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Zoom into Art (online)

Led by Caroline Crawford

Join Caroline for a weekly morning art class over four weeks. Caroline will lead two projects from start to finish. Gain experience of colour blending and application, wet on wet watercolour, ink painting from observation dry on wet and experimentation with media.

Painting skies in watercolour

You will reference imagery, looking carefully at creating clouds and skies learning lots of paintings techniques in watercolour.

Week 1 You will paint three different skies, featuring cloud formation, a stormy sky and a sunrise. Reference artist: Turner.

Week 2 Put your sky paintings into practice and create a landscape painting.

London Skyline Working with Brusho inks and fine-liner pens

Create an exciting piece featuring London’s iconic buildings. You will focus on detail, placement, positive and negative space and work with a range of coloured ink crystals. Reference artist: Stephen Wiltshire.

Week 3 Experiment with the brush crystals and learn painting techniques with inks. You will begin to sketch out their London skyline.

Week 4 Finish the drawing element and add the crystals to your piece finishing with fine line pen-work.


Suitable for artists with an intermediate level of experience.


Mon 15 Jun - 6 Jul
11am – 1pm
£60 per 4 week course
Booking deadline: 9am Mon 8 Jun


Download the full materials list here

Download the course information sheet here


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 an email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID. These will be emailed to you after the booking cut off time, shortly before the class begins.

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

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 13 Jan - 31 Mar (exc 17 Feb and 3 Mar) | Wed 13 Jan online only
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

Please note that the session on Wed 13 Jan will take place online. The Zoom link to access the session will be emailed to students on the day.

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, the sessions will go ahead online via Zoom.

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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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)
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

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, this class will go ahead as planned online.

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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)
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

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, this class will go ahead as planned online.

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

Please note that the session on Wed 13 Jan will take place online only. You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email.

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, the sessions will go ahead online via Zoom.

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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Self Portrait using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention of this series of workshops is to encourage a sense of self-discovery by exploring your identity through the art of collage.

We will be doing some simple exercises so that you can consider aspects of yourself that you may like to incorporate within the collage.

Each week we will explore different techniques such as cutting, ripping, mosaic tiles, using old photos and consider how to use block colour and patterns. We will also be working on different features every week. Culminating in an abstracted self-portrait reflecting your true identity.

Participants to provide own materials (please see information sheet for more information).

Fri 22 Jan - 12 Feb
3.30pm - 4.30pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of the class

In the event of us remaining in Tier 4, this class will go ahead as planned online.

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Kayleigh’s Crafts (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for monthly creative crafts!

Your ticket includes your craft pack which features everything you need to take part online! Just join Kayleigh via zoom to get creative.

Sun 31 Jan: Tie-Dye Bags The packs (and accompanying live video) will show you how to design one tote bag. Kayleigh will show you 2 different styles that you can use to design your bag. Each pack comes with x4 assorted colours so everyone will have a unique bag to them. There are worksheets for learning and fun included as well as some gloves and apron to help with the mess!

Sun 28 Feb: Circus Fun
Sun 28 Mar: Go Bananas! - Fruity Slime
Sun 25 Apr: Minibeasts

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

This session will be fun for you and your little ones, please support where necessary and ensure that children are always supervised during the class.

Craft packs can be collected from Norden Farm during the following pick up slots before each session: Wednesdays (4pm – 5pm) or Fridays (3pm – 4pm) .

Sun 31 Jan, Sun 28 Feb, Sun 28 Mar, Sun 25 Apr
10.30am - 11.15am
£8 per session
Booking cut off time: 3pm on the Friday before each session

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