Week of Courses
ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND
Work on copper, silver, or steel. Make enamelled jewellery, small tiles, or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials purchasable from Tutor (£5-£20 dependent upon project). Tilly Wilkinson (Wirral www.highamhall.com/tilly-wilkinson) Residential: £475 Non-residential: £340
FULLY BOOKED: PIANO WORKSHOP
For up to ten players* of Grade 7 and 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
FULLY BOOKED: ELIZABETHAN STYLE EMBROIDERY
This course will introduce you to the beautiful art of Elizabethan Style embroidery. We will create a small-scale design in a hoop using stitches that were commonly used during and appropriate to this period. Suitable for all levels of embroidery knowledge. Helen McCook (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £255 (Materials kit purchasable c£50 from
FULLY BOOKED: BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: PREPARING FOR AUTUMN – LEAVES, FRUITS AND SEEDS
Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil: Looking at September Forms and Colour. A little research of your own will reveal the diversity of plants used for health, healing, wellbeing and diet. You could combine plants with similar properties. Compose a page of mixed specimens, or just an individual plant, perhaps with details of parts. Relaxed atmosphere,
THE ICE AGE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN LAKELAND
Geological trips (with some rough, possibly muddy, footpaths and a little elevation close to the road) with evening lectures. View glacial landforms and features that have formed since the ice disappeared (screes, landslides, river terraces and floodplains) with landscape changes still happening today. Suitable for all interested in Geology. Prepare for walking and weather!
FULLY BOOKED: EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: UNFINISHED OBJECTS (UFOs) AND MOUNTING
This workshop is to help anyone with a part-worked embroidery project that they are stuck on, aren't sure how to progress, or have simply lost their mojo! You can also learn how to mount an embroidery. Helen McCook (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £255 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Follows Helen's Elizabethan course.
BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Seed heads and fruit in the hedgerow will inspire you to draw and paint from nature. Accurately portray them in watercolour with help and individual tuition. For both beginners and the more experienced. Marion Wilson SBA (W Cumbria www.highamhall.com/marion-wilson) Residential: £365 Non-residential: £255 Marion has also got a new PAINTING FUNGHI course starting 1st
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN: ARCHITECT IN CONTEXT
Mathematician, Engineer, Architect: Wren stamped his genius and personality on late 17th century Britain. From star gazing at Oxford in the 1650s to the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, spend some time in his company, exploring the results of that genius and personality. Dr. Andrew Lacey (Cambridgeshire www.highamhall.com/andrew-lacey) and Mrs Vanessa Lacey Residential: £270
VISITING LAKELAND GARDENS
Join expert Louise on an intimate tour of gardens, some not normally open to the public. Take inspiration and meet gardeners, viewing behind the gates, walls and hedges of some hidden horticultural gems of the Lake District. Louise Stoddart (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/louise-stoddart) Residential: £405 Non-residential: £295 (incl. field trips) A repeat of July's course.
FULLY BOOKED: FUN WITH ABSTRACTION!
More and more painters are tempted by Abstraction. Some add elements in to modernise their own art. Others just want to have fun and express themselves in a non-realistic way, embracing the freedom. On this joyous painting course, explore colour combinations, compatible shapes, the balance of busy and empty and which compositional formats work most