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

CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 7th at 18:30 to November 12th at 09:00

Work with the fast-drying nature of acrylics and use Mixed Media to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings (from reference images of your tutor’s Isle of Skye home), layer by layer.

Marion Boddy-Evans

Residential: £475 Non-residential: £313

LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

LAKELAND FIELD TRIPS: THE MAKING OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

November 7th at 18:30 to November 10th at 13:30

*NEW* Visits to key sites revealing what makes the Lake District unique as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a look at landscape, archaeology, history and key figures.

Bruce Bennison

Residential: £358 Non-residential: £259 (inc. Field Trips and all lunches out)

HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (2 of 2)

HANDSEWN FABRIC BOXES (1 of 2)

November 10th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30

Create a practical and decorative rectangular fabric box. Ideas for newbies, more elaborate designs for the experienced. Repeated 10 November.

Elaine Hicks

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Specialist items available from tutor)

THE APPEAL OF CROCHET

THE APPEAL OF CROCHET

November 10th at 18:30 to November 13th at 13:30

Follow demos and gain inspirational ideas to make wonderful crochet pieces. Feel free to discuss possible project(s) beforehand: paulineturner@crochet.co.uk.

Pauline Turner

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

 

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

COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

COLLAGE AND ACRYLIC WITH FRANCES WINDER

November 12th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30

Create and explore using collage to really free up your work. Extend your Acrylic vocabulary, build up surfaces with gesso and use watercolour, impasto effects, rags and cards to paint as well as brushes and rollers.

Frances Winder

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

THE PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF TOLSTOY

THE PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE OF TOLSTOY

November 12th at 18:30 to November 15th at 13:30
The author of Anna Karenina and, of course, War and Peace. Let Darren enlighten you as to what this literary giant was saying to a society poised for radical changes.
Darren Harper
Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED

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

Starting with basics, complete, step-by-step, a tutor-led portrait (of a leopard). Enjoy using pastels in the correct manner to achieve impressive results. Beginners and improvers.

Paul Holmes

Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials)

UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

November 15th at 18:30 to November 17th at 13:30

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard… build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials.

Simon Ireland

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from Tutor)

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…