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Rain or Shine: in soft pastel

11th September to 9th October

Tuesdays Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 9 (no class 2nd October) 10.00am to 1.00pm

At Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Use soft pastel to depict our changing weather, rain, mist, wind and snow, and perhaps even sunshine!  Cloud and storm studies by John Constable, Turner and the contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, will be referenced.

Course of four sessions £70

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org

 

The Art of Winter

Friday 28th September to Friday 30th November ecember

St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Cookham Road, Maidenhead SL6 7EG

WEA Course of 8 sessions on Fridays 10.00am to 12.30pm

No class on 26th October (half term) and 16th November

Taking Bruegel’s great painting, ‘Hunters in the Snow’ as our starting point, we will explore the limited palette of winter using drawing and water based media.  As we discover how to depict snow, ice, winter trees, mist, fog and hazy suns in towns and countryside, we will also reference the works of the Impressionists and more contemporary artists who have been inspired by the colder months.

Students should bring all their own art materials and equipment to include; drawing materials, small sketchbook,   media (watercolour, pastel or acrylic), own reference material will be encouraged after session 1 and suitable paper or canvas support.  Jo will carry reference materials but will only carry art materials for demonstration purposes.

This course is fully booked; for tickets available due to cancellation contact

WEA Maidenhead Branch at E-mail: weamaidenhead@hotmail.co.uk

The Enchanted Garden

Saturday 29th September 10.00am to 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Paul Klee made many ‘Magic’ paintings of fish and imagined gardens and structures.  Taking Klee’s work and the enchanting works of contemporary pastel artist, Richard Cartwright for inspiration, we will make our own magic gardens in watercolour and/or pastel.

One day workshop £38

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org

 

The Selfie and Self Portrait

Saturday 13th October 10.00am to 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Bring a print of a ‘selfie’ other photograph of yourself, and if possible, a small mirror.  We will spend the day sketching then painting a self portrait in pastel and/or watercolour referencing the drawings and paintings of Rembrandt, probably the most famous self portrait painter of all time.

One day workshop £38

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org

Shacks, Stones, Walls and Ruins: in ink and watercolour

16th October to 6th November

Tuesdays Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Make ink and watercolour drawings of constructions in the landscape, from allotment sheds and stone walls, to dolmens, and ancient hill forts, inspired by the works of John Piper.  These may include wax resist and found paper collage elements.

Course of four sessions £70

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel. 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org

Black and White

Saturday 27th October 10.00am to 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Working with black paper, white paper, black ink and white ink or white gouache we will discover the power of working in areas and lines of stark black and white and of positive and negative shapes.  During the day we will make collages of black and white papers, black and white drawings and collages embellished with black and white line.

One day workshop £38

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org

On Reflection

Sunday 18th November 10.00am to 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Set up a small still life on a piece of mirror card and see the objects and their surroundings reflected.  Reposition your objects and a whole new view will be revealed.  Record several arrangements in charcoal or pencil before painting your chosen composition in pastel, in a representational or more abstract way.  Mirror card and some reference objects including fruit will be supplied.

One day workshop £38

Tickets and information from the Norden Farm Box Office

Tel 01628 788997 or online at www.nordenfarm.org


Contact Jo by e-mail: johall@mhstudios.co.uk for more details of any of these events.