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Private Classes by Donna Skufis -
Dondar Designs

Training at Donna's studio offers the best in hands on education. Her fully equipped workroom was purchased and laid out with students in mind. Every class is limited to insure personal attention. Two students minimum, up to four students maximum per class. Scheduled classes are available. Dates and times can be flexible, just call to arrange. Please see class descriptions and topics below.

Private lessons are available upon request. One on one training at Donna's studio is also offered. Please note Donna's specialties below for the list of possible topics.

Training at your location is also available. Donna is available to travel to you and your staff if required. Weekend training can also be arranged. Please contact her directly to make these arrangements.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Hard cornice construction, upholstery and embellishments
  • Head boards, start to finish with outstanding embellishments
  • Custom one of a kind specialty cornices
  • Soft and semi hard cornice techniques and embellishments
  • Basic methods through custom techniques for operating and fixed fabric shades
  • New standards for shade safety set by the consumer product safety commission
  • Draping and pattern drafting... Create your own patterns for any window treatment
  • Professionally produced pattern alteration and combination
  • Bays, bows and corner window engineering and trouble shooting techniques
  • Packaging and transportation techniques
  • Beyond the basic drapery panel... Custom embellishments, skirt, lead edges and more
  • Arches and shaped top window engineering techniques
  • Proportion, scale and window treatment reproduction from photos and drawings
  • Find your niche... The advantages of specializing
  • Building the world class team... Workroom and Designer
  • What not to do... through the eyes of a 27 year sole proprietor
  • Motorization for the small fabrication studio

Industry Consultant or Specialty Instructor:

  • Kwik-Affix Products
  • Sunshine Foam and Upholstery
  • JoDee's Incorporated
  • Somfy Home Motion Systems

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