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Darkness empowers even the faintest light.

With this show of works in oil, I would like to celebrate light; light as hope and life; the relevance of light within darkness.

Using the inspiration of 17th century artists such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt as a starting point, I will present a series of contemporary figurative paintings, each a visual ode to the manifestation of light, and beautiful mystery in what often seems a dark and desolate world.

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Maidenhead Schools Exhibition 2023

We are delighted to present the fourth Maidenhead Schools: Art, Design and Photography Exhibition showcasing the work made by the students from Maidenhead schools.

The exhibition will show a wealth of talent in a range of mediums including paint, textiles and digital media. The exhibition aims to unite Maidenhead schools and colleges by celebrating the creativity and talent of our local students.

Current artwork will include work by students from Altwood CofE School, Berkshire College for Agriculture (BCA) and Newlands Girls’ School. To register your schools' interest in our 2023 exhibition, please contact Amelia at amelia.wall@nordenfarm.org

This exhibition is part of Farm Out, the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.

Prizes kindly donated by Colart.

Artwork Credit: Ellie Watson, BCA

Tues 17 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 5pm - 10pm

Free Entry



Led by Creative Eye.

Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.

Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.

You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.

Autumn Season

Wed 6 Sept Watercolour
Wed 13 Sept Rock Cactus
Wed 20 Sept Book Folding
Wed 27 Sept Abstract Pouch/Case Painting
Wed 4 Oct Block Printing
Wed 11 Oct Dictionary Embroidery
Wed 18 Oct Cork Pumpkin
Wed 25 Oct Scrap Fabric Wreath
Wed 1 Nov Polymer Clay Broach
Wed 15 Nov CD Mosaic Tea-light holder
Wed 22 Nov Air Dry Glass Design
Wed 29 Nov Christmas Cards
Wed 6 Dec Christmas Gnome Hanging Ornament
Wed 13 Dec Salt Dough Ornament
Wed 20 Dec Fabric Tree Ornament

Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.

Suitable for ages 60+ years.

Summer Wed 3 May - 12 July (exc 24 May)

2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea

These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.

If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at jess.thompson@nordenfarm.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.


Winter River, Winter Garden

Led by Jo Hall

Be inspired by the colder months to work with a limited palette to create winter river and garden paintings. Use watercolour, gouache or pastel to paint icy riverbanks and frosted trees and plants spangled with bright berries. Take in the difference of reflections seen in water and ice and the effects of “broken” water.

Bring your own paints, paper and equipment. For gouache and pastel, coloured papers would be a good choice, preferable 300gsm for gouache. Equipment to include drawing board and a block of wood or table easel, water pots, clips or paper tape to attach paper, sketchbook for composition sketches. Reference will be supplied or bring your own and some paper will be available at cost from the tutor.

24th Oct – 28th Nov (6 weeks)


Negative Painting

Led by Jo Hall

This involves painting around shapes and objects rather than painting the object itself. Very beautiful layered effects can be made in this way inspired by subjects like trees in a forest and overlapping cascades of leaves. Starting with simple shapes we will also discover ways of painting more abstract compositions in a similar way, or by using found and made masks. Watercolour is excellent for this but acrylic used as fluid washes also works well and there is no danger of lower layers lifting. Details of materials are outlined below.

Please bring your own materials and equipment: paints, brushes, palette, water pots, and suitable paper support (watercolour paper for watercolour or gouache, mixed media paper for acrylic), drawing board and wood block or table easel, paper towel. A sketchbook would be good for planning compositions and colour notes. Reference will be supplied for the first week and you will be encouraged to bring your own for later sessions. Some papers will be available at cost from the tutor.


Studio Art Club: Transform Your Sketchpad

Led by Susan Bridge

Sketchpad Transformations Part 1 is a new exciting 6 week course (3hrs each Wednesday) designed to inspire your creativity, develop ideas and open your mind to new artistic approaches.

It will be followed by Part 2 ( 6 wks) in the second part of the term when we we will continue to develop new topics.

As the course progresses we will transform a bland and empty sketchpad into a rich and creative journal through drawing and painting which will offer a range of possibilities ripe for development.

Each week we will build a new page and you will be introduced to a different media, technique or subject touching upon the work of artists who have worked on similar themes.

Participants will need to purchase an A4 hard backed sketchpad (not spiral bound) containing good quality cartridge paper and bring it to the first session.
Appropriate media should be brought to forthcoming sessions, guidance given by tutor during the preceding session.

Wk 1 (6 Sept) Collage
Examination of a variety of artist's sketchpads/ page examples.
Transformation of pages using tutor's materials ready for forthcoming weeks.

Wk 2 (13 Sept) Shells
Working from direct experience we will draw in biro and paint.

Wk 3 (20 Sept) Fabulous feathers
Exploring design and colour using paint.

Wk4 (27 Sept) Man-made
Using a simple object seen from a variety of angles we will depict tone using chalk and charcoal pencils.

Wk 5 (4 Oct) Insects
Draw and paint a bee using acrylic paint

Wk 6 (11 Oct) Multi- cultural
Using Japanese kobechi dolls we will explore tonal shading using pencil and watercolour.

£160 for 6 week course of £134 for 5 week course


Pottery: Advance Coiling

Led by Helen D Evans

The course is for people with experience of working with clay that would like to improve their coiling technique. Allowing you to choose between making something sculptural or functional.

The intention is to spend 3 weeks making a series of pieces or alternatively make a unique piece using coils. The final week will be used to decorate your work with underglazes.

Your work will then be clear glazed & fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.

The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, application of a clear glaze and firing work.

All work will be fired to Earthenware.

You may want to bring with you:
- Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
- Pens / Pencils
- A plastic bag to wrap your work in.
- A cloth to wipe your hands on
- An apron
- Any clay tools you may have

After the course.

Helen will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks.

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