For the seventh year local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Sat 12th and Sun 13th September for the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail.
This exhibition, open either side of the trail weekend, showcases the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail and will include painting, printmaking and photography.
Other 3D work in ceramics, glass, and jewellery will be on show at the open studios venues.
Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.
Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.
Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!
Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!
5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.
Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)
Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1
Led by Amelia Pimlott
Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.
Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2
Led by Caroline Crawford
Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.
Led by Jo Hall.
Watercolour and/or pastel.
This course explores the impact of colour and a little about colour interactions.
Starting with red we will build compositions with red as the main player, finding the properties of the red pigments you have in your paint box and working only with reds, black and white perhaps with hints of orange and purple.
The following week we will explore red with its complementary colour green. By working in the same way with yellow and blue pigments you will gain a better understanding of the colours you have and how tiny accents of certain colours or small areas of very contrasting tones can punch way above their size in a composition.
Reference to include works by: Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Bernard Cathelin, Patrick Heron
Please bring your own materials.
Wed 16 Sept - 21 Oct
11.30am - 3pm
£120 per 6 week course.
Booking cut off time: 10.30am on Wed 16 Sept
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Led by Jo Hall.
Watercolour and/or pastel
Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.
The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe
Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference. We may not be able to share flowers.
Please bring your own materials and equipment.
Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
In French with English subtitles.
Filmed at night especially for the big screen, this private guided tour of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, designed and curated by the Louvre Museum, is a unique opportunity to
contemplate the painter's most beautiful works up close.
This major retrospective devoted to his entire career as a painter shows how Leonardo placed painting above all other disciplines, and how his investigation of the world – the 'science of painting' as he called it – was the instrument of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his works. The insights provided by the exhibition curators during this private filmed visit offers a new understanding of Leonardo’s artistic practice and painting technique.
Exhibition press quotes:
‘It may be decades before anything like “Leonardo da Vinci” is staged again’ The Washington Post
‘An excellent, deeply considered exhibition’ The New York Times
‘Louvre's Leonardo da Vinci is a blockbuster with brains’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
‘In this scintillating, blockbuster show, Leonardo skewers the heart’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘The Louvre show is revelatory’ ★★★★ The Times
90 minutes (TBC)
In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.
Led by Harriet Brittaine
Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.
Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.
Sat 26 Sep and 24 Oct
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30 per session
Suitable for 18+ years