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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!

Hello Autumn
Decorate your own felt wreath and leaf windchime! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some Autumn themed fun with stickers, pens and work sheet activities. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!


Mystical Magic
Make and decorate your own wizard/witch hat! Your kit includes everything you'll need to have some magical fun including a scratch art magnet, magic wand and design your own playing card. Don't forget to watch our video to follow along at home!


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 (Tuesdays 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Saturdays 11am - 9pm). Collect your pre-booked kit from our Café Bar by showing them your booking confirmation email.

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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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Schools Exhibition 2021

We are delighted to present the return of The Maidenhead Schools: Art, Design and Photography Exhibition showcasing the work made by the students from Maidenhead schools.

The exhibition will show a wealth of talent in a range of mediums from Altwood School and BCA College created during 2020 and 2021. The exhibition aims to unite Maidenhead schools and colleges by celebrating the creativity and talent of our local students.

This show is part of Farm Out, the flagship Norden Farm Arts Programme for schools funded by the Spoore, Merry & Rixman Foundation.

Artwork Credit: Bethany Slater, Altwood College, 2021

Thur 14 Oct - Wed 27 Oct

Opening Times: 5pm - 10pm

Free Entry

  •  26 Oct FREE
  •  27 Oct FREE
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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 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £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

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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 7 Sept – 5 Oct, Tues 12 Oct – 16 Nov (exc 26 Oct), Tues 23 Nov – 14 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £35 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Keaveney

Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.

This session will take place both in person and online via Zoom

Wed 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 8 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

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Notan: Thinking in black and white

Led by Jo Hall.

Notan is the balance of dark and light in a composition, deriving from the Chinese, Nóng Dàn, which refers to Nóng meaning thick or concentrated (dark ink) and Dàn meaning weak (watery ink). We will make notan studies using two, and three tonal values and discuss how these relate to painting in colour and printmaking.

References will be supplied or you are welcome to bring a couple of still life objects and/or any photos with strong contrasts to form the basis of your studies. You will need to paint in opaque grey and black on a white support. White and black gouache or acrylic would be suitable as detailed on the information sheet.

Sat 6 Nov 11am - 4pm
£40

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Norden Farm Market

Join us for our outdoor markets – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience. Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods.

Stallholders on Sat 6 Nov include: Cricketers Gin, Esther Madden Glass, Babypumplekins, Katie Crossland Art, Ka Na Homecooked, Jo Fred's Shed, The Marlow Cheese Company, SÉRIE, Amora Candles UK, The Three Bees Bakery, Art Able, Como en Casa, Windy Mill, Bright as a Button Jewellery, Get Whisked Away, Rere's Soap & Scents, BAM Designs UK, Tonkscooks and La Petite Bouche Bakery.

Martha the Refill Hub van will also be at the market, stocking a range of organic and non-organic essential foods, freshly roasted coffee beans, confectionery and snacks, cleaning products and toiletries - all plastic free and ethically sourced.

The Cafe Bar will be open serving lunch (until 3pm), drinks and snacks. Plus mulled wine on Sat 2 Oct for those early festive vibes.

The perfect way to do some relaxed shopping on a Saturday afternoon!


OUTDOOR EVENT | FREE ENTRY

Autumn Markets every 1st Saturday of the month:

Sat 6 Nov 12pm - 4pm

Festive Markets:

Sat 27 Nov 12pm - 4pm and Fri 3 Dec 6pm - 9pm (Indoor event)


Visitor Information

  • Entry is free and you don’t need to book tickets for this event, we will be monitoring numbers at the entrance.

  • We encourage those of you who are local to make the most of the spring sunshine and head over to Norden Farm on foot or by bike. Our bike rack is located behind the left side of the Farmhouse.

  • We will have very limited number of parking spaces available on site, with bays for Blue Badge holders located to the right after the entrance gate.

  • The Cafe Bar will be open serving delicious food and drinks.

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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 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 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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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: Paper, lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner, colour pencils or Aquarell colour pencils, optional coloured fine liners.

Mon 6 Sept, 20 Sept, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov and 6 Dec
7.30pm – 8.45pm
£10 per session | £22.50 per 3 week course | £30 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the day of the session

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Paper Mache Birds (online)

Led by Helen Evens

Create a bird out of paper mache over this 4 week course. Tune in online for these bite size sessions each week to create and develop your own work own work.

Week 1: An introduction to paper mache. Making a cardboard template and using this to develop the over all shape of the bird

Week 2: Covering the structure with paper mache

Week 3: Making the wings and legs and re-covering areas with paper mache

Week 4: Adding colour using magazines

This class will take place live via Zoom.

Fri 19 Nov - 10 Dec
4pm - 5pm
£32 for the 4 week course


You will need:
Scissors
Newspaper
Magazines
Masking tape
Card / cardboard of different thicknesses
PVA glue
Brushes
Green floristry wire or something similar for the legs
Pliers which can also cut wire or wire cutters
Black Acrylic paint


Optional:
Small round or flat nosed pliers

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Sat 18 Sept, Sat 16 Oct, Sat 20 Nov, Sat 18 Dec
11.15am – 4.15pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Impressionist/Post Impressionist style: Provence Lavender fields in Acrylics.

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Students will create a vibrant painting working with a variety of brushes and palette knives. Focus is on mark making, colour blending and application. With a choice of Impressionist/Post Impressionist style. You will build up layers of colours drying layers in between. Creating a back, mid and foreground, with great use of texture. Expert tuition given throughout the day, including one to one tutoring.

Absolutely all materials are provided by tutor on the day for a payment of £5 cash directly to your tutor.

Suitable for intermediate level.

Wed 24 Nov
11.30am – 4.30pm
£44, plus £5 materials fee paid direct to the tutor on the day

Food can be purchased on the day from the bar.

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Half day sessions comprise of a variety of short and long poses.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 9 Oct, Sat 27 Nov
11am - 2pm
£27 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Inspired by Ancient Art: 1 - The Romans

Led by Jo Hall.

Be inspired to make your own compositions from details of Roman art at Pompeii and Herculaneum in watercolour and/or pastel on a textured support. We will focus mainly on wall paintings but architectural details may also form part of your composition.

A paper with a more random surface is ideal for portraying weathered and fading frescoes.

References supplied or bring your own. Hand made Indian paper or paper roughly brushed with acrylic gesso would be suitable and some Khadi paper will be available at cost. Please bring your own materials as described in the information sheet.

Sat 11 Dec 11am - 4pm
£40

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