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

WINTER FELLS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

WINTER FELLS – LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

January 19th at 18:30 to January 23rd at 09:00

Focus on the pattern of the fells in winter, using a subtle coloured pencil palette and contrasting dark Inks. Combine mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting-out, build up a harmonious image in this exciting mix of media. Easy to manage techniques, inspirational ideas and encouragement in your individual style.

Helen Hanson

Residential: £392 Non-residential: £249

FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

FURTHER ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL

January 19th at 18:30 to January 22nd at 13:30

*NEW* Plenty of demos showing how to handle eyes, noses, different papers, wet techniques etc. For those who have already done a bit and wish to develop skills. Bring your own Pastels and photos, a larger than A3 folder and an old shirt! Tutor offers a few choices in papers.

Paul Holmes

Residential: £338 Non-residential: £239 (Board/paper provided)

OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

OILS WITH VICKI NORMAN

January 19th at 18:30 to January 22nd at 13:30

A comprehensive course for those who wish to master oil painting techniques through a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile painting medium. Dispel many myths and misconceptions. For painters of all abilities, even those who have never known where to begin with oils.

Vicki Norman

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

DRAWING MADE EASY WITH VICKI NORMAN

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

Relaxed and friendly for beginners and improvers. Learn fast, accurate drawing methods, enjoy some practice and see your work improve. Drawing is primarily a thought process, let us give you some new ways to think about image creation on paper. Through a variety of methods, develop skills applicable to any creative process.

Vicki Norman

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

SING WITH OTHERS: YES YOU CAN! (INC. BURNS NIGHT)

January 23rd at 18:30 to January 26th at 13:30

Even if you were never encouraged to sing, it is never too late and it’s wonderful for your well-being! Enjoy plenty of songs together, and exercise those vocal chords! Coincides with Burns Night (25th) – Tartan optional!

Deborah Catterall

SPECIAL PRICE – One night’s accommodation free Residential: £288 Non-residential: £229

Residential: £583 Non-residential: £407 (inc. Optional Minibus trip)

LACE – AS YOU LIKE IT

LACE AS YOU LIKE IT

January 24th at 18:30 to January 26th at 13:30
Want to learn, or return to, the beautiful craft of Bobbin Lacemaking? Have a lace pattern and need project advice? This is for you. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners.
Jan Gardiner
Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Basic materials from tutor c£5 – £10)

ENAMELLING WEEKEND

ENAMELLING WEEKEND

January 24th at 18:30 to January 26th at 13:30

Work on copper, silver or steel, make enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Skills include: enamel application, kiln use, control and safety, foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonné and other techniques as desired. Absolute beginners welcome. Materials from tutor (£5 – £20 dependent upon project).

Dorothy Cockrell

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

ENAMELLING WEEK

ENAMELLING WEEK

January 26th at 18:30 to January 31st at 09:00

Four full days for time-consuming techniques (etching, advanced cloisonné, plique a jour). Work on copper, silver, or pre-prepared steel, making enamel jewellery, small panels, bowls or beads. Some experimental techniques may be tried such as raku firing, torch firing, silver art clay on enamel. Beginners or more experienced. Materials from tutor (£5 – £30 dependent upon project)

Dorothy Cockrell

Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

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

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

TRY FOR A DAY: EARLY DANCE

March 1st at 10:00 to 16:00

*NEW* Have a go at some simple Court Dances (e.g. Slow, stately Pavan, lively Galliard) from Elizabethan England and Renaissance Italy and an C18th Minuet. Easy for beginners upwards. Aspects of music, dance, costume and etiquette will be discussed. Not just for dancers, but also anyone interested in getting closer to music, drama and history.

£66 (inc. lunch and refreshments) Ends with Tea.

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: LONGER WALKS

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: LONGER WALKS

18:30 Sun 26 Apr – 13:30 Wed 29 Apr 2020

A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with some off-road walks so dress for weather and walking.

Residential: £365 Non-residential: 264 (inc Field Trips)

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…