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Pastel: A Mixed Media Approach

Led by Jo Hall.

Use soft pastel to paint a winter landscape, still life subjects and fish using a mixed media approach.

Techniques include layering pastel with matte acrylic medium and using pastel over a monoprint base, a technique used by Degas, also using metallic, iridescent and oil pastel with soft pastel.

Materials cost to tutor £7 (approx).

Spring
Tues 14 Jan – 25 Feb (exc 11 Feb) | 10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

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Catching the Light

Satu Vartiainen and Lydia Pierce present an exciting exhibition.

It includes colourful, expansive, semi-abstract paintings of seas, rivers, mountains, portraits and urban scenes. These contemporary paintings are nuanced portrayals of colour and light. The art shows impressions of landscape and figures to give a different perspective including textural and dynamic work.

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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.

Spring
Tues 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar and 21 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan

Learn about alcohol inks and how to use them. Suitable for all experience levels, even those completely new to painting! You will learn various techniques and applications for these vibrant inks - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

Spring
Wed 15 Jan – 5 Feb and 12 Feb – 4 Mar
10am - 12.30pm
£60 per 4 week course, plus £20 materials cost to tutor

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Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Led by Stuart Maxwell

The Italic hand has many varied forms, from a basic script to very flourished and ornate lettering. The basic alphabet through to advanced flourishing and effects will be covered depending on ability, together with compositional layout. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Thur 16 Jan – 26 Mar (exc 20 Feb)
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£120 per 10 week course, £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Painting Studies: Loose & Expressive, in Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

The emphasis is on composition, line and capturing the essence and freshness of flowers. With a focus on allowing the paint and colour to create a soft fluid piece.

Sat 25 Jan
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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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.

Spring
Sat 25 Jan and 15 Feb
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by professional artists Caroline Crawford and Amelia Pimlott.

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!

Spring
Mon 13 Jan – 10 Feb (exc 3 Feb), 24 Feb – 16 Mar, 23 Mar – 4 May
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Creative Drawing

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Experiment with a variety of different drawing tools including cola-pens, sticks and feathers as well as more traditional media.

Fri 31 Jan
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class, plus a £3 materials cost to tutor

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Painting Studies: White Flowers in Watercolour

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn how to paint white flowers on white paper. Painting with a muted palette to create the delicate separation between paper and petals.

Sat 1 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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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.

Tues 4 Feb - Birch Trees
Tues 3 Mar - Rendezvous - Flamingos
Tues 7 Apr - Flower Frenzy

Spring
Tues 4 Feb, 3 Mar and 7 Apr
7.30pm- 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

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Joy of Charcoal

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Explore the qualities of willow, pencil and compressed water-soluble charcoal in this fun experimental workshop.

Fri 7 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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White Ink on Black Paper plus Glazes of Colour

Led by Jo Hall

In this second of four water media workshops we will draw a natural form, a landscape or from the imagination with white waterproof ink on black paper. Colour will be introduced with washes of watercolour.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 8 Feb
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

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Metaphorically Speaking Part 2

John Percy is an abstract artist who works in painting and collage with a number of themes dealing with aspects of choice, decision and chance combined with elements of entropy and chaos.

This exhibition is part two of last year’s Metaphorically Speaking. Here he shows us a limited selection of favourite larger abstract paintings which scan back over a longer period.

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Winterscapes in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Look at ways to capture the atmosphere of a winter landscape using a variety of acrylic techniques. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 14 Feb
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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Painting Studies: Stylised Flowers in Acrylic

Led by Caroline Crawford

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Work on canvas with acrylic paints to create a vibrant piece, using a less representational approach.

Sat 22 Feb
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for 18+ years

Sat 29 Feb and 26 Apr
10am – 3pm
£34

SOLD OUT
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Grisaille & Glazing Techniques: Watercolour & Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore different ways of drawing and painting tonally followed by adding colour in transparent glazes over the surface. Grisaille or working in monochrome has been used historically as a way of working in its own right in the production of ‘Tromp l’Oeil’ works.

Students to bring own materials.

Spring
Tues 3 Mar – 7 Apr
10am – 1pm
£105 for 6 week course

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Watercolour Mediums

Led by Jo Hall

In this third of four water media workshops we will depict a waterfall or still life using watercolour with aqua sheen and/or aqua modelling paste.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 7 Mar
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

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124 Studios

A diverse group of artists who work and exhibit together in and around Maidenhead.

Artworks in the exhibition range widely in style and medium. They include subjects such as portraits, flowers and abstraction.

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. 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.

Spring
Sat 18 Jan, 14 Mar and 25 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  14 Mar SOLD OUT
  •  25 Apr SOLD OUT
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Delightful Decay - Old Buildings & Doorways in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Use a variety of acrylic pastes and collage to work through a series of stages creating layers and textures.

Fri 20 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class, plus a £2 materials cost to tutor

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Birds in Acrylics

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Painting small, fast and loose, capture the colour and beauty of birds... create your own flock! A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 27 Mar
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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Painting Without a Brush

Led by Karen Carter

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Explore alternative ways of applying paint to paper using a variety of tools – fingers, card, rags – anything except a brush!


Fri 3 Apr
10.30am – 3.30pm
£40 per class

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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.

  •   3 Apr FREE
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Paint a Decorative Cup & Saucer in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall.

This is the fourth of four water media workshops. We will explore depicting a colourful cup and saucer.

Four watercolour workshops suitable for beginners and those who have some experience with watercolour. Each workshop has an emphasis on a different watercolour technique

Sat 4 Apr
10am – 3pm
£38, Please bring own materials unless stated

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Quest: Digital Zone

An interactive digital arts space; part of Quest Family Fest, the Norden Farm Family Arts Festival.

Keep your eye on the website for updates on events and workshops.

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