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Interior Design

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1039 ( Class is Full )
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

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1047
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course provides students with a working process for managing a design project. Students are asked to bring to class a design they've completed previously for either a residential or commercial project. After dividing the design into schedules for various elements of the design project (such as furniture, mill work, lighting, paint, floor coverings, fabric and trim, window treatments, accessories and artwork) each item is specified and priced, taking into consideration net/list costs, as well as mark-up standards and time billing. Students are responsible for satisfying the program, resourcing all items on the plan, drafting a proposal to clients, preparing purchase orders for vendors and contractors and tracking the progress of the project. Students leave the course prepared to invoice their client, knowing they are able to meet the client's budget and, ultimately, make a profit.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design Studio I: Private Spaces


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-3013
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Windows are our visual channels to the outside world. For this reason, window dressings and treatments, along with knowledgeable choices of fabrics and styles, can add immeasurably to the beauty and comfort of your home. In this class, we explore the range of styles, fabrics and hardware available. We discuss the differences between draperies and curtains, the aesthetic value vs. the practicality of using decorative hardware, as well as the implications of using sheers vs. blinds. Basic window measuring skills are also covered. Whether you are decorating a home, an apartment or a converted loft space, and whether you have tall, small or bay windows to transform, this class provides stimulating and practical solutions to your design challenges.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4437
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

How do great rooms and beautiful objects reflect the tastes, aspirations and lifestyles of those who made and used them? This course gives "style" a historic and cultural context as it knits together the relationship between furniture, textiles, ceramics, utensils and man's manufactured goods. You'll explore the remarkable progression of forms and the rich treasury of ornament, as well as the stories of artisans and patrons. Architects, artists and designers will acquire essential knowledge of period styles and a detailed understanding of historic decor and ornament from ancient times to the Baroque.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4440
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to Autodesk's Building Information Modeling (BIM) application Revit Architecture, to help you design, build and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Regardless of your depth of exposure to CAD software for 2D and 3D modeling, learning Revit and its tools that support architectural, interior design and other models will help you to be a more productive designer and to effectively convey your plans to customers and architecture professionals. You will learn how to lay out, design, build and render models. We'll also cover customizing family components and creating unique elements. A basic floor plan is imported, scaled and traced into a finished design and rendered as interior and exterior models during the course. Note: Students may load Revit onto their own laptops with Windows capabilities (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels); a mouse is essential. Students may visit the Autodesk student community to download free versions of Revit and other Autodesk products, each with a three-year license.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1739 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - Aug 6 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1739-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1177 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Designing a room is more than simply hanging a poster or two; it is the careful coordination of all of the furniture, textiles, lighting and display artwork. This course gives young artists an opportunity to experience the professional life of the interior designer. The instructor begins the process by establishing a design brief with budgets and schedules and the common vocabulary of design used in architecture, fashion and product design. Students learn by doing as they create a model of their reimagined room, which will provide the template for their experiments. Individually they adopt a concept that will be told in the story of their room as they choose which products and features to emphasize and which to hide. Finally, their room design project is unveiled as a model, a board and a presentation made to the class with an invitation for gentle critique.


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)