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|11/08/2017 - 101FD-CED - Fabric Draping Designs 1 - Hollywood, FL||Details||$300|
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You have many choices. Why choose the Event Decorating Academy?
The Event Decorating Academy® is the only place you can learn all aspects of professional event decorating, hands-on, from award winning decorators. Our focus for the past decade has been teaching others to be successful in this fun and profitable business.
The Certified Event Decorator® designation is exclusive to decorators that have completed the two week, twelve-day CED course at the Event Decorating Academy® and have passed the written and hands-on test.
Others claiming to offer similar courses must think pretty highly of us as well. Many have copied our materials, two of them going as far as scraping our website instead of creating their own - until our attorney suggest that was not nice.
Can you learn professional event decorating from a video course? While videos are helpful, they do not give you the range of learning that you receive building full-size decor in our permanent facility or during one of our tour dates. With someone critiquing your work and showing you the little tricks and nuances you will leave the course with the confidence that you can take on the next paying job and do it well. The picture of your work that you take during class will help you build a portfolio that you can present as your work because.. well it was your work.
As you choose to further your professional event decorating career through education, you must ask yourself if you want to learn from the dedicated leader and innovator or are you willing to settle for imitators who are just in it for the money or to sell you their products.
The director of the Event Decorating Academy® is Carmen Ballering. Carmen has won numerous awards for her innovative professional event decor. During her career as a decorator, she has done both major corporate events as well as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other family events. Her work has appeared on local, national and international television, in magazines and newspaper. She is a recognized expert within the balloon industry and has been hired by leading companies to present training.
At the Event Decorating Academy, you learn the hands-on skills you need to succeed in this fun and exciting business including fabric draping, balloon decor, props, lighting, centerpieces, floral and so much more including the important business aspects such as marketing and pricing.
This program teaches all the techniques necessary to start or expand your business in the event decorating industry, giving you the proper credentials to be competitive in this growing market.
You will achieve proficiency in the major elements of event decor in this two-week, 12-day, intensive course. Our courses are hands-on, building actual event decor including centerpieces, props, floral... Read more.
We have a unique and high-quality event and wedding draping course which is specifically designed to create the most unique and stunning designs your clients could imagine.
The EDA was the first to offer fabric draping courses in the nation. We teach unique methods for designing low-cost as well as high-end framing and designing.
Learning how to do destination weddings allows you to offer vows exchange for your clients in a stunning destination.
Whether your client envision themselves having a ceremony on a white-sand beach, overlooking gorgeous mountain or in a beautiful garden, there are plenty of locations near you to choose from!
Our event floral design course will help you create floral decor and arrangements for corporate, special events and weddings. Just imagine the 'Wows' when the guests arrive and see your elegant designs, spectacular colors and well-coordinated decor.
These courses focus on fundamental techniques and distinctive designs. You will know the tricks and trade secrets that professional floral designers depends on. Read more.
This course prepares you to succeed in the competitive and growing market of balloon decorating. From over the top arches, to backdrops and balloon drops, the possibilities are endless.
Our classrooms has all the necessary equipment, and we are the only school that offers full balloon decorating courses for beginners to advanced students year-round. Read more.
Learn all the necessary techniques to offer your clients high paying themed parties. Let their imaginations run wild, with your jungle theme. Then out of this world with a space theme and back to their youth with a 50's party.
Theme events are easier than they look and therefore more profitable, once you know the secrets.
What can be more delightful and yummy than a candy buffet tables with many colors and or theme for any occasion! Choose all one color, casual, formal, or even a fun design to have your clients in awe and their friends booking you for their next event.
You will know how to create unique and beautiful designs that you can sell your clients
kid and adult events.
You clients' kids will be the talk of the class with a theme birthday party you created. These courses teach you how to add enchantment to your décor by incorporating props, balloons and fabric to your decor.
Learn to make cute and fun decorations! Offer party packages, and best of all create a
Portfolio will all the pictures of the decor you build in class.
Retail gift baskets, balloon bouquets and floral arrangements are big business by themselves or as an addition to your existing retail. In these courses you will use fresh and silk flowers, latex balloons, plush, baskets and other items to make wonderful arrangements and baskets.
Many new designs for Valentine’s, baby showers, birthdays, get well, graduation and more. Read more.
Perfect Centerpiece Designs create ambience at any event. Floral designs and theme arrangements are a must to make the decor complete.
Imagine the 'Wow' when the guests arrive and see your elegant designs, spectacular colors with the coordinated decor, all customized to your client’s taste! Offer rental and upscale centerpieces as well as simple styrofoam pieces for kids parties. Read more.
Learn how to make amazing scenes for those really special events. These large decorations that we refer to as props are reusable, so you will make money on them event after event.
Further the ambiance of our events with props to define a theme, and further the
the event, putting the party-goers in the correct mood from Hawaiian luaus to carnivals
If you love to decorate for baby showers, attend this course and learn to create adorable arrangements to welcome the little bundles of joy. Baby showers are growing in popularity by the minute.
Increase your sales and profits by knowing the tips & tricks for an unforgettable baby
Learn how to sell decor with a purpose and amaze your clients with unique pieces.
Don’t have time to be in class all day?
Then join our short classes on the evenings and weekends and learn specific designs.
Fun for everyone, great for kids, seniors or parents that want to learn new projects to do for the kids birthdays or as a stepping stone to a career in event decor! Read more.
Join us every year to a one of a kind graduation.
Full of education, competitions, and networking.
A great vacation for the entire family. Celebrate the triumph of your commitment and hard work. Read more.
Find all the equipment and materials necessary to run your business effectively.
Retail, wholesale and special wholesale pricing to our CED graduates. We carry fabric draping supplies, floral, balloon equipment, styrofoam equipment and more.
Visit our show room or see our huge selection online. Read more.
The perfect software for event professionals, by event professionals.
Keep your clients, jobs, billing and inventory organized. This software was designed with the decorator and gift retailer in mind.
Use this amazing software to print contracts, delivery forms, proposals, orders, rental lists and even add pictures and clip art to help your client visualize the decor. Read more.