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Autumn in the Garden: Soft Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

This soft pastel course explores autumn colour in back gardens, allotments and more formal gardens. Using broken colour, layering and other techniques you will depict autumn foliage and garden structures.

Suitable for 18yrs+

Tues 12 Sept – 24 Oct (exc 10 Oct)
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class
10am – 1pm

SOLD OUT
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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson

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

Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Sat 30 Sept, Sat 21 Oct and Sat 25 Nov
10am – 4pm
£50 per session plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acrylics: Painterly Impasto Landscapes

Led by Karen Carter

Using the work of Van Gogh and contemporary artists as our inspiration we will explore using acrylics in the style of an oil painting, incorporating impasto gel to hold brushmarks and create texture, resulting in an energetic and expressive image. Bring own materials.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of landscapes as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber
  • Impasto or structure gel
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle) / Palette knives if you have them (don’t buy specially)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper or acrylic paper or canvas
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 6 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Acrylics: Pattern, Colour & Cutouts - Matisse

Led by Karen Carter

Referencing Matisse as our starting point we will colour sheets of paper ready to create our cutouts – ‘painting with scissors’. We will then add further layers of paint, pattern and linework to complete a bold graphic piece of work.

Please bring the following materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/props for still life as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 13 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine

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.

Sat 14 Oct
10am – 3pm
£34

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Lampshade Making

Led by Natalie Griffin-Smith

Bring along half a metre of your chosen fabric and we’ll show you how to turn it into a beautiful handmade lampshade. Take it home, equipped with the knowledge and notes to continue creating at home!

Tues 19 Sept and Tues 17 Oct
7pm – 9.30pm
£25 per class

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Acrylics: Townscapes - Expressive & Loose

Led by Karen Carter

Using townscapes as our inspiration we will create a mixed media quirky stylized image using simple printing with polystyrene blocks combined with acrylic painting, collage & drawn elements that can be done on both paper and fabric.

A fun experimental approach suitable for everyone.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches of towns/buildings as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Watercolour paper/calico if you want to work on fabric
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 20 Oct
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Collage, Paint & Print

Led by Karen Carter

We will look at a number of ways to incorporate collage, simple printing and stencilling into an acrylic painting. We will create an interesting background to work on combined with drawn and painted elements, to make a multi-layered piece of work.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches/still life props as starting points
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Variety of brushes (soft/bristle)
  • Acrylic paints (please include primaries in your selection)
  • Heavy watercolour paper
  • 2 water jars, mixing palette, kitchen roll

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 3 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £3 materials fee

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Oil Pastel: Colour Discord & Harmony

Led by Jo Hall

Red against green or yellow against purple gives a wild effect. We will create a ‘Fauve’ painting harnessing discordant colours, inspired by the landscapes and portraits of Derain and Matisse.

Sat 4 Nov
10am – 3pm
£38

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Collage: Found & Prepared Papers, Ink, Watercolour or Gouache

Led by Jo Hall

In six weeks, you will reference collage works by three famous artists; Matisse, John Piper and Max Ernst. Make collage compositions using similar techniques, spending two sessions on each.

Tues 7 Nov - 12 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 per 6 week course or £18 per class

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Reduction Linoprinting

Led by Karen Carter

A two-week workshop designed to demystify the process of reduction lino-printing. There will be step-by-step demos covering initial planning and design, through cutting the plate to registration, inking and printing. Lots of individual help to ensure everyone goes home with a completed set of prints.

Please bring the below materials with you:

  • Photos/sketches as starting points (tutor will also have some images you can work from)
  • Drawing pencils, rubber, scissors,
  • Sketching paper for test prints
  • Kitchen roll/baby wipes
  • If you have your own lino cutting tools and rollers please feel free to bring them, however, the tutor will have all the necessary equipment for you to borrow during the workshop.

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 10 and 17 Nov (2 day workshop)
10.30am – 3.30pm
£76 | £8 materials fee

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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!

Summer
Sat 5 Aug
10am – 3pm
£34

Autumn
Sat 23 Sept and 11 Nov
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Making Workshops

Get ready to join the parade!

Weave and decorate willow to create lanterns inspired by the animal world.

Workshops take place throughout November and December:

Norden Farm | Sun 19 Nov, Sun 26 Nov, Sun 3 Dec | 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Maidenhead Town Centre | Sat 18 Nov, Sat 25 Nov, Sat 2 Dec | 10am – 4pm (drop in)

Last Chance Workshop | Maidenhead Library | Sat 9 Dec | 11am – 2pm (drop in)


Lanterns created at these family workshops will be illuminated at Norden Farm’s annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 9 December.

Suitable for all ages and all the family.

£4 per person. (Please note a space must be booked for every person attending the workshop – including supervising adults)


Other dates for your diary!

Lantern Parade

Sat 9 Dec | Outside Maidenhead Town Hall | Free event!

• 4.30pm – Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra – the Kings of Bhangra!
• 5pm – Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
• 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Live music and entertainment continues

The After Party

Thur 14 Dec | Norden Farm | Free event!

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.
Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

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Printing for Christmas - Cards & Decorations

Led by Karen Carter

Discover the wonderful world of printing on fabric, paper and card using high-density foam & polystyrene. We will be working with paper, calico, beads, buttons & dimensional paints to produce prints suitable for cards, decorations and fabric things!

Suitable for all levels of experience

Fri 24 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | £5 materials fee.

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Oil Pastel: As a Resist with Ink and Watercolour

Led by Jo Hall

Inspired by the works of John Piper we will draw with oil pastel and waterproof ink before washing watercolour or gouache across the work and watching the pastel break through.

Sat 2 Dec
10am – 3pm
£38

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