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Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery’s indoor Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The birds have been created as part of this year’s Norden Farm Beach Craft project with children from local schools; Furze Platt Junior School, Cookham Dean, Cookham Rise, Boyne Hill Infant School, Wessex Primary School, St Luke’s Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Furze Platt Infant School, Woodlands Park Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School.

SOLD OUT
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Splat! Messy Play Taster Session

Free taster sessions this summer!

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up! Each session encourages little ones to get involved through building, imagining, investigating, creating and using all their senses.

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

  •  22 Aug SOLD OUT
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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

An exhibition showcasing a fabulous range of artwork from this year's Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT).

Visit the artists on the trail on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

Visit www.camat.org.uk for more information.

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Autumn in the Garden: Soft Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

This soft pastel course explores autumn colour in back gardens, allotments and more formal gardens. Using broken colour, layering and other techniques you will depict autumn foliage and garden structures.

Suitable for 18yrs+

Tues 12 Sept – 24 Oct (exc 10 Oct)
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class
10am – 1pm

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Arts Award Taster Workshops

Led by Charlie Dixon

Inspired by music? Handy with a paintbrush? Want to find out more about how your arty interests could become a nationally recognised qualification? Try the Arts Award out for size at a taster workshop.

School Year 7 – 13

Thur 14 and 21 Sept
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 per session

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Acrylics: Exploring Colour - Bold & Bright

Led by Karen Carter

Handling colour is one of the key aspects of producing a successful painting. Through a series of exercises we will look at using harmonies, contrasts and monochromatic colour schemes to create coherent and visually exciting images.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Drawing pencils, rubber
  • Variety of brushes (soft / bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper or acrylic paper or canvas
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 15 Sept
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Lampshade Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith

Bring along half a metre of your chosen fabric and we’ll show you how to turn it into a beautiful handmade lampshade. Take it home, equipped with the knowledge and notes to continue creating at home!

Tues 19 Sept and Tues 17 Oct
7pm – 9.30pm
£25 per class

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Acrylics: Boats & Harbours - An Abstract Approach

Led by Karen Carter

Harbours provide a wealth of inspiration as our starting point for this workshop. We will look at creating simplified and stylized shapes, exploiting positive and negative space, line and colour as the basis for our abstract interpretations.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of harbours as starting point
  • Drawing pencils, rubber
  • Variety of brushes (soft / bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper or acrylic paper or canvas
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 22 Sept
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Life Drawing

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!

Summer
Sat 5 Aug
10am – 3pm
£34

Autumn
Sat 23 Sept and 11 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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New/Old Homeland

An exhibition of the work of Margarete Klopfleisch.

Margaret was a member of the Maidenhead Art Club until 1960 and exhibited together with Stanley Spencer. This exhibition might help to find lost artworks left behind in Maidenhead in 1965.

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners can create up to three pieces and there are projects to follow for all if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Sat 30 Sept, Sat 21 Oct and Sat 25 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per session plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acrylics: Painterly Impasto Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter

Using the work of Van Gogh and contemporary artists as our inspiration we will explore using acrylics in the style of an oil painting, incorporating impasto gel to hold brushmarks and create texture, resulting in an energetic and expressive image. Bring own materials.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of landscapes as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber
  • Impasto or structure gel
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle) / Palette knives if you have them (don’t buy specially)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper or acrylic paper or canvas
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 6 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Acrylics: Pattern, Colour & Cutouts - Matisse

Led by Karen Carter

Referencing Matisse as our starting point we will colour sheets of paper ready to create our cutouts – ‘painting with scissors’. We will then add further layers of paint, pattern and linework to complete a bold graphic piece of work.

Please bring the following materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/props for still life as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 13 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and tonal values. Experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 14 Oct
10am – 3pm
£34

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Windsor Festival Exhibition

Winning pieces from the Windsor Festival’s 2017 creative competition for secondary school students.

Featuring a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, photography, textiles and sculpture.

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Acrylics: Townscapes - Expressive & Loose

Led by Karen Carter

Using townscapes as our inspiration we will create a mixed media quirky stylized image using simple printing with polystyrene blocks combined with acrylic painting, collage & drawn elements that can be done on both paper and fabric.

A fun experimental approach suitable for everyone.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of towns/buildings as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper/calico if you want to work on fabric
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 20 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Urban vs Countryside

An exhibition on the theme of Urban vs Countryside.

Depicting a variety of scenes of animals and countryside views, juxtaposed against images of the urban landscape. Immerse yourself in the buzz of the city or escape to the tranquil countryside.

In association with Oberon Art.

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Collage, Paint & Print

Led by Karen Carter

We will look at a number of ways to incorporate collage, simple printing and stencilling into an acrylic painting. We will create an interesting background to work on combined with drawn and painted elements, to make a multi-layered piece of work.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/still life props as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Heavy watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 3 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Oil Pastel: Colour Discord & Harmony

Led by Jo Hall

Red against green or yellow against purple gives a wild effect. We will create a ‘Fauve’ painting harnessing discordant colours, inspired by the landscapes and portraits of Derain and Matisse.

Sat 4 Nov
10am – 3pm
£38

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Collage: Found & Prepared Papers, Ink, Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

In six weeks, you will reference collage works by three famous artists; Matisse, John Piper and Max Ernst. Make collage compositions using similar techniques, spending two sessions on each.

Tues 7 Nov - 12 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class

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Reduction Linoprinting

Led by Karen Carter

A two-week workshop designed to demystify the process of reduction lino-printing. There will be step-by-step demos covering initial planning and design, through cutting the plate to registration, inking and printing. Lots of individual help to ensure everyone goes home with a completed set of prints.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches as starting points (tutor will also have some images you can work from)
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Sketching paper for test prints
  • Kitchen roll/baby wipes
  • If you have your own lino cutting tools and rollers please feel free to bring them, however, the tutor will have all the necessary equipment for you to borrow during the workshop.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 10 and 17 Nov (2 day workshop)
10.30am – 3.30pm
£76 | £8 materials fee

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Artisan Fair

The 18th century Long Barn provides the perfect backdrop to pick up a unique Christmas gift.

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing handmade wares.

WHY? The Café Bar is open all day, and will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas flavoured coffee

11am - 4pm | Entry is Free

  •  18 Nov FREE
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Pip

A film by Phoebe Nightingale and William Webb.

A pregnant woman reminisces on her childhood and wonders how she will bring up her own children without her late mother's guidance. Pip explores the space between motherhood and motherlessness, through the analogy of an orange tree.

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Printing for Christmas - Cards & Decorations

Led by Karen Carter

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam & polystyrene. We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons & dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 24 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £5 materials fee.

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Oil Pastel: As a Resist with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Inspired by the works of John Piper we will draw with oil pastel and waterproof ink before washing watercolour or gouache across the work and watching the pastel break through.

Sat 2 Dec
10am – 3pm
£38

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Miki Exhibition

An exhibition of entries from our art competition for local children, inspired by our Christmas show Miki.

Keep an eye on our website for details about how you can enter.

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