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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 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar, Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May, Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)


Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar: Animals and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

Whether or not you haven’t picked up a pencil for years or want to brush up on your painting skills, this course covers detailed elements of Drawing & Painting focussing on animal portraits and nature studies and still life. Carefully Guided by artist Caroline Crawford this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May: Black and White

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using black and white photos as source material, we will explore the figure and portraits to develop tonal drawings using charcoal chalk and pencil and learn to scale up. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 24 May - Mon 21 May: 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. Led by Caroline Crawford, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.

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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, 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, 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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Starting with Pastel (online)

Led by Jo Hall

A short course introducing pastel techniques.

This will be suitable for anyone starting with pastel or wanting to refresh their practice of basic techniques for soft (chalk) pastel. The variety of soft pastels and surfaces suitable for pastels will be explained. We will explore mark making, overlaying, hatching, blending, dry wash, broken colour and also the use of light, mid-toned and dark papers fixative sprays and storage of works.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 14 Apr - 5 May
11.30am - 3pm
£80 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 14 Apr

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Smart Phone, Smart Photos: Beginners (online)

Led by Elena Garcia-Juan

Photography is bound up in the history of technological innovations, from the invention of the Daguerreotype to the digital revolution. Each new technological breakthrough has shifted the way we see and represent the world photographically.

Through the theme 'The Sunny Season', students will practice basic principles of photography, composition and lighting that you can apply to your smartphone/tablet device.

Whether capturing a landscape, portrait or closeup, students will capture the most beautiful aspects of Spring, leading into a little photography competition.

Participants will be encouraged to take part in group discussions throughout the course. At its heart, mobile photography is about fun. The joy of having a camera available at those moments you want to keep, is what it’s all about.

Thur 15 Apr - 6 May
10.30am - 12.30pm
£64 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Spring Flowers using Mixed Media (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention of these sessions is to explore mixed media and create a series of works based on flowers. Each week we will focus on different seasonal flowers and discover ways to combine mixed media in to creating art work. The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their use of mixed media each week and then to carry on in their own time.

Participants to provide own materials (please see information sheet for more information).

This class will be online only.

Fri 9 Apr - 30 Apr
3.30pm - 4.30pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of the session

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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 27 Mar, Sat 24 Apr
1pm – 4pm
£27 per 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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Kayleigh’s Crafts (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for monthly creative crafts!

Your ticket includes your craft pack which features everything you need to take part online! Just join Kayleigh via zoom to get creative.

Sun 25 Apr: Minibeasts

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!


Suitable for ages 4+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Craft packs can be collected from the Norden Farm takeaway on the Friday or Saturday before your session, between 12pm - 8pm.

Sun 25 Apr
10.30am - 11.15am
£8 per session
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the Saturday before each session

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Norden Farm Market

Following the success of our festive markets in December, we are excited to bring you 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 will also feature live music when permitted.

The Norden Farm Café Bar will be open serving food and drinks.

Outdoor Event | Free Entry

Sat 1 and 15 May, 5 June, 3 and 17 Jul, 7 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Night Market Sat 19 June 6pm - 9pm

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Into the Garden

Led by Jo Hall

Have your watercolours and coloured pencils of any kind ready to explore five different gardens; an exotic garden with aloes and cacti; a formal garden; a garden with a gazebo or summer-house; an allotment or cottage garden and a garden with a water feature (fountain, pond or lake).

We will be using watercolour as the main medium and will experiment with textures added with coloured pencil. This course will explore some coloured pencil techniques.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 12 May - 16 Jun
11.30am - 3pm
£100
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 12 May

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Collage and Mixed Media

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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