Draping Course Outline

Draping is a great way to enhance any event. Event Draping can cover unsightly areas, change the colour palette of an event space or stand as a backdrop to a main table at a wedding or a stage.

Create an elegant ambiance with stylish draping that will leave a lasting impression. Whether you want to do fancy, sophisticated, subtle or the most devilishly decadent, fairy lit function backdrop, this draping course will assist you in allowing your imagination to run wild. You will work with and understand a range of different fabrics.

Modules Covered in the Course

    • Introduction to function décor & draping
    • Materials and equipment used for draping
    • Material preparation
    • Fire retardation
    • Safety first
    • Marketing yourself
    • Time Management
    • Building a portfolio
    • Measuring your function space
    • Charging for your services
    • Sourcing suppliers
    • Supplier management
    • Draping of a main table
    • Colour techniques
    • Securing your ropes
    • Chair décor & draping
    • Draping a gazebo
    • Draping backdrops
    • Draping a room
    • Arch draping
    • Working with Fairy lights and lighting
    • Draping of an actual marquee
    • Basic First Aid course
      • Fractures, Burns and Bleeding
      • Seizures and Shock
      • Head injuries and Sprains
      • Bites and Stingss
      • The emergency call and Safety
      • The Recovery position
      • You will receive:
      • 44 page full colour Basic First booklet and attendance card
      • Basic First Aid certificate (valid for 2 years)


Part Time: 8 weeks (Sunday 1pm – 5pm)


Full Time: 5 days (9am-3pm)

Starting Dates:

Part time (8 Weeks):

  • 7th February 2016

Full time (5 Days):

  • 25th – 29th January 2016


The SA School of Weddings provides students who require assistance at any stage after the completion of the course. Students are able to bounce ideas around and seek guidance for years to come. We have an open door policy and our Training Centre is always open.


Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Skills Programme Certificate in Event & Wedding Draping as well as a Certificate in Basic First Aid valid for 2 years.

In order to successfully pass this draping course you will need to complete all the practical applications of the course.

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