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Floral Design Course for Beginners

Led by Kim Wright

This Floral design course for beginners is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. Kim will guide participants with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week.

You will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure. You will also receive valuable insights on buying flowers, foliage and sundries on the wholesale market.

Wed 12 Jan – 16 Feb
11am – 1pm
£156 for the 6 week course

Additional Information
Please note that the materials are provided for the first class. For subsequent classes participants will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each week to be able to create your own floral design. Kim will advise on what's needed each week.

About Kim Wright
Kim has won a number of awards including the 1st prize of Blenheim Palace flower festival 2021. She began sharing her extensive knowledge of floristry and her unique style in workshops three years ago and is excited to offer this bespoke course at Norden Farm. She also dresses weddings, events and church services with her natural look and romantic and elegant flowers. .

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Inspired by Ancient Art 2: Ancient traces in mixed media ref John Piper

Led by Jo Hall

Paint or draw artefacts from prehistory or an ancient burial site. These may reference museum objects, cave paintings, standing stones or an ancient burial site. The focus will be on the form and texture of the objects and telling their story in mixed media. We will reference the work of John Piper using ink, watercolour, pastel and either wax crayon or oil pastel.

Please bring your own materials as detailed in the information sheet.

Sat 22 Jan
11am - 4pm

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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!

Run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.


Mon 11 Jan - Mon 7 Feb led by Caroline Crawford
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75.00 for the 5 week term (plus materials)


Mon 21 Feb - 21 March: Painting, Collage and Mixed Media led by Caroline Crawford
Mon 4 April - 2 May: Sculpture led by Amelia Pimlott
10.30am – 12.30pm
£125.00 per 10 week term (including materials)

Painting, Collage and Mixed Media
In these sessions you will be guided through a variety of techniques - collage, charcoal drawing, watercolour painting and mixed media. Sessions will cover a range of subject matter from still landscape and nature study.

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

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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 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Colour and Texture with Acrylic Paint

Led by Jo Hall

With an accent on colour mixing, understanding transparency and the mediums used with acrylic paint this course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to experiment afresh with this versatile medium. We will discover the use of opaque colour, modifying colour with transparent glazes, blending colour, sgraffito and the use of different brushes and tools, referencing paintings by artists who have used colour in very different ways from the coloured greys of Morandi to the vibrant colours of Matisse and Dufy.

Please bring your own materials and equipment as outlined in the information sheet.

Tues 11 Jan - 15 Feb
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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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 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb (4 week course)
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 April (3 week course)
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Pet Portraits Using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

Create a portrait or series of portraits of a a much loved pet over this four week course. The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their own work each week and then to carry on in their own time.

No experience required, just enthusiasm!

Week 1
An introduction to collage, making
miniature portraits

Week 2
Drawing your pet and laying the base
colour down

Week 3
Developing your work and making your
it look three dimensional.

Week 4
Finishing off and thinking about the background.

You will need:
A photo or series of photos of your chosen pet
Thick paper, card or a canvas as a base
Pencil and a rubber
A variety of papers: Newspapers, Magazines, Tissue paper, Patterned Paper
Scissors
Scalpel
PVA glue
A brush

Fri 28 Jan, Fri 4 Feb, Fri 11 Feb, Fri 18 Feb
4pm - 5pm
£32 per 4 week course

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb and 28 Feb (4 week course)
Mon 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr (3 week course)
7.30pm – 9.15pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Wed 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The Café Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

Sat 5 Feb, Sat 5 Mar and Sat 2 Apr 12pm - 4pm

Entry is FREE


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Stones and Sea Shells in Water Soluble Coloured Pencil

Led by Jo Hall

Bring any kind of water soluble coloured pencil to make either a very detailed or much looser study of sea shells, pebbles or even a fossil. We will use the pencils wet and dry, and also discover techniques to make different textures.

Full details on what to bring are in the information sheet.

Sat 12 Feb
11am - 4pm

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Reflections in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Reflections have fascinated artists down the ages. Using the medium of pastel we will explore reflections on flat surfaces like windows. on still and ruffled waters, the distortions of reality reflected in curved surfaces like spoons and kettles, and lastly the strange world of internal reflection that occurs in small fish tanks and jars with flat sides. References will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own.

Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Tues 1 Mar - 5 Apr
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.

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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.

Sat 18 Dec, 5 Mar, 2 Apr
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Landscape drawing with tinted graphite and/ or tinted charcoal

Led by Jo Hall

Dramatic landscape drawings can be achieved with the muted colours of coloured graphite and \ or tinted charcoal. This workshop is suitable for anyone who has coloured graphite or charcoals in stick, pencil or pan form and would like to start or continue exploring various techniques with them, including dry and also wet techniques.

Full details of materials, equipment and paper are in the information sheet

Sat 12 Mar
11am - 4pm

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