Upcycling Course
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May 17–Jun 16, 2015
Organized by: Art Café-Egypt
Venue: Art Café-Egypt
Address: 62 road 13, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Admission: 1500 EGP
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/912609305471063/

Upcycling Interiors course
10 classes/ 1500 L.E.

twice a week – 3 hours

Morning Sessions: 
Sunday & Tuesday from 10:00a.m. till 1:00.pm.
Dates: May 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st, June 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th & 16th 2015
Registration and payment before May 14th

Course Introduction : 
Everything you throw away has value, however small. Whether it’s a broken chair, a bicycle or a tissue roll.But what if it’s broken, bent, torn or rusted? Is it trash? What can you actually do with it? Realistically, what is its value? Repurposing and upcycling may provide some answers.
What is Upcycling? Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and giving it new life as something that is either useful or creative.rather than simply protect the planet from human impact, we should redesign economic development so that it improves the planet.Upcycling interrupts the cycle of consumption and the habit of buying things and throwing them away,it gives still-useful things another life in an effort to keep those things out of the landfill for a little while longer. At its best, upcycling takes something that appears to be worthless and transforms it so completely that it will always be valuable and valued.
The problem with upcycling is how do you turn junk back into something useful? What does it take to rework something broken into something beautiful? And this is the basic concept of the course as i am passionate about the fact that we should all try to use things as long as possible, rather than turn them into waste.I will teach you in this course how to Upcycle.You will learn through this course interior decor through Upcycling,making the best from waste is our model.
What you will gain through the course?
It's so inspiring! you will never look at anything the same again,ex:you will look at a tissue roll and think "oh! thats my new wall decor item"
Many factors including the increased awareness of environmental responsibility and a slow economy 
you can start your own interior decor business with minimal cost (or you can say no budget at all )
You will save alot of money
You will learn to (Reduce,Reuse and Recycle)& (Reclaim, Reverse, Resurrect)
this eco-trend is all about creating your own unique style from cast-offs 
it changes the patterns of our lives being fast and busy. Often online and connected to people we don’t really know, turning back to crafts and creative pursuits which gives many of us so much joy and satisfaction in our lives.

Course Duration and content :
30 hour course 
5 weeks twice a week - 10 lectures each is 3 hours 
7 Theoretical hours divided into all lectures 
20 Practical hours 
3 hours final project session 
Professional Photo session for each student work by the end of the course

The Instructor :
Aisha Radwan the owner of aisha radwan studio for interior decor ,Handmade Products and event planning . She started working in interior decor since 2008..she had many media interviews in differant channels presenting and discussing her work.she gave courses in many art centers including her own studio in cairo-egypt.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: But isn’t that just recycling?
A:Some would say that upcycling must move goods or supplies up the supply chain while recycling does not. Others would conclude that upcycling is a physical process and recycling is a chemical process. Still other definitions state that for something to be considered upcycled there must be an increase in worth or quality. Because one can find truth in all of these explanations, we use a broad definition that includes them all. Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and giving it new life as something that is either useful or creative

Q: How long does the course take to complete?
A: 10-12 weeks.

For more information please contact Art Cafe 

01227050753- 0223803331 info@artcafe-egypt.com
Art cafe is open Saturday to Wednesday from 10am-10pm and Thursday from 10am-7pm