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Led by Sruthi Nair
This is an introductory Art History course on appreciating and understanding the masterpiece.
What makes a masterpiece?
How have artists inspired and left them in awe?
Over the course of six weeks, you will study symbolism and deeper hidden meanings, encompassing activism and propaganda, in paintings.
Studying artists from the Renaissance and Baroque period, we will cover those who have paved the way to modern art movements and interpretations. All of this is taught through activities and discussions.
Tutor Sruthi Nair comes from a History and Art History background, currently teaching Adult learning courses and workshops.
Fri 5 May - 9 Jun (6 weeks)
11am - 1pm
£120 for 6-weeks
Week 4: Fri 26 May | Global influences in art, with a study on Japanese art.
Week 5: Fri 2 Jun | Read into mythological stories and figures in paintings.
Week 6: Fri 9 Jun | Reviews specific artists and their style.
Over the six weeks we understand art through subject, composition, narrative, perspective and viewpoint. There are short activities and quizzes included in the course.
Led by Samantha Quy
Have a go at dancing flamenco! Discover the passionate dance of Andalucía, Spain. Create beautiful arm hand movements and fiery foot rhythms in a relaxed and fun learning environment.
Everyone welcome. Mixed level. Bring a bottle of water!
Sam is the flamenco dancer on BBC Strictly Come Dancing. She began dancing professionally in London’s West End, aged eleven. Sam went on to perform internationally and over a decade in productions at London’s Royal Opera House. She performed and choreographed Carmen UK tours, Leeds Castle and Moldova Royal Opera House. Her screen work includes BBC documentary Manet, film and 3D movie Carmen.
Sam is also author of Reading Dance in the Musical and guest artist alongside Darcey Bussell and Akram Khan in BBC Radio 3 Sounds of Dance, with Katy Derham. Scholar of Royal Academy of Dancing and London Contemporary, Sam holds MA Dance (distinction) from Laban and Specialist Arte Flamenco (distinction), Fundacion Heeren, Sevilla. Her teaching awards include: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Ascend Tutor of Excellence, HAFLS Excellence in Teaching and Grade 1 Outstanding from five UK Boroughs.
19 Sept – 17 Oct, exc 10 Oct (4 weeks)
31 Oct – 5 Dec (6 weeks)
3pm - 4pm.
£12 per session or £60 for 6 week course
Led by Julie Potter
This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.
The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.
Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
8 Sept - 20 Oct (7 weeks)
3 Nov - 15 Dec ( 7 weeks)
£12 per session | or £63 per 7 week course
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.
Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!
It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.
These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities
Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months
8 Sept - 6 Oct (5 weeks)
13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£9 per session | £36 for 4 week course | £40 for 5 week course
Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.
Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.
Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.
This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.
Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.
Suitable for 18+ years
16 Sept - 9 Dec , exc 23 Sept & 25 Nov (11 weeks)
£12.50 per session | £115.50 for 11 week course
10am - 11am
Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
Led by Sophie Keaveney
Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.
Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.
Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Wed 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online
Led by Aliona Borysenko
Welcome to the world of embroidery!
This jewellery embroidery workshop is for beginners who are new to embroidery with different materials, as well as those with some experience in embroidery with threads.
During the workshop you will practice different embroidery techniques, which will give you the confidence to create and your own embroidery designs.
You will be shown how to embroider with materials such as: beads, crystals, sequins, chenille, metallic threads, bugles and other materials. You may choose to decorate your clothes and your children's clothes with the embroidery you create, or you may choose to complete your embroidery into a brooch.
Sat 9 Sep, Sat 14 Oct, Sat 25 Nov
11am - 4pm
£70 per workshop
Materials and instruments for one Robin will be provided. Participants are very welcome to bring their clothes or that they would like to decorate with.
About Aliona Borysenko:
Aliona came from Ukraine where she taught at a leading Jewellery Design School. She began sharing her knowledges in workshops and courses 12 years ago. Whilst in Ukraine, she has worked with Swarovski and Preciosa and has created designs for the likes of Coca Cola, Schwarzkopf, L’Oréal and Windows to name a few. Aliona is exited to offer embroidery workshops for beginners at Norden Farm. She also works within schools and runs workshops for children.
Led by Creative Eye.
Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.
Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.
You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.
Wed 27 Sept Abstract Pouch/Case Painting
Wed 4 Oct Block Printing
Wed 11 Oct Dictionary Embroidery
Wed 18 Oct Cork Pumpkin
Wed 25 Oct Scrap Fabric Wreath
Wed 1 Nov Polymer Clay Broach
Wed 15 Nov CD Mosaic Tea-light holder
Wed 22 Nov Air Dry Glass Design
Wed 29 Nov Christmas Cards
Wed 6 Dec Christmas Gnome Hanging Ornament
Wed 13 Dec Salt Dough Ornament
Wed 20 Dec Fabric Tree Ornament
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.
If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Led by Annet Bowler
Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!
This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.
Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!
7 Sept, 14 Sept, 21 Sept, 28 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term
Please note on Thurs 12 Oct this class will be covered by Heena Rehman.
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.