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Floral Design Course for Beginners

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Wed 12 Jan – 16 Feb
11am – 1pm
£156 for the 6 week course

Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Mindfulness

Led by Kate Hughes

Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.

During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).

No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.

Fri 28 Jan, Fri 25 Feb, Fri 25 Mar, Fri 29 Apr
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Zen Drawing with Colour (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Mon 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb and 28 Feb (4 week course)
Mon 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr (3 week course)
7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Colour and Texture with Acrylic Paint

Led by Jo Hall

With an accent on colour mixing, understanding transparency and the mediums used with acrylic paint this course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to experiment afresh with this versatile medium. We will discover the use of opaque colour, modifying colour with transparent glazes, blending colour, sgraffito and the use of different brushes and tools, referencing paintings by artists who have used colour in very different ways from the coloured greys of Morandi to the vibrant colours of Matisse and Dufy.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Tues 11 Jan - 15 Feb
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Twilight Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.

Tues 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Beginners/Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

This class is particularly suited to beginners, those returning to yoga having had a break, those with specific injuries or conditions or even those that consider themselves to be of a ‘certain age’ that might need a less challenging approach. We will cover general breathing practises, the basic and gentler postures, together with general information and possible discussion around movement and the potential difficulties we might come up against.

The aim will be to relax and enjoy.

The yoga I teach is an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, with a broad experience of many styles and teachers. In recent years I have been 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 and ‘felt’ approach, influenced by teachers who have been inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Wed 12 Jan - 16 Feb (exc 2 Feb), Wed 2 Mar - 6 Apr
11am - 12.15pm
£10 per session, £35 per 5 week course, £42 per 6 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

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Crochet and Rosé

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 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Book Club

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading

Thur 16 Dec - Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain
Thur 20 Jan - Kiss Myself Goodbye by Ferdinand Mount
17 Feb - Happiness by Aminata Forna
17 Mar - These days by Lucy Caldwell
21 Apr - The Wild laughter by Caoilinn Hughes


Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Thur 16 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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