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Interior Design

Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp, have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisites: Digital Design Techniques and Drafting + Rendering for Interiors.


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 9 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1042
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Join us for a guided tour of the Boston Design Center, New England's only total resource for the interior design industry. The Boston Design Center houses 87 showrooms, carrying more than 1,200 international lines of exquisite home and workplace furnishings and accessories. In showrooms of firms the likes of Brunschwig & Fils, Kravet, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill and F. Schumacher & Co., one can find beautiful, unique fabrics, wall and floor coverings, furniture, fixtures, accessories, antiques, lighting, kitchens, and much more. Interact with professional designers, get inspired, and gain inside knowledge as you explore this treasure trove of interior design. Note: Class meets at the Boston Design Center; directions are sent to registered participants. Participants should plan to buy lunch in Boston.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1039
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 15 - 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-0557
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145


Description

Join a professional home furnishing textiles designer for an inside look at the construction of custom draperies. The first session will offer insights into the design process of the home furnishings business that will make you a sharper consumer and design professional. The features of a custom drapery will also be covered. The second meeting, a workroom tour, will be a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of window treatments that are appropriate, beautiful, well-constructed, and suited to a customer's needs, with such considerations as pattern repeats, serged seams, hems, linings, and choice of heavy, mid-weight and sheer fabrics. Note: This class meets on-site at a local workroom; directions are sent to registered participants.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 14 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-COM-2798
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing, and rendering their ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4424
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4424-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Dec 12 - 19 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/CF-INDES-0854-02 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $10


Description

Whether it's one small room, an office or an entire house, the key to interior styling is to find a unique, creative edge and run with it. Liz Kelley, interior visual merchandiser and stylist for West Elm Providence and formerly of Anthropologie, shares her tips and trade secrets to help students find their creative edge. Class begins with a look at style books for examples that demonstrate how elements including shape, scale, light, color palette and texture bring a space together. Reviewing images helps students identify their aesthetic and a needs assessment helps students determine what they want and need from a space. Students select paint colors as the starting point and then integrate other elements. Where to source inspiration (blogs, magazines and DIY projects) is also considered. Class takes place at the West Elm store in Wayland Square so students can experience an on-site styling situation as well as see examples of a variety of approaches.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Kelley (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-COM-0556
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Students can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with SketchUp, 3D modeling software that's easy to learn and used by architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers. This course teaches students about the use of this free downloadable toolkit as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and creating simple animation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: ID-E, JM-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Lighting is a crucial component in creating atmosphere and enabling function of an interior space: It can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials, and reveal form in furnishings. This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques and concepts of lighting design. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about sources, fixtures and systems as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Melissa McGilvrey (Bio)