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Sat, Jan 30


Big Plans Melbourne

Amanda Henderson (Gloss Creative)

"Temporary & Enduring Emotion". If you’re going to be a designer you’re going to need to bring some big dreams to work. You’re going to need enough momentum to set the world alight with your own creative truth.

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Amanda Henderson (Gloss Creative)
Amanda Henderson (Gloss Creative)

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Big Plans Melbourne, 687 Queensberry St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

About The Event

"Temporary and Enduring Emotion"

‘I think of what the world could be

A vision of the one I see

A million dreams is all it's gonna take

A million dreams for the world we're gonna make’

Music & Lyrics - Ziv Zaifman

Class Overview

If you’re going to be a designer you’re going to need to bring some big dreams to work. You’re going to need enough momentum to set the world alight with your own creative truth.

Two decades ago Amanda Henderson formed Gloss Creative as a creative platform for experimentation and exploration. What ensued has been the endless rewarding creation of ephemeral installations, put up, pulled down, each one leaving an enduring mark on its audience in a way that only a thunderbolt of visual emotion can.

In this live Masterclass we will learn the following valuable lessons:

  1. Creative Vision.  What is it, how to get it, how to keep it and then renew it all over again and again.
  2. Creative process.  What you think about you bring about.
  3. Creative vulnerability and confidence. Learn why you need it and how to talk to you ego. Brene Brown doesn’t have all the scoop on this one, I have so many stories to share on this topic.
  4. Managing your creative power. Your powers are made up of creativity and business acumen. Learn how to ‘punch above your weight’ on every project.
  5. Say no to free pitching and mean it.  Getting real. How to get work, when to pitch, when not to pitch and generally how to ask the hard questions without cringing on the inside.

About Amanda Henderson & Gloss Creative

Amanda Henderson has defied categorisation providing creative direction and concept development to fashion and luxury markets. Amanda is a master of brand expression, creating temporary scenography of enduring emotion.

Through Gloss Creative as her prolific creative platform she founded in 2000, Amanda designs and executes exquisite projects, every installation breaking new ground. Gloss Creative elevates brands through creative renewal and specialise in the creation of highly emotive set and event design, runways, retail installations and temporary marquees.

Awarded by her peers nationally, Amanda is widely recognised as a design leader who has furthered the scope of visual merchandising beyond the retail world, her visionary expressions inspiring a new generation of designers to create temporary visual emotion across multiple design platforms.

​Amanda learned early on that she could make audiences fall in love with environments simply by making them feel and experience something, memories that lasted long after the physical immersion had gone. It crystallized her long held belief that your business plan is to harness your unbridled creative force and that creative renewal is your most powerful weapon overtime. Amanda shares with us everything she has experienced and know to be true in both the creative and business reality of running a small but powerful design company.

Time & Location

Saturday 30th January 2021

Class 10.30am – 12.30pm (Doors open 10am) Lunch: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Location : Big Plans

687 Queensberry St,

North Melbourne VIC 3051


Complimentary E-Book Summary

Light lunch including wine and soft drinks

Who is this Masterclass suitable for?

Interior Designers, Decorators, Architects and Students.


$350 per ticket. 30% of profits go to Amanda's chosen charity SPELD Victoria, supporting those with specific learning difficulties

Please Note:

As per all TDC events, this class may be photographed and/or filmed for the purpose of marketing and future production. Please contact the team at TDC if you have any questions or concerns:

Important information about COVID-19

Please be reassured that the safety of our members is our first priority. We are checking updates regarding social gatherings on a daily basis and will at all times adhere to the formal recommendations of the Australian government.

Should our live events continue in the near future, we will be following all of the suggested protocols, including the recommended spacing between guests, supply of hand-washing facilities and hand sanitiser. We ask that individuals who fall into the category of recommended self-isolation do not attend our live events. Should government recommendations change to prohibit social gatherings of small numbers, we will postpone our events to a new date.

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