Decorate on a budget

Younghayes Centre - Cranbrook, Exeter

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone interested in decorating their home. Create an interior scheme for yourself or family and friends – this course will show you where to start. This course is certificated by Learn Devon.

Course content

This short course will include all the information you need to decorate a room on a budget – how to create a mood board, colour palettes and colour theory, styles and trends, finding your style, sourcing furnishings and accessories within your budget, creating a scheme and producing a professional looking design board. You will create a small portfolio of work including samples, colour palettes, trends and sources of inspiration.

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will complete an individual learning plan and have one-to-one discussions with your tutor. You will also create a small portfolio to demonstrate your work including samples and ideas.

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring any interior magazines/ catalogues etc with you. You could start collecting images of colours or furnishings that you like.

No previous experience is necessary.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

To get the most out of this course, you will need to finish work started in class each week ready for the following week. There will also be some research to complete.

About the tutor

Sam Brown currently works as a tutor for Learn Devon running courses in craft and design. Prior to this she had a varied career working as a Graphic Designer, an Interior Designer and as a Manager in interior and fashion retail.

Sam has a BA(Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth as well as diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.

Since childhood, Sam has loved making handcrafted pieces, developing skills in needlecraft and creative textiles techniques. She is interested in combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics and from letterpress printing to Adobe Creative Cloud.

“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.”

Samantha Brown, Arts & Crafts Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date27 Feb 2019
End date20 Mar 2019
Start time12:30
End time14:30
Concessions not available