In this exhibition Maidenhead painter John Percy brings together many smaller works made over a long period and not previously seen together.
His abstract work explores process from various starting points, the choices available, decisions made, chance events, the sensitive dependence on initial conditions and the precarious balance necessary between order and disorder in the modern world.
His paintings are not pictures of something. They are works that are enigmatic, contemplative objects, carrying a certain poetic power and, at the same time, something that is a statement of personal ideals and an expression of his sense of beauty in the apparent chaos around us.
There will be a Meet the Artist session on Saturday 10 September and a one day Open Studio at his home studio in Maidenhead on Sunday 11 September.
Norden Farm Gallery
Thursday 8 September - Saturday 15 October
5pm - 10pm
Entry is Free
We are delighted to present the third 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, BCA and Desborough College. To register your schools' interest in our 2022 exhibition, please contact Kayleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibition is part of Farm Out, the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore, Merry and Rixman Foundation.
Artwork Credit: Gurleen Johal, BCA
Tues 18 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 5pm - 10pm
Led by Kayleigh Robinson.
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.
Wed 5 Oct Autumn Wreath
Wed 12 Oct Embroidery
Wed 19 Oct Plant Pot
Wed 26 Oct Ceramic Pumpkin
Wed 2 Nov Petal/Leaf Jar
Wed 9 Nov Bird Feeder
Wed 16 Nov Canvas Painting
Wed 23 Nov Marbled Vases
Wed 30 Nov Christmas Card
Wed 7 Dec Christmas Wreath
Wed 14 Dec Christmas Ornament
Wed 21 Dec Snow Globe
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
Wed 22 Jun - 24 Aug, Wed 7 Sept – 21 Dec
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 email@example.com / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Led by Jo Hall
Many artists have taken inspiration from windows and views through them. This course will reference some of these, providing ideas for your own compositions. Reference material will be provided by the tutor and you will also be encouraged to work from your own sketches or photos.
Please bring drawing materials and either pastels or watercolours as outlined in the information below:
Watercolour paints, brushes, palette and water potsor pastels
Watercolour (cold pressed, 300gsm) or pastel paper (at least A3 size)
Cartridge paper or sketchbook
Table easel (best for pastel) or block to tilt board will be fine for watercolour
Drawing board, paper towel, tape or clips to attach paper
Some paper will be available from the tutor
Reference for the first week will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own for subsequent weeks. It is always best to work from your own sketches and photos.
Tues Oct 25 - Nov 29
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course
Led by Helen D Evans
The intention is to spend 3 weeks creating a series of hand formed work out of clay and spend the final week decorating your work with underglazes. Your work will then be clear glazed, fired and then collected from Norden Farm.
We will be trying out a different technique each week and hope to have at least 3 pieces of work by the end of the course.
An outline of the 4 week course:
Week 1: An introduction to the basics of Pinch Pots and attaching coils
Week 2: Using coils for decoration
Week 3: Upside down coiling
Week 4: Decorating your work with Underglazes
The price includes: Clay, use of tools, Underglazes and Glazes and firing work. All work will be fired to Earthenware.
You may want to bring with you:
A cloth to wipe your hands on
Any clay tools you may have
After the course.
Norden Farm will notify you regarding the collection of your work
Fri 7 Oct - Fri 28 Oct
11am - 1pm
£96 per 4 week course
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
Wed 10 Aug, 7 Sept, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online
Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.
Led by Kim Wright
This floral design course is for those who are new to floral design as well as those with some experience. I will guide the learners with demonstrations followed by practical work which will give them the confidence to develop their own floral designs each week. They will be shown how to prepare flowers and foliage, how to create gifts and how to decorate a party, home or just for a pleasure.
Please note that the materials are not provided. Learners will need to bring their own Floristry materials such as flowers, foliage, scissors, containers and some other materials each session to be able to create their own floral design. I will advise them each month.
Wed 14 Sept 11am - 1pm
Wed 19 Oct 7pm - 9pm
Wed 16 Nov 11am - 1pm
Wed 14 Dec 7pm - 9pm
£32 per session