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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £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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Calligraphy - Handwriting

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is aimed at those who wish to improve their general handwriting.

In contrast to formal calligraphy, general handwriting is a form that requires very little in the way of materials and preparation. Lessons will cover legibility, letter shapes, joins and techniques.

A good pen (fountain pen, biro, rollerball etc), and some good paper are all that is required.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Thur 15 Oct - 26 Nov (exc 29 Oct)
2pm – 4pm
£72 for the 6 week course
Booking cut off time: Thursday 15 October 9am

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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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.

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

Sat 26 Sep and 24 Oct
12.30pm – 3.30pm
£30 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

  •  24 Oct SOLD OUT
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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 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov: Cosmos

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will draw inspiration from imagery and ideas of the cosmos from ancient maps and charts to modern digital photos from space to create designs and images using pens, inks and wax resist techniques.


Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec: Traditions from around the World

Led by Caroline Crawford

Drawing inspiration from art traditions from around the world - Asia to South America, Russia to Africa we will create bold and colourful images with a variety of different materials and techniques.

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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - Nov (27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
11am - 12.15pm
£8 per class or £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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Six Artists: Very Different Flowers

Led by Jo Hall.

Watercolour and/or pastel

Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.

The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference. We may not be able to share flowers.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Crochet Social

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet? Join us for these drop in sessions - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
Live at the Farm: £5 (includes a drink from the bar)
Online via Zoom: £2

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

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

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Paint a Topiary Garden in Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Topiary gardens are often a wonderful mix of organic and geometric forms, providing a wonderful opportunity to depict forms tonally and for mixing green hues.

In addition to watercolour we may add texture with a few coloured pencils, ink or oil pastel.

Materials: sketchbook for ideas, watercolours and paper, ink, handful of coloured pencils and/or oil pastels, own reference.

Sat 14 Nov
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

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

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Winter Night Market and Christmas Fair

Winter Night Market

Fri 20 Nov 6pm – 9pm

Christmas Fair

Sat 21 Nov 11.30am – 5pm

Our popular Artisan Fairs return – held in the Linhay barns outside and providing a safe shopping experience.

WHY? Enjoy mulled wine and live music as you browse stalls selling hand crafted goods

Free Entry

  •  20 Nov FREE
  •  21 Nov FREE
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Imagine like Chagall

Led by Jo Hall

Reference the works of Chagall to make a dream like fantasy in watercolour and/or pastel, inspired by memories of a familiar place or event, or choose to make your own version of a Chagall painting.

Materials: sketch book to work out ideas, pastels and/or watercolours, watercolour paper and/or pastel paper. (For full list see information sheet)

Sat 12 Dec
11.30am – 3.30pm
£30

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your workshops station, face coverings are non-mandatory.

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

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