LATEST UPDATE: Higham is open and operational.
Students are still able to come if their respective local restrictions allow them to travel for education.

People in Tiers 1, 2 or 3 are still entitled to travel for education purposes.

We are a professional education establishment with Covid-19 control measures in place, which have been checked by our local council.

LAST MINUTE COURSE PLACES AVAILABLE

GILDED DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES

November 3rd at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Master a range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic transfer foils and metallic powders for flat and textured surfaces – suitable for use on a variety of artwork including paint, collage, print and card. Explore colouring and texturing techniques, layer and distress samples, and embellish your own artwork.

CAPTURING SKYE: EXPLORING EXPRESSIVE MIXED MEDIA

November 12th at 18:30 to November 17th 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 home on the Isle of Skye), layer by layer. For all levels to loosen up with a willingness to get paint on hands, possibly clothes! Marion Boddy-Evans Residential: £485 Non-residential: £319

SOFT PASTEL WITH SUE FORD

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

 

Aim for vibrant and atmospheric paintings, be inspired using soft pastels on a variety of different backgrounds. Step by step and personal guidance. For all levels to enjoy.
Sue Ford
Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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

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)

Higham is open once again
(with sensible safety measures in place)

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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.

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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

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

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

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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…