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Dewit Design Camp: Q & A

I've been practicing my moody, haphazard floral design/photography. It is HARD, y'all. (Inspired by Ariel Dearie, a New Orleans native, natch.)

Thank you all for the Camp excitement! That makes me so happy. A few of you have written in with questions, which I will answer below. And if you have more questions, email or ask in the comments.

Q: When is [city] Camp going to be?

A: Well, here's the thing. Nothing has been scheduled in any city besides New Orleans. That is for a couple of reasons: a) I've been secretly offering the New Orleans class to locals for a while, so it was very easy to fill (there are a few spots left!), but b) I had no idea if anyone elsewhere would be interested. So if you think you might be even the tiniest bit into going, email me (and it would be super-helpful if you put the city name in the subject line) or tell me in the comments so I can get a feel for the most popular cities and can schedule accordingly. Also, if you would like Design Camp to come to your city, tell me that in the comments too!

Q: Can inexperienced designers attend?

A: YES. This is for people of all skill levels, but most especially for those of you who have no idea what to do or where to begin. Because that is what I am going to show you. And it will be super fun. Also there will be cupcakes.

Q: What all will we learn at Design Camp?

A: Girl, so much. Here is the list I've got in my current syllabus (Syllabus! HAHAHAHAAAAAA.):

Basic principles and elements of design
Starting from scratch
Using and repurposing existing items
Common mistakes (DEWITs)
Putting it all together (DEWINNIT)
Styling it all up
Basic flower arranging*
Shooting interiors

Paint and wall coverings
Window treatments
Furniture and rugs
Q & A

Q: Do I need to reserve all day on both days for this?

A: No, each day should run from morning until about mid-afternoon, with breaks for lunch and snacks. So you still have time to go home afterward, catch a disco nap, and get dressed to go out on Saturday night. I assume that's why you asked.

Q: Is there any way to schedule a one-on-one session or in-home consultation?

A: Yes, I am offering both to Camp attendees, at a discounted rate (Attendees will also receive a discount on all decorating services). These will be scheduled before and/or after Camp hours.

Q: Is everything going to be awesome?

A: Yes.


*Not like craziness in above photo, unless you're into that sort of thing.

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Reader Comments (25)

I'm in Atlanta and would definitely be interested. And I could probably (pretty easily) be talked into visiting New Orleans if you need a final person or two to fill those spots :)
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenB
Come to Indianapolis!
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison
Any chance you'll make it north... to Canada? :)
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
Ooh! Atlanta! I'm definitely in. I'll shoot you an email! Yay!
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCJ
Someplace in Texas! Preferably Austin or Houston (I live in a smallish town right between them). Thanks! This looks super awesome and fun!
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
LA or (even better) San Francisco please!
February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDriverB
Boston! And like JenB, I'd love an excuse to revisit New Orleans ... are there dates/times?
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
Houston! We can feed ya. Plus we're awesome.
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam
Washington dc NEEDS you.
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSFDC
san francisco, please.
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertara
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
San Francisco, Please!!!
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShalini
San Francisco, please!
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeg
Washington, DC!
February 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersc
I said this on your announcement post too... but: San Francisco!
February 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNina
So, what y'all are saying is that I should come to San Francisco?
February 18, 2012 | Registered Commenterabchao
February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShalini
Los Angeles, please!
February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
I would make the trip down to L.A., but would rather go to San Francisco, or even better, Portland, Oregon. Wahoo for Dewit Camp! I've found myself recently telling my friends to dewit!, but unfortunately they don't have appropriate context, at least not yet.
February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Another vote for San Francisco! With a second for Portland and a third for LA. Thanks for considering!
February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Pretty pretty please for western Canada!
February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCori
Atlanta! I'm the chick in Nashville, we've emailed a bit and I originally said I could go to New Orleans, but Atlanta is MUCH closer to me. Let us know when you set dates!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMolly
Come to Chicago!!!! Although I could totes make it to Indianapolis with Jen B!

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrit
I'm adding a third vote for Indianapolis.
March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmi
I'm late to the party, but Los Angeles please!!
March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTooshay

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