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

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE A

November 29th at 18:30 to December 2nd at 13:30

Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures,  is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required.

Gill Hunter (Yoga) and Anne-Lise Kryger (Circle Dance)

Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249

MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

MONOPRINT WITH VEGA BRENNAN

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th at 13:30

Create layered prints with vibrant colours using a range of monoprint and monotype techniques. Learn how to construct a composition, also when and how to play fast and loose with the rules, embrace the accidental and enjoy the process. Aim for a mounted piece of work!

Vega Brennan

Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials c£12)

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

YOGA AND CIRCLE DANCE B

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 5th at 13:30

*NEW* Yoga and Circle Dance complement each other beautifully. Yoga practice – postures, breathing techniques, relaxation – will alternate with sessions of circle dancing, which is drawn from many countries and cultures, celebrating the seasons, is enjoyable, easy to learn and no partners are required.

Gill Hunter and Anne-Lise Kryger

Residential: £348 Non-residential: £249

PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

PAINTING BLACK AND WHITE WITH LINDA BIRCH

December 2nd at 18:30 to December 4th at 13:30

An introduction to some black and white technique, pen, brush and charcoal including a simple form of engraving aka Scratch/ Scraperboard. Landscape or animals as subjects. All welcome.

Linda Birch

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: TOWARDS ABSTRACT WITH STILL LIFE

BREAKING THE RULES OF WATERCOLOUR: TOWARDS ABSTRACT WITH STILL LIFE

December 4th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30

For Artists wishing to be less predictable, looking to modernise painting approaches and re-ignite painting passion. Explore more exciting interpretations of Still Life material in an adventurous environment.

Jason Skill

WINTER SPECIAL: Residential: £383 Non-residential: £294

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

TRY FOR A DAY: BOTANICAL PAINTING FOR THE TERRIFIED

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00

A (short and gentle) amble outside to photograph plants, taking Pencils to capture the chorus and do short sketches. These will then be developed using watercolours. Anyone welcome, even if you feel you will be no good! All materials provided and you get to keep your sketchbook!

Lis Bramwell

£76 (inc. materials, lunch and refreshments)

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WEEKEND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WEEKEND (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

December 6th at 13:30 to December 8th at 13:30
Extend creativity and be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. Learn brush techniques, develop sensitive hand control. No experience, not even art, required!
Chi Zhang
Residential: £253 Non-residential: £186 (inc. materials)

RUSKIN LACE

RUSKIN LACE

December 6th at 18:30 to December 8th at 13:30

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced.

 

 

 

Karen Quickfall

Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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…