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Introduction to Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

This course is intended as an introduction to calligraphy, both formal and modern. You will learn techniques to help develop writing skills and an appreciation of design elements.

Thur 14 Jan - 18 Feb
2pm - 4pm
£72 for the 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Thur 14 Jan

This class will continue to be be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Students to provide their own materials: Good quality smooth cartridge paper or similar A4 or larger; HB pencil. Ruler and eraser; Broad edge 2mm or larger calligraphy fountain pen plus ink or cartridges (Manuscript or William Mitchell recommended); 3.8mm Pilot Parallel pen if possible.


How do our online classes work?

The classes will take place via a video stream on Zoom where you'll be able to use the camera and audio on your tablet, laptop or other device to see and hear the tutor and other participants.

You simply need to book on to your class or workshop of choice as normal by the cut off time. We'll then send you a booking confirmation email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID.

If you'd like to learn more about joining a meeting on Zoom, click here for a handy guide.

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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 11 Jan - Mon 8 Feb, 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)

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Mon 11 Jan - 8 Feb: Seas, Skies and Trees

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will explore how light falls across landscapes, seascapes and across the sky to create images of mood and drama using paint and oil pastels. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


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 (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 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb)
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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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 19 Jan - Tues 23 Feb (exc Tues 16 Feb)
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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Self Portrait using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention of this series of workshops is to encourage a sense of self-discovery by exploring your identity through the art of collage.

We will be doing some simple exercises so that you can consider aspects of yourself that you may like to incorporate within the collage.

Each week we will explore different techniques such as cutting, ripping, mosaic tiles, using old photos and consider how to use block colour and patterns. We will also be working on different features every week. Culminating in an abstracted self-portrait reflecting your true identity.

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

Fri 22 Jan - 12 Feb
3.30pm - 4.30pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of the class

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Sat 23 Jan - 12 Feb
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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