Week of Courses
EXPLORING GARDENS FROM THE ARMCHAIR
A series of encapsulating talks exploring the art and meaning of gardens, gardening and flowers. (These talks may appeal to those that are fascinated by gardening but not in the mood for hard, physical graft!). Danny Wells (Derbyshire highamhall.com/danny-wells) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £190
ADVANCED DRAWING: HOME, NOT A HOUSE
*NEW* Take your drawing deeper than just drawing physical buildings, so your picture can suggest a story behind it. From your own photograph, be guided to create a characterful drawn portrait of a building that will contain both substance and meaning. Ideal for artists feeling ready to develop a more sophisticated approach to their subject
DEVELOPING YOUR ARTIST’S CREATIVITY
Join Alex, a Contemporary Visual and Fine Artist with over 25 years’ experience, to stretch how you approach your painting. Explore a variety of exercises to help you look differently at how you begin, and how you might develop your paintings. Alex’s mixed media approach will boost your ideas and freshen up what you do.
ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (MATERIALS PROVIDED)
For both beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a giraffe on velour paper. Learn about various types of pastel and surfaces and practice layering, blinding and building up texture. After this work on a picture of your own choosing with one-to-one help and Paul’s patient guidance. Please bring your own photographs/reference material for
CARTOONS FOR CHRISTMAS
Similar to our March DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST, but this time focused towards drawing Christmas cards (of course!) A really fun seasonal course for anyone (whether you are an experienced artist or a complete beginner). Colin has produced the front-page cartoon for The Westmorland Gazette since 1984. Colin Shelbourn (highamhall.com/colin-shelbourn) Residential: £280 Non-residential: £200.
AUTUMN COLOURS IN WATERCOLOUR (WITH SOME COLOURED PENCILS)
Work with Margaret’s patient, expert guidance as you gently explore your potential produce high quality pictures inspired by the natural world. Suprise yourself with what can be achieved. Suitable for all. Margaret Eggleton (Surrey highamhall.com/margaret-eggleton) Residential: £390 Non-residential: £280 (incl. field trips)