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The Lantern Parade After Party!

Join us on Thursday 14 December 2017 to relive the Lantern Parade.

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.


Were you there? Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org

Didn’t get a chance to come along this year? Pop by the After Party and find out what it’s all about! Then make a note in your dairy for 2018!


#nordenfarm / www.facebook.com/nordenfarmcentreforthearts / @nordenfarm

  •  14 Dec FREE
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Miki Exhibition

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

Come on down to catch the winning entries and to see if you can spot your masterpiece!

The Miki themed wintry wonderland has been designed and created by students from BCA College alongside artists Amelia Pimlott and Matthew Biss.

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Starting with Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour course from first principles using a limited colour palette. Working on small areas at a time you will build up sampler grids of techniques before using the same methods to make simple landscape and still life related compositions.

Spring
Tues 9 Jan – 13 Feb
10am – 1pm
£18 per class or £99 for 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan - 8 Feb
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £55 for 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Linoprinting Made Easy

Led by Karen Carter.

A fun, creative day suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills.

Learn all the basics of this simple printing process and produce a set of single & multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop. We will look at creating a design, safe cutting techniques, and printing by hand using a variety of approaches. No experience necessary - lots of demonstrations and individual help.

Fri 12 Jan
10.30 – 3.30
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £5 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

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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!

Spring
Sat 13 Jan, 10 Feb and 10 Mar
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

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.

Why not make a day of it and stay for lunch after?

Spring
Wed 17 Jan – 7 Feb and 21 Feb – 14 Mar
10am – 12pm
£48 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Monoprint and Mixed Media

Led by Karen Carter.

Through a series of experiments spend a day learning the art of monoprinting. Working primarily with direct or ‘drawn’ monoprints we will play with markmaking, working on collaged and painted backgrounds, combining layers and incorporating pastel and washes.

A fun and informal day – no experience necessary. Lots of demonstrations and individual help.

Fri 19 Jan
10.30 – 3.30
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £5 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

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Below the Surface

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Goldfish pond study in watercolour, coloured pencils and charcoal.

Students are shown all stages to this piece with demonstrations and one to one guidance. The colourful piece shows the gentle movement of fish below a watery surface.

For students of all abilities. Students can purchase watercolour paper on the day

Sat 20 Jan
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

SOLD OUT
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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 if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Transfer, Print, Paint and Layer

Led by Karen Carter.

On day one we will produce a number of images on translucent papers using acrylic gel transfer, eco-solvent transfer, stenciling and a variety of simple printing techniques. On day 2 these will be combined with mixed-media backgrounds, embellishments and text to make either a book of reference samples or a finished piece that can be sewn into or further worked on with paint and ink. There will be lots of demonstrations and the emphasis will be on experimenting, layering and combining methods.

No experience needed.

Fri 2 and 9 Feb (2 day workshop)
10.30 – 3.30
£76

Suitable for 18+ years.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £10 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience

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Tiger Lilies in Inks RHS Style

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Tigerlillys in inks RHS style in inks and pencils.

We look at the work of artists from the Royal Horticultural Society's paintings to inspire a tigerlilly study. Working with inks coloured pencils.

For students of all abilities. Students can purchase watercolour paper on the day

Sat 3 Feb
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Colour and Climate

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour workshop exploring hot and cold colours referencing works by Paul Klee. Look at watercolours from his famous journey to Tunisia and also works that suggest a much cooler climate.

Sat 17 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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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.

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Charcoal, Ink, Resist: Winter Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter.

Using a limited ‘winter’ colour palette and stark winter landscapes as our subject matter we will explore the qualities and contrasts of ink, charcoal and resists both individually and in combination with each other.

We will work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work and a bit of splashing and spattering!

There will be demos, exercises and individual help throughout the day.

Fri 2 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus £3 materials fee to tutor. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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Portrait Drawing (Beginners)

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 3 Mar (Beginner)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acrylics: Painting the Coast

Led by Karen Carter.

Learn to paint sand, sea, sky and rocks– all the essential elements of a coastal scene!

Using a variety of acrylic techniques we will work through a series of exercises incorporating various mediums and textures. We will then use these in a painting to create a lively atmospheric image.

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

Fri 9 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

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Blossom Bird with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Blossom bird with inks and watercolour.

Students create this spring study step by step with demonstrations throughout the day.

For students of all abilities. Students can purchase watercolour paper on the day.

Sat 10 Mar
10am - 3pm
£38 per session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Spring Flowers in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Pastel is an ideal medium for capturing the fleeting beauty of spring flowers and you will produce paintings in soft pastel from posies in glass or ceramic vases.

Sat 17 Mar
10am – 3pm
£38

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acrylics: Contemporary Impressionist Landscape

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of modern-day impressionists such as Ken Howard RA and Chris Forsey. We will use acrylics in a painterly technique to create landscapes that are suffused with colour, light and atmosphere.

There will be exercises in choosing a colour palette and techniques for combining thick and thin techniques to enhance your work.

A basic knowledge of acrylics is useful.

Fri 23 Mar
10.30am - 3.30pm
£38 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

Materials to be supplied by participant.

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Jump In! Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives!

Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts. Be inspired by letters, words and numbers to create individual and collaborative pieces both in 2D and 3D. Use playing cards, old books and Scrabble pieces to make car licence plates, thermometers, signs and classic phones plus lots more.

Suitable for age 8+ years.

£85 for 3 days (£75 with Advantage Card)

Tues 11 – Thur 13 Apr | 10am – 4pm

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Portrait Drawing (Intermediate)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Further your knowledge with more advanced drawing techniques and methods of shading.

Sat 28 Apr (Intermediate)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

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