Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College

Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Course Brochure
JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019
Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
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          30 Platinum Events                  start browsing and call or book online today!
          42 Lifestyle Courses A-Z
                                              Denman’s 70th Anniversary
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          62 Terms and Conditions             in 2018 and celebrate 70 years of Denman.                                          The price of a Denman
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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Mindful Baking                                           Bursaries for Denman 2018/19                                                                  How to apply for Bursaries

                                                                    Demo with Ali Haigh                     2 August
                                                                                                                               The Denman Committee thanks the donors of
                                                                                                              2018                                                                                                           	To apply for any of the Denman

                                                                             M £40 NM £45                                      bursaries listed below for their support in this                                                bursaries detailed here, please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               send a short letter in support of
                                                        Come and join us for a relaxing few hours with Ali who
                                                       will be demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness while
                                                                                                                               year’s programme.                                                                               your application to:

                                                       baking - appreciating every ingredient we use to make                                                                                                                 	Karen Hodge,
                                                       delicious homemade food. Just as a car deprives us of                   Federation And WI Bursaries                      Bursaries Donated By Individuals               Denman, Marcham,

     CELEBRATING                                       walking, convenience foods can deprive us of using our                  Many Federations and WIs give one                Freda Barnicoat Kindly donated                 OXON, OX13 6NW or email
                                                      hands to work in harmony with our brains. Ali will produce               or more Denman Bursaries, usually                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                by John Barnicoat in memory of his
                                                         some delicious food including a gluten free refined                   allocated following a ballot. Contact            wife. Four course bursaries for £300
     70 YEARS AT DENMAN                                  sugar sponge cake, a date, chocolate and almond
                                                             torte, a spiced cornbread and a gruyere and
                                                                                                                               your local Federation or WI for details.         each and four course bursaries for
                                                                                                                                                                                £200 each are available for first time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	In your letter or email please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                give the following details:
                                                             rosemary pastry tart filled with beetroot and                     Bursaries Allocated By Denman                    attendees on a residential course.           •	Your full name, contact details,
                                                                           butternut squash.                                                                                                                                    WI and Federation.
                                                                                                                               Denman bursaries are supported by
                                                                                                                                                                                Netherhall Kindly donated by an              •	The name of the bursary you
                                                                                                                               donations including donations given
                                                                                                                                                                                avid Denman supporter. Eight course             would like to apply for.
                                                                                                                               by, or in memory, of; Vera Cox, Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                bursaries for £250 for any WI member         •	Whether you have received
                                                                                                                               Ernest Walker, Jessie Burns, Joan
                                                   Making Women’s                                                              Yeo, Claire Emery, Kathleen Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                attending a residential course.                 a bursary from Denman in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the past.
                                                                                                                               Hughes and Olive Kenyon.                         Beryl Allen legacy Kindly donated by
     Bothy Vineyard                                 Voices Heard -                                                             Denman First-Timer bursaries
                                                                                                                                                                                James Allen and his sister in memory         •	The number and title of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                course you would like to attend
     Visit and Wine                                The Suffragists                                                             Eight bursaries for £300 each and
                                                                                                                                                                                of their mother Beryl Allen. Ten course
                                                                                                                                                                                bursaries for £300 each and eight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                if your application for a bursary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is successful, plus a second
                                                                                                                               one for £250 are available for a WI
      Tasting event                                                                                                            member attending a residential course
                                                                                                                               for the first time.
                                                                                                                                                                                course bursaries for £250 each are
                                                                                                                                                                                available for first time attendees on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and third choice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             •	Any accommodation or dietary
                                                                                                                                                                                residential course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                needs, should your application
                                                                                                                               Denman Carer bursaries                                                                           be successful.
                      Sunday                                                                                                                                                    Mary Pexton Kindly donated by Mary
                                                                                                                               Three bursaries for up to £450
                     5 August                                                                                                                                                   Pexton. Five course bursaries for            	The closing date for
                                                                                                                               each for a two night residential
                       2018                                                                                                                                                     £300 each for first time attendees             applications is Friday 20 July
                                                                                                                               course plus care and travel costs
                                                                                                                                                                                on a residential course.                       2018. Successful applicants
                                                                                                                               are available for any WI member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will be contacted in writing
                                                                                                                               who is a full time carer.                                                                       by Friday 3 August 2018.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                egrettably it will not
                           M £55 NM £60                                                                                                                                                                                        be possible to notify
                  Join us for a trip to Bothy                                                                                                                                                                                  unsuccessful applicants.
                   Vineyard, Oxfordshire’s                                                                Wednesday
                     oldest vineyard/winery                                                                                      •	All bursaries awarded must be used •	Denman Bursaries are open
                                                                                                          18 July 2018              on residential courses taking place    to WI members only, for
              followed by a two hour wine
             tasting class with the Oxford                                                                                          before the end of September 2019.      residential open courses and
                                                M £40 NM £45                                                                     •	For WI individual members only.        cannot be applied to a course
              Chelt Wine School. A lovely
                                                Most people assume the fight for the vote - won in part 100 years ago -                                                    arranged via a federation or a
            Denman two course meal will                                                                                          •	Only one bursary may be applied        small group booking.
             be provided after the tasting      was all about the militant Suffragettes, but that’s not true. Following the         for per individual.
                class to finish the evening     publication of her acclaimed book about the Pilgrimage, Hearts and Minds,                                               •	Denman Bursaries cannot be
                                                                                                                                 •	A bursary cannot be awarded to         applied to courses already
                   off. This is an exclusive    Denman is delighted to welcome Jane Robinson (top left) who will give an            anyone who has been awarded
            event with limited availability,                                                                                                                               booked with the exception of
                                                inspiring talk and Q&A telling the story of how these ordinary people came          a Denman bursary in the past           travel bursaries.
                     so book early to avoid     together and changed the world. After Jane’s presentation and a delicious           three years.
                            disappointment.     two course lunch, Anne Stamper (top right), Denman’s hon. archivist, and          * Travel bursaries to be paid after the course attendance upon presentation of a receipt
                                                WI historian, tells the story of how many of the leaders at the start of the      in the case of travel by public transport and in the case of transport by car then the
                                                NFWI had been active in the suffrage movement and how they saw the WI             mileage rate paid would be standard NFWI rate, currently 40p per mile.
                                                as a way of taking the next steps after winning the vote.                         # Carer costs will be paid after the course attendance upon a receipt or invoice.

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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
An Introduction to                         Autumn in the Mediterranean                 Bread Baking for the Home               Bread Baking for the Home                Children’s Indian Cookery
           COOKERY COURSES A-Z                   Anglo-Indian Cookery                       189.111 – 19-21 October 2018                189.237 – 9-11 November 2018            178.2026 – 26-28 September 2018          for 6-12 year olds
                                                 178.1895 – 5-7 September 2018              Autumn is a mystical time where             189.104 – 5-7 April 2019                Learn about making an array of           178.1841 – 29 August 2018
                                                 Jenny takes you on a journey of            the harvests of wild mushrooms,             Alison grew up in an artisan            delicious breads and doughs using        Join Bhavini for a fun day in the
     A Taste Of Italy                            discovery, bringing back the home          chestnuts and grapes set off a              bakery and she will be sharing her      a variety of methods and ingredients.    kitchen learning about Indian spices
     189.052 – 8-10 October 2018                 cooked dishes that her grandmothers        colourful landscape. This is holiday        experience on this special weekend      Recipes will include a garlic and herb   and flavour combinations, then you
     Whether you are planning a trip to          once prepared. Learn how to make an        food made accessible to you at home.        bread course. Learn how four simple     focaccia, a cheese and cumin loaf,       will get to make some delicious Indian
     Italy, enjoy Italian cuisine or just want   authentic Chicken Jalfrezi, the right      This course will be full of dishes that     ingredients can be combined to          a sweet enriched dough, soda bread       dishes to take home and share with
     to try out the language, this is the        way...without a green pepper in sight!     are ablaze with colour and full of          produce wonderful breads. Recipes       and a fig, hazelnut and honey rye        your family for dinner, including a
     course for you. Learn conversational        Explore the strong influence of those      vibrant flavours from everybody’s           include rosemary and potato focaccia,   bread. Katie will also demonstrate       main curry, rice, vegetable side and a
     Italian, discover the history and culture   delicious spices from India where          favourite cuisine.                          cinnamon swirls, sultana and walnut     doughnuts and a Moroccan flat bread      bread, yummy!
     of Italy and then cook up Italian           English memsahibs interacted with          M £405 NM £445                              loaf, and curried naan bread.           for tasting during the course.           M: 1 Adult 1 Child £90
     favourites in the WI Cookery School.        their cooks to produce unique, tasty       Alex Mackay                                 M £405 NM £445                          M £340 NM £380                           NM: 1 Adult 1 Child £100
     M £375 NM £410                              and satisfying dishes.                                                                 Alison Haigh                            Katie Churchard                          M: 1 Adult 2 Children £130
                                                 M £340 NM £380                             Autumnal Baking                                                                                                              NM: 1 Adult 2 Children £140
     Lindy Wildsmith and Sue McKenna                                                                                                                                            Children’s Chocolate Workshop
                                                 Jenny Mallin                               178.1831 – 22-24 August 2018                Cakes of the World                                                               Bhavini Mistry
     A Taste of Spain                                                                       Join Katie for skill building in the        178.1720 – 1-3 August 2018              - Morning Class
     189.907 – 11-13 March 2019                  An Introduction to Baking                  kitchen, covering a range of baked          Join our very own queen of baking,      178.1780 – 19 August 2018                Cooking the Americas
     Spain is rightly famous for its simple      178.1688 – 27-29 July 2018                 goods using seasonal ingredients,           Kelly, for a tour of the world’s most   Come and spend a fun, tasty and          189.29 – 19-21 November 2018
     cooking using fantastic produce. From       M £340 NM £380                             including a beetroot and apple              famous cakes. From sachertorte to       slightly messy morning with us           189.991 – 27-29 March 2019
     classic paellas to the Moorish inspired                                                bread, lemon and elderflower                Jamaican rum cake with stops in         learning how to make chocolate lolly     This brand new course is a journey
                                                 189.561 – 11-13 January 2019               drizzle cake, plum tart tatin and
     cookery of Andalucia, this course will                                                                                             Germany and Scandinavia, you’ll         pops and flavoured chocolate bars.       through the Americas, with stops in
                                                 M £325 NM £360                             spiced pumpkin biscuits.                                                            M: 1 Adult 1 Child £75
     cover some of the most popular Iberian                                                                                             create some showstoppers to take                                                 Spanish influenced Argentina, Peru,
                                                 Join Katie for a weekend of inspiration    M £340 NM £380
     dishes. Plus a selection of tapas dishes                                                                                           home and share.                         NM: 1 Adult 1 Child £85                  Mexico and the USA.
                                                 and skill building in the kitchen,         Katie Churchard
     and some sweet treats too!                  touching on pastry, bread, cake                                                        M £340 NM £380                          M: 1 Adult 2 Children £85                M £405 NM £445
     M 405 NM £445                                                                                                                      Kelly Mauger                            NM: 1 Adult 2 Children £95               Peter Lien
                                                 and biscuits. Recipes will include         Autumnal Jams, Pickles and Chutneys                                                 Katie Churchard
     Peter Lien                                  bakewell tart, chocolate chip cookies,     189.170 – 29-31 October 2018                                                                                                 Curing and Preserving
     Afternoon Teas                              cheese and cumin bread and a               As the nights draw in and the trees
                                                 chocolate cake to be decorated                                                                   Christmas Getaway                                                      189.824 – 27 February - 1 March 2019
     189.1092 – 15-17 April 2019                                                            shed their leaves, join us to preserve
                                                 with a black forest twist.                 Autumn fruits and vegetables for
                                                                                                                                                       Weekend                                                           Curing is a broad, fascinating and
     Create high-end afternoon tea pastries,                                                                                                                                                                             addictive subject covering a variety of
                                                 Katie Churchard                            the year ahead, using the traditional
     cakes and sandwiches with a mixture                                                                                                  189.380 – 7-9 December 2018                                                    useful kitchen crafts, including salting,
                                                                                            methods championed by the WI.
     of traditional and modern styles.           Artisan Bread                              Learn how to make Autumn jams and             Come away for a break before                                                   drying, smoking, potting and pickling.
     M £375 NM £410                              189.762 – 15-17 February 2019                                                            Christmas! Treat yourself to                                                   M £375 NM £410
     Kelly Mauger                                                                           pickles (sweet and savoury), jelly,                                                                                          Lindy Wildsmith
                                                 Take your bread making to another          chutney, sauce and vinegar. For those         a relaxing few days with the
                                                 level by learning the art of sourdoughs                                                  girls, learn something new and
     American Baking                             and long fermentation dough. Suitable
                                                                                            who enjoy entering competitions, there
                                                                                                                                          even pick up some inspiration
     189.581 – 18-20 January 2019                                                           will be hints and tips from the tutor who
                                                 for beginners and experienced bakers.      is an NFWI Preserves Judge.                   for starting a new hobby next
     189.1272 – 17-19 May 2019                   M £375 NM £410                                                                           year. Start your weekend with a
     Join Kelly for a trip stateside, as                                                    M £375 NM £410
                                                 Dede Liss                                  Vivien Lloyd                                  cocktail, choose three workshops
     you bake your way through delicious                                                                                                  from our exciting offer, enjoy our
     goodies and desserts including              Artisan Winter Preserves                   Baking for Market Stalls                      Saturday night entertainment and
     Florida’s key lime pie, donuts,             178.676 – 30 January -                                                                   go home on Sunday refreshed for
     bagels, whoopie pies and New                                                           189.243 – 12-14 November 2018
                                                 1 February 2019                            If you are looking for new ideas for          the Christmas preparations.
     York’s infamous cheesecake.                 If you are into jam making and                                                           M £375 NM £415
                                                                                            products to sell at your local market,
     M £375 NM £410                              preserving, why not try your hand at       join us for this baking course. You will
     Kelly Mauger                                our winter themed preserving course        be making a selection of sweet and
                                                 featuring the likes of cranberry relish,   savoury products including chocolate,
                                                 mincemeat, red onion marmalade,            beetroot and cherry loaf cakes, peanut
                Ingredients                      pickled onions, confit of duck and         butter and maple syrup cookies and
              are included in                    potted venison? Great to keep or give      lumberjack tray bake slices.
                the cost of a                    away for Christmas!                        M £405 NM £445
              cookery course                     M £375 NM £410                             Alison Haigh
                What’s more                      Lindy Wildsmith
               they will all be
              prepared for you
                 in advance!
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                                                                   the WI Cookery School

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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Curries of the World                     Desserts to Impress                        Festive Baking and Treats                  Gourmet Salads                              Indian Cookery                               Let’s Make Cheese - Part 2
     189.211 – 5-7 November 2018              178.1741 – 8-10 August 2018                189.376 – 3-5 December 2018                189.1257 – 13-15 May 2019                   178.1836 – 29-31 August 2018                 178.1578 – 9-11 July 2018
     189.1056 – 8-10 April 2019               If you are cooking for family, friends     Recipes will include: spiced orange        Forget limp lettuce and curling             M £370 NM £410                               M £340 NM £380
     This course will be a real adventure.    or hosting a dinner party you can          and cranberry sauce, turkey and            cucumbers, salads have gone
                                                                                                                                                                                189.772 – 18-20 February 2019                189.796 – 20-22 February 2019
     Take a journey into cuisines that you    easily create a piece of artwork on a      stuffing pie, mince pies, Christmas        glam! Colourful, nutritious, filling
                                              plate that not only looks impressive,      crumble, Stilton and walnut pate,          and portable, learn the secrets             M £405 NM £445                               M £375 NM £410
     haven’t tried before. The Caribbean,
                                              but also tastes great. The dishes          cranberry and rosemary focaccia and        of how to use pulses and grains             Join Peter to make a selection of his        Louise will show you how to make
     Middle East, Malaysia, even South
                                              included in this course are chocolate      a bread wreath centre piece. All gift      alongside fresh or roasted vegetables,      favourite dishes, including curries,         clotted cream, plus a range of hard
     Africa – they all have their own
                                              soufflé and a modern take on lemon         wrapped with stress free ideas to use      herbs and nuts to create dishes that        pickles, chutneys, breads, and rice,         cheeses, including cheddar and
     curries. So join us to sample fragrant
                                              meringue pie.                              leftovers.                                 work as individual meals or buffet          as he shares his Indian heritage.            camembert. This is a follow-on
     fish, meat and vegetable dishes
                                                                                                                                    table winners.                              Peter Lien                                   course so it is essential that you have
     flavoured with spice pastes and          M £340 NM £380                             M £325 NM £360
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             completed the introductory course first
     powders.                                 Katie Churchard                            Linda Hewett                               M £375 NM £410                              Italian Street Food                          as it will have given you the grounding
     M £405 NM £445                                                                                                                 Peter Lien                                  178.1582 – 11-13 July 2018
     Peter Lien                               Eastern Feasts                             Flavours of Asia                                                                                                                    and knowledge to make the more
                                                                                                                                    Great British Bakes                         Join the feast and make the most             complex cheeses.
                                              178.1966 – 14-16 September 2018            189.655 – 28-30 January 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                delicious (but inexpensive) food in Italy!   Louise Talbot
     Curry House Favourites                   Simple, colourful and vibrant food         Asia plays a huge influence in Peter’s     189.917 – 15-17 March 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                Each Region has its own speciality:
     189.1056 – 18 April 2019                 from the great reaches of the Middle       cookery, so join him on a journey          Take a whistle stop tour around the                                                      Let’s Make Cheese - Part 3
                                                                                                                                                                                Sicilian arancini and rice suppl’, piadine
     With Indian food now known as            East, guaranteed to bring sunshine         through the Far East, stopping off in      British Isles to discover an assortment
                                              to any occasion. Explore techniques,       Japan, China, South East Asia and          of delicious regional baked goods
                                                                                                                                                                                wrap filled with cheese and parma            (The Blues)
     Britain’s adopted national cuisine, it                                                                                                                                     ham, fried polenta, Ligurian focaccia
                                              ingredients and recipes inspired by        the Indian subcontinent. Starting with     from our very own shores. This course                                                    178.1727 – 3-5 August 2018
     is no surprise that everyone has their                                                                                                                                     di recco and farinata, Apulian calzoni,
     go-to favourites when they visit their   travels through the Bosphorus, Black       a selection of Pan-Asian street food,      will cover a rich selection of recipes                                                   M £340 NM £380
                                                                                                                                                                                Sicilian brioche with ice cream and
     local curry house. In this course, you   Sea, Aegean, Mediterranean, North          which you will prepare for lunch, the      with a variety of cookery techniques                                                     189.576 – 14-16 January 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                Neapolitan pizza.
     will learn to cook some of the dishes    Africa, and Persia.                        course will also include mee goreng,       and skills, including Welsh Bara Brith,                                                  M £325 NM £360
     that are reminiscent of every good       M £340 NM £380                             beef rendang and dal with roti bread,      Dundee Cake, Banbury Cakes, Bishop          M £340 NM £380
                                                                                                                                                                                Mariella Bliss                               Louise will show you how to make
     curry house.                             Ashley Keen                                and Korean Beef.                           Cake and Cornish Saffron cake.                                                           blue cheese and a range of delicious
     M £125 NM £145                                                                      M £405 NM £445                             M £375 NM £410                              Knife Skills		                               goodies also incorporating blue
     Bhavini Mistry                           Edible Gifts                               Peter Lien                                 Jill Arthur                                                                              cheeses. This is a follow-on course so
                                                                                                                                                                                189.541 – 10 January 2019
                                              189.395 – 5-7 December 2018                                                                                                                                                    it is essential that you have completed
                                                                                                                                    Healthy Indian Cookery                      Learn the essential skills needed to
                                              189.411 – 10-12 December 2018              French Bistro                                                                          prepare meat, fish and vegetables            the introductory course first.
                                              There’s no gift as special as              178.2044 – 28-30 September 2018            189.575 – 17 January 2019                                                                Louise Talbot
                                                                                                                                                                                like a pro. In one of Denman’s most
                                              something homemade so join us for a        Discover how to create wonderful           Enjoy the flavours and spices of
                                                                                                                                                                                popular courses, you’ll master the
                                              cookery class that will not only get you   French bistro food – the style of          Indian food without the high calorie
                                                                                                                                                                                different techniques required to dice,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Low Carb Living
                                              in the festive spirit but will also help   cooking that conquered the world.          and fat content associated with                                                          189.1206 – 1-3 May 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                julienne, and finely chop fruit and
                                              you reduce your Christmas shopping!        Learn how to prepare meltingly             traditional curry houses. Learn an                                                       Are you looking to reduce the amount
                                                                                                                                                                                vegetables, fillet fish and joint poultry.
                                              M £375 NM £410                             tender Confit de Canard, a delicate        array of innovative, healthy, low fat                                                    of sugary foods, pasta and bread in
                                                                                                                                                                                You’ll also learn how to choose,
                                              Kelly Mauger                               Millefeuille aux Framboises, the           and flavourful dishes that will tantalise                                                your diet, but unsure how to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                maintain and store your knives
                                                                                         classic braised Carbonnade de Boeuf,       your taste buds but won’t compromise                                                     it exciting and tasty? This course
                                              Express Dinner Parties                                                                                                            properly.
                                                                                         and Sea Bass cooked ‘en Papillote’.        on flavour. Recipes will include a                                                       will show you delicious meals that
                                              189.621 – 23-25 January 2019                                                          healthy chicken tikka massala, lemon        M £135 NM £155
                                                                                         M £370 NM £410                                                                         Peter Lien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             are high in protein, fat and healthy
             Denman Summer School             Take the stress out of cooking for         Peter Lien                                 quinoa pilaf, vegetable tadka dahl and                                                   vegetables. There will also be dishes
                 Italian Week                 dinner parties by learning some                                                       delicious coriander and chilli uttapum.     Let’s Make Cheese - Part 1                   that are naturally high in protein like
                                              speedy yet impressive starters, mains      Gluten and Dairy Free Italian Cookery      M £125 NM £145                              178.178 – 15-17 August 2018                  shakshuka baked eggs, or lentil dhal.
       178.1618 – 16-20 July 2018             and desserts to wow your guests.           189.014 – 3-5 October 2018                 Bhavini Mistry                                                                           M £375 NM £410
                                                                                                                                                                                178.2016 – 24-26 September 2018
       Imagine yourself moving from city      M £405 NM £445                             Among your recipes: Sea-bass                                                                                                        Ashley Keen
       to city on your own grand tour as      Alison Haigh                               on a bed of potatoes and cherry            Heritage Wheat Special -                    M £340 NM £380
       you cook delicious food and learn                                                 tomatoes, Polpettone (Meat Roulade         Bread Weekend                               189.275 – 14-16 November 2018                Magic Fridge
       about authentic regional dishes.       Everyday Preserves                         filled with omelette and ham), Involtini   189.1214 – 3-5 May 2019                     189.946 – 20-22 March 2019                   189.110 – 17-19 October 2018
       Learn about the major Italian          189.727 – 8-10 February 2019               di Verza (Cabbage Rolls with potatoes      Many people are turning away                189.1367 – 31 May - 2 June 2019              This course is to inspire you and
       cities and their attractions and       Learn how to make a marmalade,             and sausages), Sicilian Caponata with      from bread due to a difficulty digesting                                                 give you the tools to cook simple
                                                                                                                                                                                M £375 NM £410
       pick up essential phrases to help      jam, chutney, curd, pickle, syrup,         aubergines, Peperonata, Beetroot           the high level of gluten in modern                                                       and delicious food every day without
                                                                                                                                                                                Join farmer’s wife and cheese maker
       guide you around the peninsular.       and fruit in alcohol. Included in the      and horseradish dip. And for pudding?      flours. Heritage and ancient grains                                                      spending a fortune. It has all the
                                                                                                                                                                                Louise for a fascinating course in
       Enjoy visits to the Ashmolean          course will be: sourcing ingredients,      Sorbet and Biscotti!                       offer a solution as they contain a                                                       advantages of cheating without
                                                                                                                                                                                making cheese at home. Louise will
       Museum and West Wickham                choosing equipment, preparation and        M £375 NM £410                             lower percentage of gluten and so                                                        the guilt because you prepare and
                                                                                                                                                                                show you how to make a range of
       House and Garden to see how            cooking fruit and vegetables, how to       Mariella Bliss                             even those with a gluten intolerance                                                     preserve the magic yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                                soft cheeses using domestic kitchen
       Italian culture has influenced         test pectin content, types of sugar and                                               find bread made with these flours                                                        M £405 NM £445
                                                                                                                                                                                utensils and cover halloumi, mozzarella,
       our own.                               vinegar to use, how to test for a set,                                                easier to digest. Learn how to make                                                      Alex Mackay
                                                                                                                                                                                mascarpone, butter, cream cheese, and
       M £665 NM £725                         finishing and sealing preserves.                                                      your own great bread using these            ricotta, as well as a discussion on the
       Lindy Wildsmith and                    M £375 NM £410                                                                        flours on this introduction course.         principles of hard cheese.
       Sue McKenna                            Vivien Lloyd                                                  Proud Sponsors of       Not suitable for coeliacs.
                                                                                                            the WI Cookery School                                               M £340 NM £380
                                                                                                                                    M £375 NM £410                              Louise Talbot
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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Magic Fridge - Menu 2                      Modern Vegetarian                           Perfect Pastry                             Retro Puddings                              Thai Cookery                              Winter in the Mediterranean
     189.1017 – 1-3 April 2019                  189.889 – 6-8 March 2019                    189.302 – 21-23 November 2018              189.193 – 31 October –                      189.1341 – 29-31 May 2019                 189.753 – 13-15 February 2019
     The Magic Fridge is the course to          Are you or a family member                  189.853 – 4-6 March 2019                   2 November 2018                             Learn about the exciting flavours of      Winter food doesn’t need to be drab
     inspire you and to give you the tools      vegetarian? Love to have dinner             If you are a fan of the Great British      Indulge your sweet tooth and                Thai cookery and the art of balancing     and this is a course full of wonderful
     to cook simple and delicious food          parties but do not want to cook two         Bake Off or have always found pastry       evoke the memories of days gone             the characteristic taste sensations       ways to spice up your winter fare.
     every day without spending a fortune.      different meals? Let us introduce           challenging, why not take your skills to   by, making a selection of tried and         of sweet, sour, saltiness and heat.       Dishes that sparkle with citrus and
     From there on in just swing open your      you to an array of exciting, modern         a new level by learning how to avoid       tested delicious puddings to add to         The course will feature some of           spice without too much heat that are
     fridge door for a little magic whenever    vegetarian meals. Even the carnivores       crumbly pastry, soggy bottoms and          your retro repertoire. Recipes will         the country’s most famous dishes,         both comforting and light. Upside
     you want to eat well.                      will not miss the meat!                     shrinking sides? You will make perfect     include: sticky toffee pudding with a       including salads, noodle dishes           down lemon curd and grapefruit tart,
     M £405 NM £445                             M £375 NM £410                              pâte sucrée, shortcrust, choux, puff       toffee sauce, upside down pineapple         and, of course, curries made from         seabass with winter minestrone and
     Alex Mackay                                Ashley Keen                                 and hot water pastry, which you will       cake, golden syrup sponge, spotty           homemade curry paste.                     a winter version of Greek salad are
                                                                                            turn into an array of delicious goodies    dick, a sherry trifle, roulade, tapioca,    M £405 NM £445                            just a few of the fantastic dishes you
     Midweek Meals                              Moorish and Middle Eastern                  to take home.                              stuffed apples, bread and butter            Peter Lien                                will learn. But more than the recipes
     189.725 – 6-8 February 2019                189.133 – 22-24 October 2018                M £375 NM £410                             pudding, crème caramel and a                                                          themselves, you will learn a ton of
     Many of us don’t have the time             189.734 – 11-13 February 2019               Kelly Mauger                               chocolate fondue.                           Vegetable Bakery                          techniques that you can apply to
     or inclination to create culinary          At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and                                                  M £375 NM £410                              189.106 – 15-17 October 2018              many other dishes, so that your winter
     masterpieces after a long, busy day,       Africa, the region known as the Middle      Pizza, Pasta and Sauces Weekend            Jill Arthur                                 Everybody knows that carrots are          food can sparkle with Mediterranean
     however we still want to eat well.         East has taken its culinary influences      189.1003 – 29-31 March 2019                                                            wonderful in cake, but you may be         sunshine no matter what the weather.
     Join Ashley to learn how to make           from many places and people,                Learn how to make fresh pizza and          Scandinavian Cookery                        surprised at what other vegetables        M £405 NM £445
     some interesting, quick, delicious and     including the Moors. Learn about            pasta and extend your repertoire           189.1076 – 12-14 April 2019                 can liven up your baking. Many of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alex Mackay
     nutritionally balanced meals to spice      the traditions of Moroccan, Persian         beyond bolognese sauce! Learn              Linda will share her experience of          these cakes use less sugar and some
     up your recipe repertoire.                 and Lebanese cookery and local              how to make pizza dough and fresh          living beyond the Arctic Circle in          are gluten free. You’ll make chocolate    World Street Food
     M £375 NM £410                             ingredients such as sumac, salted           egg and flour pasta from scratch -         Northern Norway. Scandinavian               and beetroot cake, tropical parsnip       178.1997 – 17-20 September 2018
     Ashley Keen                                lemons, pistachios and rose water.          tagliatelle, pappardelle and tagliolini,   cookery revolves around a varied            and polenta cake and carrot cookies       M £505 NM £565
                                                Together you’ll make a delicious lunch      then create some delicious and varied      diet of seasonal produce to be              to list a few!
     Mindful Baking                             of mezze salads and dips, then go on        sauces which will complement the           enjoyed. Recipes will include:              M £405 £445                               189.537 – 7-9 January 2019
     189.079 – 12-14 October 2018               to make Persian Chicken with Harissa        pasta shapes, including a mushroom         meatballs, dreamy mash and                  Alison Haigh                              189.1311 – 24-26 May 2019
     189.642 – 25-27 January 2019               Pilaf, a fruity Tagine, and some            and Marsala sauce and the famous           cranberry sauce, Johansson potatoes,                                                  M £405 NM £445
     Join us for a weekend of mindful           delicious Orange and Sumac biscuits.        ‘pasta alla norma’ sauce.                  Scandi fish soup, Nordic open               Vegetarian Italian                        Some of the most delicious food
     baking, using a range of wholesome         M £405 NM £445                              M £375 NM £410                             sandwiches and Rye pancakes with            189.1142 – 24-26 April 2019               in the world isn’t served in fancy
     gluten free and unrefined ingredients      Peter Lien                                  Mariella Bliss                             berries and syrup.                          Cook some delicious vegetarian            restaurants, but from stalls and carts
     to create healthier alternatives to your                                                                                          M £375 NM £410                              dishes that even meat eaters will love,   in bustling markets or on busy streets.
     favourite sweet and savoury bakes.         Moorish and Middle Eastern Menu 2                                                      Linda Hewett                                parmigiana di melenzane, risotto with     Why not take your taste buds on a
     M £405 NM £445                             189.612 – 21-23 January 2019                                                                                                       sagrantino wine, rolls with avocado,      global cookery tour visiting countries
     Alison Haigh                               189.1181 – 29 April - 1 May 2019                                                       Simple Super Foods Everyday                 rocket and parmigiano to name just        as diverse as Austria, Spain, Turkey,
                                                If you loved Peter’s first Moorish                                                     189.1024 – 3-5 April 2019                   a few.                                    Mexico and Japan?
     Modern Cakes                               and Middle Eastern course, join him                                                    Super foods are everywhere you              M £375 NM £410                            Peter Lien
     189.222 – 7-9 November 2018                for further recipes, featuring a brand                                                 look: in the news, supermarkets,            Mariella Bliss
     Join Katie and Kelly for a cake baking     new selection of dishes from the                                                       magazines and on television. But do                                                   World Street Food - Menu 2
     and decorating course using traditional    region. The group will prepare a new                                                   you know which ones you can use             Viennoiserie: Breakfast Pastries          189.066 – 10-12 October 2018
     and contemporary techniques to create      range of mezze dishes for lunch on                                                     to create tasty everyday recipes the        178.1623 – 20-22 July 2018                189.812 – 25-27 February 2019
     modern masterpieces, including mirror      the first day, and then move on to a                                                   whole family will enjoy?                    M £340 NM £380                            Why not take your taste buds on a
     glaze cakes, an illusion decorated         variety of slow cooked dishes, and                                                     M £375 NM £410                                                                        global cookery tour by joining Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                   189.027 – 1-3 October 2018
     rainbow cake with ombre frosting           sweet treats.                                                                          Ashley Keen                                                                           for a second instalment of one of our
     and a mojito flavoured naked cake          M £405 NM £445
                                                                                                      Platinum Special:                                                            M £375 NM £410                            most popular courses?
     using crystallised edible flowers          Peter Lien                                           Botanical Chocolates              Summer Jams                                 If you have ever been lucky enough to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M £405 NM £445
     for decoration.                                                                                                                   178.1664 – 26 July 2018                     stay at Raymond Blanc’s Manoir your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peter Lien
                                                Patisserie                                                                             Celebrate the soft fruit season by          croissants may have been made by
     M £375 NM £410                                                                           178.1799 –
                                                                                                                                       learning how to make traditional jams       Katie. Learn to make your own pain
     Katie Churchard & Kelly Mauger             189.144 – 24-26 October 2018                  18 August 2018
                                                                                                                                       using recipes championed by the WI.         au chocolate, croissants, brioches and
                                                189.696 – 4-6 February 2019                   Forage the Denman
                                                                                                                                                                                   danishes from a true pastry master.
                                                This course will cover many of the            garden with Katie to find an array       At the end of the day there will be jars
                                                                                                                                       of four flavoured jams and at least ten     Katie Churchard
                                                classics of French pastry work, including     of botanicals to pair with other
                                                sweet shortcrust and choux pastry that        natural ingredients, such as citrus      recipes to take home.
                                                                                                                                       M £125 NM £145                                                                                Join as a Friend of
               Find out more                    can be used to make wonderful tartlets        and honey to incorporate into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Denman for just
              about our special                 and éclairs. You will also learn how to       making tempered chocolates               Vivien Lloyd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       £75 and enjoy
               one-off events!                  make fashionable macarons and other           filled with delicious infused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    discounts, VIP seats
             See pages 4, 30 &31                decadent petits fours.                        ganaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and more!
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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Acrylic Painting: Springtime              Art: Michele’s Little Art Course (Part 3)   Beaded Decorations for Christmas         Beading the Russian Connection               Bring Your Stash Let’s Sew
             CRAFT COURSES A-Z                     189.897 – 13-15 March 2019                178.1937 – 10-13 September 2018             189.360 – 28-30 November 2018            189.026 – 7-9 October 2018                   189.239 – 9-11 November 2018
                                                   Using photographs supplied by             The follow-on from the Drawing and          Using tiny seed beads and lots of        This bead weaving course will explore        This is a fun course which will cover
                                                   the tutor, by the end of the course       Watercolours for Beginners, Parts           deliciously sparkly crystal beads you    stitches with a Russian connection. St       lots of small projects such as zippered
                                                   you will have completed a number          1 and 2. Now Michele will introduce         will create a beautiful beaded bauble,   Petersburg chain stitch will be used         bags and pouches, snap purses,
                                                   of exercises and have a couple of         you to pastels and show you how             a beaded snowflake and light-catching    to create a beautifully sinuous set          glasses cases, coasters and place
     A Paper Bag But Not As You Know It            paintings to take home with you.          to use them on their own and with           beaded icicle to hang on your            including a necklace and a matching          mats, little cases and storage boxes
     189.1210 – 7-10 May 2019                      M £330 NM £370                            other water based media to create           Christmas tree. They also make the       (but different) bracelet, and Russian        and will include some mini patchwork
     An exciting course exploring the              Jonathan Newey                            wonderful effects. You will have fun        ideal gift for loved ones that cannot    chevron chain stitch will be used to         and appliqué work, or whatever you
     properties of ordinary printed paper                                                    developing your creative skills even        be found in any shop, however, after     create a pretty pair of earrings (plus       want to make! This course can be
     and turning it into a glorious designer       Aladdin’s Jewellery Box: Reclamation      further!                                    all your efforts you may find it hard    a necklace or bracelet if there is time)     as simple or as challenging as you
     evening bag. By mixing prepared               Jewellery-Making                          M £445 NM £505                              to part with them! This course is        to complete the ensemble to provide          want it to be, with tutor guidance and
     magazine papers together with                 189.1140 – 26 April 2019                  Michele Floyd                               suitable for those with some beading     a full suite of jewellery to wear home!      support throughout.
     lining, stitch, wax and a little silk         The central aim of this course is to                                                  experience.                              Suitable for beginners and improvers.        M £330 NM £370
     embellishment, you will create a              make something new and wearable           Art: Pastels for Beginners                  M £330 NM £370                           M £330 NM £370                               Natalie Green
     unique accessory that you will be             from old, or broken, items. Students      178.1672 – 25-27 July 2018                  Sally Boehme                             Sally Boehme
     proud to carry on a night out.                can share, or swap amongst                A thoroughly enjoyable introduction                                                                                               Bumper Craft Take Away
     M £460 NM £515                                themselves and add beads and              to the beautiful effects that can be        Beading for Beginners and Beyond         Bobbin Lacemaking                            178.1796 – 17-19 August 2018
     Marilyn Pipe                                  stones from the huge collection of        achieved with this delightful medium.       189.582 – 14-17 January 2019             189.064 – 9-12 October 2018                  M £300 NM £340
                                                   pearls and beads brought by the tutor.    It will cover all the basics you need       An introduction to the materials         Whether you want to learn basic
     A Paper Book From Start to Finish                                                       to know.                                    needed, an explanation of the            bobbin lacemaking techniques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               178.1614 – 16 July 2018
                                                   M £110 NM £130                                                                                                                                                              M £105 NM £125
     189.885 – 6-8 March 2019                                                                M £300 NM £340                              techniques, showing samples and          or further improve your skills and
                                                   Frances Benton
     An exciting course exploring the                                                        Michele Floyd                               many demonstrations. This course is      knowledge of torchon, Bucks point,           189.536 – 11 January 2019
     properties of ordinary printed paper          An Introduction to Hand Weaving                                                       ideal for beginners but those who have   Bedfordshire, Bruges flower or               M £65 NM £85
     and turning it into a designer book           on a Rigid Heddle Loom                    Back to Basics Using a Sketchbook           done beading before are welcome to       Milanese bobbin laces, this course
     complete with hand painted pages.                                                       178.1735 – 6-8 August 2018                  come and learn more techniques.          offers individual tuition tailored to each   189.534 – 11-13 January 2019
                                                   189.053 – 8-10 October 2018
     Using easy techniques, this is a                                                        Explore texture, colour, line and           M £460 NM £515                           student’s knowledge.                         M £280 NM £320
     wonderful way to use those discarded          189.895 – 11-13 March 2019
                                                   Fascinated by fabric? Then come and       shape during this course, using             Pat Trott                                M £460 NM £515                               189.1208 – 29 April – 1 May 2019
     magazines to produce a stunning, and                                                    natural form objects as a starting point                                             Gwynedd Roberts
     useful, item or two!                          learn how to weave unique, exciting                                                                                                                                         M £300 NM £340
                                                   and creative cloth on a simple rigid      - all provided by the tutor. Emphasis
     M £330 NM £370                                                                          will be on using a sketch book as                                                                                                 Try your hand at a medley of different
                                                   heddle loom using colourful hand-                                                                                                                                           craft projects with a contemporary
     Marilyn Pipe                                                                            a springboard to work towards a
                                                   knitting yarns (both supplied) and then                                                                                                                                     twist. You will make a number of small
                                                   take home with you a lovely scarf.        finished painting in gouache. Sketch
     Acrylic Painting: Paint Like the                                                        books can be very exciting in their                                                                                               projects to give you lots of lovely
     Impressionists                                This is a new take on a traditional                                                                                                                                         ideas for your WI craft sessions, to
                                                   craft and you’ll be in for a treat!       own right to explore different medial
     189.1094 – 15-18 April 2019                                                             ideas and to create and develop                                                                                                   decorate your home or to give away
                                                   Suitable for beginners.                                                                                                                                                     as special presents. There will be a
     This is a course aimed at beginners                                                     composition.
     and students with some knowledge              M £330 NM £370                                                                                                                                                              range of projects to try, using beautiful
                                                   Linda Parkhouse                           M £300 NM £340
     that will show you how the French                                                                                                                                                                                         fabrics, felts, buttons, threads, beads,
                                                                                             Sue Klemencic
     impressionists painted landscapes.                                                                                                                                                                                        papers and all sorts! The projects are
                                                   Art: How to Approach Abstract Art;
     Using photographs of impressionist
                                                   Express Powerful and Passionate           Bead Weaving Lacy Effects                                                                                                         quick and simple. They take around
     painters such as Monet, Morrisot and                                                    for Jewellery                                                                                                                     an hour or so to make, and are
     Cezanne you will be shown how to              Emotions with Just Shapes and Colours                                                                                                                                       intended to give you lots of ideas to
                                                                                             189.643 – 25-27 January 2019
     mix colours, use the paint thick and          178.1772 – 13-16 August 2018                                                                                                                                                share with others.
                                                                                             Plunge yourself into the wonderful
     thin, use white to lighten colours and        This course is an exciting opportunity                                                                                                                                      Natalie Green
                                                                                             world of bead weaving. Using needle
     how to use both brush and palette             for you to express emotions, moods,
                                                                                             and thread combined with a beautiful
     knife to achieve a different style and        sentiments and even your innermost
                                                                                             selection of beads, learn how to
     effect pertaining to the particular artist.   feelings in purely abstract terms.
                                                                                             create light, comfortable pieces of
     M £460 NM £515                                Richard will explain how working
                                                                                             jewellery with a luscious, lacy effect.                                                                                                 Take a photo of your
     Jonathan Newey                                with lines, shapes and colours can
                                                                                             This course is suitable for beginners                                                                                                 cookery or craft projects
                                                   produce unique and expressive
                                                                                             and those wishing to add further                                                                                                         and share it with us
                                                   pieces of abstract art.
                                                                                             techniques to their repertoire.                                                                                                         on social media! Find
                  First timer?
                                                   M £445 NM £505
                                                   Richard Box                               M £280 NM £320                                                                                                                            our handles at the
                  Take a look                                                                Sally Boehme                                                                                                                              bottom of the page
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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Calligraphy: An Introduction                Calligraphy: Gothic Script                   Celtic Design: An Introduction
                                               189.182 – 30 October –                      189.1294 – 23-26 May 2019                    189.1070 – 12-14 April 2019
                                               1 November 2018                             The hand that springs most to                The beautiful and complex patterns
                                               Calligraphy is defined in the dictionary    mind when the word calligraphy               that we are all familiar with in Celtic
                                               as the art of beautiful writing –           is mentioned is Gothic, or Black             art were actually developed from
                                               penmanship, but you do not have             Letter as it is often known. It is           earlier examples of interlacing designs
                                               to be an artist to enjoy this craft and     characterised by its closed spaced           from the Romans, and much earlier
                                               obtain satisfying results. You will         upright strokes and has become much          Chinese work. During the course you
                                               concentrate on the Foundation Hand          used to represent anything ‘Olde             will cover square knots and triangular
                                               – this being the ‘mother hand’ – before     English’. We will work from historic         knots, which can be applied in many
                                               going on to look at elements of layout      examples and study basic calligraphy         areas of the arts and crafts, such as
                                               and design and the use of colour,           techniques, initially with a fibre tip pen   embroidery, patchwork, calligraphy,
                                               with the aim of working towards a           and progressing to a broad edged             woodcarving and stained glass.
                                               finished piece of work. By the end of       metal nib.                                   M £330 NM £ 370
                                               the workshop, students will be able         M £300 NM £340                               David Nicholls
                                               to take away a short piece of work          David Nicholls
                                               and feel confident to attend further                                                     Chinese Brush Painting:
                                               courses. Left handers welcome!              Calligraphy: Learn, Design and Create        An Autumn Fan
                                               M £330 NM £370                              189.028 – 4-5 October 2018                   178.1982 – 20-21 September 2018
                                               David Nicholls                              M £180 NM £200                               On this short course you will use the
                                                                                           189.164 – 28-30 October 2018                 meticulous style of Chinese painting
     Button Craft Bonanza                      Calligraphy: Beginners                                                                   to create a beautiful composition on
                                               178.1777 – 17 August 2018
                                                                                           M £330 NM £370                               a silk fan. There will be a choice of
     189.768 – 18 February 2019                                                            You will have seen this on-trend script                                                 Chinese Brush Painting:                      Chinese Brush Painting: Seasons of
     189.1270 – 17 May 2019                    Calligraphy simply means beautiful                                                       subjects from luscious autumn fruit,
                                               writing, and during the day we will
                                                                                           everywhere. The beauty of learning
                                                                                                                                        colourful flowers or a misty autumn        Predators and Prey                           Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness
     Have you got piles of buttons                                                         this script is it is easier to master                                                   178.1845 – 24-26 August 2018                 189.065 – 10-12 October 2018
     lying around or a just a button           study calligraphy made with a broad                                                      landscape. The tutor will bring fans
                                                                                           and personalise, making it unique to                                                    On this course, you will be introduced       You will be using traditional brushes
     collector-holic?! This is a fun day       edged pen and based on a tenth                                                           and special Chinese brushes to buy,
                                                                                           you. You will be using a fine point nib                                                 to this ancient oriental art. You will use   and paper and the Chinese way
     which gives you several projects          century manuscript. This course is for                                                   but please do not buy any especially,
                                                                                           which is perfect for left handers too.                                                  the traditional equipment of ink stone       of using the brush to create your
     to made a dent in your button stash       complete beginners and for anyone                                                        though if you already possess some
                                                                                           Practising the skills in this script, you                                               and ink stick, brushes, paper and silk.      compositions. This course is designed
     and show off your beauties to best        who has long admired calligraphy                                                         please bring them.
                                                                                           will gain your confidence and finish                                                    Using these and watercolours you will        for those with no experience, and for
     effect. We will use buttons to create     and wants to know how to start.                                                          M £180 NM £200
                                                                                           the day by making a small beautiful                                                     practice brush strokes which you will        those who already enjoy this way of
     decorations, pictures, accessories,       Demonstrations and individual tuition                                                    Jean Turton
                                                                                           piece for special occasions, such as a                                                  use to create several compositions           painting.
     jewellery and greetings cards and         will be designed to cater for your
                                                                                           card, place name, gift tag etc. Using        Chinese Brush Painting: Life on Water      in both ‘free style’ and ‘meticulous         M £330 NM £370
     lots of other ideas too.                  particular needs, and materials will be
                                                                                           fantastic metallic inks with calligraphy,    189.982 – 27-29 March 2019                 style’ round the theme of predators.         Jean Turton
     M £110 NM £130                                                                        your work will look a million dollars.       On this course you will be using the       These will include fierce tigers, proud
                                               M £105 NM £125
     Natalie Green
                                               David Nicholls
                                                                                           Jane Lappage                                 traditional equipment of Chinese ink,      eagles and a light hearted frog. One         Creative Paper Cutting
                                                                                                                                        paper and brushes to paint, using          of the subjects you will complete is a       189.724 – 8 February 2019
     Calligraphy for Christmas                                                             Calligraphy: Working in Italics
     189.374 – 3-5 December 2018
                                               Calligraphy: Copperplate                    189.024 – 3-5 October 2018                   the free style method, a variety of        composition on silk.                         This day school will introduce you to
                                               178.1778 – 17-19 August 2018                                                             subjects around a watery theme.            M £300 NM £340                               a variety of cut out items and a little
     We will study versal capitals, drawn                                                  During the course, you will study the                                                                                                bit of history of the craft to show how
     copies of Roman capitals, and how         The copperplate hand is directly            basics of calligraphic techniques, the       This will include fish, frogs, birds and   Jean Turton
                                               derived from the transference of the                                                     flowers that you will find around water.                                                versatile this craft is. You will learn the
     to construct them, there will be                                                      use of the broad-edged pen, inks and                                                    Chinese Brush Painting:                      basic skills and lots of top tips. You
     various methods of decoration using       italic hand onto copper plates with         metal nibs. You will study in detail         You will learn the traditional way by
                                               an engraving tool for the purpose of                                                     watching the tutor, then having a copy     Promises of Spring                           will get to grips with creative lettering
     interlacing and filigree space-filling                                                each of the letters in both the upper                                                                                                and produce a panel unique to you.
                                               printing. The engraving tool influenced                                                  to work against.                           189.623 – 23-25 January 2019
     designs, and advice on how to use                                                     and lower case alphabets, and study                                                                                                  This could be a birthday greeting, or
                                               the style of the lettering and it evolved                                                M £330 NM £370                             On this course we will be using the
     colour effectively. There will be                                                     the basics of design. Finally we will                                                                                                family names or short saying.
                                               into the fluid, flamboyant hand we                                                       Jean Turton                                traditional Chinese equipment to
     discussion on the use of gold leaf and                                                complete a project based on a short
     another, simpler method of gilding,       are all familiar with. Unlike most other    poem or piece of prose that you have
                                                                                                                                                                                   paint some spring flowers, such as           M £110 NM £130
                                               forms of calligraphy, copperplate uses                                                                                              plum blossom and primroses, and              Christine Green
     which, unlike traditional methods of                                                  brought with you.
                                               a pointed nib rather than one of a                                                                                                  other new life. We will also include
     gilding, is guaranteed to work, and                                                   M £330 NM £370
                                               chisel edge, and relies on pressure on                                                                                              a spring landscape as part of our
     is virtually indistinguishable from the                                               David Nicholls                                                                                                                              Craft materials aren’t
                                               the nib for stress and emphasis.                                                                                                    compositions.
     more laborious methods.                                                                                                                                                                                                             always included in
     M £280 NM £320                            M £300 NM £340                                                                                                                      M £280 NM £ 320
                                               David Nicholls                                                                                                                      Jean Turton                                          the course price, but
     David Nicholls                                                                                                                                                                                                                    don’t worry! We’ve got
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       all sorts of goodies in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Craft School, just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ask your tutor.

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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Creative Papercutting 3D                  Crochet for Beginners                       Crochet Pattern Reading
                                                                                                                                                                                  Denman Summer School
     189.726 – 8-10 February 2019              189.061 – 10-12 October 2018                189.1133 – 26 April 2019
     Papercutting is the craft of the          189.972 – 25-27 March 2019                  By the end of this day school your
     moment and with this course you           We will cover the simple stitches           confidence in pattern reading will have
     can master the basics of this highly      which form the basis of many crochet        soared! During the day we will unpick
     rewarding, low cost, creative craft.      designs, alongside tips on tools,           simple and complex written pattern
     With the help of some resource            yarns and fibres, reading patterns          instructions, investigate antique and
     sheets you will master how to use a       and charts, inspiration and ideas and       vintage approaches alongside modern
     scalpel safely and accurately. You will   designing your own small beginners          styles, and demystify the crochet
     learn how to design for successful        projects. Design and create your own        chart. This is a hands-on course in
     papercutting and how to incorporate       pieces/one larger piece to make and         which we will be writing and drafting
     lettering into the design.                take away which could include a floral      patterns and charts and working some
     M £330 NM £370                            corsage, a granny square cushion front,     crochet too! It really is easy once you
     Christine Green                           a cafetiere cosy or a crocheted bag.        know how.
                                                                                                                                        Denman Summer School Sculpting:                                               Denman Summer School: Mosaics
                                               M £330 NM £370                              M £105 NM £125                               Wax to Bronze: The Art of Lost                                                178.1661 – 23-27 July 2018
     Crochet Flowers                           Natalie Green                               Lindy Zubairy                                Wax Casting                                                                   This course involves making
     189.1008 – 29-31 March 2019                                                                                                        178.1775 – 13-17 August 2018                                                  outdoor ornaments using two
     This course looks exclusively at          Crochet for Christmas                       Crochet: Broomstick Crochet                  This exciting course takes you                                                different techniques. Firstly making
     crochet flowers and is levelled at        189.373 – 3-5 December 2018                 189.192 – 2 November 2018                    through the method of lost-wax                                                stepping stones using the indirect
     those who may have tried out              If you can make a crochet chain and         Celebrate the season learning a              casting bronze, a technique used                                              method of working with mosaic
     a little crochet already and wish to      have tried even a tiny bit of crochet       new crochet technique that uses a            for over thousands of years. The                                              materials and secondly making
     develop, and will be fun for more         before, then you will be ready to have      conventional hook alongside a chunky         course begins with wax sculpting,                                             table tops, birdbaths, urns or pots
     experienced crocheters too. We will       a go at some Christmas crochet on           knitting needle to create a peacock          the tutor introducing you to a                                                with the direct method. This is a
     practice various techniques from          this course, immersing yourself in          feather style openwork lace fabric. You      variety of techniques. You will then                                          wonderful opportunity to really be
                                                                                                                                                                               Denman Summer School: Experimenting    creative and make a statement in
     ‘Working in the Round’ and combining      glittery, silvery, snowy and Scandi         don’t need much crochet experience,          learn the ceramic shell process,
     different stitch heights, creating                                                                                                 building up a mould around your
                                                                                                                                                                               with Watercolour Techniques            your garden. All the techniques
                                               yarns. Stars and snowflakes, baubles        just a little working knowledge of the
     rosebuds from lacy border style strips,                                                                                            wax model. Finally, we fire up         178.1738 – 6-10 August 2018            used have many applications
                                               and birds provide a vehicle for you to      basic stitches. This irresistible openwork
     multi layering using the ‘back loop                                                                                                the furnace for an exciting day of     We will complete a number of           and you will gain understanding
                                               improve upon your pattern reading           pattern is rich with possibilities for
     only’ approach and practice some                                                                                                   pouring molten metal! Experience       paintings each one designed to show    of working with a wide range of
                                               and learn some new techniques.              creativity and new design.
     ‘Round the Post’ stitches to create                                                                                                the magic of breaking apart            how a certain effect can be achieved   mosaic materials and lots of ideas
                                               M £280 NM £320                              M £105 NM £125                                                                      using watercolour paints and other
     3D effects.                               Lindy Zubairy                               Lindy Zubairy                                your mould to reveal the bronze                                               for future projects.
                                                                                                                                        sculpture inside!                      materials/media.                       M £540 NM £600
     M £330 NM £370
     Lindy Zubairy                             Crochet Freeform                            Crochet: Lets Get Started on                 M £540 NM £600                         M £540 NM £600                         Priscilla Wheater
                                               178.1894 – 7 September 2018                 Tunisian Crochet                             Abi Burt                               Pat Gove
     Crochet for Beginners                     Freeform crochet is exactly what            178.1981 – 20-21 September 2018
     189.585 – 18-20 January 2019              it says it is, crochet that has no          You’ll learn the big three main
     Get hooked on crochet, the creative       regular form. The crocheted fabric          stitches - the simple, knit and purl
     yarn craft which is quicker than          is formed by working a number of            - and make up some combinations
     knitting and has a huge range of          ‘scrumbles’, which are then joined          of these that will provide you with a
     possibilities. We will cover all the      together. Unique to you, there is no        basis from which you will be able to
     basic stitches, iron out all your         right or wrong method to work. The          further explore. You will take home
     ‘beginners issues’, and you’ll leave      crochet fabric is not repetitive so there   a workbook, a collection of stitch
     able to read a crochet pattern and        are no granny squares or anything           swatches and lots of newly learned
     confidently develop your skills           resembling one! You will need to            skills and creative inspiration.
     independently. Watch out relatives!       be confident in your ability to work        M £180 NM £200
     You’ll all be getting something           doubles and trebles and to start with       Lindy Zubairy
     handmade for Christmas!                   a chain for straight work and a sliding
     M £280 NM £320                            ring for circular work.
     Lindy Zubairy                             M £105 NM £125
                                               Jan Blight

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Course Brochure Cookery Craft Lifestyle - JUNE 2018 - MAY 2019 - Denman College
Crochet: Tunisian Crochet for Beginners     Dorset Buttons: Jewellery                  Drawing with Pastels                         Embroidered Landscapes                      Embroidered Landscapes: Miniatures        Embroidery (Hand): Magnificent
     189.755 – 15-17 February 2019               189.582 – 18-20 January 2019               189.412 – 10-12 December 2018                189.021 – 7-9 October 2018                  189.1253 – 13-15 May 2019                 Mountmellick
     On this course you will revise the          This course will introduce how Dorset      This course is aimed at beginners            You will be able to learn and practice to   You will learn how to create ‘stitching   189.102 – 15-19 October 2018
     simple stitches, and troubleshoot any       buttons are constructed and then           and improvers who wish to thoroughly         do plants, walls, fields and the many       sketches’ from a range of stitching       Mountmellick is a traditional, hand
     issues such as untidy edges, colour         builds on that knowledge to make           understand the subtle qualities of           elements that make a landscape. This        materials. You will learn a range of      embroidery technique, which is both
     changing, increasing and decreasing.        necklaces, bracelets and earrings.         this wonderful medium. The class             course is open to all levels of ability     embroidery stitches, ribbon ribbons,      beautiful to look at and relaxing to do.
     You will work with extended height          M £280 NM £320                             will be encouraged to experiment,            including beginners to embroidery.          needle weaving and stumpwork along        If you are a newcomer to embroidery,
     stitches to create colour waves,            Kate Fenney                                under guidance, how to use them to           You will work on a landscape design,        with what you might collect on            Mountmellick is an ideal technique
     and explore how to create beautiful                                                    their best advantage. Pastels can be         designed by your tutor, incorporating       your days out.                            with which to begin, as it employs
     and subtle textured patterns using          Drawing for the Terrified                  used in a lightly applied way giving a       many of the skills/stitches to continue     M £330 NM £370                            many lovely stitches which are also
     short rows. You will try out openwork       189.733 – 11-14 February 2019              sketch-like feel or they can be used         to interpret your own pictures into         Deborah Hastings                          used in other forms of embroidery. It
     stitches that make interesting use of       Are you terrified of drawing but have      heavily thus creating a feel of an oil       embroideries at home.                                                                 is a ‘white on white’, highly textured
     the return pass, and some interesting       a secret longing to learn how to do        painting. A still life set-up will be used   M £330 NM £370                              Embroidery (Hand): Japanese Temari        technique developed in Ireland during
     alternative stitch combinations to          it? Then enrol on this course where        as well as landscape photographs to          Deborah Hastings                            Balls and Chinese Rice Dumplings          the 19th century. On this course
     make attractive colourwork.                 Richard will guide you through certain     enjoy versatility of this medium.                                                        189.242 – 11-15 November 2018             you will learn how to transfer your
     M £330 NM £370                              processes slowly, gently and step          M £280 NM £320                               Embroidered Landscapes or an                In Japan, Temari balls are given to       design onto fabric, dress a frame, and
     Lindy Zubairy                               by step. If you follow his ‘recipes’,      Jan Mehigan                                  Orange Tree                                 celebrate important events such           start a piece of work using a great
                                                 you will be amazed at what you will                                                     178.1985 – 20-21 September 2018             as births, birthdays, anniversaries       variety of stitches. You will also make
     Crochet: Tunisian Crochet for Improvers     be able to draw. The main focus will       Drawing: Building Confidence in              M £180 NM £200                              and weddings. They are decorative         samples of the knitted fringe that is a
     189.192 – 2-4 November 2018                 be on learning how to see what is          Making Marks                                 189.893 – 11-13 March 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                     baubles made with a soft wadding          characteristic of this type of work.
     M £300 NM £340                              often merely glanced at. Once this         189.019 – 1-3 October 2018                                                               core, wrapped with sewing thread to       M £560 NM £610
     189.1269 – 17-19 May 2019                   is understood and put into practice,                                                    M £330 NM £370                              form a ball, which is then divided into
                                                                                            If you can hold a pencil, you can draw!                                                                                            Pat Trott
                                                 you will be able to try many and                                                        This course is open to all levels           sections and sewn with contrasting
     M £330 NM £370                                                                         The simplest definition of drawing
                                                 various drawing techniques in both                                                      of ability including beginners to           threads to form many simple and
     This course provides an opportunity to                                                 can be thought of as making marks
                                                 monochrome                                                                              embroidery. A variety of embroidery         complex patterns. Chinese rice
     troubleshoot any issues arising from                                                   on a piece of paper. This course will
                                                 and colour.                                                                             techniques will be demonstrated to          dumplings can be used as Christmas
     your Tunisian practice, and freshens                                                   provide an opportunity to experiment
                                                 M £460 NM £510                                                                          create elements of the landscape            decorations or mobiles. Smaller ones
     up some skills, as well as introducing                                                 with a variety of approaches to mark
                                                 Richard Box                                                                             and each student will get individual        can be made as earrings and wrapped                 After you visit,
     you gently to more advanced                                                            making that will lead to confidence
                                                                                                                                         attention to develop their skills.          with silk threads in colour schemes                 take advantage
     techniques. You will try some cables,                                                  in visualising thoughts and recording
     openwork, extended stitches and a
                                                 Drawing with Coloured Pencils              what is seen. You will use a variety
                                                                                                                                         Deborah Hastings                            to match your favourite outfits, to                 of the Denman
     hexagon using tricks from entrelac.         189.236 – 9-11 November 2018               of drawing media and by the end of                                                       give you that total, complete, colour               Discount – 10%
     Lindy Zubairy                               Coloured pencils are often overlooked      the course you will be able to put the                                                   co-ordinated, fashionable look.                       off your next
                                                 as a drawing medium, but they do           eraser in the bin!                                                                       M £560 NM £610                                      visit if you book
     Dorset Buttons: An Easter Basket            offer an opportunity to create a soft      M £330 NM £370                                                                           Pat Trott                                            within a week!
     189.1037 – 5-7 April 2019                   painterly image if used in a sensitive     Stuart Green
     If you have wondered what to do with        way. Water soluble coloured pencils
     Dorset buttons, look no further, this       will be used to extend skills with a       Drawing: Portraits
     course begins with the basic cartwheel      brush, thereby introducing painting        189.194 – 2 November 2018
     construction and then builds on that by     into the mix. Learners will begin          There are seven billion people on the
     making a six inch basket of flowers to      this course by seeing how coloured         face of the earth, and most of them
     hang. Dorset buttons are very versatile     pencils can be used to create very         have two eyes, a nose and a mouth
     with a variety of designs only limited by   subtle colour blending, by the             – yet, with the exception of identical
     the threads used or imagination and         combining of colours on the surface        twins, they are all recognisable one
     can be the finishing touch to another       of the paper. Drawing techniques will      from another. How can this many
     piece of work or used as a button.          follow building on textures and light to   faces, each so similar, be recognised
     M £330 NM £370                              dark tonal qualities.                      as different? We will learn ways of
     Kate Fenney                                 M £330 NM £370                             seeing these differences, and will
                                                 Sue Klemencic                              draw several portraits, including a
                                                                                            self-portrait drawn in a mirror. This
                                                                                            fascinating area of art is admired
                                                                                            above all others, because ‘getting
                Don’t forget                                                                a likeness’ seems to be the hardest
                 to pick up                                                                 thing to do.
                 a Denman                                                                   M £110 NM £130
              souvenir in our                                                               David Nicholls
               shop on your
                 next visit!

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