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DES8101

Course
DES8101
Course Title
Colors, Finishes and Windows for Your Home

Description

Color adds vibrancy and joy to our lives! Learn to create beautiful interiors for your home or office by exploring color theory and its psychology. Our practicing interior design instructor will lead you through hands-on opportunities to apply these concepts as you create your own color board displaying interior finishes in paint, fabrics, flooring, wall-covering and window treatments. This course is required for the Interior Design for Your Home Certificate.

Objectives

  • Develop confidence in color selections
  • Learn to make paint, fabric, flooring, furniture decisions
  • Learn to pull together a color board to show creativity and color choices

Content

1.  Color theory

2.  Interior finishes
     Paint
     Fabrics
     Flooring
     Wall-covering
     Window coverings

3.  Design studio field trip

4.  Tile or paint store field trip

5.  Creation of personal color boards

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Lecture, web-enhanced
Field trips to interior design venues
Hands-on projects in class
Homework: Short report on favorite designer or architect
                 Picture of a room you hate and a room you love

Evaluation

Exam: No
Class attendance: Yes
Class participation: Yes