DVD Class

Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0070Q


Learn how to draw compelling characters for picture books that will be read again and again.

Alongside accomplished illustrator Lynne Chapman, you’ll start with techniques for using basic shapes to draw any human character with proportions perfect for picture books. With these fundamentals covered, find out how to draw cute animals with personified features and animal-specific details. Next, build skills for drawing clothes that reveal your character’s gender, age, profession and personality traits. Move on to drawing facial expressions and body language that show your character’s emotions and personality. Then, build confidence drawing characters on the move with two fun exercises. You’ll even find out how to bring your scenes to life by showing the interactions between your characters and their surroundings.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Brioche Dough (12:00)
Meet your instructor, pastry chef Joanne Chang, as she walks you through the process of making brioche dough. Mix along with Joanne as she offers numerous tips for working dough in a stand mixer and teaches you how to assess when it’s done. Then, learn to proof, shape and bake your dough into a traditional loaf.

Basic Brioche Shapes (18:14)
Next, turn your dough into a variety of shapes, from a simple roll to a traditional brioche à tête. Master the art of the brioche à tête as Joanne demonstrates forming the head and making sure it stays on in the oven! Then move onto brioche à sucre and finally learn Joanne’s own pull-apart brioche buns, no shaping necessary!

Twice-Baked Brioche (14:37)
ooking for that perfect make-ahead recipe for special guests? Learn how to transform day-old brioche into a decedent treat soaked in almond syrup and topped with frangipane — or almond cream — and slivered almonds and then baked to a golden brown. Not only can you make each component days ahead of time, but the entire dish can be made up to two days before, too!

Craquelin (16:22)
Make candied oranges by simmering slices in a simple syrup for the filling of this decadent treat. Roll out your dough and then line it with the oranges before you fold and trim it into pieces that are proofed, topped with slivered almonds and baked.

Brioche au Chocolat & Pain aux Raisins (22:00)
Discover two favorite brioche treats filled with classic French pastry cream. First, cook along with Joanne as you temper your egg yolks before adding to your milk to make to make a thick vanilla-flavored custard. Roll out your dough before adding chocolate and folding in half, or add raisins and roll into a jelly roll. Finally, cut, proof, bake and even add a sugar glaze.

Savory Brioche Recipes (20:48)
Turn your attention from the sweet to the savory as you explore topping or filling your brioche dough with cheeses, pesto, meats and even a fresh egg. Form mini deep-dish pizzas and hot pockets and make Joanne’s special pesto recipe where she blanches the basil to add an extra punch of flavor.

Sticky Sticky Buns (10:20)
Master the sticky buns that brought down competitive chef Bobby Flay. Joanne shares her exclusive recipe for her famous sweet rolls as you learn how to make the rich caramel sauce that will give your rolls their “goo.” Then, roll out your dough, layer on a sweet, nutty mixture, roll up and cut into buns. Proof, bake and prepare to get stuck on this treat!

Your Instructor

Lynne Chapman

Over the course of nearly 30 years as an illustrator, Lynne Chapman has published more than 30 children’s picture books. Along with working on books, Lynne has taught drawing and illustration at The Sheffield College and Hallam University in England, as well as in workshops across the globe. Lynne also runs Urban Sketchers Yorkshire and is an Urban Sketchers correspondent. You can enjoy an over-the-shoulder view of Lynne’s work on her blog, An Illustrator’s Life for Me.

Bonus Materials

Classic and Creative Brioche Pastries - Recipes


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.