Week of Courses
FULY BOOKED: STAINED GLASS PANEL OR TIFFANY LAMP
Make a stained glass panel or a Tiffany-style lamp, developing skills so that you can construct more elaborate projects later. Understand and use the techniques of template glass cutting, using grinding machines, copper foiling, leading application and final soldering. No experience required - be guided in all aspects. Illustrated evening slide lectures. Materials dependent on
FULLY BOOKED: GET WEAVING!
Explore the use of colour and texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing weavers. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £255 (Yarns £15 purchasable from Tutor)
DRAW LIKE A PRO!
Professional artists often have a pleasing polish to their drawings. They look confidently handled, pleasingly proportioned, with a bold clarity to the detailed sections contrasting with a dreamy delicacy to the more out of focus areas. Is this achieved by talent alone? No, it is created by careful control of a specific set of drawing
SKETCHING IN PEN AND WATERCOLOUR (MATERIALS PROVIDED)
For those who may have lightly dabbled or not, but seeking something still gentle and not too full-on, this course aims to help you explore the merits of Sketchbooking as an artist's tool towards better Watercolour. Hone your skills and develop your appetite for different subjects. All abilities welcome, even if you feel you struggle
WRITING FICTION: SETTING AND STRUCTURE
A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘Setting’ and ‘Structure’, Darren will provide you with short stories
FULLY BOOKED: SEMI-ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE (3 NIGHT)
This exciting short studio-based art course explores lots of creative and expressive techniques with mixed media. Engage with your subject with greater depth, meaning and feeling. Create sumptuous paintings with acrylic inks, watercolour/gouache and soft pastels, often in the same study. Not suitable for pure beginners (as the techniques may be too advanced), but for
THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO IRIS MURDOCH
Murdoch’s philosophy has often been neglected in favour of her novels. In this course we will remedy this imbalance. Beginning with the novel The Bell, we will look at the relationship between her philosophy and her fiction. We will then reflect upon the influence of Existentialism on her oeuvre before immersing ourselves in her best-known
REPRESENTING ROYALTY: THE PHARAOH IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART
The Pharaoh dominated ancient Egyptian official art. This course examines how and why this was the case, investigating evidence from the Predynastic Period to the Roman occupation of Egypt. What is a sphinx, exactly? How many crowns does one king need? Why does Akhenaten look so odd? Come for answers to these and more questions!
A traditional skill that increases accuracy within observational drawing, life drawing feeds into all areas of art practice. Expand, refine, and challenge yourself reinforcing all the essential fundamentals in a small group and working direct from a life model. Catherine MacDiarmid (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/catherine-macdiarmid) Residential: £385 Non-residential: £275
DAFFODIL AND BLUEBELL SCENES IN COLOURED PENCIL
Images of Ullswater and Rannerdale will epitomise the dynamic Lakeland spring scenery. Work with Margaret's patient expert guidance as you gently explore the potential of the humble pencil to produce high quality pictures inspired by first-hand experience of the setting. For all. Margaret Eggleton (Surrey www.highamhall.com/margaret-eggleton) Residential: £490 Non-residential: £355 (incl. field trips)
One in a series of lectures by our Philosophy Tutor Darren for anyone who would like to enrich their lives by hearing a philosophical perspective on various topics. What is happiness? Is it nothing more than feeling good, which underpins the philosophy of utilitarianism? Is it merely the temporary cessation of suffering? Or is it