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Into the Garden: Watercolour and coloured pencil

Wednesdays 12th May to 16th June

No session 2nd June

11.30am to 3.00pm

An online course for Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

This course explores painting and drawing five different gardens; an exotic garden with aloes and cacti; a formal garden; a garden with a gazebo or summer-house; an allotment or cottage garden and a garden with a water feature (fountain, pond or lake).

Using watercolour as the main medium we will experiment with with using coloured pencil for adding texture and additional drawing elements.You will need watercolours and a handful of any coloured pencils. This course will explore some coloured pencil techniques.

Some photo reference will be sent in advance of each session but you are welcome to use your own.

Tickets are available from the Norden Farm Box Office at

Collage and Mixed Media

23rd June to 21st July

Collage and Mixed Media

An online course for Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Five Wednesdays 11.30am to 3.00pm

This fun course will introduce you to pure collage techniques using only prepared and found papers, and also collage techniques where the collaged elements are worked over with other drawing and painting media to a greater or lesser extent.  Abstract, landscape, still life and either portrait or surreal subjects will be explored.

Information on the materials you will need are on the Norden Farm website or contact Jo

Tickets are available from Norden Farm Box Office at



Paint a Meadow in Watercolour and/or Pastel

Saturday 17th July

11.45 am to 3.45 pm

Online Workshop for Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Inspired by Renoir’s landscapes we‘ll paint a flower meadow.  Renoir painted several paintings that included meadows or gardens with meadow like plantings.

You may choose to work in watercolour alone or to make a watercolour underpainting before adding soft (chalk) pastel.  A watercolour under-painting or coloured paper can make a great surface to develop a landscape further in pastel.  Some photographic reference will be supplied ahead of the workshop or work from your own reference.

Ticket price £30 available from the Box Office at

Contact Jo by e-mail: for more details of any of these events.