamhall.com/john-gough) Residential: £236 Non-residential: £169

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INTRO TO MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday September 25, 2018 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 - attend both courses, save £20.

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VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS (4 NIGHT) – EARLY AUTUMN

Monday September 24, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy spectacular changing garden colours and amazing views afforded by fells, lakes and countryside by visiting some hidden horticultural gems. With her wealth of local and horticultural knowledge, Louise will seek to enchant and inspire you. LIMITED NUMBER Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £458 Non-residential: £331 inc. Admissions & Field Trips in the Higham minibus We offer Garden Visits with Louise in May, July and September.

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FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday September 27, 2018 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. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes - attend both courses, save £20.

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR: “THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END”

Wednesday September 26, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday September 28, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For British and French, WW1 ended 11am, 11th November 1918 and all was meant to get back to normal. Yet, east of the Rhine, it was the start of years of revolutions, attempted revolutions, Fascism, civil wars and wars between successor states of the Empires. Explore a forgotten chapter in Europe's violent history and some implications. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 POST WW1 BRITAIN follows - attend both, save £25.

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ART DAY: THE MAGIC OF GOUACHE RESIST (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Friday September 28, 2018 at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn a magical painting technique that results in a piece that has a look a little like woodcut, combining boldness with subtlety. It can be combined with watercolour or coloured gouache paint, or left plain for a more graphic feel. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) £74 including lunch, refreshments and materials

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A LAND FIT FOR HEROES? BRITAIN AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Friday September 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday September 30, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

24th November 1918, David Lloyd George declared the task of any future government: "to make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in", an aim not realised between the wars, with a society divided between south/north, prosperity/poverty, social change/political conservatism. Consider 20s and 30s Britain - rising hemlines to Jarrow Marchers - and her response to the approach of WW2. Dr Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 THE WAR THAT WOULD NOT END precedes - attend both,…

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DRAWING AND PAINTING – LAKELAND CHURCHES (EXTENDED)

Friday September 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday October 1, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The North Lakes landscape has some very characterful settings for churches. Explore their atmosphere and distinctive qualities through mixed media sketching and painting on location. We will take inspiration from some of the finest examples of evocative drawings and paintings of buildings, especially churches, in the works of John Piper and William Turner among other artists. Join Lionel, an experienced outdoor landscape artist, on 5 sketching expeditions helping you develop your drawing and colour skills and exploring new ideas in…

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

Friday September 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners or experienced welcome. Materials from tutor dependent upon project. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £418 Non-residential: £291

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SIMPLIFYING THE HUMAN FIGURE FOR SKETCHING AND PAINTING

Sunday September 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday October 5, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create simplified images of the human figure, Pen and Watercolour washes, proceeding to build a painting in either Watercolours or Acrylics. For painters ready for an artistic, structured, understanding of Life. Viv Philpot (Hampshire www.highamhall.com/viv-philpot) assisted by Geoff Philpot Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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October 2018

WRITING FICTION: ‘THE STORY AND THE READER’ AND ‘SYMBOLISM’

Monday October 1, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 4, 2018 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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OILS WITH CERI ALLEN

Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday October 5, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A workshop for Students serious about developing skills in Oils, capitalising on 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

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK: WAYS OF SEEING (RESCHEDULED)

Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Seen as suspense thrillers, often his films show Hitch as a man in fear (his speciality) - fat Englishman in Hollywood, carefully-modulated spoken vowels, critically observant, cynical, suspicious of order. Enjoy and scrutinise three films bound-up with fear, suspicion and paranoia: Strangers On a Train (1951), Psycho (1960) and Rear Window (1954). Ron Guariento (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/ron-guariento) Residential: £231   Non-residential: £164 (Course postponed from April

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

Friday October 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday October 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS – DELVING DEEPER

Friday October 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For those with some basic knowledge of identifying fungi, a seasonal opportunity to further develop your identification skills with a respected expert. Field trips: easy, but off-path walking. Paul Nichol (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/paul-nichol) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. Field Trips

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: OR NUÉ – COLOUR OVER GOLD

Friday October 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday October 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Explore the beautiful technique of Or Nué, creating shading over gold threads in an original design by Helen in the form of a running hare. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP follows - book both courses, save £40.

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BOOKBINDING: THE MAMLUK BINDING MODEL

Friday October 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday October 8, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For nearly 1000 years, the Mamluks became a powerful military knightly caste in various Muslim ruled societies, developing their own style of religious text binding. We will make a model of this Islamic binding creating embossed leather, papers and covers using metal and wooden patterned blocks and traditional finishing tools as well as sewing chevron headbands - good hand skills needed. Don't worry Doug will take you through each step. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials £30…

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A DAY OF T’AI CHI

Saturday October 6, 2018 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) £64 including lunch & refreshments

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPER MODELS – THE ORGAN PIPE ORCHESTRA

Sunday October 7, 2018 at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

LEGITIMATE FUN! From paper, model a pair of working pumped wind instruments, each playing a different note. Playing some fun tunes together as an ensemble - essentially a big home-made organ recital! Also choose another model from Rob's designs to make. Bring favourite scissors and combine music, science, craft and fun! Rob Ives (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/rob-ives) £74 including lunch, refreshments & materials Some of Rob's ingenious paper models are on display in the college. He makes kits of them which sell…

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: INSPIRED BY MATISSE’S PAPER-CUTS

Sunday October 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Dynamic, bold shapes made in cut paper, and collaged to form the basis of a design. Interpreting in weave will give you the opportunity to explore achieving clean lines and working with strong colour. Suitable for weavers at early and advanced stages. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 WEAVING BIRDS follows.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: EMBROIDERED SCISSORS KEEP

Monday October 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create a charming hand embroidered Scissors Keep, with hand-made cards and small tassel to an original design by Helen. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Basic materials kit purchasable from Tutor. Helen's OR NUÉ precedes - book both courses, save £40.

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BIRD & ANIMAL MODELLING IN CLAY

Monday October 8, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create lively sculptures using photographic reference material. Learn how to express movement, stillness, contrasts in texture and softness and enhance your work with details that evoke clarity. There will be a single firing at the end that can be collected later or sent on by carrier for a small fee. Students are encouraged to bring their own images/tablets, though this is not essential. Chris Barnes (E. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/chris-barnes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 (includes firing)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: WEAVING BIRDS

Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 11, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A wonderful workshop to try out new ideas and techniques. From the cry of a curlew to a robin in the garden, birds can be a great source of delight and inspiration. Weavers have woven images of birds for hundreds of years and this workshop will look at traditional and contemporary tastes. Suitable for beginners and those with experience. Louise Martin (Clackmannanshire www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 Follows Louise's course INSPIRED BY MATISSE.

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STRING ORCHESTRA WEEKEND

Friday October 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The Dvořák Serenade is one of the glories of the String Orchestra repertoire. Experienced string players are invited to join us to play this wonderful piece of music. Suk Meditation and Janacek Little Suite will complete a Czech weekend. Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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PICTURE FRAMING

Friday October 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Enjoy the satisfaction of making your own frames to complement your art competently and accurately. Learn about mount cutting, double mounts, glass cutting and wash lines. No experience required. Make at least two complete frames. Bill Davies (Wirral www.highamhall.com/bill-davies) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

Friday October 12, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 14, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create delightful hand-stitched Embroidery - the finished effect relying very much on texture and 3D effects. Combine various stitches with mixed-media techniques, working in shades of neutral colours. All levels from total beginners to more experienced, stitch either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own design. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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A JOURNEY INTO SCOTTISH ART

Sunday October 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The focus of this course is on incomparable Scottish painters through the ages; analysing their creative powers and the trials and tribulations which inspired them to produce outstanding work and thus, their prevailing reputations. Bertram Aitchison (Dumfries www.highamhall.com/bertram-aitchison) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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CREATIVE ART JOURNALS: EXPRESS, EMBELLISH, EXPERIMENT

Sunday October 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The pages look beautiful in the books but how do you make your own journal look like that? Enter the world of art journaling and enjoy playing with a variety of techniques to create exciting pages. Ideal if you are new to art journals/sketchbooking, or simply to explore surface and decoration. LIMITED SPACES. Alex Jakob-Whitworth (Eden Valley www.highamhall.com/alex-jakob-whitworth) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. all materials

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SILVER CLAY JEWELLERY

Sunday October 14, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with clay. Precious metal clay is an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Those with good experience of metal clay may work independently on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 plus Materials from Tutor c£55 (subject to silver prices)

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ACRYLICS WITH BRIAN SMITH

Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* The flexibility of Acrylic! Gesso for a textured base, brush, palette knife, cloth, finger - anything can enhance your marks. Explore surfaces: smooth, canvas, paper or board. Work small, produce studies and paintings from supplied references in conjunction with life around Higham.  Join Brian to extend your skills to a new level. 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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GREAT DISCOVERIES IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 18, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Seven fascinating lectures on important discoveries in Biology & Medicine. What is science and how do scientists work? Key experiments that have revolutionised our understanding of health and disease and their implications for medicine will be explained. Prof. David I Stott (Glasgow www.highamhall.com/david-stott) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPE (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Wednesday October 17, 2018 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. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day, LANDSCAPES WITH WATER, follows. Attend both, save £20.

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OIL PAINTING IN A DAY – LANDSCAPES WITH WATER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Thursday October 18, 2018 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. All materials provided. Limited spaces. Carol Renshaw (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/carol-renshaw) £84 incl. all materials. Another day (LANDSCAPE) precedes. Attend both, save £20.

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: BRIGHT HOPES

Thursday October 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Bright Hopes. Learn half seaming and set in triangles. You have a choice of large or small quilt. 3 Main colours or scrappy, the choice is yours. Come learn and have fun at the same time. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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WIND CHAMBER MUSIC DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

Thursday October 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Wind chamber music specifically for intermediate-standard (grades 6-8). Set works will include colourful music by Rossini, who died 150 years ago in November. There will be an informal performance at 12pm at the end of the course. Laurence Perkins (Manchester www.highamhall.com/laurence-perkins) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

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WATERCOLOURS WITH BRIAN SMITH

Thursday October 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday October 21, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Examine in depth the options to create successful, striking images. Your building blocks are composition, value, focus, scale and colour - balanced in various ways to dictate your outcome. Possibly working in and around Higham along with studio exercises. Join Brian to dig deeper! 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 £25.

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AN INFORMAL (AND FREE) WOODWIND CONCERT!

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 11:15 to 12:15
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

All are invited to enjoy this hour-long concert given by diploma-standard players (i.e. above grade 8) who will be completing a masterclass here at Higham with Laurence Perkins. It is good to have a little audience for such informal events which will be of an exceptional standard, in our wonderful oak-floored Lecture Room. This is always an OUTSTANDING concert, and a best kept secret of ours ... we challenge you to find a better quality of playing! ADMISSION FREE, but…

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RELIEF & CREATIVE WOODCARVING

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday October 26, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon's books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday October 26, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Look at fresh approaches to working from the landscape, through the lens of Contemporary Painting. With exercises, briefs and tutorials, be pushed to extend your responses to your chosen media and subject matter. Steve Humble (London www.highamhall.com/steve-humble) Residential: £485 Non-residential: £325 inc. Field Trips

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RECORDER ENSEMBLES

Sunday October 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Play music in a recorder ensemble of up to thirty players. For recorder players of intermediate standard (roughly Grades 4-6 AB/TCL). Music will range from Renaissance to the present day, from three to eight or more parts. Technical and stylistic guidance as appropriate. Annemarie Klein (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/annemarie-klein) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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AUTUMN & SPOOKY CREATIONS (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

Tuesday October 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday October 25, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Create high quality autumn/winter decorations, some with floral elements. Includes a lit Halloween scene container and other things to cheer up the upcoming dark nights. Bring scissors or secateurs, come along and enjoy! Don't worry, the Christmas course is still on - we just thought an extra similar course would help meet demand! Karen Neville (N. Yorks www.highamhall.com/karen-neville) Residential: £261 Non-residential: £194 (Materials Included)

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

Saturday October 27, 2018 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. 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 OILS residential.

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PAINTING WITH CERI ALLEN (NO OILS, DAY)

Sunday October 28, 2018 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 27 Oct) Ceri Allen (Carlisle www.highamhall.com/ceri-allen) £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…

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday October 31, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Accurately draw and paint flowers and plants in watercolour from living material, with expert help through the stages. Detailed drawing and watercolour techniques will be demonstrated and individual tuition according to ability will be available throughout. Marion Wilson SBA (W. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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METALLICS FOR CARDS THE PROFESSIONAL WAY

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create bold images and intriguing backgrounds. Print and stencil with metallic varnishes and waxes to produce interesting card designs and textures. Colour metal leaf and experiment with metallic transfer foil for striking patterns and designs which can be cut and punched-out for embellishments and backgrounds. Hot tips for professional layout, layering and combinations. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Precedes Jo's course METALLICS FOR…

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WRITING GHOST STORIES

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday November 1, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A timely writing course for those who enjoy and would like to write ghost stories. Using examples from one of the most accomplished writers of the genre, M. R. James, enjoy lectures and writing exercises on character, setting, point of view and structure, before completing some ghost stories of our own! Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £388 Non-residential: £246

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GET WEAVING! WOVEN SHIBORI

Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 2, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Experiment with Shibori weaving. Create a test piece then weave a beautiful-pleated scarf. Beginners and experienced. Also a must for dyeing fans: we will discuss possibilites, however dyeing will not be part of the course. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 Yarns £15 max from Tutor

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METALLICS FOR TEXTILES

Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday November 1, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Master a wide range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foils - suitable for use on a variety of textiles and surfaces. Combine metallic powders with varnishes, waxes, texturing media and stencilling. To embellish, use print and painting for more intriguingly raised metallic surfaces. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164 (Materials at cost) Preceded by Jo's course METALLICS FOR CARDS - attend both, save £25.

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November 2018

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

Thursday November 1, 2018 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) £74 including materials, lunch & refreshments

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HOW TO IMPROVE TONAL CONTRAST IN WATERCOLOURS DAY

Friday November 2, 2018 at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A day to focus on how to get your tones right in watercolours under the beneficial tutelage of a hugely-experienced art tutor. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) £64 including lunch & refreshments Jane's WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS weekend follows.

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JOHN PIPER’S PAINTING TECHNIQUE

Friday November 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

John Piper was one of England's finest 20th Century artists. In this course, we will study and paint in his style using Watercolour, Gouache and Inks. Linda Birch (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/linda-birch) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Friday November 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 4, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Water-soluble pencils are a very versatile medium on their own or in combination with other materials. Whether first timer or refresher, cover various techniques from use as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £241 Non-residential: £174 inc. materials. Jane's WATERCOLOURS DAY precedes.

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LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

Friday November 2, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 4, 2018 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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CUMBRIA’S PAST: AT WAR – THE HOME FRONT…WITH TEA

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 14:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

This time, the ever-popular Andrew and Jim are raking the archives to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Rare cine films bring Cumbria's fascinating past to life once again. Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass (Cumbria - www.highamhall.com/andrew-leitch-jim-bownass) £16 including refreshments

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CARLISLE: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF A BORDER CITY

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Carlisle - a rich and varied past which rewards explorers, a legacy reflected in a wide variety of its historic building styles and collections. Guided walking and trips to indoor sites such as Tullie House Musuem & Gallery, Castle Museum of Military Life, Cathedral, Treasury and Wreay Church designed by Sarah Losh. Bruce Bennison (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/bruce-bennison) Residential: £354 Non-residential: £256 inc. Field Trips and any lunches out

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CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to work expressively and freely, combining drawing and painting mediums to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings inspired by source images of your Tutor's native Isle of Skye. For all levels wanting to loosen up, learn more about different mediums, and explore "what if...?" possibilities. Marion Boddy-Evans (Skye www.highamhall.com/marion-boddy-evans) Residential: £470 Non-residential: £309

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MUSIC APPRECIATION: THE HEART OF TCHAIKOVSKY

Sunday November 4, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Hamlet and Manfred were inspired by literature. 1812, March Slav and Capriccio Italien were popular occasional pieces. Winter Daydreams and Pathétique Symphonies and excerpts from his great ballet scores complete the picture. Ian France (www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £231 Non-residential: £164

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DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION AND EXPRESSION: WHO AM I, REALLY?

Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, this course will support you to gain a deeper level of self-understanding. Time will be offered for group discussion, 1-1 reflection and individual silence. Beginners welcome, together with those familiar with reflective practice. Please complete a very short questionnaire after booking, so Tutor may contact you if needed: Complete the Questionnaire online below, or: Click here to download a copy of the Questionnaire to print & send. NEW TUTOR: Ruth Bridges (Cumbria…

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LINO-CUT PRINT MAKING

Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Create colourful-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: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials c£15) This November course is now full, so we have arranged another extra course for February: http://highamhall.com/course/c1902cm-lino-cut-print-making-extra-course/

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BRITISH ART 1900-1950

Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 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)

Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 9, 2018 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)

Friday November 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 11, 2018 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)

Friday November 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 11, 2018 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)

Friday November 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 11, 2018 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)

Friday November 9, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 11, 2018 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’

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 13:00 to Friday November 30, 2018 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

Sunday November 11, 2018 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)

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Tuesday November 13, 2018 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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SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES – VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

Sunday November 11, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday November 15, 2018 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)

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 16, 2018 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

Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 16, 2018 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

Friday November 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 18, 2018 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

Friday November 16, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 18, 2018 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

Sunday November 18, 2018 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

Sunday November 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday November 21, 2018 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

Sunday November 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday November 21, 2018 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

Sunday November 18, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 23, 2018 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

Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 23, 2018 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

Thursday November 22, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 25, 2018 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

Friday November 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 25, 2018 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

Friday November 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 25, 2018 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

Friday November 23, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday November 25, 2018 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

Sunday November 25, 2018 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)

Sunday November 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday November 28, 2018 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

Sunday November 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Wednesday November 28, 2018 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

Sunday November 25, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday November 29, 2018 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)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday November 30, 2018 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

Friday November 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday December 2, 2018 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

Friday November 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday December 2, 2018 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)

Friday November 30, 2018 at 18:30 to Monday December 3, 2018 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’

Monday December 3, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday December 6, 2018 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

Monday December 3, 2018 at 18:30 to Friday December 7, 2018 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)

Monday December 3, 2018 at 18:30 to Thursday December 6, 2018 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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