The Hunter Design School is opening its doors for an Open Day on Saturday 17th December from 11am-2pm at 555 Hunter St, Newcastle. The Open Day is an opportunity for potential design students and general public to visit the school, ask questions, view the end of year exhibition of the 2011 students and see the opportunities for future study and careers in design.
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Nicole’s Lounge Before
Nicole’s Lounge After – Asymmetrical
The Interior Design & Styling students recently went on a field trip to Domayne at Kotara for a styling session. The staff at Domayne allowed the students to style a space of their choice in either a symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial balance. The students work was then assessed by the class on how the space was working and what could be done differently.
Jodi’s Lounge Before
Jodi’s Lounge After – Asymmetrical
Corenne’s Lounge Before
Corenne’s Lounge After – Symmetrical
Thank you to the staff at Domayne for being so accommodating and allowing us to play with there displays.
The Inside Industry Night with guest speaker Marianne Westall on Wednesday 21st September was a great success. Thank you to Marianne, the students who spoke and all who attended. Marianne a Newcastle textile designer shared her experience and knowledge of the industry including short deadlines, designing with the manufacturing process and end product in mind and the importance of floral motifs in textiles.
Thank you to the students who spoke of their experience studying at HDS, from designing rugs to working in design and with clients.
It was a fantastic night with plenty or inspiration.
As part of the Inside Industry Night series the Hunter Design School welcomes guest speaker Marianne Westall on Wednesday 21st September, 7pm at 555 Hunter St Newcastle. Marianne is a Newcastle textile designer and will share her experience and knowledge of the industry. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter Design School will be running a one off Portfolio Presentation Workshop. Bring along your portfolio ideas including images you like (to show your style), text/font and colours for inspiration. Please bring your portfolio work and any materials you wish to use, these may include board, folders, knife, cutting mat etc.
When: Saturday 4th June
For further information please call or contact us on
02 49157007 or via email email@example.com
Hunter Design School hosts an Art Auction on Friday 21st of January with all funds being donated to help Queensland shine once again.
Local artists have joined together in support including; David Green, Chris Elfes, Kiasmin Burrell, Melanie Cliffton, Louise Souer and many more.
Exhibition opens at 6.30pm with the bidding starting at 7.30pm on the 21st of January
Come along to support Queensland families and have fun bidding on some spectacular pieces of art work.
Come and Explore Kiasmin’s freestyle painting class and find your inner creative.
This summer you have the chance to paint with one of the finest artists in Newcastle, with eight years experience Kiasmin can help you create a master piece. With the opportunity to work with your choice of mediums including oils,acrylic, water colour and charcoal as well as other secret ingredients.
So come and discover your own individual style and interests. Not to mention the outstanding artworks you will personally create and the end of 4 weeks.
Don’t forget beginner of advance you are all welcome.
Day classes :
Thursdays 6 January – 27 January 2011
Cost : $440.00 ( supplies additional )
For further information or application form please call or contact via email.
Come in and experience the creative energy, meet the team, listen to current students speak of their creative journey.
Students and educators will be there to talk about their work which will be on show for all to view and admire.
Open day will commence from 10-4pm, so come along and have all your questions answered.
A hearty congratulations to everyone who participated in the Newcastle Home Show and Hunter Design School Room Competition.
What and effort!! It has to be said that the final results were amazing!
The three rooms were put together by second year diploma students Nicole Marshall (Crysalis Designs), Yvonne Cooper (Eve Designs) and Jodi Thomas (Spice by Jodi) and their teams of Foundation students.
Teams were allocated a type of bed, bedside table and ozipods and given the dimensions of the space and had access to Spotlight, Rovert Lighting and Bristol for paint and wallpaper. The rest was up to their imaginations and creativity.
Team Chrysalis created a serene adult retreat, featuring a beautiful wall of floating dragon flies. The space was inviting and tactile, viewers felt inspired to touch and experience the space.
Team Eve created a fun and energetic kids bedroom. Red, blue and white were the key colours creating a striking combination. The lively red wallpaper and kids swing engaged both old and young. They created a life size window to add mystery and charm, captivating the audience.
Team Spice opted for a multipurpose bedroom, creating a functional space complete with the essentials for fashion design and creativity. The bold orange and reds courted the eye through the space, organic chalk and layers of textured fabrics enticed viewers to enter and touch.
The overall winner was Team Chysalis, however all the designs were met with such positivity that the real winner was the charity ‘Life Education’.
A big thank you has to go out to the team at Spotlight, Rovert Lighting, Bristol, Latex Bedding and Ozrobes who all supplied us with everything we needed!
An amazing experience for all involved – can’t wait for 2011!!