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.
With beautiful Lakeland scenery surrounding Higham Hall there is much to inspire the artist, particularly with all the superb glorious Summer colours in this beautiful unspoilt part of the Northern lakes surrounding Higham Hall.
Venturing outdoors (weather permitting) to be amongst the Lakeland landscape, we will paint and sketch the stunning lakeside views and mountains from iconic and dramatic view points not far from Higham Hall. This will include the dramatic Honister Pass and Buttermere Lake with all the stunning colours carpeting the mountain sides - so inspirational whatever media we take!
With relaxed and friendly (yet structured) mixed media painting days at Higham Hall and on location, you will learn lots of new and exciting art techniques throughout your expressive painting art holiday. You will see the landscape in a new light, greater depth and meaning and create great art in doing so - I guarantee it!
The media planned to be used is watercolour, gouache, pastel and acrylic inks in different combinations but you my wish to bring your own media to learn more art skills in use. Whatever you feel you'd like further tuition with (not oils though please) to fit within the remit of the art course, please do. There are plenty of one to one sessions throughout the week to benefit from together with the main teaching sessions using specific media.
Sorry, but this art holiday is not suitable for pure beginners as the art techniques taught may be too advanced
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere encouraging a great learning experience
Group and one to one teaching sessions throughout the week
Suitable for artists with some painting experience
Full board art holiday staying in top class accommodation in an inspirational setting with great food!
Some studio evening demonstrations between sociable and friendly evening get togethers
Fully equipped and modern studio for indoor painting experiences - metal easels, drawing boards and lightweight stools for outdoor use
Great local subjects to paint with like minded artists
Suitable for artists with some experience or those who wish to develop bold big brush techniques to give their work impact, this contemporary mixed media art holiday will help you develop your painting style in new and exciting ways using many different inspirational subjects and media in a fun packed week at Higham Hall.
With places limited to 14 students only 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