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Paint a Waterfall in Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

A waterfall in full flood is one of the most exciting things to paint. We will learn to paint brush strokes that really go with the flow of rushing water. To make the waterfall convincing involves understanding the supporting landscape, light, and especially the tonal contrasts. We will look at how this has been achieved by American and European artists before painting our own pictures. Photographic reference will be supplied or bring your own. Please bring your own materials as outlined below.

Acrylic paints, acrylic medium (not essential), and brushes andor painting knife, mixed media paper or canvas about A3 size or larger if you like to work with large brushes, palette, water pots, stick of charcoal, table easel, paper towel, if using paper this should be attached to a board and taped all the way round with masking tape, spare papersketchbook to work out composition and colours.

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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 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.

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.


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


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.

£160 for 6 week course


Zumba (Thursdays)

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!


7 Sept, 14 Sept, 21 Sept, 28 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term

Please note on Thurs 12 Oct this class will be covered by Heena Rehman.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.



Led by SalsaStyle

Specialising for twenty years in providing individual attention to help you develop dance techniques and grow in confidence. SalsaStyle will ensure everyone feels welcome no matter what level.

8 Sept - 13 Oct, exc 22 Sept (5 weeks)
20 Oct - 17 Nov (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 22 Dec (5 weeks)
8.15pm - 9.15pm
£12 per session I £50 for 5 weeks or £60 for 6 weeks

Don't forget to stay for the Salsa Social from 9.15pm - 10pm: stay after the class for a dance and drink!

Box Office closes at 8pm but online booking is still available.

Click here for more information about SalsaStyle.


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)

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