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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 1 Mar - 29 Mar (except 15 Mar), Mon 19 Apr - 10 May
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 20 Apr - 11 May, Tues 18 May - 22 Jun (exc 1 Jun), Tues 29 Jun - 27 Jul
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 20 Apr - 11 May, Tues 18 May - 22 Jun (exc 1 Jun), Tues 29 Jun - 27 Jul
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: 6pm on the day of each session

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Into the Garden (online)

Led by Jo Hall

Have your watercolours and coloured pencils of any kind ready to explore five different gardens; an exotic garden with aloes and cacti; a formal garden; a garden with a gazebo or summer-house; an allotment or cottage garden and a garden with a water feature (fountain, pond or lake).

We will be using watercolour as the main medium and will experiment with textures added with coloured pencil. This course will explore some coloured pencil techniques.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 12 May - 16 Jun (exc 2 Jun)
11.30am - 3pm
£100
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 12 May

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Mixed Media Daisy Project (online)

Led by Helen D Evans

The intention is to spend 4 weeks to create a piece of art work exploring mixed media.

We will develop our art work each week by experimenting with different techniques.

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

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

Fri 7 May - 28 May
4pm - 5pm
£8 per session or £28 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 12pm on Fri 7 May

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Portrait Drawing (online)

Led by Mick McNicholas

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Students are taught about proportion, the structure of the head and tonal values. Experiment with creating contrast between light and dark (chiaroscuro) to depict facial features. Suitable for all levels of experience.

We advise that participants charge their device beforehand and to have it plugged in during the session.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 22 May, Sat 10 Jul
10.30am - 1.30pm
£27
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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Digital Photography for Beginners (online)

Led by Elena Garcia-Juan

This course will give you a basic understanding of how your digital camera works and enable you to start using your camera more creatively, minimising time in front of the computer. Photography for those wishing to improve knowledge and experience in the use of the camera’s functions, composition, lighting, and a sound general knowledge of photographic skills. Practical exercises using your camera's manual settings to achieve different effects. You will be encouraged to take part in group discussions. Exploring and discovering other photographers’ work/styles.

The course is suitable for complete beginners with no prior experience of digital cameras, those upgrading from a compact camera or those who have used 35mm film cameras.

You will need to bring your own digital camera and instruction booklet.

Thur 13 May - 24 Jun (exc 3 Jun)
7pm - 9pm
£96 per 6 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Thur 13 May

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Norden Farm Market

Following the success of our festive markets in December, we are excited to bring you our brand new series of outdoor markets this summer – held in the Linhay barns and car park, providing a safe shopping experience.

Browse stalls selling artisanal produce and hand crafted goods. The markets will also feature live music when permitted.

Stalls on Sat 15 May include: Cricketers Gin, The Three Bees Bakery, Ultra Kriti, Jet Lunette Designs, Montegu and Amber,Jo Fred's Shed, Ka Na Homecooked, Katie Sarah Makes, Bella and Browne, Challens Chicks, Eat More Kale, Nicks Knits, Rere's Soap & Scents, Moon’s Deli, Get Whisked Away, BAM Designs, Glittersweet Creations, and Golden Stag Candle Company.

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 Norden Farm Café Bar will be open serving food and drinks - including delicious drinks specials for a relaxed Saturday afternoon - Bloody / Virgin Marys and Mimosas.

Outdoor Event | Free Entry

Sat 1 and 15 May, 5 June, 3 and 17 Jul, 7 Aug 12pm - 4pm

Night Market Sat 19 June 6pm - 9pm


Visitor Information

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

  • Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering.

  • 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 drink to takeaway or enjoy from a table on our outdoor terrace. Saturday drinks specials include Bloody / Virgin Marys or Mimosas. Food is served between 12pm – 3pm and 5.30pm – 7.45pm.

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Life Drawing

Led by Mick McNicholas

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.

This event will take place live online via Zoom. We advise that participants charge their device beforehand and have it plugged in during the session.

Any mediums can be used in these sessions.

Sat 19 Jun, Sat 7 Aug
10.30am - 1.30pm
£27 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

Suitable for 18+ years

Participants must have their camera on at all times during the session and photography and screenshots are not permitted.

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Collage and Mixed Media (online)

Led by Jo Hall

This fun course will introduce you to pure collage techniques using only prepared and found papers, and also collage techniques where the collaged elements are worked over with other drawing and painting media to a greater or lesser extent. Abstract, landscape, still life and either portrait or surreal subjects will be explored.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 23 Jun - 21 Jul
11.30am - 3pm
£100
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 23 Jun

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