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Light Up: Lantern Parade Retrospective

Celebrating 10 years of the Norden Farm Lantern Parade, this exhibition brings together photos, lanterns and film footage from past parades and workshops. We’d love to see the parade through your eyes!

Send your pictures to lucy.hobbs@nordenfarm.org for the chance to have them featured in the exhibition.

Grown from the modest beginnings, the lantern parade is now a firm favourite in the town’s calendar. With workshops taking place across Maidenhead with community groups and schools, and a parade and finale concert starting and ending at the town hall, this ever popular Norden farm project has much to celebrate – here’s to the next ten years!

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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.

Tuesday 22 January - Snow Angels

Tuesday 5 February - Birch Trees in the Sun

Tuesday 12 March - Flower Frenzy

Tuesday 23 April - Leap of Faith

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

Angela's Website
Angela's Facebook Page

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Sat 26 Jan
10am – 3pm
£34

  •  26 Jan SOLD OUT
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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

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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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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Daily Drawings

By Sara Hurley

Sara Hurley presenting a selection of her drawings on paper and canvas. Her subject matter is visitors of galleries and museums where they form a relationship with an art work; they become the art themselves.

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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

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Charcoal, Chalk & Graphite

Led by Karen Carter

Drawing and Printing Workshops

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 charcoal, chalk pastels and graphite in this fun experimental workshop. Using the different media both individually and in combination with each other we will work through a series of sketches incorporating mark-making, rich velvety tonal work, delicate linework and even a bit of spattering! Bring a big apron and an open mind!

  •   1 Feb
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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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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.

Spring
Sat 2 Feb and Sat 9 Feb
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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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.

  •  15 Feb SOLD OUT
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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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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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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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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

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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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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

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •   9 Mar SOLD OUT
  •  27 Apr SOLD OUT
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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.

  •  22 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
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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

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Quest Family Fest Exhibition

Working with local Maidenhead schools, this interactive exhibition is part of the brand new Quest Family Fest.

Navigate your way through a host of creative adventures and fearlessly explore a land where imagination rules supreme.

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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

If you are interested in having a stall at our Spring event please click here to fill in our application form.

  •  14 Apr FREE

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about 18 hours ago Referred to as a new supergroup, Narthen – Life beyond Coope Boyes and Simpson are a quartet of suburb vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalism. Join Barry Coope, Lester Simpson, Jo Freya and Fi Fraser for a superb evening of folk on Sunday 27 January. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/narthen

about 23 hours ago We're very excited to have been mentioned in The Telegraph last week as one of the best things to do in Berkshire! Did you spot us? 'From spoken word and folk music, to film screenings and lantern parades, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is renowned for its eclectic, ambitious programme. Not bad for an old dairy farm on the outskirts of Maidenhead.'

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