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Wrap your good wishes in style

The festive season sees everybody exchanging gifts. But if you want to give a personal touch to them, why not learn gift wrapping at these classes.

art and culture Updated: Sep 12, 2011 00:16 IST

The festive season sees everybody exchanging gifts. But if you want to give a personal touch to them, why not learn gift wrapping at these classes.

Tint and Shade Art Centre
This institute teaches the students trousseau packing, gift decoration and box-making. They specialise in bread craft - an art of making decorative art pieces by using bread as clay. For Diwali, they have come up with special courses on gift packing that will teach the students to decorate dry fruit trays and chocolate trays, as well as candles and diyas. Using the bread crafts, the students are taught to make artificial crackers, diyas and even Ganpati idols as decorative pieces on the packing. They also teach students to use materials like satin ribbon and tissue cloth. The course comprises of 8 classes.
Where: C-1/82, Noida Sector-31
Cost: R2,500
Tel: 9810600067

Trousseau Packing
The students here are taught the art of gift wrapping professionally as well as a part of hobby classes. The students are also taught to create designs for trousseau packing. The course deals with the arrangement and decoration of various products. If you are creative enough, you will be able to create your own designs after a concept study. The workshop will also include designing of key platters among others. The classes are a month long.
Where: 156, Medha Apartment, Mayur Vihar Ph -1
Cost: Depends on the course
Tel: 9717789052

Kamlesh Arts and Crafts
This school offers three types of courses of gift packing. For this festive season, they have included courses like jewellry packing, ring platter designing, and theme-based packing among others. The courses include use of candles and diyas in the designing process. The institute inducts only ten students per class. They are also planning to undertake 15 days long classes in special packing for Diwali.
Where: Garg Trade Centre Sector 11, Rohini
Cost: R2,500
Tel: 9811821366

Arsk Creations
Along with teaching the art of gift wrapping, the students are also taught to make the material used for designer purposes, including the bows. The students are instructed to make bows such as a flower bow and a peacock bow with materials such as ribbons and tissues. The course also includes envelope-making. For Diwali, the institute will hold special classes for chocolate gift pack wrapping and candle platters among others. The institute also holds professional classes for people interested in taking up this art as a profession. The class is only three days long.
Where: B-7, 2ND Floor, Lajpat Nagar, Part-3
Cost: R2,000-R5,000
Tel: 8010355777

Wrap n Pack
This school conducts three different types of courses of gift and trousseau packing. The three courses include — basic, which is 10 days long, advanced, which is 20 days long, and professional, which includes 30 classes. The main highlight of these classes is the flower arrangement. The students are taught to make various types of flowers using different decorative materials and arranging them in a number of designs and arrangements.The institute only inducts four students per class to ensure personalised teaching.
Where: B-68, Pushpanjali Enclave, Pitampura
Cost: R3,000
Tel: 9818395250