Susan Topping: We’ve been invited here by Global
TV to do Santa’s Workshop for the Toy Drive. We have the Interior Decorating students, they’re from first and second year in the decorating program and we are
setting up the whole scene for delivery for tomorrow so we’ve got one day to put it all together. Melissa Clarke: Our vision is to kind of do a traditional, magical, whimsical workshop with lots of reds, bright reds, greens and make it
really fun for the kids. We also have some elements we have to incorporate. Some bookcases in
the room and also a very large gingerbread house. Kara Smith: It’s going very well. We have lots
of items from Canadian Tire that were donated to us and we are in the middle of decorating trees which is absolutely the fun part of this project. The interior Decorating program offers a co-op component to
it so you have the option of having that added to your program. It was amazing how
much of what we learned in the classroom actually applied to the job. Alva Au: The professors are awesome, I mean a
lot of them are interior designers themselves they have their own business, some of them have
their own TV shows so they’ve got the experience, you know, they’re always out there in the field dealing with clients and so it’s really great that we get that information brought to us. Susan Topping: The students get to experience what an actual client is like and working with real environment and real settings.
We have had to conform to a budget and a space so they’re using their conceptual design and applying what they’ve learned in the classroom into an actual real situation.