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John Percy: Metaphorically Speaking

In this exhibition, the artist presents paintings that explore choice, decision and chance as a metaphor for the process of living in a modern, complex world.

The aim is to make enigmatic, poetically powerful, contemplative objects expressing a sense of the continual struggle between necessary order and desirable anarchy.

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Spring
Mondays (from 14 Jan, exc 11, 18 Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (from 13 May, exc 27 May)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

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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Soft Pastels: Which Surface?

Led by Jo Hall.

Each week we will experiment with a different pastel support for soft pastels. With such a variety of coloured and textured papers for pastel available, it can be hard to choose. This course will enable you to try a variety of papers and how to prepare some of your own surfaces.

Please bring your own pastels and equipment. Materials cost to tutor approximately £7.

Tues 5 Mar – 9 Apr
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Spring
Tues 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 26 Mar, 30 Apr
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

Summer
Tues 21 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session or £55 for all 4 sessions

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Discovering Alcohol Inks

Led by Kate Spencer-Millan.

A great class for any level of artist, learning together the creative capabilities of these inks. Each week is a different theme/subject, so you can explore all the possibilities. The class will teach a combination of techniques, with the opportunity to play and discover the inks for yourself.

Wed 6 Mar – 27 Mar
10am – 12.30pm
£60 for 4 week course, £16 materials cost to tutor

  •  27 Mar
SOLD OUT
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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.

  •  29 Mar SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
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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

  •   6 Apr SOLD OUT
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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65’s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Mon 20 May - 10 June (exc 3 Jun), 17 Jun – 8 Jul, 15 Jul – 5 Aug, 12 Aug – 9 Sept (exc 26 Aug)
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Take Root

Quest Family Fest: Schools and Community Exhibition

Continue your festival exploration in the gallery. Complete a Quest. Encounter towering plants, roots in the undergrowth and creepy crawlies above and below the surface as GIANT crops grow!

Visual artists Raphaella Sapir and Amelia Pimlott have worked with students and the local community to create an environment inspired by The Enormous Turnip a re-potted version of this world-famous and much loved children’s story!

Norden Farm Gallery

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ArtiSpring Fair

Back by popular demand - the Spring event in our popular collection of seasonal artisan fairs. Local makers and crafts people inhabit the 18th century long barns with handmade treasures.

Browse stalls including jewellery, gifts, accessories, candles, glassware, artwork and more!

WHY? This Springtime event joins the Christmas Artisan Fair and Summer Artisun Fair in the arts and crafts market calendar of Berkshire

Long Barn and Nordens Free entry

Please note that there is now a waiting list for stalls at this Spring's event. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for announcements about our Summer season events.

  •  14 Apr FREE
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Explore: The Great Little Yoga Company Taster! (3-5 yrs)

A fun filled yoga session. We will cover breath work, yoga postures, partner work, meditation and relaxation.

30 minutes.

Nordens
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Explore Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (Families)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece! (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (Families)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (11+ yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Superhero Spectacular (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Create your own amazing superheroes and planet-chomping supervillains and learn loads of secret cartooning tricks and tips along the way!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (8-10 yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (Families)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: 3D Cartooning (5-7 yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Comic Club microcube box worlds! Design your very own 3D cartooning universe in a microcube, it can be world you have created, or from your favourite games, cartoons or movies!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (Families)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece! (Minimum age for family workshop is 5 years)

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (5-7 yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Manga Mayhem (11+ yrs)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Join comic artist James Parsons for an introduction to manga and learn all you need to know to create an awesome super-cute chibi character!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Stop Motion Movie Madness (11+ yrs)

Presented by Discovery. with Three.

Capture and animate your own Lego stop motion masterpiece!

Upstairs
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Block Printing (8-10 yrs)

Create vibrant abstract block print artworks by having inky fun with coloured paper and block printing techniques.

Long Barn I
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Explore: Crazy Pop Up Comics! (Families)

Presented by Crazy Comic Club!

Family fun with crazy pop-up comics! A chance for the whole family to get creative learning the basics of pop-ups, and even a bit of next level super-awesome ultra pop-up making! - you'll be able to design a 3D comic art picture that literally jumps out the page!

Gallery
£4.50 per workshop
4 workshops £16

The Explore Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £16 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Explore workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • Workshops for specific age ranges are designed for the children to attend on their own.
  • Family Workshops are designed for children and adults to get creative together – a ticket must be booked for every participant attending
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • We recommend dressing for mess at our workshops
  • The Café Bar will be open from 9am, serving food from 9am - 3pm. Why not start the day with breakfast? Snacks and soft drinks can be bought throughout the day. Newspapers and WiFi are available to keep adults entertained!
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

  • If you can no longer make your workshop, please let our Box Office team know so that the space can be freed up for another participant!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Explore! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 19 April).

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance. Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided. Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

Spring
Tues 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Mar, 23 Apr
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Tuesday 23 April - Leap of Faith


Summer
Tues 7 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 20 Aug
7.30pm - 10pm
£25 per session, £5 materials cost to tutor

Tuesday 7 May - Enchantment

Tuesday 18 June - The Gentle Messenger

Tuesday 16 July - Galí̱nios in Paradise

Tuesday 20 August - Bodhi


Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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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.

Spring
Sat 12 Jan, 9 Mar and 27 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee to tutor

Summer
Sat 22 Jun and 13 July
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Of Mice and Men

By 124 Studios

124 Studios returns to Norden Farm with a diverse collection of artworks from an established group of artists. Drawings, paintings and prints depicting humans and animals.

Artists include Josie Clouting, Michael Restrick and Lu Willis. With guest artist Harriet Brittain.

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Modern Calligraphy for Improvers

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This exciting course covers techniques and design. Modern calligraphy is a growing art form seen on high streets, advertising and gifts. Wherever you are, it is there. Why not improve your techniques and design style and see if you can find your unique self-expression.

Summer
Thur 16 May – 13 Jun
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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Animals and Figures in the Landscape

Led by Jo Hall.

Working in pastel and/or watercolour this course will help you breathe life into your landscape painting by including animal and human forms. Using photographic reference, we will depict animals and birds both distant and at close quarters.

Tues 21 May – 25 Jun
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Sarah Dalton - A Sense of Place

Sarah's landscape paintings meander across gently undulating surfaces such as fired white earthenware ceramic.

They are often inspired by the wild North Pennines where she lives, as well as by her years in China. They aim to capture something of the atmosphere and power of the fleeting moment.

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Flower & Kimono Show

Presented by March of Bouquet by KAORUKO Corporation.

An Official Event of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020. Performances include Zen style flower arrangements in the bonsai fashion, contemporary flower arrangements and a kimono (Japanese traditional dress) showcase by the Yamano School group.

WHY? Those attending the event can also book on to flower and kimono workshops after the performance. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out!

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc) (under 5s go free)
Kimono and Flower Workshops: £5

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Calligraphy Projects

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

This course is aimed at calligraphy project work from start to finish. Emphasis will be placed on planning your unique project through design to execution. Familiarity with any calligraphy technique is enough: modern, italic, copperplate, gothic or uncial/celtic.

This course is for those who have a range of calligraphy experience from novice to expert. Tuition and guidance to improve will be given where appropriate.

Thur 20 Jun – 18 Jul
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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Johanne Narayn - Hummingbirds and Flowers Carnival

Since seeing the jewel-like qualities of the hummingbird on her first visit to Trinidad, Johanne has returned to this exotic subject in here new body of work.

Johanne’s intention is to create feel-good art: colourful, lyrical paintings. Her inspiration is her family background, Trinidadian/Irish, born in the UK, each place conjuring up very special images.

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Drawing Trees

Led by Jo Hall.

Using charcoal and pastel or line and watercolour wash we will explore how to depict trees. We will look at a variety of tree forms exploring their different structures, bark and branching, and the changes that take place during the year.

Tues 2 Jul – 13 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Goan Chill Out

Relax and kick back in our peaceful Goan chill out space.

Lie back and enjoy projections in the fisherman’s hut or go fish in shiny waters and add your creations to the walls. Gentle rhythmic sounds in this colour filled space complete the total relaxation experience.

This gallery installation includes work made with local schools through Norden Farm’s Farm Out programme and with young people through our Young Creatives programme supported by the Spoore Merry and Rixman Foundation. Suitable for everyone, including children with SEND.

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Calligraphy: Uncials & Quill Cutting

Led by Stuart Maxwell.

Uncial is an ancient script, but also much used in modern day life too. Look at any high street or advert and you are sure to find the echo of this script somewhere. Best known for its use in the Book of Kells and St Cuthbert’s Book of St John, this script is ideal for beginners or experienced calligraphers to use in creating unique pieces of calligraphic art.

Quills are an ancient form of writing tool. Typically using the flight feathers of swans, from where the word ‘pen’ originates, it is still a tool often used by modern calligraphers. Quills offer a very flexible form of writing, and with a little practice are not difficult to create and use.

Thur 25 Jul – 22 Aug
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course, £10 approx. materials cost to tutor

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