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Want to showcase the work of your business, your WI or just have fun with Instagram? Suitable for beginners, you’ll learn how to create engaging posts, tell your story, use hashtags, connect with others and get creative with Instagram. Plus, tips for taking fabulous photos with your phone camera and editing them into stunning images you’ll want to share. Packed with common sense tips and tricks to help you understand and make the most of this amazing social media. No jargon. Technophobes welcome…!

‘I’m now really enjoying Instagram. This course gave me the confidence to try things I thought would be too complicated for me – but I was wrong and I LOVE it..!!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



Love bold shapes and bright colours? Then polymer clay (or Fimo) is for you! From basic beads up to brightly coloured, exquisite ‘millefiore’ designs, polymer clay is perfect for creating unique pieces that are fun and easy to wear. Experiment with a wide variety of shapes, patterns and colours which can be made up into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings and so much more. Suitable for complete beginners, this course is a great introduction to creative jewellery making with Fimo, Premo or any of the other widely available brands of polymer clay.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £30.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘This course was great fun. I was amazed by the range of colours and patterns and we all made so much in a short time. I’m definitely going to try this at home…!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



Love bold shapes and bright colours? Then polymer clay (or Fimo) is for you! With a focus on festive gifts, from basic beads up to brightly coloured, exquisite ‘millefiore’ designs. Polymer clay is perfect for creating unique pieces that are fun and easy to wear. Experiment with an array of shapes, patterns and colours which can be made up into necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings and so much more. Suitable for complete beginners, this course is a great introduction to creative jewellery making with Fimo, Premo or any of the other widely available brands of polymer clay.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £30.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘This course was great fun. I was amazed by the range of colours and patterns and we all made so much in a short time. I’m definitely going to try this at home…!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



Gathering inspiration from the beautiful Denman gardens we’ll use leaves, flowers, seeds and natural materials to create patterns, textures and unique designs in real silver. Explore techniques such as stamping, imprinting textures from natural sources, moulding from shells or seedpods and preserving a real leaf in silver. Expect to complete four or five projects which can be made up into jewellery or keepsakes to treasure.

Suitable for beginners, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £65.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘Denman is the perfect setting for this lovely course. I really enjoyed finding materials in the gardens and found myself looking much more closely at natural textures and patterns. I’m leaving with some beautiful pieces that will always remind me of Denman’.

 

WI Member: From £125.00


Non Member: From £145.00



Enjoy an adventure in silver with one of the UK’s foremost teachers and this exciting and innovative new form of pure silver. Learn easy techniques to design and create real silver jewellery using just a few simple tools. Expect to make at least two finished pieces such as a necklace and earrings. Everything will be super-shiny and ready to wear by the end of the day – or send for hallmarking. 

Suitable for beginners, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

‘I’ve never thought of myself as ‘crafty’ so I’m just astounded to be leaving with so many finished pieces that look incredibly professional. The process of turning ‘clay’ to silver is quite magical – I feel like Harry Potter!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



 

Enjoy an adventure in silver with one of the UK’s foremost teachers and this exciting and innovative new form of pure silver. Learn easy techniques to design and create real silver jewellery using just a few simple tools. Expect to make four or five finished pieces such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets or brooches. Everything will be super-shiny and ready to wear – or send for hallmarking - by the end of the course.

Suitable for beginners, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £65.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘I’ve never thought of myself as ‘crafty’ so I’m just astounded to be leaving with so many finished pieces that look incredibly professional. The process of turning ‘clay’ to silver is quite magical – I feel like Harry Potter!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



Been on a silver clay course before, at Denman or elsewhere? Want to expand your skills? Join one of the UK’s foremost teachers for more adventures in silver. You’ll learn new techniques such as ring making, mould making, stone setting, syringe work, silver beads and more.

This course is a perfect second step into the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £65.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘I’ve never thought of myself as ‘crafty’ so I’m just astounded to be leaving with so many finished pieces that look incredibly professional. The process of turning ‘clay’ to silver is quite magical – I feel like Harry Potter!’

WI Member: From £400.00


Non Member: From £440.00



Enjoy an adventure in silver with one of the UK’s foremost teachers and this exciting and innovative new form of pure silver. With a focus of festive gifts, you’ll learn easy techniques to design and create real silver jewellery using just a few simple tools. Expect to make four or five finished pieces such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets or brooches. Everything will be super-shiny and ready to wear – or send for hall-marking - by the end of the course.

Suitable for beginners, this course is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £65.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

‘I’ve never thought of myself as ‘crafty’ so I’m just astounded to be leaving with so many finished pieces that look incredibly professional. The process of turning ‘clay’ to silver is quite magical – I feel like Harry Potter!’

WI Member: From £195.00


Non Member: From £215.00



If you love rings, join one of the UK’s foremost teachers for an adventure in silver. You’ll learn how to design and create three real silver rings - that fit! Expect to make a stone set ring, a simple silver band and using the techniques you’ve learned, a ring of your own design. Clay type silver is easy to work with but it would help if you have completed a beginner’s class before attempting rings.

This course is a perfect second step into the wonderful world of silver clay - fun and creative inspiration guaranteed. Melanie Blaikie, author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop’, regularly appears on Jewellery Maker TV and recently represented Denman on BBC’s ‘Escape to the Country’.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided by your tutor so you can relax and enjoy your class. An additional cost of approx. £45.00 per person will be payable to your tutor for materials and consumables used during the course.

WI Member: From £150.00


Non Member: From £170.00



Whatever your subject, right now, there are lots of exciting and rewarding opportunities for confident, creative tutors. Craft clubs, colleges and arts venues are looking for inspirational teachers – could this be you?

This course covers all the essentials

  • Can I really be a teacher?
  • When & where will I teach my classes?
  • How will I find customers?
  • Pricing your classes  
  • Planning your lessons - content & timings.
  • Building your business.

Whether you’re planning a new career, looking for a way to supplement your income or just love sharing your creative skills - this day will give you the tools and information you need to take the next step. You’ll leave ready to start planning your own successful and profitable classes.

‘This course gave me the confidence to believe I really could teach my craft rather than just thinking about it. Full of good advice and useful, practical information’.

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