Thursday 23 April 2015

Impressions of the Western Fells...
from a creative perspective

It was an absolute pleasure to teach many different students keen and willing to learn contemporary watercolour and pastel outdoor and indoor painting techniques at Higham Hall recently.

The exciting and enjoyable experiences for everyone of different levels of ability was absolutely great!

As a tutor it was really encouraging to see just how much everyone achieved in our fun packed week working lakeside around Bassenthwaite Lake and in the fully equipped studio at Higham Hall - a fabulous venue in the heart of the Western Fells close to the historic town of Keswick.

The early March weather shone for us and with everyone wrapped up well and with snacks and drinks provided from Higham Hall (everything always catered for  and carefully considered by the excellent and friendly staff) we sure had 'fun in the sun' for our morning outings painting the wonderful Lakeland fells in this 'quieter' and unspoilt, natural part of The lake District!

Here are a few  more photos from wonderful week together with a really high standard of work created by all. The smiles say it all!

I'm looking forward to returning to Higham Hall again very soon, 2 - 6 July in fact to teach another great mixed media art holiday for many new students to enjoy just as great an experience. This time we will be painting the wonderful scenery in Newlands Valley and the fantastic reflections in Buttermere all very close to Higham Hall  and transported in style by minibus to our superb painting locations!

Here's some more info about that art holiday...

A little later in the year I'm back again from 1 - 6 in November to teach a dedicated art holiday using acrylics with other media on different surfaces. I'll be showing how to create, with expression, new and exciting art techniques with this versatile media how to bring the outside in with finished studio paintings from outdoor field trips! I'm really looking forward to that!

Here's some more info about that art holiday too...

For further information about Higham Hall and all the art courses contact the team on:
017687 76276
Office hours 09:00 to 17:00

Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH

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