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Karen Carter: Making a Mark

Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 2 July

An exhibition of work from a group of Berkshire artists exploring the physical properties and mark-making qualities of the materials they use. They work in a variety of media and subject matter resulting in a diverse and vibrant collection of images. Collectively they encompass printmaking, painting and drawing, from moody monochrome charcoals to bright and bold acrylics.


By the Sea

Led by Jo Hall

Take inspiration from the works of Monet, Raoul Dufy, John Piper and Kurt Jackson to explore the excitement of the sea. Produce colourful evocations of the sea and coastal scenery in soft pastel on a variety of papers. Please supply your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Tues 6 Jun – 4 Jul
£82 for 5 week course or £18 per class

  •  27 Jun SOLD OUT
  •   4 Jul SOLD OUT

Combed from the Beach

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw natural and manmade objects found on the beach exploring their form and the rhythm of their patterns. Reference objects and photographs will be supplied or bring your own handful of objects. Please bring your own materials. Some papers will be available at cost.

Sat 1 Jul
10am – 3pm
£38 per session


SocialArts Exhibition

Thursday 6 July – Sunday 16 July

An exhibition showcasing the work of SocialArts, a Norden Farm project designed to promote the creativity of older people in a sociable environment. Led by Amelia Pimlott (The Ding Foundation) together with visiting artists, the group has engaged in a host of activities from animation to print making.

Supported by the Rothschild Foundation.


Acrylics: Loose & Lively Flowers

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness and vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches. Look at colour, shape and line in our work to produce interesting and lively pictures. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable. Bring own materials.

Materials to be supplied by participant, plus materials cost to tutor where indicated. Suitable for all levels of experience, unless otherwise stated.

Fri 7 Jul 10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

  •   7 Jul SOLD OUT

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 are provided by Janet and paid to her by weight of what you make, therefore the more bangles the more it will cost. As a guide a ring would be between £2 - £5 depending on the thickness of metal.

Sat 11 Mar and 29 Apr
10am – 4pm

Sat 20 May, 17 Jun and 8 Jul

£50 per session plus materials fee.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Suitable for 18+ years.


Stralitzia Ink Painting

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Work through a series of stages to create some beautiful Stralitzia studies. A day full of tips and hints about painting with acrylic and water based coloured inks.

Sat 8 Jul
10am - 3pm
£36 plus £3 materials fee


Secret Cove Exhibition

Tuesday 25 July – Sunday 27 August

An interactive art installation featuring work from Maidenhead primary schools created as part of The Beach project.


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!

Sat 27 May | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 3 Jun | 2pm – 5pm | £25
Sat 5 Aug | 10am – 3pm | £34

Suitable for ages 18+ years.


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.

Thur 4 and 11 May
4pm – 5.30pm
School Year 7 – 13
£5 per session


Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Learn about the stages of portraiture and work from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and values. Drawing with charcoal, experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 13 May
10am – 3pm


Artisan Fair

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

Browse stalls from local sellers showcasing hand made wares including cards, gifts, decorations, jewellery, glassware and crafts.

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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