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Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are renowned textile artists, authors and teachers and have exhibited and sold their work around the world.
For the first time they are holding an exhibition in Maidenhead, inspired by the aspects of the grounds of Cliveden and the history of Taplow Court.
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 6 and Wed 7 Feb No Session
Tues 13 and Wed 14 Feb Button Flowers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
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 Salina Gatto
Brush lettering is a modern form of calligraphy that can be practiced everyday and even on the go. Just put a brush in your bag and you’re all set.
It is not only a way to make beautiful notes for people to make them feel good but a great way to practice mindfulness.
This workshop includes a personalised take home kit of a notebook, a brush pen and some extra heavyweight paper.
In the 4 hours you have together, you will be tackling exercises of the basic forms of brush calligraphy while being able to add your own personal flairs once you establish the basics.
By the end, you will be able to write your name, self-love quote and or address a letter for someone you love.
Salina is Looking forward to lettering with you all.
20 Feb – 12 Mar (4 weeks)
19 Mar – 16 Apr, exc 2 Apr (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm
£100 for 4 week course
Salina is a designer, art director and illustrator who has a strong love for beautiful lettering and calligraphy. She has worked for clients in the fashion and beauty industry in New York and London. Victoria Secret, TK Maxx, New Look, Sweaty Betty, Soap and Glory, Penhaligons and John Lewis to name a few that are on her roster.
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.
Led by Jo Hall
Explore the work of five artists and their very different approaches to landscape painting. Over the five sessions we’ll explore works by Samuel Palmer, André Derain, Georgia O’Keeffe, Richard Cartwright, and David Hockney. Starting in week 1 with Samuel Palmer, you will be invited to make a composition in the spirit of the artist or to make your own version of one of Palmer’s works. Please bring your own materials; any water-based media or pastel would be suitable. For full information see below.
All artists; water-based media (watercolour, gouache or acrylic) or pastels
Drawing board, clips or tape to attach support, paper towel, pencil, sketchbook for notes/ working out composition.
Artists using water-based media will need a block to angle the board, water pots, palette, brushes, watercolour or mixed media paper, pencil.
Pastel artists will need a table easel, putty eraser, spray fixative for use outside only, charcoal and a few pastel pencils may be useful.
Wed 21 Feb then Tues 27 Feb - 26 Mar, exc 12 Mar
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£105 for the 5 week course
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