Anna Zeibig
Interior Design Courses

COVID-19 update: due to the ongoing pandemic all current courses up to September 2020 are held online. If you signed up for any of the courses I will send you all the necessary info on how to access the remote learning material. The upcoming course in October 2020 is planned as a regular (in-person) course, if this changes I will let you know immedately. Stay home and stay safe!

About

Want to design the remodeling of your old home yourself? Or to design the interior of your new house? Or always have been into interior design and want to learn more about colours, space and light for your next project?

Anna, a freelance interior designer based in Budapest, Hungary with over 15 years of experience working in Seville, Madrid and Budapest will teach you how to formulate your ideas, create an inspiring space, use basic designer tools and communicate your plans to developers or others.

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The courses are intended for total beginners. Either for those who think of interior design as a hobby or also for those who are thinking of a professional career but would like to get a taste first.

At the end of the courses you will have a better understanding of the design process, and perceive space, colours and materials in a new light. Finally with enough dedication you will be able to manage a small interior design project on your own.

So far courses were held in Barcelona, Madrid, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Vienna, Budapest, Tel Aviv and New York and it all started in 2012.

I highly recommend taking her course whether you are clueless in internal design or an advance beginner - I had lots of fun!!
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Courses

All courses are available as gift certificates! Email me at anna@annazeibig.com if unsure which course to take or give as a gift to your daughter, mom, aunt or significant other! And why not check out one of my teaser presentations?

Online course

in English

The online courses started as a necessity because of the COVID-19 situation but actually many of you were asking for these in the past. In April 2020 the online courses were finally launched! :)

The remote learning material will roughly cover my Weekend Course and Workshop, complete with presentations, exercises and live one-on-one face-to-face videoconferencing.

Online platform


The course will be organized on Microsoft Teams which is a great platform for all sorts of online activities, there is a forum, chat, messaging, etc. Once you are signed up for the course, I will send you the link for acccessing all the class material.

Presentations


You will be able to access these 6 video presentations (about 30-40 minutes each) that I pre-recorded for the class. You may view them online or download them to keep forever. You may view them on your own schedule, view one per day or binge watch the whole thing in one sitting (not recommended :))

  1. An introduction to the design process
  2. Space planning
  3. Color theory and how to use color with confidence
  4. Lighting and creating an atmosphere
  5. Kitchen design
  6. Bathroom design
There will be additional video presentations explaining how to use various online tools, see exercises below.

Exercises


We'll have 4 sets of exercises.

  1. Scaled floor plan drawing
  2. Create your color scheme
  3. Make your mood board
  4. Visualize your project using 3D online tools
The floor plan drawing exercise will be explained in a separate video and you will be able to do it at home with basic tools (paper, pencil, rulers). There will also be a video presentation explaining how to use the color scheme, mood board and 3D online tools. These are free online software, you don't have to download anything you'll only need to register online and go ahead and use them.
After completing the exercises you'll upload them to Microsoft Teams or email them to me and I'll provide personalized feedback.

Live face-to-face one-on-one consultation


In addition to viewing the presentations and completing the exercises each participant will have a 30 minutes live session with me via Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Skype or another platform. We may exchange general ideas about interior design, discuss the exercises in detail, explore possible career paths or any other topic you might find interesting. This is of course in addition to any chat or written correspondence on Microsoft Teams which you are always encouraged to participate in.

What you will need


For the exercises please have these around:

Please download Microsoft Teams and register for the following free online tools:



Home Therapy Workshop

in English

1 day, 4 hours

Choose the most challenging room you want to design or re-design, bring photos and measurements and we'll work it all out together! We will discuss possible solutions, you can ask about all the issues that were bothering you for the past few years, talk about your place and solve your interior design problem together! Small groups, at most 6 people. This type of workshop is an ideal gift to a loved one :)

Outline


  1. This is a problem solving workshop if you need help with (re)designing your living room/bathroom/kitchen/etc or if you are simply confused about using the right colors and materials, feel overwhelmed by multiple furnishing choices or just don't feel comfortable with your current space.
  2. Choose the most challenging room you want to (re)design and bring photos and measurements. We will discuss possible solutions, you can ask questions, talk about your place and we'll solve that interior design problem together!
  3. You can also bring your full new floor plan and we can discuss general features for your next house or apartment as well.

What to bring?


  • Please fill in the questionnaire below with your design plans, which room you'd like to work on, etc. The earlier you do this the better :)
  • 5-10 photos saved on your laptop about the chosen area from different angles, the goal is to be able to have as complete a picture as possible
  • A floor plan with dimensions
  • Laptop with charger
  • Scissors

Standard course

in English

10 classes, 2 hours
each with a coffee break.

You will get the most out of my 3 months standard course. We will have classes weekly and dive into each topic in detail, complete with lectures/presentations and exercises. You will develop your own project, participate in discussions and learn about 3D design.

Outline (order of topics subject to change)


  1. Introduction to Interior Design elements and principles of design, design quality and development, drawings to scale, perspective and axonometrics
  2. Space planning and Furnishing the room, standard measures, distances, elements, room areas, circulation, real world examples
  3. Colour theory and practice, characteristics, combinations, psychology, mood board/colour board
  4. Light, natural and artificial, use of general and ambient lighting, lighting and electrical plans, tips and tricks
  5. Bathrooms layout, ergonomy and comfort, standard measures
  6. Surface finishing and materials, type of coatings, main materials for walls, floor and ceiling, textil, carpet, window treatments, upholstery
  7. Kitchens layout, ergonomy and comfort, standard measures
  8. Styles and decoration, selection of styles, decoration tips
  9. Planning a renovation. Special guest! developers, work flow, financial planning, estimating material quantities
  10. Finalizing your own project and presentation. Finalize and unify the partial projects you have done during the course and present it to the group!

Preliminary schedule (subject to change)


  • Thursday afternoon group: 6, 13, 27 February, 5, 12, 26 March, 2, 23, 30 April
  • Friday morning group: 7, 14, 28 February, 6, 13, 27 March, 3, 24 April, 8 May

What to bring?


  • Completely charged laptop, mouse and charger (no tablets please, some applications don't work properly)
  • Clipboard
  • Also please sign up for the free versions of the following online software:

Full day course and workshop

in English or Spanish

Time for lunch and several coffee breaks.

My full day course/workshop is for you if you would like to get a broad idea and cover as much material as possible in a short time.

A delicious lunch prepared by Kim, host of the space is included in Barcelona! Lunch is of course also included in Budapest (not by Kim though :)).

Outline


  • An introduction to the design process
  • Space planning and scale drawing
  • Color theory and how to use color with confidence
  • Lighting
  • Creating a floor plan

What to bring?


  • Completely charged laptop, mouse and charger
  • Also please sign up for the free versions of the following online software:

Weekend course and workshop

in English or Spanish

Time for lunch and several coffee breaks.

My two-day weekend course/workshop is for you if you would like to get a broad idea but cover more material in more detail than on a full day course.

Outline


  • An introduction to the design process
  • Space planning and scale drawing
  • Color theory and how to use color with confidence
  • Lighting and creating an atmosphere
  • Create a floor plan

Outline


  • Kitchen design
  • Bathroom design
  • Visualize your project using 3D online tools

What to bring?


Selected topics

in English

10 classes, 2 hours
each with a coffee break.

My Selected Topics in Interior Design Course was initially thought to be attended by those of you who attended the Standard Course already. But of course anyone without any previous knowledge of Interior Design is more than welcome! We will go into more details in special topics and cover the first steps in becoming a professional.

Outline (order of topics subject to change)


  1. Space planning 2
  2. The art of storage
  3. History of interior design
  4. Made in HU (not goulash :))
  5. Smart and green homes
  6. Public spaces
  7. Contemporary designers
  8. Furniture design
  9. Decorating with style
  10. Professional practice

Preliminary schedule (subject to change)


  • 7, 14, 28 February, 6, 13, 27 March, 3, 24 April, 8 May

What to bring?


  • Completely charged laptop, mouse and charger (no tablets please, some applications don't work properly)

Teaser class

in English

free!

1 hour

My free teaser class will give you a very good idea what the courses are about, what material we cover, the way I teach so you will know what to expect. If you are unsure which course to take, hesitating about attending at all or simply would like to learn a bit about interior design the teaser class is for you! You can also view a past teaser class presentation here.

Private course and tutoring

in English or Spanish

If none of my course schedules fit your needs or would like to learn on a one-on-one basis private courses and tutoring is also available. Contact me for schedules, pricing, etc!

Testimonials

I've had students from over 70 countries since 2012 which in itself was a very rewarding experience!

Absolutely loved the class. I learned so much, I was inspired and met great people that have similar interests. Great energy and content. I am looking forward to the next class. Sandra Da Silva

Sandra da Silva - November 2015

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I took Anna's course almost two years ago and nowadays we are about to move into a new place. I've been using so much of what I've learnt from Anna - with every single room in the house.

Her lectures were interesting with lots of inspiring examples.

She is very creative and I've learnt a lot.

I highly recommend taking her course whether you are clueless in internal design or an advanced beginner - I had lots of fun!!

Galia, Israel - 8 January 2014

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I was impressed with the one-day introductory workshop in Vienna, which provided a solid overview of theory along with clear examples and real-life applications. I am interested in learning more and would definitely take another course with Anna.

Pamela, Vienna - 28 November 2015

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I did the course basically for fun and ended up learning so much more that I can use in all aspects of my life. I have now started up my own shop and was so grateful for everything I learned that I could easily use with the design and interior decoration of my business and shop. Easy, practical and information that you can always use again. Recommend it to anyone who love beautiful things inside the home.

Dalene Brand, South Africa - 15 January 2014

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For me it was exactly what I needed. It's given me a much better understanding of what is possible and I'm sure to have a much better flat in England because of it!

Anna, UK - January 24 2013

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I'm ready to start my own renovation after attending the 12 interior design courses with Anna. It's a very actionable course ... you learn a lot in a very warm and friendly atmosphere ... with home made cookies! You also get out with your head full of inspiration!

Really great!

Laila Bogaert, Belgium - 24 January 2013

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I took one of Anna Zeibig's interior design courses for a week, which focused on how to use small spaces effectively. I have a small house in England and I was hoping to pick up some good ideas.

Anna's course was very professionally run, well-organised and with a great deal of thought, care and preparation going into each session. The slides were brilliant, beautifully presented, and spot on relevant to the topics.

I learned a great deal from the week with Anna, and it was also fun, with interesting other participants and we really looked forward to Anna's home-made biscuits!

Though the courses are professionally run, they are by no means stiff or formal, and are a friendly and nice place to meet other English speakers, alongside the learning. It is one of the courses in Budapest which I would highly recommend to anyone.

Jutka Fischer, UK - 9 January 2014

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Past courses

I've held courses since 2012 in Barcelona, Madrid, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, New York, Budapest, Vienna and Tel Aviv.