More than a college running interesting courses, as one student put it:
“Higham is a place set apart; half-hidden, a place to retreat to, to recharge batteries in and to leave with regret – batteries primed again.”

ON THIS WEEK

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

WIND SERENADES – DIRECTED BY LAURENCE PERKINS

October 16th at 18:30 to October 20th at 18:30

All applications to be made initially through Laurence to ascertain ensemble line-up. www.laurenceperkins.com/wind-serenades

Laurence Perkins

£540 Non-residential: £411 (deposit £150)

WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

October 16th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 09:00

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

Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377

PAINTING INTERIORS IN THE STYLE OF VERMEER AND DE HOOCH

PAINTING INTERIORS IN THE STYLE OF VERMEER AND DE HOOCH

October 18th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 13:30

Develop powerful and poetic ways to draw and paint space and atmosphere using traditional and modern materials. Inspired by the interior paintings of two C17th Dutch Masters. Lionel Playford Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

MAKE THE MOST OF WATER-SOLUBLE PENCILS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

October 20th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 13:30

An exciting and versatile medium that can be used solo or combined with other materials. See a variety of techniques, from using pencils as a source of paint to creating a range of textures and effects. Jane Beech  Residential: £243 Non-residential: £176

FURTHER HORSE PAINTING AND DRAWING – TROT ON

FURTHER HORSE PAINTING AND DRAWING – TROT ON

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30

*NEW* For experienced artists – take Equine representation to a higher level, helped by an artist with intimate knowledge of the steed. Alex has exhibited at the Society of Equestrian Artists.

Alex Jakob-Whitworth

Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249 (inc. Field Trip)

PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

PATCHWORK QUILTING: MYSTERY QUILT

October 22nd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30
Join us in making a mystery single quilt. How it works: you are given fabric requirements and then receive step by step instructions during the course. Have fun trying to guess the design which will be unveiled towards the end!
Janette Fairer
Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO PROUST

October 23rd at 18:30 to October 25th at 13:30

Suitable for anyone simply wishing to get those little grey cells stimulated, find out why so many people consider the writings of Marcel Proust as indispensable to life, love and humanity.

Darren Harper

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

AN INTRODUCTION TO ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS

October 24th at 18:30 to October 27th at 16:00

Study a museum-quality geological collection from around the world, scrutinise the inner secrets of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks down the microscope. Endorsed by the Geological Society.

Dr Annette McGrath

Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (inc. Field Trip)

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

FRANCES WINDER EXHIBITION

FRANCES WINDER EXHIBITION

1st October until 31st January

Work by Higham tutor Frances Winder is on display in our dining room and foyer from the 1st October until 31st January.

Admission free

INFORMAL WIND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

INFORMAL WIND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Sunday 20th October 11:15am

Free admission – all are welcome!

Informal concert given by participants on the Wind Serenades intermediate and elementary chamber music course tutored by Mandy Burvill and Laurence Perkins

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT HIGHAM

December 16th at 13:00 to 17:00

Superb Higham four-course Seasonal Lunch at Higham Hall, lovingly prepared and served by our legendary kitchen staff. Booking essential by Friday 6th December
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT 017687 76276

All Courses

Listed chronologically

Events

Concerts, Dinners, Exhibitions, Demos …

Day

Short Courses, Try for a Day, Workshops …

Art

Art Appreciation, Painting & Drawing, Creative Visual…

Crafts

Creative courses with Textiles, Wood, Paper, Furniture…

Humanities

History, Geography, Cultural Studies…

Music

Music Appreciation & History…

Performing Arts

Instruments, Singing, Masterclasses, Theatre…

Personal

Hobbies, social and well-being…

Sciences

Natural Studies, Geology, Health…

Words

Literature Appreciation, Drama, Writing…