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Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Use pastels to explore natural forms with an autumnal flavour including drying leaves, seed heads and autumn fruits. Moving on to making compositions based on Autumn in the garden.

Tues 5 Nov – 10 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course


The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.


Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session | £55 for all 4 sessions


Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)


Acrylics: Still Life in an Oil Style

Led by Karen Carter

We will learn how to use acrylics in a thick impasto style to mimic the qualities of oil paint, incorporating structure gel and palette knife work to add body to the picture surface. We will also look at the use of glazes and varnishes to modify and enhance our work. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 22 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £1 cost to tutor

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT

Lantern Making 2.0

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Lantern Making 2.0 is brand new this year and takes place across 6 hours at Norden Farm.

Across a full day, working as a group, guided by our professional artist you will create a large-scale willow structure which will shine bright in the parade!


Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly


Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple.

Learn how to create a handmade door wreath year after year. Handpick from a vast array of materials to make an individual design.


Sun 17 Nov 4pm - 6pm and Tues 26 Nov 7pm - 9pm
£40 per session | plus £15 materials fee


Acrylics: Urban Industrial Landscapes - Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter

Explore the textures, shapes and decay of urban industrial landscapes. Through a semi abstract approach we will produce dramatic images combining charcoal, paint and textural surfaces.

A basic experience of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 29 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £2 materiel fee


Japanese Blue Landscape in Watercolour and Gouache

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing Ancient paintings of Japanese mountains. Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours to create a mountainscape, featuring line, tonal washes and solid colour detail.

Sat 30 Nov
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session


Christmas Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple

Learn some floristry tips to create the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one to take home and enjoy.

Sun 1 Dec
£35 per session plus £15 materials fee


Life Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

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.

Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


3D Printing Workshops - Miniature Building Planter

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 8 Dec
11am – 4pm


Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance.
Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided.
Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.


Norden Farm Night Market

The Night Market returns by popular demand!

An atmospheric evening, perfect for browsing unique artisan stalls from local artists and craftspeople.

Featuring live acoustic sets from local musicians. The Café Bar is open all evening, serving craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu (5.30pm-7.45pm).

WHY? A unique and relaxed way to do some summer shopping!

Long Barn Free Entry

Click here to apply for a stall at the event.

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