|We are thrilled to announce that the WPIC Wedding & Event Designer |
Certification Course has officially launched!
|The first in-class course will take place on June 8 & 9, 2019 in Toronto, the first on-line session will be in August 2019. |
We will be delivering the course live in other cities across Canada and the Caribbean starting in Fall 2019.
Class sizes will be limited to 20 students, so that everyone gets plenty of
hands-on experience with the materials and time with the instructors.
|THE WEDDING AND EVENT DESIGNER CERTIFICATION COURSE |
Elements of Event Design
· Tools of the Trade
· The Business of Event Design
· Colour Theory
· Lighting Design
· Backdrops & Draping
· Event Floral Art & Installations
· Styled Shoots
· Marketing & Branding
|The course is made up of Lecture Theory, Industry Speakers, Hands-on |
Practicum, Home-study of the text book and an At-Home Project.
2 Days of In-class Instruction + 1 month Home Study + Practical Exam= Certification
THE BUSINESS OF WEDDING AND EVENT DESIGN Owning an event
design business is a balanced combination of design ability and business acumen.
To continually grow as a designer and business professional, an
understanding of the principles of business are necessary.
Marketing and Branding
Inventory and Collateral Management
COLOUR THEORY The study of colour, emotion, and the psychology of
colour continues to be at the forefront of modern event design.
Colour evokes mood and creates an ambiance that is communicated throughout an effective event design scheme.
The use of colour creates dynamic event environments that evoke specific design themes and design schemes.
A complete understanding of colour theory enhances the skill set of an
· Colour Wheel
· Psychology of Colour
· Colour Trends
SKETCHING Effectively communicating your vision to a client is a core
competency of being a successful event designer.
Sketching becomes a dynamic medium to build client confidence,
showcase your skill as an event designer, and increase revenue through
An effective event designer is a master at communicating ideas.
· Several sketching techniques
· Rendering techniques
· Sketching tools
· Two dimensional sketching
· Three dimensional sketching
LIGHTING DESIGN An experienced event designer is well versed in the
art of lighting design. It is often said “you cannot have a successful decor scheme without the magic of lighting”.
An informative course of enhancing your clients events with dynamic
Effect of lighting on an event design scheme
Trussing and rigging
Working with lighting professionals
TEACHING AIDES In-class the students will participate with hands-on draping, backdrops, arches, and tablescapes.
FINAL PRACTICAL PROJECT A Final Practical Project must be completed and sent in for evaluation. All students must complete and submit all
criteria of the Practical Project, submit all work, including photos and a
video of their project. This project and all supporting documents will be
evaluated and along with the student’s in-class success, will determine if
the student is to be certified.
|Cost: $999 CDN|
The cost of the course includes all instruction, text book, design apron,
use of tools and materials in-class.
*Upon completion of the final exam, a certificate will be mailed to
successful students in 6-8 weeks
|ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR PARAS MEHTA, WPICC|
Recognized as one of Canada’s top talents in event design,
Paras Mehta is the creative force behind Paras Events, creating
highly stylized and luxurious social and corporate events
internationally for the most discerning of clientele. Paras is known for his calm demeanor, sophisticated design aesthetic, and
commitment to each and every client.
In just over a decade, Paras has garnered the acclaim of the Canadian
Events Industry. He was awarded his first Canadian Event Industry Star
Award at the age of 24 and a year later at age 25, was named
‘Event Designer of the Year’ by the Canadian Wedding Industry
–one of the highest achievements in wedding design in Canada.
Paras was recognized as the 2016 ‘Wedding Professional of the
Year’ for his portfolio of work and contributions to the Canadian Event Industry and more recently, ‘Wedding Designer of the Year’ by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada for 2017 and 2018.
Paras Events is a past winner of the Brampton Outstanding
Achievement Awards and is currently a ‘Consumer’s Choice Award’
recipient for 2017 and 2018 and a Canadian Special Events Star Awards
recipient for ‘Best Theme Décor’ and ‘Best Wedding Creative’ for 2019.
Paras is a highly sought after designer known for his creativity, attention to detail, and innovative approach to design.
His ability to conceptualize space in harmony with his client’s
desires has made him the top choice for a host of corporations,
organizations, foundations, top-tier hotels and resorts, event planners, and couples.
Paras is committed to design education and the future of the event
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