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Classes For Adults

From Life Drawing to Zumba, Acoustic Guitar to Book Club, why not try something new or develop your existing skills in a whole range of disciplines.

We run regular and one off classes and workshops in arts, crafts and health and wellbeing. All our classes are led by friendly, experienced arts professionals and are a great opportunity to meet new people and explore new ideas.

The programme changes from season to season, so if there’s nothing that catches your eye right now, do check back next season.


Browse upcoming classes and workshops below

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Kite Making Workshop (online on demand)

Our much-loved Kite Making Workshops are back!

There are lots of ways you can get involved this year – like with our OnDemand Kite Kits.

Book your kit, collect from Norden Farm, access your OnDemand video from anywhere, get crafty, fly your kite!

Your OnDemand workshop video has been created by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project. Your Kite Making Kit includes everything you need to make a Japanese Sode Kite - all you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.

Save the Date! The Kite Festival is back this year on Sunday 5 September. Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) between 12pm - 4pm for live music, food and drink, entertainment – and kite flying! Entry is free!

Keep an eye on our website for details about our Live Kite Making Workshops taking place throughout the Summer Holiday

Each ticket includes a kit with everything you need to make and fly your kite! All you will need are pens to decorate your creation.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

Kite Kit collection: Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 11am - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

£5 per kite (includes materials - packs must be collected from Norden Farm)
Kite packs can be collected from Norden Farm between 11am– 10pm on your chosen day

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Kayleigh's Crafts - On Demand Craft Kits

Purchase your craft kits, collect from the Cafe Bar, then tune into the on demand video to get creative!

Monster Slime
Create your own monster themed slime! Your kit includes everything you need to make slime including optional extras such as a paint, foam balls, glitter and googly eyes. Play with your slime on the Splat Mat and learn through play with some fun activities and worksheets. Your pack comes with a special 'Slime Scientist in Training' ID card, monster activity book, stickers, and straws to make slime 'balloons'!


Ahoy Matey
Decorate your own wooden pirate ship! Your kit includes everything you need to decorate and assemble you own pirate ship decoration. Have fun with the activity book, worksheets, stickers and your very own pirate hat!


Superheroes
Create your own superhero puppet! Your kit includes everything you need to make you very own hand puppet as well as your own glider to assemble. Dress as a hero with your very own mask, snap bracelet and superhero tattoo!


Simply tune in and get creative at a time that suits you! We'd love to see your photos - you can tag us on social media @nordenfarm!

Suitable for ages 4+ years.
£5 per pack

Packs can be booked by selecting your preferred collection date (Thursdays - Saturdays 12pm - 10pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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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 24 May - Mon 21 Jun, Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug, Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept, Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct, Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)

Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun: 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.

Mon 28 Jun - Mon 2 Aug: Extreme Landscapes and Unusual Animals

Led by Amelia Pimlott

From jungles to underwater landscapes, deserts to the Artic, we will find inspiration for painting from some of the most extreme parts of the world in which we live and the animals that inhabit them. Using gouache paint and oil pastels, we will focus on colour and design.

Mon 16 Aug - Mon 13 Sept: Loose painting style

Led by Caroline Crawford

We look at loose painting style, with a selection of subjects starting with a fun fashion figure painting project in inks. We will cover varied subjects including the still life, landscapes and a botanical study and explore techniques including colour blending and application and mixed media.

Mon 27 Sept - Mon 25 Oct: Indian Sculpture

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using air drying clay, we will model figures, faces, animals and decorative elements inspired by Indian Sculpture both in relief and 3 dimensional form.

Mon 8 Nov - Mon 6 Dec: Texture

Led by Caroline Crawford

With a focus on texture we will explore different aspects of drawing and painting including proportion, one point perspective, watercolour and mixed media. Subjects will include animal portraits, a Robin study and a sunrise.

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Yoga for Beginners (online)

Led by Julie Potter

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Wed 23 Jun - 28 Jul, Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 for the 5 week courses, £28 for the 4 week course

Drop in sessions: Wed 4 Aug, 11 Aug | Tickets £10

Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

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.

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

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

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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Crochet Social (online)

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet? Join us for a virtual drop in session - grab your hook, grab your yarn and lets get crocheting!

This is a social session where you will have opportunity to work on your own crochet projects and meet new people at the same time. Sophie will be on hand to answer your crochet questions and will also provide a couple of pattern ideas that you can try out, if you'd like to try something new.

Experience of crochet is required, and you will need to supply your own crocheting materials/project to work on.

Wed 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug
7pm - 8.30pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Wed)

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.

Wed 31 Mar - 28 Apr, Wed 5 May - 2 Jun, Wed 9 Jun - 7 Jul, Wed 14 Jul - 11 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   4 Aug
  •  11 Aug
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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!

Thur 1 Apr - 12 Aug
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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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.

Thur 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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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.

Thur 1 Apr - 29 Apr, Thur 6 May - 3 Jun, Thur 10 Jun - 8 Jul, Thur 15 Jul - 12 Aug
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course.

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom.

  •   5 Aug
  •  12 Aug
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Gentle Yoga (Drop In)

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

Practice traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

This class will be running online only via Zoom.

Fri 6 Aug, Fri 13 Aug
11.30am - 12.45pm
Booking cut off time: 9am on day of session

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 mat, 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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Kite Making Workshops

Led by Community Kite Project.

Get involved at Kite Making Workshops across the school holidays, then see your creation take to the sky!

The workshops are led by specialist kite makers, Community Kite Project.

In these family friendly sessions our practitioners will guide you through the process of making the Patang Kite – the Indian Fighter Kite.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at the Kite Festival which takes place in Boyn Grove Park on Sunday 5 September.


Kite Making Workshops

Thursday 5 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Friday 6 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 13 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.40pm
Saturday 14 August | 2pm – 3pm and 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Workshops are suitable for all the family and tickets are £6

Pre booking for Kite Workshops is highly recommended.

If you have tickets for a workshop you are guaranteed to make a kite at the session. During each session we may have a small number of tickets available on the door but to avoid disappointment please pre book.


Please note this is a Drop-In Workshop:
You can make a kite in around 20 – 30 minutes with a bit of adult support! So you can turn up at any time during the session. But do make sure you leave enough time to get here, get park and get into the session!

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A Basic Introduction to Clay (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention is to spend 4 weeks to create a series of hand formed work out of clay. We will be trying out a different technique each week and hope to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

The sessions are bite size and are intended for individuals to develop their own work each week and then to carry on in their own time.

Clay is included in the price. Clay packs to be collected from Norden Farm’s Café Bar on Thur 22 July and Fri 23 July, 11am-10pm.

After the course. You can arrange to have your work fired by Helen at an additional cost of £10, this includes a bisque firing and a glaze firing with a choice of one coloured glaze for you to decide when you drop off your work to her studio.

You will be notified via email or WhatsApp regarding the collection of your work.

Please see information sheet for more information.

Fri 23 Jul - Fri 13 Aug
4pm - 5pm
£44 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 15 July

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Digi Den: Summer Drop In

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

The digital arts club! Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for school years 5 - 8.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.

Fri 30 Jul, Fri 6 Aug and Fri 13 Aug
5.15pm - 6.45pm
£7 per session or £18 for all three sessions
Booking cut off: 4.30pm on Fri 30 Jul

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Book Club (online)

Self led group, organised by Carol Huntington

Share your thoughts on contemporary literature with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading:

Thur 17 Jun - Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Thur 15 Jul - The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
Thur 12 Aug - Decline & Fall by Evelyn Waugh

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

17 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug (online)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£2 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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I Love My Bike

by Simon Mole

Nobody forgets the thrill of riding a bike for the first time, even if it can feel like an uphill battle to begin with. Join acclaimed children’s author Simon Mole to celebrate that excitement, or start the quest towards it.

This 45 minute event for 4 - 7 yr olds begins with a performance of Simon’s brand new picturebook, followed by some fun (and quite silly) games - spin the word wheel and take part in the pedal power challenge to unlock your creative powers!

If your little word wizard doesn’t need stabilisers we can shift gears quickly to introduce some mega metaphors and super similes. We promise it’ll be wheely good, even if you’re over-tyred…

I Love My Bike is illustrated by Sam Usher & published by Frances Lincoln (Quarto) 2021

Studio
£12 (£10 under 16s)
Family and Friend (4 people) £40

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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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Led by Grant Forsyth

Learn the fundamentals of jewellery making and design, including mark making and stone setting. Advanced students are welcome to join and expand their skills and create their own design led work. Materials cost to tutor £28 (approx).

Spring
Thur 2 Sept - 30 Sept, Thur 7 Oct - 11 Nov (exc 28 Oct), Thur 18 Nov - 1​6 Dec
11.15am - 12.45pm
£63 per 5 week course

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Bethany Hearn

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Fri 3 Sept - 17 Dec (exc Fri 17 Sept, 29 Oct, 19 Nov)
11am – 11.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings (over 2 years) | £20 for 4 sessions a term


Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Kite Festival

Kite Flying • Food • Bar • Live Music • Kite Making

Join us at Boyn Grove Park (Punt Hill) for our Community Kite Festival on Sunday 5 September between 12pm - 4pm. It's free to attend!

Round off the summer holidays in style with an afternoon of fun for all the community! Bring your kite creations, pre-owned or shop bought kites and join our team to fly them on the hill. Everyone is welcome, with or without a kite!

As well as all the kite flying fun, the afternoon will include food from local vendors food from local vendors and a bar.

The live music stage will feature top local talent - keep an eye on this webpage and our social media channels for announcements!


Kite Making Workshops

Create your very own kite ready for the Festival at our live in person or on demand workshops this summer.

Make and decorate your kite to stand out in the sky at this year's Kite Festival.


  •   5 Sep FREE
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Watercolour Landscapes

Led by Jo Hall

This course will take you back to basics while learning from the masters. Each week exercising a basic technique will be followed by discovering how one of the great watercolourists used it to stunning effect. The artists for reference will include, Lorrain, Cotman, Girtin,and Turner.

Please bring your own watercolours and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 7 Sept - Tues 19 Oct (exc Tues 5 Oct)
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 7 Sept

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

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 2021
Tues 7 Sept - 30 Nov (exc 26 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session | £108 per 12 week term

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Beginners Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

These classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Wed 8 Sept - 6 Oct, Wed 13 Oct - 17 Nov (exc 27 Oct), Wed 24 Nov - 15 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10am on the first day of each course

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Gentle Yoga

led by Julie Potter

These classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

This is a blended class, taking place both in person at Norden Farm and online.

Participants to bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Fri 10 Sept - 8 Oct, Fri 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 29 Oct), Fri 26 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class, £35 per 5 week course, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 10:30am on the first day of each course

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A Year in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Starting with January and February we'll explore colour palettes for each two months of the year ending on a festive note for November and December. You will be encouraged to bring your own reference materials and objects.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment as indicated on the information sheet.

Tues 26 Oct - Tues 30 Nov
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 per 6 week course.
Booking cut off time: 9am on Tues 26 Oct


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