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Juan, Creative Technologies

Jamie, Applied Decorating

In the first year, you go to school every day – it’s a lot like high school. In the second year it started becoming more real and the tutors become quite flexible. Now I’m in my third year, I’m often working from home or on location doing filming.

Right now, we’re dealing with colour and all sorts of decorating effects. Next week, we’re doing spray and then conventional painting and then we’re onto wallpaper.

I work from my studio at home on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesdays I have meetings with tutors. On Thursday there are exhibition tutorials, on Friday I’m there doing a first-year paper.

The course is very hands-on, it’s not just theory classes. It’s actually more practical than I thought it would be – that’s what I love about it. I get here an hour earlier, I don’t like to be late. I just go up to the computers before class then we get straight into things, chunk that out, have our first break then get straight into practical work for the rest of the afternoon. With only one hour of theory, I’m there every day.

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WelTec 2016 GRAB Magazine