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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - 17 Nov (except 27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec (online only)
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session


How do our online classes work?

The classes will take place via a video stream on Zoom where you'll be able to use the camera and audio on your tablet, laptop or other device to see and hear the tutor and other participants.

You simply need to book on to your class or workshop of choice as normal by the cut off time. We'll then send you a booking confirmation email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID.

If you'd like to learn more about joining a meeting on Zoom, click here for a handy guide.

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Lantern Making Workshops (online on demand)

Book your Lantern Making Workshop Kit and receive a link to our exclusive pre-recorded guide to creating your lantern. Led by Same Sky.

No doubt our Lantern Making workshops are missing from your calendars this year! Fear not, as you can still be involved in this year’s covid-friendly Lantern Trail from home by taking part in one of our virtual Lantern Making workshops.

Buy your kit by selecting your preferred collection time, pick up from Norden Farm, roll up your sleeves and tune in to the on-demand video workshop to make your balloon lantern at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home!

In true Lantern Parade style, the balloon lantern can be transformed into an animal of your choosing by following our artist inspiration!

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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 15 Sept - 6 Oct, 13 Oct - 17 Nov (except 27 Oct) and 24 Nov - 22 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course / £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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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. We may not be able to share flowers.

Please bring your own materials and equipment.

Wed 4 Nov - 9 Dec
11.30am – 3pm
£120 per 6 week course

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Face coverings must be worn while participating in these sessions.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec (online only)
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov: Cosmos

Led by Amelia Pimlott

We will draw inspiration from imagery and ideas of the cosmos from ancient maps and charts to modern digital photos from space to create designs and images using pens, inks and wax resist techniques.


Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec: Traditions from around the World

Led by Caroline Crawford

Drawing inspiration from art traditions from around the world - Asia to South America, Russia to Africa we will create bold and colourful images with a variety of different materials and techniques.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct) and Thur 26 Nov - 17 Dec (5 - 26 Nov online only)
7pm – 8pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 26 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Thurs 26 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue monitor Government advice.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Thur 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct) and Thur 26 Nov - 17 Dec (5 - 26 Nov online only)
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£32 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 26 Nov

As Norden Farm is currently closed until Thursday 3 December, the first class (Thurs 26 Nov) will be online only. Our plan is to then move back to blended classes where you can either attend online or live at Norden Farm but this may change as we continue to monitor government advice.

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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