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Repairing Drywall

At this hands-on workshop, Barb and Nan will teach you to repair smaller holes in drywall step-by-step, and also demonstrate how to repair larger holes. Come learn all the tools and materials you’ll need, the technique, and the tips and tricks that only come with experience!

About the instructors: Barb Gillum and Nan Zamata.

Nan grew up learning a myriad of home repair and remodeling skills from her talented mother, Helen, and from other families and friends including how to fix and refinish thrift store finds, reshingling a roof, and rehabbing old houses she’s lived in. Nan has a variety of interests and has taken classes in landscape design, upholstery, and woodworking. She believes that with some basic knowledge, practice, and attention to detail, and a bit of trial and error, anyone can achieve excellent results!

Barb Gillum is a jill of all trades who became interested in furniture refinishing at an early age, starting will small projects and working her way up with the help of her dad. She enjoys decorating and knows proper painting techniques and how to hang and remove wallpaper. Barb learned minor home repair related to electrical, plumbing, and drywall by trial and error while rehabbing a house built in 1861. She says that every house is different, as is every project, and that having the proper tools and planning ahead makes any job go more smoothly.

Payment and Registration: Payment required in advance. $70 until July 2. $75 from July 3–6.

What you'll need: Something to take notes with, close-toed shoes, clothes you don’t mind working in.

Location: 1140 Latta St. Suite 4, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Cancellation Policy:
We prefer at least a 36-hour notice if a participant is unable to attend. However, we do understand that this is not always possible. Participants who are unable to attend can either receive credit equal to the amount of the workshop they were going to attend, to be used within 6 months. Please let us know if you cannot attend a workshop by contacting Bea at 423-240-4420 or

Earlier Event: June 29
Stripping & Refinishing Wood
Later Event: July 23
Hanging Wallpaper