Week of Courses
FULLY BOOKED: WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE
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: £520 Non-residential: £350
FULLY BOOKED: CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL
For pre-formed trios, quartets and quintets. Groups work together in the mornings at self-selected repertoire. Afternoons free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Remaining sessions for mixed ensembles. Large library of music to explore. Co-ordinator: Louise Latham (Gr. Manchester www.highamhall.com/louise-latham) Residential: £465 Non-residential: £330
MODERN ART ON LOCATION: WEST COAST ARTISTS POST-WAR TO THE PRESENT
Elizabeth combines lectures and a full day trip to Cumbrian locations associated with a wealth of (sometimes lesser known) art and writing: poet Norman Nicholson, painters Sheila Fell, Percy Kelly, Bill Bell, Bill Peascod, Conrad Atkinson and photographer Raymond Moore. For fans of 20th century art and social history with a bit of rambling including
CREATIVE STITCHING FOR THE TERRIFIED!
A fun way to get serious with stitching little creative projects using a stash of bits and pieces. Basic materials provided, but feel free to bring some of your own if you wish. Ann will guide you with professional tips to see what you can end up with. Relaxed and absorbing, a course to inspire
FULLY BOOKED: DISCOVERING PEN AND INK
Create textures, tonal areas and decorative patterns in pen and ink, then combine them to create a finished drawing. With demos throughout and access to a variety of pens to experiment with, by the end you should be able to handle your materials with confidence. Jane Beech (Cheshire www.highamhall.com/jane-beech) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £190
FULLY BOOKED: RUSKIN LACE
A Lake District speciality since 1884, using Needlepoint Lace techniques for drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs. Suitable for both beginner and experienced. If required, a starter pack (£12) is purchasable from the Tutor. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £270 Non-residential: £190
FULLY BOOKED: SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN!
If you have minimal experience in singing with others, believe you can't sing, or feel a bit rusty, then this is your discovery course to find your voice and use it in the very first steps of singing together. There will be a holistic approach and a lot of fun along the way. No music
Spend the morning building confidence by practising watercolour techniques painting petals, leaves and berries. The afternoon is spent painting flowers and plants from the beautiful gardens here at Higham. Informal, fun and relaxed. Everyone welcome, even if you think you won't be any good! All materials supplied and you get to keep your sketchbook. Lis