Interior design classes at Highbank with Tonia Todman

Where and how we live is a major influence in our lives. Setting up a house or flat, renovating or re-furbishing, planning a colour scheme and soft furnishings – all can be daunting if you are new to it. Even if you are all too familiar with decorating houses you can become confused with the many choices you need to make and a fresh pair of ‘eyes’ can make all the difference. These classes will help you achieve your goals by giving you the confidence to make those important decorating and design decisions.With weekends ‘away from Melbourne’ in mind, we will also be having Friday evening classes for those renovating, refurbishing and decorating. These start at 7.30pm with an informal meal with local wines followed by the class. There is time allowed for questions and the evening finishes around 10.30pm.Understanding and working with colour, knowing your decorating style, planning a renovation budget and time-table.
During the morning you will learn how to plan a renovation, the best timetable for it and of the different types of renovations – part of this class will be tutored by Master Carpenter and renovation consultant Michael Dowding. The afternoon will focus on understanding and working with colour and discovering your decorating style. Are you refurbishing, renovating or decorating? Do bring your building plans, photos of your project or just a rough sketch of your ideas and we’ll do what we can to help personally.Please let us know if this class interests you – it is an ideal hands-on group class. Suggest a date and we”ll do our best to arrange it.

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Friday evening dinner class

This class covers renovations, timetables, setting a budget, working with colour and finding your style – class starts at 7.30pm, includes an informal meal with local wines and concludes around 10.30pm after questions and supper. Cost for this class is $75.00 per person – a unique and interesting start to a weekend away in the Central Highlands!Name a date that suits you and we’ll do our best to arrange it.

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Decorative paint techniques and stencilling

Personalise your home and possessions with stencilling and stylish paint techniques. Paint techniques such as ragging and sponging can work wonders with feature walls or to disguise old plaster work, and have always worked hand in hand with stencilling. Learn about the art of designing and cutting stencils and using multiple stencils. Learn where to use them to advantage on walls, floors, furniture and fabric. All materials are supplied for the class.Please let us know if this class interests you – it is an ideal hands-on group class. Suggest a date and we”ll do our best to arrange it.

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