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Led by Jo Hall
The garden will be our inspiration for exploring colour combinations from gentle and harmonious pinks to flamboyantly discordant yellow and purples. Working in pastel or watercolour to create our own compositions we will reference works by the impressionists, expressionists including Emil Nolde and artists working in a more abstract way.
Reference for inspiration will be supplied or bring your own.
Please bring your own materials and equipment and scroll down for further information.
Tues 6 Jun - 18 Jul
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6-week course
Suitable for 18+ years
Table easel (pastel artists)
Block to angle your drawing board (watercolour artists)
Drawing board, small sketchbook for colour notes and composition sketches
Pastel artists will need
Pastel paper, coloured or white,
Craft knife, small piece of sandpaper
Not essential but useful: a stump, torchon or blending brush/tool
Putty eraser or Blu-tack, masking tape or clips to secure paper to board
Watercolour artists will need
Watercolours, brushes and palette
Watercolour paper; at least 300gsm NOT surface (cold pressed)
Water pots, small natural sponge
Some paper will be available at cost from the tutor
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
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.
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!
Tues 5 Sept - 19 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £150 per 15 week term
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.
Free on-site parking
Café (open all day)
Baby changing facilities
Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months
13 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 25 Oct)
1.45pm - 2.30pm
£7.50 for 1 Adult and 1 Child | £4.50 for additional siblings
Led by Richard Lee
For novice guitarists who can string chords together, strum confidently and move between chords with some ease, to take the next steps. You will learn some classic songs, interesting chords, light music theory and the 12-bar blues.
These classes are split by skills level;
Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.
Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords
Beginners C - Almost intermediate but not quite yet.
If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!
6 Sept - 4 Oct (5 weeks),
11 Oct - 15 Nov exc 25 Oct (5 weeks)
29 Nov - 20 Dec (4 weeks)
8.30pm - 9.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Suitable for ages 18+ years.