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Residential Interior Design
Explore the possibilities of architectural design of interior space for the private home and apartment. Participate in exercises geared to finding viable and interesting solutions to design problems such as window, ceiling, doorway, floor, and wall treatments. Review drafting techniques that allow you to present projects in a profes- sional manner. Concentrate on space planning, furniture, color, and lighting. Explor...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Commercial Interior Design
Students explore the design process for a commercial project in a studio environment. They begin with a concept and develop their idea into a coherent interior space, exploring issues of spatial layout and signifi- cance, materials and finishes, lighting, and furniture. Students present their final projects, complete with rendered drawings and a materials board. Prerequisites: Basic Drafting and Basic Interior Space...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Basic Interior Space Planning
This is an introduction to planning interior spaces for students without drafting skills. Learn what it means to be an interior designer and apply conceptual approaches to interior design problems. Through sessions on color, scale and proportion, lighting, furniture arrangement, floor and wall treatments, and client psychology, learn to conceptualize and plan creative solutions for interior spaces. Master freehand dr...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Fashion Flats
Flat sketching is an essential part of garment production. It communicates details in the design and construction of a garment, from concept to marketing. This course introduces the professional techniques used to create fashion flats, ranging from traditional hand sketching to the use of Adobe Illustrator to produce sketches digitally in a vector format. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Mac operating system. Knowl...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Basic Drafting
An introduction to the preparation of drawings for architectural purposes. Topics covered include identification and use of drafting equipment, drafting in scale, basic lettering, line weights, and standard notation conventions. The emphasis is on orthographic projections related to floor plans, elevations, and ceiling plans. Trade information related to the practice of architectural and interior design is integrated...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Drawing Interiors: Perspective/Rendering
Interior designers use drawing to conceptualize and represent spatial ideas. This course teaches students the mechanics of visual representation, the use of drawing and two-dimensional media to observe, document, and reimagine interior spaces. You learn to read and to draw plans, sections, and elevations as well as one-, two-, and three-point perspectives. You learn to observe space, material, light, and shadow as th...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Drawing I
A beginning drawing course for those seeking an immersive experience in drawing instruction. In this studio course, which builds on skills learned in Drawing Basics, seeing form through the use of light and shadow, texture, line, and color is emphasized. We discuss drawing materials, form, line, and shading. By creating still lifes and live models, students learn the drawing techniques of perspective, foreshortening,...
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5218 - PCFA 0501 A
  • Pervin, Gilda
Jan 28 - Apr 29
On Campus
Monday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Painting 1
This class is for students who have a basic understanding of oil painting as well as the beginning oil painter. Students who wish to build a portfolio to apply for higher education will benefit from this class, as will those who want to improve their painting skills. Both painting from the figure and still life painting are explored. References to art history and contemporary artists are included to support student l...
Jan 22 - Apr 16
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Painting 2
Students practice painting, from direct observation, abstract motifs for sketches and fully developed pieces created in oil and watercolor. They explore ways to depart from established creative techniques to express their individual vision. Even “mistakes” and other surprises that are part of everyday studio activity are considered in the context of their contributions to creative practice. Students discover their ow...
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5221 - PCFA 0115 A
  • Krug, Margaret
Jan 26 - Apr 20
On Campus
Saturday
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Spring 2019
Life Drawing
Drawing is the most accessible form of visual expression. Pick up a piece of charcoal, and it can happen spontaneously. With a range of marks— light, heavy, thin, thick, and variable—drawing enables experimentation. It can also articulate thoughts and communicate viewpoints. David Hockney wrote in a foreword to Jeffery Camp’s book Draw: How to Master the Art, “If you can draw, even a little bit, you can express all k...
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5222 - PCFA 0503 A
  • Burney, Grace
Jan 22 - Apr 16
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Color Theory
Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and the use of color to solve spatial problems. Look at color harmony and the way colors interact, as well as color qualities and combinations. Online students must have access to a scanner. Prerequisites: none.
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5223 - PCFA 0110 A
  • Brodsky, Beverly
Jan 22 - Apr 16
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Color Theory
Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and the use of color to solve spatial problems. Look at color harmony and the way colors interact, as well as color qualities and combinations. Online students must have access to a scanner. Prerequisites: none.
  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5225 - PCFA 0110 B
  • Beenen, Richard
Jan 24 - Apr 18
On Campus
Thursday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
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