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

BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

BOTANICAL COLOURED PENCIL: SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS

November 17th at 18:30 to November 22nd at 09:00

Take inspiration from the use of botanical subjects associated with winter celebrations – Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. Plenty of help and a chance to try things out.

Susan Christopher-Coulson

Residential: £485 Non-residential: £323

SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

SEEING WITH ARTIST’S EYES: VICKI NORMAN WORKSHOP

November 17th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:30

Irrespective of subject, the most important skill for any artist is observation. It isn’t all about pure talent. Study the traditional elements of line, tone, form and colour in an intensive, rewarding course. All levels, any media welcome.

Vicki Norman

Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294

WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 18th at 18:30 to November 21st at 13:00

*NEW* The return of an old favourite! Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry.

Phil Bradley

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

SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

November 21st at 13:30 to November 24th at 13:30

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy.

Sue Ford

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

 

Residential: £490 Non-residential: £328 (inc. Field Trips)

SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

SILENCE: CULTIVATING QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD

November 21st at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30

*NEW* Explore the meaning and practice of Silence. Through gentle group discussion, individual reflection and periods of stillness, be supported to experience a quieter way of living.

Ruth Bridges

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT WEEKEND

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Explore the Yoga tradition, balancing seasonal effects through diet, daily routine and yoga practice. Essentially practical, using posture, breathing, meditative techniques and just a tiny bit of theory. All levels.
Amanda Oakes
Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (WEEKEND)

November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project.

Angie Burt

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT)

CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (THREE NIGHT

November 24th at 18:30 to November 27th at 13:30

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project.

Angie Burt

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

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

HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

HIGHAM CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SLEEPOVER

December 17th at 18:00 to December 18th at 09:00

Come alone or together for a House Party atmosphere, be well-fed, stay over, finish with a hearty breakfast. Higham Christmas Dinner at Higham Hall. Evening of gentle, optional festive amusement. £67 per person standard room (ensuite £10pp extra). Booking essential by Friday 6th December

CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

CAROLS FOR EVERYONE

December 16th at 18:30 to December 18th at 13:30

Even if you have shied off joining-in through feelings of vocal inadequacy, you are welcome to join (or rejoin) us for this fun pre- Christmas event. Enjoy many carols, familiar and less so, as we aim to add to your confidence and enjoyment.

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…