Moji Designs lampshade making academy
One-to-one 5 day lampshade making masterclass in Brighton
Including a business startup guide for crafters
2022 dates: All one-to-one course dates are individually booked and do not have fixed dates to allow maximum flexibility. You can choose the day that suits you the most so please use the 'message the tutor' button to discuss your availability to arrange a mutually convenient date. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.
Hello and welcome to our 5 day lampshade making masterclass. If you want to learn the full range of skills and techniques in lampshade making, this course is for you. The course incorporates all the skills of traditional and modern lampshade making over five days of intensive, yet relaxed and fun, tuition. You’ll have the opportunity to create beautiful, original pieces that will add ambience and atmosphere to your home. In addition to traditional shades, I am delighted to add the modern drum lampshade to the sessions. The drum lampshade brings a contemporary feel to a home and it is the ideal shade for a wide range of interiors. Lampshades come in a wide range of beautiful and unique styles, each with their own function and personality and learning to make them is incredibly rewarding.
In this 5 day workshop, you’ll learn…
. Modern drum lampshade including creating templates for tapered lampshades
. Traditional tailored lampshade
. Pleated lampshade
. Gathered lampshade
. Balloon lining
. Pleated or gathered lining
. Demonstration of exterior lining for ornate frames such as dome, tiffany and square frames
. Hand-sewn bias trim
. Demonstration of various cover and assembling techniques for ornate and awkward frame shapes
. Business related topics such as pricing and selling your lampshades
By the end of the workshop, you’ll take four completed shades home to add the perfect touch to your interiors.
During this in-depth workshop, we’ll also talk about how to turn your new skills into a business. I’ve worked with students who have gone on to great success running craft businesses, and I love to celebrate and support makers taking their first steps into this world. Having the right knowledge and assistance at the start of your journey can make all the difference to your business. Across the 5 days, I’ll give you an insight into the fundamentals of running a lampshade making business. We’ll discuss anything from creating a lampshade collection, how to price, selling wholesale, selling to retailers, finding your ideal clients to marketing and the importance of branding.
Whether you want to learn the craft as a hobby, or plan to launch your own lampshade making business, this course will give you what you need to get started.
You have total flexibility over your masterclass sessions, and can take four consecutive days, or book multiple sessions spread out to fit around your schedule. For all 1-2-1 tuition workshops, we will work with you to create the best session plan possible. Whatever you hope to gain from this course, just know that I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing my skills and experience to help you reach your goals.
Advantage of our one-to-one workshops
Acquiring a new skill can be daunting, but one-to-one tuition can change that. The advantages of our one-to-one tuition is that they can be tailored to your exact level and needs. You will get the opportunity to learn a new craft whilst at ease and at your own pace. We will support you to turn your skills into a business by providing plenty of business advice and trade tips. Your developing skills are improved throughout the course without the pressure of keeping up with a group. Above all, you can enjoy some quality time away from the pressures of everyday life. Embrace the experience and treat yourself to the gift of lifelong learning.
Post Course Business Support:
After completing the course if you feel you would benefit from extra support launching or developing your business, I also offer online business consultation sessions.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Flexible Dates Offered
Time: 09.30 – 5.30 Including materials, notes, lunch and refreshments.
2022 dates: All one-to-one course dates are individually booked and do not have fixed dates to allow maximum flexibility. You can choose the day that suits you the most so please use the 'message the tutor' button with your availability to arrange a mutually convenient date. We try to be as flexible as possible, so that you can fit the workshops in with your home life and work commitments.
5 days (9:30am to 5:30pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
Spending 5 days with Moji in her studio was a real pleasure. No online tutorial or book can replace a real hands-on workshop with someone who knows the ins and outs of the lampshade. Moji provided me with the techniques I need to go on and experiment on my own with confidence. Moji is so welcoming, she made the whole experience truly enjoyable. It was like visiting a friend.
From the playlists to the delicious food, her workshop is ideal. I will definitely be back for some more in the future. Thank you, Moji!
Response from Moji Designs:Dear Carine,
I really enjoyed the 5 day masterclass lampshade making by Moji. She is an excellent teacher. She is fun, a real professional and she is strict and pushes you to perfection. She doesn't want you to settle for less. She really aims for quality, even in the learning proces. I like that. It was an intensive course and I made 4 differnet types of lampshades, so I really got a good sense for the carft.
What I also liked was her passion for crafst in general and especially for the lampshade making. While working we talked a lot about craftmanship and about setting up a business for a lampshade maker. What does it take to set up such a business? How do you build a collection? How about pricing? etc. I could ask everyting I wanted to know. I really liked this very professional and business approach. That was what I was looking for. And besides her excelent teaching she prepares lovely lunches!! It was the trip, dealing with all the covid regulations and the costs more than worthwhile! A huge thank you!
Response from Moji Designs:Thank you so much for your kind words Annegien. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to seeing your ideas come to fruition. A huge thank you to you too for attending my course despite all the restrictions and difficulties around traveling to UK from Holland. I am so grateful that you chose to work with me and I wish you the best in all you do!
I thoroughly enjoyed the course – although quite intensive, it's a great ‘escape’ from everyday life. It’s amazing how the hours just fly by when you’re absorbed in something creative! I really appreciated Moji's take on seeing lampshade-making as a craft to do with patience and to take time to enjoy each step and the skills involved – it is definitely not something that can be rushed. I will need to remind myself of this when I do my own projects. The true test of the course success is that I can't wait to start on my own projects. Thank you Moji !