LATEST UPDATE: We are open again for courses.
Being officially classed as ‘EDUCATION’ Higham is allowed to be open. Naturally we still have all our Covid-19 safety measures in place – very much in line with HANDS FACE SPACE.

Students are allowed to attend from English Tiers 1, 2 and 3 (and their equivalents in Wales and Scotland) and they are entitled to travel for Education purposes.

We have rearranged some of the courses that were cancelled and are now going on a little closer to Christmas:

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The Office will be open Tues 1st Dec onwards. Staff are now finding where we left Henry Hoover and ordering the beer and digging out the pudding recipes!

Thank you so much for your continued support and patience. Feels like we’re managing to get through this somehow!

Updates will continue to be posted on the website.

LAST MINUTE COURSE PLACES AVAILABLE

TEXTILE SELF-RUN WORKSHOP

December 1st at 18:30 to December 4th at 13:30
For experienced Embroiderers, Weavers and Sewers to take advantage of some space (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food!  SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

ART SELF-RUN WORKSHOP

December 3rd 18:30 to Decmeber 7th 13:30 2020

For experienced Artists to take advantage of some Studio space (at a bargain price!) developing your own projects free of distractions, whilst enjoying the Higham magic, including the food! SPECIAL PRICE: Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239

JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

December 14th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30
Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with Silver Clay. Make three pieces of stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery. Those with good experience may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169 (Materials from Tutor c£55 subject to silver prices)

CERAMIC RESTORATION

Friday February 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday February 15, 2021 at 13:30 For those with a basic knowledge of the techniques involved in china restoration. Develop an awareness of colour and its application to a restored object. Methods of disguising a mend, the application of coloured fillers and choice and use of paint brushes will be covered. Work on own projects. Sheila Maurice Residential: £431 Non-residential: £299

WILLOW BASKET (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

December 13th at 18:30 to December 16th at 13:30 An old favourite! Work with Cumbria basket maker Phil Bradley to learn the techniques involved in English roundwork basketry. We will cover some of the basic elements of working with willow as well as, taking a look at the growing, harvesting and managing of willow beds. Phil Bradley Residential: £355 Non-residential: £254 (inc. Materials)

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Thank you so much for your patience and support.

STAY SAFE: HANDS FACE SPACE

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.

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Those who know us are aware that we are more than a college running interesting courses…

As we seek to recover from the recent challenges, a Donation (we are a self-supporting charity) will help us to continue our vocation of lifelong learning in a special setting. Thank you.

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

A Special Message from the Principal

We have made every effort to not make any measures 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 depends on 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 corresponding to our Government’s HANDS FACE SPACE 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 visors plus a few different layouts. Numbers on courses are limited, we are only using Bedrooms with private bathrooms, communal seating arrangements and some aspects of service are sensibly controlled in line with guidance without crushing the ambiance.

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

George

EXHIBITIONS

USEFUL LINKS

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

HOW TO GET HERE

All Courses

Listed chronologically

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…