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Interior Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally announced. Class will now meet on Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1039
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


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'll 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 will 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally announced. Class will now meet Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 (no class 11/23).

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1815 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1815-02 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1815-03 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4423 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1281
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Get an introduction to the basics of interior design, the design process and the tools and skills interior designers use to compose successful interiors. You'll explore different design styles, industry trends and decorating concepts. We will walk through the design process and you'll complete your first project -- a fully developed room design. The design process will incorporate hand sketching, mood boards and finish material selection. We will also review how to select lighting, furniture, artwork and accessories, and examine spatial relationships, appropriate material usage, color and scale. Class time includes discussions, critiques, demonstrations and hands-on projects.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-0812
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Designing successful shared spaces involves communication, brand identity and project management. You'll take on these challenges as you consider design strategies for public spaces. Practical lessons include discussion of legislated policies like the ADA, local health and safety codes. Project sites might include offices, retail outlets, hotels or healthcare facilities, each with confining technical criteria, traffic patterns and budgets that inform the design brief and create opportunities for the designer. The workflow is examined and shared for critique as you research, measure, draw, propose and plan in order to deliver a personal design concept that reimagines our shared spaces. Note: This course was previously titled Commercial Interiors I.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: AutoCAD: Interior Design ll


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1875
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A "green" design philosophy elevates sustainability to the highest priority and uses the EPA's credo of reduce, reuse, recycle as a best practice. This interior design course asks students to provide solutions to two projects that acknowledge the lesson topics of indoor air quality, product life cycle, resource management, renewable energy and orientation to the land. Students deliver presentations to the instructor and their fellow classmates, who participate through constructive critique. Defining sustainability is a dialogue that continues throughout the course, as students consider the practical concerns of budgeting "green" and how this workflow choice affects their brand and business.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors or Drawing + Rendering for Product Development


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4433
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A thoughtfully designed kitchen celebrates color, pattern, texture and functionality while providing the interior designer with endless possibilities for invention and reconfiguration. You'll focus on the kitchen as you build a design brief that examines traffic and usage patterns, lighting requirements and solutions for ventilation and storage needs. Material science and product specifications, from fixtures and appliances to wall and floor coverings, are a significant consideration as you consider economy, responsible use and manufacture and installation timelines. Design for the human factor, such as scale, ergonomics and psychology, informs the development of original ideas presented as drawings and physical models. By the end of the class, you'll have a concept and presentation for a kitchen design and the project management tools to make it a reality.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors or Drawing + Rendering for Product Development


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)