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OUR OFFICAL COVID-19 SECURE DECLARATION

Our official Covid-19 Secure declaration may be seen in full here.

OUR SAFETY HANDOUT FOR STUDENTS AND TUTORS

Our Covid Information handout for Students and Tutors may be seen in full here.

Our official Covid-19 Secure declaration may be seen in full here.

A Special Message from the Principal

Higham would not be allowed to open and operate were we not to follow the correct guidance laid out by our Government in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England, so we are doing all we can to  be fully Covid-19 Secure.

Many, many hours have been spent by many people with up to date expertise in medical, scientific, legal, educational and hospitality matters to arrive at the measures we are implementing here as a place of work, learning and hospitality. These measures are complex and have been extremely well considered and judged with the best interests of all who work at and come to Higham.

We have made every effort to not make anything overly restrictive or ostentatiously over the top, since experience tells us that Higham is a civilised, safe environment of sensible humans anyway.

The most important thing to remember is that ultimate safety will be down to how our humans themselves behave when they are here:

Hygiene Rules All Students, Tutors and Staff must follow:

– Cleanse your hands well and regularly with Soap and with Gel.
– Observe Social Distancing.
– Bring and use a suitable Face Covering to be worn in company.
– Take extra care with what you touch and your interactions.

We have numerous other measures in place – all based upon one or more of these four basic rules, which, if followed by everybody, are intended to keep everybody as safe as possible without squashing the pleasure of a Higham experience.

Please do not expect to see floor stickers or distancing signs all over the place, we credit our Highamites will some intelligence. You will, however, notice some sanitising stations (and our new, nifty, no-direct-touch water dispenser), some screens here and there, some Tutors with optional visors plus a few different layouts. Numbers on courses will be limited, we are only using Bedrooms with private bathrooms, communal seating arrangements and some aspects of service will be sensibly controlled in line with guidance without crushing the ambiance.

We look forward to welcoming you, along with your preference of face covering, to a safe environment.

George

LAST MINUTE COURSE PLACES AVAILABLE

SOLWAY FIELD TRIPS: SHORTER WALKS

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
A journey through time visiting less well known heritage sites on the Cumbrian Solway coastal plains. See ancient places of worship, once thriving seaports, forgotten estuary crossings. Explore the sweeping Solway coastline and abundant wildlife habitats. Hear Solway stories. A mix of indoor and outdoor venues with short off-road walks. Fiona Stoddart  Residential: £365 Non-residential: £264

PAINT WITH ALEX JAKOB-WHITWORTH

October 20th at 18:30 to October 23rd at 13:30
Consider and develop crucial elements needed for truly high-quality artwork (including tonality, composition, shape, form, texture, and pattern). Bring unfinished work and/or follow Tutor’s suggestions for projects to develop your artist’s eye like a professional. Most media allowed except Oils. Not for beginners. Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

HIGHAM HALL AND LANDSCAPE: AN ARTIST’S VIEW (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

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

Combine Drawing and Watercolour using the live resource of Higham and its surrounding landscape and gardens. Covers the use of Pencils (Graphite and Watercolour), Watercolour Paints and various Brushes on a gentle course for all budding Artists.

Franky Rodwell Residential: £253 Non-residential: £184 (inc. Materials)

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 10th at 18:30 to November 12th at 13:30
A course suitable for beginners and improvers. Complete a tutor-led portrait of a hare. Learn about the various types of pastel and surfaces, we will practice layering, blending and adding texture. Bring a larger than A3 folder, together with an apron or old shirt. Paul Holmes Residential: £258 Non-residential: £189 (inc. Materials)

CARTOONS FOR CHRISTMAS

November 29th at 18:30 to December 1st at 13:30
*NEW* Similar to our March DRAW LIKE A CARTOONIST, but focused towards drawing Christmas cards (of course!). A fun seasonal course for anyone (whether you’re an experienced artist or a complete beginner).
Colin Shelbourn Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

EXHIBITIONS

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ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITION

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITON

1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021

“As someone who lives amongst the countryside – I have always found inspiration in the stories, the shapes, the colours, the paths and the way we relate to the land around us. It is a sense of fascination and curiosity that bring me to express experience of travelling through the landscape, and a sense of place into my paintings; the temporal expressed in the spacial.” A.J.W. Admission Free

LIONEL PLAYFORD EXHIBITION

ALEX JAKOB WHITWORTH EXHIBITON

1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021

 

“In this age of growing concern over our relationship with nature there has never been a better reason to connect with it by meditating on landscape through art. I have been making art about landscape for over 45 yers and this exhibition reflects deeply held desire to immerse myself in the outdoor weather-world and make images about it from sketches to piantings, collages and installations.” L.P.

Admission Free

ON THIS WEEK

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All Courses

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Art

Art Appreciation, Painting & Drawing, Creative Visual…

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation, History

Crafts

Creative courses with Textiles, Wood, Paper, Furniture…

Day

Short Courses, Try for a Day, Workshops …

Events

Concerts, Dinners, Exhibitions, Demos …

Humanities

History, Geography, Cultural Studies…

Music

Instruments, Singing, Masterclasses, Theatre…

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation & History…

Personal

Fitness, and Well-being…

Sciences

Natural Studies, Geology, Health…

Words

Literature Appreciation, Drama, Writing…