The stunning location at Higham Hall offers a unique ‘country retreat’ atmosphere. Just a stone's throw from the historic market town of Cockermouth and very close to Bassenthwaite Lake, Higham Hall is well placed to explore the dramatic landscape in the Western Lakes.
Complete with an on-site well equipped and modern studio, Higham Hall offers a perfect base for your enjoyable painting holidays, which explore both studio based painting workshops and fun en-plein air painting experiences.
Another very popular acrylic mixed media art holidays at Higham Hall. Not surprising - at this time of the year the Autumn colours in The Lake District are awe inspiring!
We will be getting outdoors to explore natures glory with first hand experiences working directly in the landscape (weather permitting). This ALWAYS has a beneficial effect on students work and transfers to much stronger paintings during the week as a result of that wonderful creative experience.
This exciting art course will explore lots of creative and expressive techniques with mixed media to include, acrylic inks, watercolour/gouache, soft pastels - often in the same study to create really exciting paintings.
A course that appeals to both the mixed media artist and for artists wanting to learn 'how its done and why'. You will learn to create greater depth in your work by adding textures, expression, layered effects and so much more by painting in a very expressive way!
The emphasis is on the experimental, chance and 'happy accidents' that are not painted out but are worked with and become part of the expressive landscape interpretations you create. Utilising different surface qualities of paper throughout the week you will see how each creates a different visual effect in your exciting paintings.
One of the best parts of the art holiday is to be taken 'trouble feee' on short scenic tours by Higham Hall mini-bus to your inspirational painting locations. Another great opportunity for you to sit back and relax and be inspired by The Lake District even more!
The landscape surrounding Higham Hall is some of the best and unspoilt landscape in the whole of The Lake District to be honest. It's truly a magical (and beneficial) experience to engage directly with your landscape (weather permitting) drawing and painting and enjoying 'the great outdoors'.
In all, this is a very unique opportunity to learn a different way of painting with an expressive approach and gives you a fantastic insight into Roberts ethos and popular painting techniqes that are winning him numourous rewards and accolades.
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere encouraging a great learning experience
Suitable for artists who want to loosen up their style and explore modern mixed media painting techniques
Luxury full board art holiday staying in high quality accommodation
Your accommodation in this magnificent independent and unique historic college is great…and so is the food!
Studio evening demonstrations between sociable and friendly evening get togethers
Fully equipped and modern studio for indoor painting experiences
Great local subjects to paint with like minded artists
With places limited to 14 students only on this unique acrylic art course, early booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
For further information and to book please contact the administration team on
Tel: 017687 76276
Office hours 09:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH