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Kite Making Workshop (online on demand)

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are back!

There are lots of ways you can get involved this year – like with our OnDemand Kite Kits.

Book your kit, collect from Norden Farm, access your OnDemand video from anywhere, get crafty, fly your kite!

Your OnDemand workshop video has been created by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. Your Kite Making Kit includes everything you need to make a Japanese Sode Kite - all you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.

Save the Date! The Kite Festival is back this year on Sunday 5 September. Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) between 12pm - 4pm for live music, food and drink, entertainment – and kite flying! Entry is free!

Keep an eye on our website for details about our Live Kite Making Workshops taking place throughout the Summer Holiday

Each ticket includes a kit with everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Kite Kit collection: Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

£5 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Kite packs can be collected from Norden Farm between 11am– 10pm on your chosen day

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Kayleigh's Crafts - On Demand Craft Kits

Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!

Monster Slime
Create your own monster themed slime! Your kit includes everything you need to make slime including optional extras such as a paint, foam balls, glitter and googly eyes. Play with your slime on the Splat Mat and learn through play with some fun activities and worksheets. Your pack comes with a special 'Slime Scientist in Training' ID card, monster activity book, stickers, and straws to make slime 'balloons'!


Ahoy Matey
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!


Superheroes
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!


Under the Sea Slime!
Your ticket includes your craft pack which features everything you need to take part! Just use the On Demand video link to get creative at home in your own time! The packs (and accompanying On Demand video) shows you how to create a special batch of Under the Sea themed slime!


Minibeast Madness
Learn all about minibeasts with Minibeast Madness! Decorate your own sun catcher and garden stake with the paint provided. Go minibeast hunting with the mini magnifying glass and record what you find. Play the matching game and match the minibeast to their description. Have fun with your very own glow in the dark bug, caterpillar balloon and bug themed temporary tattoo!


Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack

Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 12pm - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun, Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug, Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept, Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct, Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun: Landscapes, Townscapes and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

This course covers focusses on a variety of Drawing & Painting techniques to create landscapes, townscapes and nature studies.

Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug: Extreme Landscapes and Unusual Animals

Led by Amelia Pimlott

From jungles to underwater landscapes, deserts to the Artic, we will find inspiration for painting from some of the most extreme parts of the world in which we live and the animals that inhabit them. Using gouache paint and oil pastels, we will focus on colour and design.

Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

We look at loose painting style, with a selection of subjects starting with a fun fashion figure painting project in inks. We will cover varied subjects including the still life, landscapes and a botanical study and explore techniques including colour blending and application and mixed media.

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using air drying clay, we will model figures, faces, animals and decorative elements inspired by Indian Sculpture both in relief and 3 dimensional form.

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

With a focus on texture we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting including proportion, one point perspective, watercolour and mixed media. Subjects will include animal portraits, a Robin study and a sunrise.

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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 1 Mar - 29 Mar (except 15 Mar), Mon 19 Apr - 10 May
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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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 20 Apr - 11 May, Tues 18 May - 22 Jun (exc 1 Jun), Tues 29 Jun - 27 Jul
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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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 20 Apr - 11 May, Tues 18 May - 22 Jun (exc 1 Jun), Tues 29 Jun - 27 Jul
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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Collage and Mixed Media (online)

Led by Jo Hall

This fun course will introduce you to pure collage techniques using only prepared and found papers, and also collage techniques where the collaged elements are worked over with other drawing and painting media to a greater or lesser extent. Abstract, landscape, still life and either portrait or surreal subjects will be explored.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 23 Jun - 21 Jul
11.30am - 3pm
£100
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 23 Jun

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our brand new series of outdoor markets this summer – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience. Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The markets also feature live music!

Stalls on Sat 19 Jun include: Katie Sarah Makes, The Three Bees Bakery, Cricketers Gin, Eat More Kale, Nicks Knits, NoMothsAllowed, Montagu & Amber, Jo Fred's Shed, Como en Casa, Grant Forsyth Jewellery, Glittersweet Creations, TessaOnTheBeach, Barkshire Paws, Get Whisked Away, Wild Lotus Designs, Sugar Plum Palace, Rafter Design and Pixie Pottery.

Martha the Refill Hub van will also be at the market, stocking a range of organic and non-organic essential foods, freshly roasted coffee beans, confectionery and snacks, cleaning products and toiletries - all plastic free and ethically sourced.


OUTDOOR EVENT | FREE ENTRY

Sat 3 and 17 Jul, 7 Aug 12pm - 4pm


Visitor Information

  • Entry is free and you don’t need to book tickets for this event, we will be monitoring numbers at the entrance.

  • Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering when approaching stalls.

  • We encourage those of you who are local to make the most of the spring sunshine and head over to Norden Farm on foot or by bike. Our bike rack is located behind the left side of the Farmhouse.

  • We will have very limited number of parking spaces available on site, with bays for Blue Badge holders located to the right after the entrance gate.

  • The Cafe Bar will be open serving delicious food and drink to takeaway or enjoy from a table on our outdoor terrace. Saturday drinks specials include Bloody / Virgin Marys or Mimosas. Food is served between 12pm – 3pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm.

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Portrait Drawing (online)

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

We advise that participants charge their device beforehand and to have it plugged in during the session.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 10 Jul
10.30am - 1.30pm
£27
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Paint a Meadow in watercolour and/or pastel (online)

Led by Jo Hall.

Inspired by Renoir’s landscapes we'll paint a flower meadow.

You may choose to work very freely in watercolour alone. Alternatively you may like to make a watercolour underpainting before adding soft (chalk) pastel. A watercolour underpainting or coloured paper can make a great surface to develop a landscape further in pastel.

Either work from your own reference or choose to make your own version of a Renoir landscape.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This class is taking place live online via Zoom.

Sat 17 Jul
11.45am - 3.45pm
£30
Booking cut off time: 9am on Sat 17 Jul

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

This event will take place live online via Zoom. We advise that participants charge their device beforehand and have it plugged in during the session.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 19 Jun, Sat 7 Aug
10.30am - 1.30pm
£27 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

Suitable for 18+ years

Participants must have their camera on at all times during the session and photography and screenshots are not permitted.

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Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail Exhibition

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail.

Works in diverse media will include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition will be open either side of the trail weekend itself. For the eighth year, local artists will be opening their studios to the public on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September - find out more about the trail here.

Wednesday 1 September to Saturday 18 September 2021

Open Wednesdays to Saturdays 5pm - 10pm

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