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DES8104

Course
DES8104
Course Title
Art, Accessories, and Outdoor Spaces for Your Home

Description

Accessories and artwork are the finishing touches that add personality and pizzazz to your home!  Our expert interior design instructor will guide you as you learn to select, frame and display artwork/accessories and use nature to enhance your home, inside and out.  Enjoy a field trip to expand your learning experience!  This course is required for the Interior Design for Your Home Certificate.

 

 

 

 

Objectives

Learn about:

  • The categories of art
  • Selecting art for your home
  • Highlighting your artwork with custom framing.
  • Displaying art in your home.
  • Choosing and displaying accessories
  • Creating inviting outdoor spaces
  • Bringing the outdoors inside with natural arrangements

Content

Class 1

  • Introduction: What to expect from the course     
  • Review course outline
  • Understanding categories of art
  • Choosing art for your home

Class 2 

  • Highlighting artwork with custom framing
  • Arranging art in your home

 

Class 3

  • Field trip to two art galleries (Saturday)

Class 4

  • The art of editing your accessories
  • Selecting accessories to express your style
  • Arranging accessories for artful impact
  • Homework assignment:  Create an artful grouping of accessories or artwork that express your personal style. Photograph a before and after version.

Class 5

  • Creating inviting outdoor spaces
  • Enlivening your rooms with natural arrangements

 

 

 

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • PowerPoint
  • Class Discussion
  • Homework assignment
  • Outside Field Trip

Evaluation

  • Exam:  None
  • Class attendance: Yes
  • Demonstration of Skills: Yes, through assignment of hands-on project
  • Class Participation: Yes
  • Outside assignment:  Yes