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Interior Design

Course Details

Wednesday, Jun 27 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-INDES-1042 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


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

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 23 - 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2853 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Awareness of color trends is central to all design practice. Students in this class study the reasoning behind color forecasting (also known as color trend prediction) and have the opportunity to develop a "local color forecast," applying and modifying it to fit their specific industry. Class begins by studying the impact of color on design, with reference to psychological and cultural color (historic, geographic, sociopolitical). After gaining an understanding of possible directions for their research, students develop their design color research skills, resourcing established forecasting agencies as guidelines to be combined with an intensive exploration of their local neighborhood. Students ultimately make a presentation with color stories and palettes in the form of mood boards that include descriptions, swatches (painted or digital), and color names. Students will experience real-world collaboration as well as working independently.


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 27 - Aug 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


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.

Special Schedule: Class has a late start date.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Melissa McGilvrey (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 21 - 22 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-INDES-2895
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

This workshop guides students through the interior design process while they redecorate a room in their own home. Students explore basic design principles and learn how to apply those to the interior environment. Students will learn tips and tricks for selecting paint, furniture, lighting, and window treatments. At the end of the workshop students will have a plan that they can implement to redecorate their room.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1739 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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

Monday - Friday, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1739-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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

Wednesday, Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-INDES-3013
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | 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

Saturday, Jun 23 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PRNT-4141 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Thinking and making are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice, whether graphic, interior, advertising or web. Award-winning graphic designer and teacher Dina Zaccagnini Vincent will introduce the conceptual development phase of design workflow, which functions as the foundation for a successful project.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
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