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Led by Eiko Ishida
What do you think about a Japanese Calligraphy Experience as a gift to your mother for Mother's Day? Or a gift for yourself? Let's spend a meditative and self-expressive creative time together! At the end of the session, you will have your own calligraphy artworks or a lovely card to take home.
During this workshop, we will go over the basics of Japanese calligraphy, including
How to hold & control the brush
The structure and meaning of Japanese characters
Basic brush techniques
Expressing yourself with the brush and ink
Everybody is welcome – no calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.
Wed 8 Mar
11am - 2pm
Suitable for 18+ years
Led by Creative Eye.
From January 2024 Norden Farm are delighted to extend our Crafternoon sessions to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons!
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.
Tues 20 and Wed 21 Feb Wooden Bookmarks
Tues 27 and Wed 28 Feb Wooden Hanging Sign Decoupage
Tues 5 and Wed 6 Mar Squeegee Art
Tues 12 and Wed 13 Mar Mug Decorating
Tues 19 and Wed 20 Mar Mini Scented Pouches
Tues 26 and Wed 27 Mar Easter Wreath
Tues 2 and Wed 3 Apr Wooden 3D Bird Hanging Decoration
Tues 9 and Wed 10 Apr Magnets
Tues 16 and Wed 17 Apr Wire Tree
Tues 23 and Wed 24 Apr Paper Fans
There will be no session on Tues 6 and Wed 7 Feb.
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Local transport can be provided as part of the ticket price for those attending on a Wednesday.
If you need transport to Norden Farm for the Wednesday sessions please contact Jess Thompson at email@example.com / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
Led by Sophie Keaveney
Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.
Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.
Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Spring - Sophie Keaveney will be returning for the Spring term
Wed 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online
Led by Emma Duncan.
In each session children take part in a series of drama games and activities that develop their confidence as well as teaching them drama skills. These include focus, communication, developing a character and voice projection.
As the weeks go on the group will each have a part with some lines to learn in a small-scale show. They will rehearse as a team and share what they have learnt during the last session, more details to follow on this after half term.
Suitable for school years 2 - 6.
'Norden Farm is my favourite after school club, it always keeps me moving and relaxed. It is a great place to go for drama and within a short time, I have become far more confident and expressive' Timothy, age 7
'We have sent both of our children to Youth Theatre at Norden Farm and have seen dramatic improvements in there ability, confidence, social awareness and expressiveness generally and specifically. The environment is safe and developmental in a broad and exciting sense' Alex - parent
Wed 10 Jan - 27 Mar, exc 14 Feb (11 weeks)
5pm - 6pm
Led by Janette Moy
Sound Baths are deeply relaxing, anyone can join in. Lay down, cosy and Janette will share beautiful sounds of Gong, Tibetan bowls, Irish Drum ( Bodhran ), Rainstick, Sansula, Kochi chimes and more. Taking you on a journey into the heart of Sacred Sound.
As you relax and bathe in the healing vibrations, your body resonates within these pure tones and you begin to feel retuned and in harmony. Healing can happen at cellular level, our bodies, mind and emotions draw from the sounds the vibration that is needed to bring us into inner balance.
You will need to bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on. A small cushion for under head comfort. A blanket to cover up. Anything else you want to bring to make a cosy nest. Eye mask if you use one.
We also run daytime Sound Bath classes, click here to find out more.
Fri 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 8 Mar, 19 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm
£15 per session
Suitable for 18+ years
Please note, to prevent disruption to the class, latecomers may not be admitted.
Led by Fiona Dowling
Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves & learn how to make your own set of bangles which fit you perfectly. At this workshop you will learn how to saw, solder, file, hammer, hand-stamp and finish your own sterling silver bangles and a cuff. You will also learn how to make your own bezel setting and set a cabochon (selected from a range of colours provided) within your silver cuff. You will leave at the end of the day with two bangles and a cuff (which can also be hand stamped with a personal message).
The cost of the silver is not included in the course fees. The approximate cost of these materials is £40/£50 and payable to the tutor on the day (ideally in cash).
Thur 21 Mar
11am - 4pm
£80 (plus materials cost to tutor - details above)
Please make sure that hair is tied back, please wear closed shoes and bring your glasses if you wear them.
Suitable for 18+ years
About Jewellery Moves:
Taught by Fiona Dowling, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Jewellery Moves workshops aim to teach traditional craftsmanship, jewellery skills and techniques in small groups with a relaxed atmosphere.
Led by Sue Bridge
These sessions are suitable for those with some prior experience of drawing and painting (either previous study or art course participation).
As with the preceding course 'Transform your Sketchpad' these 3 hour studio sessions will be wide ranging both in terms of media and subject matter. Over the duration of the course you will gain experience in a range of media, acrylic/watercolour, pen and ink and collage. Some sessions will be one off activities other topics may spread over a couple of weeks.
Students to provide their own materials.
Wed 10 Jan to 14 Feb (6 weeks)
Wed 28 Feb to 3 Apr (6 weeks)
11am - 2pm
£160 per 6 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Come along to Norden Farm for 45 minutes of Arts and Crafts.
Join Aysha Khan for spring time craft sessions:
Thur 15 Feb Willow sun catchers
Fri 16 Feb Polish paper folk collage
Sat 17 Feb Hanging paper ball lanterns
Thurs 15 Feb - Sat 17 Feb
Sessions are 45 minutes.
Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years
All materials provided.
Please note that children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Led by Helen D Evans
This is part of a series of Courses and workshops led by Helen d Evans
The 5 week course is for people with all abilities.
Whether you want to come and give Pottery a try or if you have some experience of working with clay, you may want to use the time to work on your own projects based on the Slab Building technique.
The intention is to try a different technique each week for the first three weeks.
The fourth week - time for experimentation.
The final week will be spent glazing. This session will be slightly longer to give you time to finesse your pieces. (3hrs)
Your work will then be fired off-site and then ready to collect from Norden Farm.
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes, a selection glazes and 2 x firing of your work.
All work will be fired to Earthenware.
You may want to bring with you:
Sketchbook for ideas / with ideas
Pens / Pencils
A cloth to wipe your hands on
Any clay tools you may have.
After the course.
I will notify you regarding the collection of your work which usually takes between 4-6 weeks.
Fri 5 Apr - Fri 3 May (5 weeks)
11am - 1pm (11am - 2pm on Fri 3 May)
£120 for a 5 week course