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Japanese Calligraphy with Origami Workshop

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Led by Eiko Ishida

Are you interested in Japanese art and culture?

On this workshop, you can learn how to concentrate on flow to conduct and apply it with brush and ink in a peaceful setting. You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters.

Also, you can learn how to make 'Orizuru' (paper cranes). Orizuru is one of the most popular Origami artworks. You can use for decoration with your final writing piece.

No calligraphy experience or Japanese language skills are necessary.

Thur 19 May
1pm - 4pm
£48

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Led by Jo Hall

We will start by considering how to draw cloud forms and go on to paint skies in sunny, cloudy, night, rainy, stormy and misty conditions using watercolour or pastel, or pastel over watercolour.

Reference artists will include Samuel Palmer, John Constable, Turner and Fred Cuming. Please bring your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Tues 3 May - 7 Jun
12.30pm - 3.30pm
£120 for the six week course


Information: Materials and equipment
Please bring the following:
Pastels and watercolour paints. A few pastel pencils would be useful
Sketchbook to plan composition
Watercolour paper cold pressed or rough surface and/or pastel paper
Brushes, water pots, palette, small natural sponge
Paper towel, putty eraser or Blu-tak, torchon, soft brush for blending pastel
Craft knife, pencil
Table easel or wooden block,
Drawing board and clips or tape to hold paper.
Some paper will be available from the tutor at cost

References will be supplied and you will be encouraged to bring your own after the first week.

Do contact Jo at [email protected] if you have questions about the course content or materials.

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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.

Spring 2022
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar

Summer 2022
Tues 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun (3 week course)
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

11am - 12.15pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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.

Spring 2022
Tues 8 Mar, 22 Mar

Summer 2022
Tues 17 May, 31 May, 14 Jun (3 week course)
Tues 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm - 8.45pm
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £21 per 3 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 7pm on the day of each session

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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 class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Wed 4 May (online only), 1 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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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.

Spring 2022
Mon 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr (3 week course)

Summer 2022
Mon 23 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun (3 week course)
Mon 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug (4 week course)

7.30pm – 9.15pm
£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

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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A Basic Introduction to Clay (Coiling)

Led by Helen D Evans

Create a series of hand formed work out of clay. Try out a different technique each week with the aim to have at least 4 pieces of work by the end of the course.

Week 1: An introduction to the basics of Pinch Pots and attaching coils
Week 2: Using coils for decoration
Week 3: Upside down coiling
Week 4: Making sculpture by using coils / joining pinch pots together
Week 5 & 6 : Decorating your work with Underglazes or Glazes

Friday 10 June - Friday 15 July
11am - 1pm
£160 for the course

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Paint a Flower in Acrylic

Led by Jo Hall

Paint a larger than life flower, in acrylic, referencing the flower paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Blooms supplied or bring your own flower together with your own materials and equipment as in the information below.

Sat 9 Jul 11am - 4pm
£40

Please bring the following materials and equipment:
Acrylic paints and brushes
Matte medium and slow dry medium
Water pots
Stay wet palette

Support: canvas board or canvas, multimedia paper or heavy watercolour paper primed with gesso
Sketchbook or cartridge paper to work out composition and colour mixes.

Charcoal or pencil
Paper towel, small water spray, palette knife
Table easel, drawing board if using paper, tape to fix paper to the drawing board

Some blooms will be available or bring your own

Multimedia paper will be available at cost from the tutor

Do contact Jo at [email protected] with any questions about the workshop content or materials.

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