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3 hrs         $100

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Class Description

“Tablescaping” – part of the Art of The Table series. You can simply set the table; or, go a bit further and create a TABLESCAPE for your next event.   Join us to learn about tablescapes and a variety of the elements and the considerations of table design. Transform a normal dinner into a special experience. We’ll have props on hand so you can experiment and start to develop your own table style. A light lunch will be served.

3 hrs.           10am to 1pm         $100             6 – 12 Participants


  • What is a “TABLESCAPE”?!

  • Consideration and attention to design (more than spending money on stuff) can make a big impact on your guests' experience

  • Using layers to maximum effect

  • Bringing in the unexpected.  How several contrasting elements together can create a harmonious experience   

  • A few rules, and how to break them, to make your biggest success yet

About the Instructors
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Tobey Nelson     After a 20 year career in professional Landscape Horticulture, her focus bloomed to include floral design and event planning. Sustainability is her foremost concern when creating both gardens and floral arrangements.  She is a great teacher with a naturalistic style that is the result of a life-long friendship with plants and the experience of years of class instruction.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

We’re in-town with many choices for lodging, stores, and restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk through our little Seaside Village.   There are airport shuttles, Lyft/Uber/Taxi, and a popular free bus system.  A car is unnecessary here.  Recommending a place to stay (there are plenty to choose from) is difficult as they range greatly in price and accommodations, from B&B, Motel, Inn, and Air B&B/VRBO.  Let Google be your guide.   

The Learning Lab’s Kitchen is located behind Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), and behind the Children’s Theater, and behind the Island Dance Theater.  The address is 723 Camano Avenue in Langley WA (commonly known as the old Langley Middle School) and parking for the Kitchen is best on the West side of the campus in what is now The South Whidbey Community Center.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

When a class is reserved by you, you may CANCEL the class up to 10 business days prior to the day of the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations less than 10 business days prior will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill your place.  If we cancel a class for any reason, a full refund of any paid-in-advance funds will be returned to registrants.  Participants may be asked to sign a WAIVER of liability in which they take responsibility for their safety, represent they are not sensory impaired, have no medical conditions of which our Staff ought to be aware, are knowledgeable of and will abide by SAFETY rules and directions from Intructors.