BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Choose your favourite early year flowers to draw and paint accurately. Produce a lovely composition from nature. Both beginners and the more experienced will receive help and individual tuition to suit everyone. Marion Wilson SBA (W Cumbria highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £255

ESSENTIAL ART SKILLS: COLOUR BASICS AND COLOUR MEDIA

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A starter or refresher to get to grips with the basics in drawing. Explore the use of coloured media, with a variety of fun experimental projects which will expand your experience. With inspiration from works by great artists past and present. Our hop-on, hop-off series aims to gently embed, refresh and refine the foundation skills 

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NATURE JOURNALING FOR WELLBEING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

*NEW* Nature Journals can be an ideal way to connect more closely with nature. It has proven benefits to our wellbeing, and is a fun way to add value to even the shortest walk. Explore the different ways to record your finds, and leave with a plan and the beginning of your own journal. Ideal 

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NATURE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL: WOODLAND

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Artist and author Helen Hanson’s unusual combination of ink and coloured pencil, originally developed for landscape, is applied to the natural world in this exciting new course. Use creative mark-making in ink, dry coloured pencil, embossing and lifting out to depict the plants, birds, animals and features of the woodland environment. This is slow art, 

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FULLY BOOKED: ART SELF-RUN WORKSHOP

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

For experienced artists to take advantage of the studio to develop your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, the food! No tutor, but a chance to share ideas and mutual support inspired by the surroundings. Residential: £230 Non-residential: £150

TRY FOR A DAY: PASTELS FOR THE TERRIFIED (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

What is says on the tin. Get step-by-step guidance to produce a picture to be proud of, using pastels. Anyone can give this a go and the results can be remarkable, even if you’ve never tried anything arty! NEW TUTOR: Emma Hunt (Cumbria highamhall.com/emma-hunt) £105 (incl. lunch and materials)

WINTER LANDSCAPE: SKETCHING AND PAINTING

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Suitable for intermediate to advanced level. Explore the Lake District in winter when colour and shadow are at their most varied and dramatic. With demos, exercises and expert advice throughout, experience outdoor sketching trips (dress for the weather). Use mixed-media and develop a studio project in the painting medium of your choice. Lionel Playford (N 

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ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN COLOURED PENCIL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

For beginners and improvers. Bring your own photographs of your pet, other animals, birds, landscape, or inanimate objects. Learn about the different ways you can use pencil, layering, blending, removing colour to create texture and depth. Bring your own good quality coloured pencils (tutor will be using Derwent Inktense), together with an A3 size folder 

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EXPRESSIVE PASTELS: SOFT AND HARD

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

For experienced artists wanting to become more expressive when using soft and hard pastels (with fixative) on different surfaces. Weather permitting, Higham’s grounds will provide direct inspiration from nature alongside studio-based direction. Some of the taught techniques on this workshop are not for complete art beginners but pastel newbies are welcome. Specialist paper available from 

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FULLY BOOKED: CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED (MATERIALS PROVIDED)

Higham Hall College Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Come and explore the relaxing free flowing brush strokes of this ancient artform. You will be surprised at how quickly a good painting can be formed. Traditional and modern topics covered. Lots of support for absolute beginners and interesting projects for the more experienced. Peta Allingham (Lancashire highamhall.com/peta-allingham) Residential: £385 Non-residential: £275 (inc. materials)