Christmas New Wave Weekend : Various Tutors

WI Member: From £375.00

Non Member: From £415.00

A special weekend for the ‘new wave’ WIs emerging across the UK. This is not only the perfect getaway with the girls, it is also a unique opportunity to experience a selection of workshops covering all the latest trends in craft, cookery and lifestyle. This includes three workshops with all materials or ingredients, two nights of accommodation, a demonstration on the Friday night, Saturday night entertainment, welcome drinks, breakfast, lunch and three-course dinners.

Please note: No discounts will be applied to this event, except for Friends of Denman.

Select three workshops from the following:

Tai Chi: An Introduction with Alan Baker

Is it really possible to get fit and healthy without the discomfort that usually accompanies exercise? Unlike other forms of exercise, Tai Chi requires students to practice in the most unhurried, gentle and relaxed way possible in order to gain maximum benefits.

Modern Calligraphy with Jane Lappage

You will have seen this on trend script everywhere. The beauty of learning this script is it is easier to master and personalise, making it unique to you. You will be using a fine point nib which is perfect for left handers too. Practising the skills in this script, you will gain your confidence and finish the day by making a small beautiful piece for Christmas, such as a card, place name, gift tag etc. Using fantastic metallic inks with calligraphy, your work will look a million dollars.

Family History Taster Workshop with Jessica Feistein

The full description for this course is not yet available.  It will be added shortly. 

Unique Christmas Cards in Mixed Media with Marilyn Pipe

A fun workshop experimenting with papers, stamps and other materials to create unique Christmas cards which will delight the recipient.

Silver Clay - Make a Fine Silver Pendant with Louise Simmonds

This is a really exciting and creative form of Jewellery making using Silver Clay, which when fired is transformed into Fine silver.  Fine Silver is a precious metal with a Silver content of 99.9% -  a higher purity value than Sterling Silver which is  92.5%. Silver. You will use a mould to make an intricate Silver replica choosing from a range of items  such as decorative charms,  shells and many other found objects. This will then be fired polished and finished ready for you to take home. 

Chocolates for Christmas with Katie Churchard

Chocolate is a beautiful thing. Temping, teasing and beguiling us! It has also become a food we should avoid, but this workshop is all about enjoying chocolate!

Drum for Fun with Heather Summers

A fun workshop of drumming and body beats. Drumming fulfils a very primal need in most of us and is a powerful way of making music with other people. Working in a drum circle, you will start with rhythm games and body beats, and end with polyrhythms and pile ups. This is a workshop for beginners or those with some experience. Heather will provide a selection of hand percussion and drums including djembes, tubano, cajons and darbuka, as well as bins and drumsticks, and percussion instruments from around the world. Feel free to bring along a favourite drum.


Booking Your Workshops:

Please select your preferred 3 workshops from the choices above, then ring Guest Services on 01865 391 991 to book. Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All final information, including workshop timings, will be sent out to you two months before the start of the course.


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