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Online Classes And Workshops


Welcome to Norden Farm's online programme of classes and workshops!

Our health and wellbeing seem more important than ever in these uncertain times. We've been working with our tutors to bring you a fabulous line up of creative and fitness classes digitally via Zoom - so you can still enjoy being part of the Norden Farm community from the comfort of your home!


How does it work?

The classes will take place via a video stream where you will 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 (see event page). We'll then send you an email with a link to your session, a meeting ID and password. 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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Zen Drawing with Colour (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 and exploring colour.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your art making abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing and playing with colour.

In each session explore drawing abstract patterns and the different ways you can enhance your designs using colour pencils and bright watercolours.

You will need: Art paper (Minimum 140gsm), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, watercolours, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, fine brushes.

Or simply order an Art pack for £26 from Amanda via email ([email protected]). Packs will need to be ordered by Sunday 21 February and collected from Norden Farm Take Away on Fri 26 Feb, 12pm - 8pm & Sat 27 Feb, 12pm - 8pm.

Art Packs contain – Pack of 4 fine liner pens, 2 brushes (size 4 & 8), A4 Heavyweight paper pad, Aquarell Colour pencils Pack of 12 (water soluble) Koh-i-Noor Anilinky Brilliant Watercolours - set of 12.

Mon 1 Mar - 29 Mar (except 15 Mar)
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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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 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class or £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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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 2 Mar - Tues 30 Mar
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class or £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of each session

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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 24 Feb - Wed 31 Mar (course price excludes Wed 24 Mar)
11am – 12.15pm
£10 per class | £35 per 5 week online course

Drop in session just added: Wed 24 Mar | Tickets £10

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

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Buildings in the Countryside

Led by Jo Hall

Structures in the landscape often owe their existence to the land they are built on, whether to protect the terrain, to farm it or simply occupy it. In the same way it is good to consider the contours of the landscape before embarking on a painting inspired by man-made structures. Over six weeks we will draw and paint some of the following; a bridge, viaduct, stone wall or cairn, a derelict or deserted house, a castle, mine buildings, or fishing hut or barn. This course will involve a lot of drawing and mark making.

Wed 24 Feb - 24 Mar
11.30am - 3pm
£120 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 24 Feb

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will take place online while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Pilates - Beginners & Improvers

Led by Amy Lovell

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilising the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

All abilities are welcome.

You will need your own mat.

Wed 24 Feb - 31 Mar
1.15pm – 2.15pm
£12 per class | £60 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by 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)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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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)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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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 24 Feb - 24 Mar
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 24 Feb

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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 24 Feb - 24 Mar
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 24 Feb

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

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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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 25 Feb - 25 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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 25 Feb - 25 Mar
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 25 Feb

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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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 25 Feb - 25 Mar
8.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 25 Feb

Suitable for 18+ years.

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

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Gentle Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Classes for all ages and levels of experience.

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

Fri 26 Feb - 19 Mar
11.30am – 12.45pm
£28 per 4 week course or £10 per session

Drop in session just added: Fri 26 Mar | Tickets £10

Booking cut off time: 10.30am on the first day of each course

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Landscapes using Collage (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention of this class is to explore the landscape through the medium of collage.

Each week we will focus on different aspects of the landscape to discover alternative ways to use collage to create our landscape. It will then be up to the individual to design their own scenery whether it is from a photo, memory or abstracted/imaginary.

The sessions are intended for individuals to learn a different aspect of the landscape each week and then to carry on in their own time.

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

Fri 26 Feb - 19 Mar
3.30pm - 4.30pm
£8 per session, £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on the day of the class

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The Art of Smartphone Photography for Beginners (online)

Led by Elena Garcia-Juan

A brand new course to enable you to start using your smartphone more creatively and to think critically about photography. The perfect way to improve your knowledge and experience of using your smartphone / tablet's functions. The sessions will cover elements such as composition and lighting, and give you a sound general knowledge of photographic skills.

At its heart, mobile photography is about fun. The joy of having a camera available at those moments you want to keep is what it’s all about!

Gain confidence in using, controlling and manipulating smartphone’s cameras. Both technical skills and creating great photos will be covered in an accessible way, with a view to applying the skills learnt in your own environment.

Suitable for all abilities - from beginning photographers, lifelong learners, travellers and explorers!

Fri 5 Mar - 26 Mar
7pm - 9pm
£64 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

You will need:
To ideally be familiar or able to have a Pinterest account. However, it's not a must, because you can share your photos from your devices in Zoom.
Any type of smartphone can be used. Some devices will have better and more advanced cameras than others, but this is not a downside for the course because photography is common for all.

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Digi Den (online)

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.

Sat 27 Feb - 20 Mar (online only)
11.30am - 12.45pm
£24 per 4 week term
Places can also be booked to join from week two of the term for £18.

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  •  20 Mar
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Zumba (Saturdays)

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!

Sat 27 Feb - 27 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

This class will continue to be online only while our doors are still closed due to lockdown.

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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Watery Reflections

Led by Jo Hall

Paint a reflection in water with watercolour and explore the curious and abstract shapes produced by ripples on the surface. Bring your own or work from photo reference supplied by the tutor.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

Sat 13 Mar
11.45am - 3.45pm
£30

This session take place online while our doors remain closed due to lockdown.

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Magic & Storytelling with Patrick Ashe (online)

Enjoy interactive stories online via Zoom - with an added magical twist!

Alongside the stories, Patrick will show you how the magic works and teach a trick or two. But because Patrick is in the magic circle you must promise to keep the secrets!

Keep an eye out for details about each sessions stories and what you'll need for each trick!

Sunday 14 March 11am: TBC
Sunday 11 April 11am: TBC

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.

Sun 14 Mar, Sun 11 Apr
11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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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 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar, Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May, Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)


Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar: Animals and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

Whether or not you haven’t picked up a pencil for years or want to brush up on your painting skills, this course covers detailed elements of Drawing & Painting focussing on animal portraits and nature studies and still life. Carefully Guided by artist Caroline Crawford this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May: Black and White

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using black and white photos as source material, we will explore the figure and portraits to develop tonal drawings using charcoal chalk and pencil and learn to scale up. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 24 May - Mon 21 May: 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. Led by Caroline Crawford, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.

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Book Club (online)

Self led group, organised by Carol Huntington

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction and non-fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading:

Thur 18 Mar - The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
Thur 29 Apr - Sophia by Anita Anand

Suitable for 18+ years.

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

Thur 18 Mar and Thur 29 Apr (online)
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£2 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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Big Dog, Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

You will need one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 21 Mar
10.30am – 11.15am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the Friday before each class

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Papercraft (online)

Led by Catherine Smith

Come together online and create some beautiful cards at these papercraft workshops via Zoom! Catherine will demonstrate all the techniques, skills, hints and tips required to complete your very own set of cards.

A full kit and instructions will be provided and you will get to keep the ink and stamps to carry on crafting with at home to make your own designs once you have learnt the basics in the workshop.

The ticket price includes cost of materials. Each session you will receive a bespoke materials kit and instructions and you will get to keep the ink and stamps to carry on crafting with at home to make your own designs once you have learnt the basics in the workshop.

Kits to be collected from Norden Farm Takeaway, exact day and time TBC

Thur 25 Mar, Thur 22 Apr
11am - 12.30pm
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

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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 28 Mar: Circus Fun

Enjoy a mix of games, toys and craft activities in this Silly Circus activity pack! Honk your horn, blow some bubbles and put on your red nose and become a clown! Finish off your look with a circus themed temporary tattoo!

Decorate your ball using the pens provided and learn how to aim using our 'Aim Game', which also helps with hand eye co-ordination and colour recognition. Get your little ones to create and design their very own clown faces.


Sun 25 Apr: Minibeasts

Learn all about minibeasts with Minibeast Madness! Decorate your own sun catcher and garden stake with the paint provided. Go minibeast hunting with the mini magnifying glass and record what you find.

Play the matching game and match the minibeast to their description. Have fun with your very own glow in the dark bug, caterpillar balloon and bug themed temporary tattoo!


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 the Norden Farm takeaway on the Friday or Saturday before your session, between 12pm - 8pm.

Sun 28 Mar, Sun 25 Apr
10.30am - 11.15am
£8 per session
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the Saturday before each session

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Mindful Storytelling (online)

Led by Carly Brown

A session for families with children aged 3-8 years old. Weaving in yoga based movement and the breath to bring stories to life. We will end each storytelling session with a cuddly savasana/rest so please have blankets and soft toys ready. A chance to spend some golden time together as a family.

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.

Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years.

Sun 4 Apr
11am - 11.30am
£6 per household
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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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 7 Apr
7pm - 8.30pm
£2 per person
Booking cut off time: 4pm on the day of each event


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