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Artist Georgia O'Keefe-inspired Cropped Flower Head

By Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

We look carefully at the beautiful artwork of Georgia O’Keefe. Working with Watercolours to build the delicate folds and curves of a lily study and finish with coloured pencils. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day

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What is a Line? Drawing Course

Led by Jo Hall

Using pencil, charcoal and ink with brushes, pens and a variety of other tools, this drawing course explores line and mark making to produce representational and more intuitive drawings.

Suitable for beginners it will be presented in a way that should also be inspiring for those who are more experienced. Please supply your own materials.

Tues 15 Jan – 19 Feb
10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Colour and Shape 1

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

This first workshop on shape and colour will be inspired by the works of August Macke. Using watercolour we will explore the colours and patterns of North Africa, especially Morocco and Tunisia.

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The Drawn Print - Monoprint & Low-Tech Litho

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

A printmaking workshop for people who love drawing! Lithography is great for high contrast pen and ink style drawings. We will be working on polyester plates and you will be able to produce a series of prints from each drawing using a spoon to transfer the image!

Direct monoprint is a very immediate spontaneous print – the closest thing to drawing but with the added qualities of a print – velvety lines and lovely textured tones.

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Sunset in Watercolours and Mixed Media

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of a tropical sunset. Working with a small range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes. This piece is finished with coloured chalks and pencils. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

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Experimental Drawing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

A fun creative day exploring a variety of approaches to drawing in its broadest sense.

We will use a wide range of drawing materials applied with an odd assortment of tools! We will combine the drawn mark with collage and paint and use a variety of approaches to experiment and explore our subject matter.

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Colour and Shape 2

Led by Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Explore harmonious and discordant colour combinations. Make small abstract paintings exploring what happens when an unrelated hue is included with two closely related colours, then making a more considered painting. Reference artists will be Matisse, and Craigie Aitchison.

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Ink, Resist, Bleach & Wash

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials and see our website for more details.

We will explore the wonderful qualities of ink, bleach and resists in this fun experimental workshop.

Using a variety of approaches and techniques we will work through a series of sketches and exercises incorporating mark-making, loose washes, and a bit of splashing and spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

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Katsushika Hokusai Japanese Study

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Based on the work of 16th century painter and printmaker of the Edo period, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. We create a beautiful piece inspired by his work.

Working with a small range of colours students learn how to work and build their piece, with gouache watercolour paints. Finished with coloured pencils, & careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford.

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Drawing with Coloured Pens

By Jo Hall

One Day Art Classes
Led by Jo Hall

10am – 3pm | £38 | Please bring own materials unless stated

Nearly all of us have a variety of coloured pens but their potential for drawing is not always realised. Bring what you have, then mark make, doodle and think visually before launching into making intuitive drawings or a representational drawing from the objects or photographic reference supplied.

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Linoprinting in Colour

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Take the simple process of linoprinting and explore a variety of different ways to introduce colour into your images. We will produce a set of single and multi-colour prints in this structured but relaxed workshop exploring techniques such as spot inking, rainbow rolls, chine colle, stencils & masks.

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Whiteline Woodcut Printing

By Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops
Led by Karen Carter

Fridays | 10.30am – 3.30pm | £38 per class

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring own materials.

Where watercolour meets printmaking! Tips, tricks and shortcuts – the easy way to do Japanese style woodcuts!

We will take this ancient art and make it into something fun, accessible and simple to do. All tools and wood will be provided and printing will be done with tubes of watercolour paints – perfect for printing at home with a minimum of equipment.

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Poppies Landscape in Watercolours and Pencil

Led by Caroline Crawford

Painting Studies
Led by Caroline Crawford

Saturdays 10am – 3pm | £44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

Suitable for all levels of experience. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor. See our website for more details.

Working from imagery we create the atmosphere of an English landscape. Working with a range of colours students learn how to build and layer watercolour washes and create a landscape with delicate poppies in the foreground. Careful guidance and tuition given throughout the day by artist Caroline Crawford

about 11 hours ago ⭐ It's competition time! ⭐ To celebrate our Christmas show The Fir Tree - we have a copy of brand new Moomin bo… https://t.co/VYKVrek25p

about 11 hours ago 1 comment ⭐ It's competition time! ⭐ To celebrate our Christmas show The Fir Tree - we have a copy of brand new Moomin book Christmas Comes to Moominvalley up for grabs! The Moomins magic up some delicious dishes in the show - let us know your favourite festive food is in the comments below to be entered into the draw to win! The winner will be drawn after 10am on Monday 17 December and announced on social media. The prize must be collected from Norden Farm's Box Office. Good luck!

about 13 hours ago Take your partner by the hand for our Burns Night Ceilidh! Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. Join us for an energetic night of celebration on Friday 18 January --> https://norden.farm/events/burns-night

about 16 hours ago ‘Steve McQueen delivers an outstanding heist thriller’ ★★★★★ The Guardian Set against the backdrop of crime, pass… https://t.co/flqlIP6la3

about 16 hours ago ‘Steve McQueen delivers an outstanding heist thriller’ ★★★★★ The Guardian Set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption - Widows is the tale of four women conspiring to forge their own futures on their terms! Screening with us from Saturday 22 December --> https://norden.farm/events/widows-15

about 19 hours ago New York pianist Michael Kanan and London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher join forces on Thursday 17 January to creat… https://t.co/5wKMrK6z63

about 19 hours ago New York pianist Michael Kanan and London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher join forces on Thursday 17 January to create a fresh and swinging approach to the timeless material of the Great American Songbook. Joined by special guest vocalist Sara Dowling, this is an evening of music not to be missed! --> https://norden.farm/events/sam-braysher-and-michael-kanan-featuring-sara-dowling

about 21 hours ago Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher. Catch the encore screening of the much loved musical from the London Palladium on Fri 28 and Sat 29 Dec. Tickets are selling fast! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-king-and-i-from-the-london-palladium

about 21 hours ago Join the Trio Pierne for a delightful concert sharing a sparkling and effervescent repertory of classical music including Handel, Debussy and Beethoven. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/clare-deniz-trio-pierne-concert

1 day ago A massive thank you to everyone who came out to the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Lantern Parade! We’d love to s… https://t.co/aOdUXEJNGB

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