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

ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO SCOTTISH ART

ANOTHER JOURNEY INTO SCOTTISH ART

October 13th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30

Another selection of renowned Scottish artists, complimentary to our previous course. Explore the progression of particular artists and movements which are indicative of Scottish Art.

Bertram Aitchison

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

October 13th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with metal clay. Find out how to make stunning professionally-styled jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Tracey Spurgin Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from tutor c£55 – subject to silver prices)

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE REVISITED

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE REVISITED

October 14th at 18:30 to October 16th at 13:30

Further presentations from a scientific perspective. What is Life? All living things are believed to have arisen from a single primordial cell. Enjoy discussion of early ideas, new theories and discoveries. Some basic chemistry recollection handy, but not essential! Prof. David I Stott Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

GET WEAVING!

GET WEAVING!

October 15th at 18:30 to October 18th at 13:30

Introduction to weaving exploring the use of colour and texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing weavers.

Jan Beadle

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Yarns £15 from tutor)

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

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

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

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
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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…