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Watery Reflections: a watercolour workshop

Saturday 13th March

11.45am to 3.45pm
This course will be delivered online for
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Paint a reflection in water with watercolour, and explore the curious and abstract shapes produced by ripples on the surface.  You will need your own watercolours, paper and equipment. Some reference material will be sent ahead of the workshop but you are very welcome to work from your own.  Jo will assist with practical real time demonstrations.
Please book your place at http://www.nordenfarm.org
or
Contact the Box Office Tel. 01628 788997
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Carpets, Kasbahs, Domes and Desert: POSTPONED

Thursday 5th March

Sadly this event has been postponed due to Covid restrictions

10:00 – 4:00

At Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill RG10 9YD

Jo’s  watercolour workshop explores the colours of Morocco that left a lasting impression on her.  We will reference the works of Paul  Klee, and August Macke, derived from their famous journey to Tunisia with Louis Moilliet in 1914, simplifying shapes, and experimenting with loose grids of colour.

Please bring your own watercolours, brushes and paper, a sketchbook for working out ideas and if you would like to bring your own, a reference from North Africa.

Book your place at:

www.micklemsfarm.0rg

Buildings in the Landscape; course

24th February to 31st March

Six Tuesdays 11.30am to 3.00pm
This course will be delivered online by Jo Hall for
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Structures in the landscape often owe their existence to the land they are built on, whether to protect the terrain, to farm it or simply occupy it.  In the same way it is good to consider the contours of the landscape before embarking on a painting inspired by man-made structures.  Over six weeks we will draw and paint some of the following; a bridge, viaduct, stone wall or cairn, a derelict or deserted house, a castle, mine buildings, or fishing hut or barn.  This course will include drawing, mark making and painting.

Suitable materials would be any drawing media (ink, charcoal, graphite) and for painting, watercolour or pastel.  For texture have some candle wax or a couple of wax crayons or oil pastels to hand for use as a resist with wet media.

Please book your place at www.nordenfarm.org

or by phone Tel. 01628 788997

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

 

 

 

 

Imagine like Chagall

12th December

11.30am to 3.30pm

at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Reference the works of Chagall to make a dream like fantasy in watercolour and/or pastel, inspired by memories of a familiar place or event, or choose to make your own version of a Chagall painting.  Please bring your own materials: sketch book to work out ideas, pastels and/or watercolours, watercolour paper and/or pastel paper.  An information list will be available.

Book your place at the Norden farm box Office: Tel. 01628 788997 or online at

http://www.nordenfarm.org

 

Paint a Topiary Garden in Watercolour

Saturday 14th November

11.30am to 3.30pm

at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Topiary gardens are often a wonderful mix of organic and geometric forms, providing a great opportunity to depict forms tonally and also for mixing green hues.  In addition to watercolour we may add texture with a few coloured pencils, ink or oil pastel.  Please bring your own materials and reference of a garden you would like to paint.  An information list will be available from Norden Farm.

Book your place at the Norden Farm Box Office: Tel. 01628 788997 or online at

http://www.nordenfarm.org

Six Artists: very different Flowers

4th November to 9th December

Wednesdays 11.30am to 3.00pm

at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead

This six week course in watercolour and/or pastel explores floral works by a very different artist each week and you are invited to create your own version of one of their works or your own composition, but in the spirit of the artist.  Live flowers or photographic reference will be available.  The chosen artists are; Manet, Odile Redon, Van Gogh, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Emil Nolde, and Georgia O’Keefe

Please bring your own materials; information sheet available from Norden Farm.

Places may be booked at the Norden Farm Box Office: Tel. 01628 788997 or online at

http://www.nordenfarm.org

The Power of Colour

Wednesdays 16th September to 21st October

11.30 am to 3.00pm

A six week course to be held at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Working in watercolour and/or pastel we explore the impact of colour and a little about colour interactions.  Starting with red we will build compositions with red as the main player, finding the properties of the red pigments you have in your paint box and working only with reds, black and white perhaps with hints of orange and purple. The following week we will explore red with its complementary colour green.  By working in the same way with yellow and blue pigments you will gain a better understanding of the colours you have and how tiny accents of certain colours or small areas of very contrasting tones can punch way above their size in a composition.

Reference to include works by: Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Josef Albers, Bernard Cathelin, Patrick Heron

Please bring your own materials; information sheet available from Norden Farm.

Please book at the Box Office: Tel. 01628 788997 or online at

http://www.nordenfarm.org

CAMAT Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September

The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail is now in its 7th year and provides a unique opportunity for the public to meet artists in their studios and exhibition spaces.  For information on all the local artists taking part, map and the group show at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts go to

http://www.camat.org.uk

All artist venues will be open 10.00 am till 5.00pm except Norden Farm. Opening times for the group exhibition can be found  at

http://www.nordenfarm.org 

On the trail you will find painters, sculptors and artists working in glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

CAMAT Group Exhibition at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

9th to 19th September

The Artists of this year’s Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail will be showcasing their work at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in a group exhibition.  Jo is proud to be taking part in this show alongside some of Maidenhead and Cookham’s most talented artists.  For gallery opening times please visit

http://www.nordenfarm.org

For the arts trail information visit

http://www.camat.org.uk

Castle and Countryside 2020 A Painting Holiday in Italy

Wednesday 13th May to Wednesday 20th May

Jo is again visiting Emilia Romagna to tutor a painting holiday.

Bring your watercolours and sketching materials to paint and draw in the beautiful countryside in and around the picturesque town of Bardi with its medieval fortress on a spur of red jasper towering over the Ceno Valley.  In May the Casa Bezzia studio at Pietracervara opens out on to a meadow of wild flowers overlooking the River Ceno, with a backdrop of the Parma Apennines.  Our itinerary will include Bardi’s colourful market day and castle, delightful river locations, and a cheese factory in this area renowned for Parma cheese and ham. There will be plenty of time to draw and paint both in the vicinity immediate to the studio and at each location we visit.

Price £950.00 includes tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions and airport transfers.  For information on accommodation visit www.bbpietracervara.it  The holiday will soon be published on the Casa Bezzia site www.casabezzia.com from where you can contact Sylvia Bell for more details about the venue.

Do contact Jo at E-mail: johall@mhstudios.co.uk with expressions of interest and/or enquiries about tuition and materials.

 

 

Paint a Decorative Cup and Saucer in Watercolour

Saturday 4th April

Workshop 10.00am to 3.00pm at

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

Make a watercolour painting of your favorite decorative cup and saucer, and finish the painting with imitation gold watercolour.  Decorative cups and saucers will also be supplied for the workshop.  Please bring your own materials and equipment.

For booking and detailed information on materials please visit:

www.nordenfarm.org or Tel.01628 788997

Watercolour Mediums

Saturday 7th March

Workshop 10.00am to 3.00pm at

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

Create a still life or waterfall painting using watercolour with Aqua Shine (pearlescent effects)and/or Aqua Modelling Paste (textural effects).  These mediums will be supplied by the tutor at a small cost. Please bring two small lidded jars (individual jam pots ideal) and watercolour paints and equipment.

For booking and detailed information on materials please visit

www.nordenfarm.org or Tel.01628 788997

Grisaille and Glazing Techniques: watercolour and acrylic

3rd March to 2nd April

Six week course on Tuesdays 10.00am to 1.00pm at

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

This course explores different ways of drawing and painting tonally followed by adding colour in transparent glazes over the surface.  Grisaille or working in monochrome has been used historically as a way of working in its own right in the production of “Tromp l’Oeil” works that look like sculptural forms or low relief.  Grisaille was also used as a base for adding glazes of colour to depict delicate flesh tones and the sheen on fabrics etc.

For booking and detailed information on materials please visit

www.nordenfarm.org or Tel.01628 788997

White Ink on Black Paper with Glazes of Watercolour

Saturday 8th February

Workshop 10.00am to 3.00pm at

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

Make a drawing in white ink on black paper from imagination or reference provided or bring your own.  Castles or moonlit landscapes or natural forms would make dramatic subjects.  White waterproof ink or suitable pens and black paper available from the tutor at cost.  Please bring your own watercolours, pens and brushes etc. as in the detailed information on the Norden Farm web site.

For information and booking visit www.nordenfarm.org or Tel.01628 788997

Pastel, a Mixed Media Approach

14th January to 25th February, no class on 11th February

Short course 6 Tuesdays 10.00am to 1.00pm at

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

Use soft pastel to paint a winter landscape, still life subjects and fish using a mixed media approach.  Techniques will include layering pastel with matte acrylic medium and using pastel over a monoprint base, a technique used by Degas and also using metallic, iridescent and oil pastel with soft pastel.

Students to bring pastels and equipment as in the information on the Norden Farm web site.

Tutor to provide more specialist materials for fee not exceeding £7.00

For more information and booking visit www.nordenfarm.org or Tel.01628 788997

Create a Dragon or Fish in Black Ink and imitation Gold Watercolour or Ink

Saturday 11th January

Workshop 10.00am to 3.00pm

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

In this workshop we will create a drawing of a dragon or fish from imagination or reference supplied.  Please bring waterproof India Ink, a pen, imitation gold watercolour or ink, watercolour brushes, water pots and a drawing board.  Paper will be available at cost or bring your own watercolour paper 300gsm or heavier (HP or NOT).

For tickets and more information visit www.nordenfarm.org or Tel. 01628 788997

An Artists’ View of Maidenhead

10th December 2019 to 23rd February 2020

This exhibition at Maidenhead Heritage Centre showcases the work of local artists, and focuses on Maidenhead and the nearby locations of Pinkneys Green, Cookham and Cliveden.  The artists showing are Kirsty Brooks, Josie Clouting, Martin Dutton, Jo Hall, Sarah Luton, Juliette Palmer, Heidi Ramsay, Jen Sparks, Beryl Tilley and Michael Vicary.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre, 18 Park Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1SL

Opening times: Tues-Sat 10.00am to 4.00pm, Sun 12.00-4.00pm, closed Mon

www.maidenheadheritage.org.uk

 

Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September

Artists in and around Cookham and Maidenhead will be opening their studios from 10.00am to 6.00pm.  There will be works for sale but just as importantly you will be able to meet the artists and talk about why and how they make their particular art forms.  CAMAT showcases a huge variety of different artists including textile artists, ceramicists, artists working in glass and metal, sculptors, painters and printmakers.  Jo will be delighted to meet you at her venue.  Save the date and information about CAMAT 2019 will be posted late May/early summer at www.camat.org.uk

Hair: Drawing Workshop

Saturday 17th August

10.00am – 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Drawing hair in pencil (graphite or coloured), conté crayon or charcoal, we will make at least two different studies of hair and several small sketches, looking at the importance of the underlying head or chin.  References for braided, curled, dreadlocked, straight etc. hair will be provided, and works for reference will include drawings by Leonardo, Rubens and Watteau.

For more information and booking visit www.nordenfarm.org

Summer in the Garden: Painting Workshop

Saturday 6th July

10.00am – 3.00pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF

Paint flowers in a garden setting from photographic reference or bring some garden flowers and a container.  Using pastel and/or watercolour the accent will be on creating a pattern of colours and plant forms.  Artists for reference; Renoir, Monet, Emile Nolde

For more information visit www.nordenfarm.org


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