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Six Artists: Very Different Flowers

Led by Jo Hall.

Watercolour and/or pastel

Explore floral works by a very different artist each week and then produce either your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.

The chosen artists are: Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own reference, either live flowers and a pot for them or a photographic reference.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 13 Jan - 17 Feb
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email.

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Click here to download the information sheet and materials list.

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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)

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), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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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), Tues 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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Buildings in the Countryside

Led by Jo Hall

Structures in the landscape often owe their existence to the land they are built on, whether to protect the terrain, to farm it or simply occupy it. In the same way it is good to consider the contours of the landscape before embarking on a painting inspired by man-made structures. Over six weeks we will draw and paint some of the following; a bridge, viaduct, stone wall or cairn, a derelict or deserted house, a castle, mine buildings, or fishing hut or barn. This course will involve a lot of drawing and mark making.

Wed 24 Feb - 24 Mar
11.30am - 3pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 24 Feb

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will take place online while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Zen Drawing with Colour (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 and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Art paper (Minimum 140gsm), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, watercolours, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, fine brushes.

Or simply order an Art pack for £26 from Amanda via email ([email protected]). Packs will need to be ordered by Sunday 21 February and collected from Norden Farm Take Away on Fri 26 Feb, 12pm - 8pm & Sat 27 Feb, 12pm - 8pm.

Art Packs contain – Pack of 4 fine liner pens, 2 brushes (size 4 & 8), A4 Heavyweight paper pad, Aquarell Colour pencils Pack of 12 (water soluble) Koh-i-Noor Anilinky Brilliant Watercolours - set of 12.

Mon 1 Mar - 29 Mar (except 15 Mar)
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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The Art of Smartphone Photography for Beginners (online)

Led by Elena Garcia-Juan

A brand new course to enable you to start using your smartphone more creatively and to think critically about photography. The perfect way to improve your knowledge and experience of using your smartphone / tablet's functions. The sessions will cover elements such as composition and lighting, and give you a sound general knowledge of photographic skills.

At its heart, mobile photography is about fun. The joy of having a camera available at those moments you want to keep is what it’s all about!

Gain confidence in using, controlling and manipulating smartphone’s cameras. Both technical skills and creating great photos will be covered in an accessible way, with a view to applying the skills learnt in your own environment.

Suitable for all abilities - from beginning photographers, lifelong learners, travellers and explorers!

Fri 5 Mar - 26 Mar
7pm - 9pm
£64 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

You will need:
To ideally be familiar or able to have a Pinterest account. However, it's not a must, because you can share your photos from your devices in Zoom.
Any type of smartphone can be used. Some devices will have better and more advanced cameras than others, but this is not a downside for the course because photography is common for all.

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