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Composing from Photographs

Led by Jo Hall.

Use photographs as memory aids or starting points for drawing and painting. Explore several techniques to find successful compositions.

Spring
Tues 20 Feb – 20 Mar (exc 27 Mar)
10am – 1pm
£18 per class or £82.50 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Click here to download the Composing from Photographs Information Sheet.

other events you may be interested in

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The Maidenhead Beach

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back, all summer long – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.

The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community.

It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags).


Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions:

Arts and Crafts (45 mins) | £5 per child Monday – Saturday 10.30am

Or sit back and relax with them in the story den for our Storytelling sessions:

Storytelling (20 mins) | £2 per person Monday – Saturday 1.30pm and 3.30pm


For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites.


All of this and a full programme of family films and live events, the Goan Beach is the perfect place to pitch up this Summer.


We love to welcome you and your children here at Norden Farm. However, please be aware that, as we serve hot drinks and food, we do ask that children don’t run in the Café Bar area and are kept close to their adults when on the Beach. Do ask us for children’s books or free colouring sheets if your little ones need some off line distraction.

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Beach Life

A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Get involved in designing (on the floor) and making fluttering kites which we’ll fly over the summer.

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Ed’s Industry – Ed Waller

Edward’s photos convey abstract impressions through the unusual angles on the places and objects that are around us. His early training as a graphic designer imbues his vision of the everyday as art.

Ed’s current style of painting is evocative and powerful. Accomplished mostly in black and white, his paintings are stark statements of fact.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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about 16 hours ago Stopping by Norden Farm today or tomorrow? Why not pop down to our SocialArts Exhibition in the Gallery? It’s brimm… https://t.co/mJsPdU4PVo

about 16 hours ago Stopping by Norden Farm today or tomorrow? Why not pop down to our SocialArts Exhibition in the Gallery? It’s brimming with colourful work from the project! . . #nordenfarm #maidenhead #art #gallery #artgallery #whatson #socialarts #exhibition @ Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

3 days ago Grab your dancing shoes and head down for a sociable evening of music and dance at our Summer Ceilidh this Saturday… https://t.co/vEl8T8kRzg

3 days ago Grab your dancing shoes and head down for a sociable evening of music and dance at our Summer Ceilidh this Saturday 14 July at 7.30pm! No experience is necessary as our caller will guide you through all the steps to familiar tunes such as Atholl Highlands, Rogue's March and Dashing White Sergeant.

3 days ago Join husband and wife team Hat Fitz & Cara in our Studio this month. Expect a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues - with old time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten. Catch them on Tuesday 24 July 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/hat-fitz-and-cara-82

4 days ago RT @littleanklebite: Looking for something to do over the summer holidays in Berkshire? Here's our guide https://t.co/RACzO5aczo … #summer…

4 days ago RT @redkitedays: There are some brilliant productions for kids shown at local theatres. Who will you vote for in the Red Kite Days Awards?…

4 days ago RT @AmandaBoltArts: Looking forward to my #afternoonshow from 1pm @WycombeSound today Also a very warm welcome to my guests from @nordenfar…

4 days ago Join us for a live screening of RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet from Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 18 July at 7pm --> https://norden.farm/events/rsc-live-romeo-and-juliet 'The tale of star-crossed lovers is brought into dazzingly sharp relief' ★★★★ Evening Standard

4 days ago Rupert Everett directs and stars in screenings of The Happy Prince this week - a drama exploring the final days of Oscar Wilde. More info and tickets --> https://norden.farm/events/the-happy-prince-15 'A powerful parable of passion and redemption' ★★★★ The Guardian

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