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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.

Materials
Participants will need to purchase an A4 hard backed sketchpad (not spiral bound) containing good quality cartridge paper and bring it to the first session.
Appropriate media should be brought to forthcoming sessions, guidance given by tutor during the preceding session.

Wk 1 (6 Sept) Collage
Examination of a variety of artist's sketchpads/ page examples.
Transformation of pages using tutor's materials ready for forthcoming weeks.

Wk 2 (13 Sept) Shells
Working from direct experience we will draw in biro and paint.

Wk 3 (20 Sept) Fabulous feathers
Exploring design and colour using paint.

Wk4 (27 Sept) Man-made
Using a simple object seen from a variety of angles we will depict tone using chalk and charcoal pencils.

Wk 5 (4 Oct) Insects
Draw and paint a bee using acrylic paint

Wk 6 (11 Oct) Multi- cultural
Using Japanese kobechi dolls we will explore tonal shading using pencil and watercolour.

£160 for 6 week course of £134 for 5 week course

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Crafternoons

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.

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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

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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!

Autumn

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.

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Salsa

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.

Fridays
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.

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Seann Wilkinson

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Autumn
Tues 5 Sept - 19 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £150 per 15 week term

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Baby Signing

Led by Funky Monkeys

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking or feeling? Would it help if they could communicate those thoughts and feelings to you?

Sign & Rhyme teaches parents/carers and their little ones, simple sign language that enables them to communicate before speech takes over. Just like waving and clapping, your baby can learn to tell you when they’re hungry, in pain or just that they’ve seen a dog! This is empowering to them and hugely rewarding for you! In most cases babies who sign learn to talk sooner than their non-signing peers.

Signs are used in class, like actions, to accompany songs and nursery rhymes and with an array of props, puppets, instruments and the use of disco lights, bubbles and parachutes to enhance the sensory experience and make learning more fun.


There's also:
Free on-site parking
Café (open all day)
Baby changing facilities

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months

Wednesdays
13 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 25 Oct)
1.45pm - 2.30pm
£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings

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