Evanston Art Center
Introduction to Interior Design
This is a 10-week class that meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm focusing on the fundamentals of interior design. Our goal at the Evanston Art Center is to provide an empowering, fun and informative class helping students with their own home's beauty and functionality.
The class will review how to start a project, draw a layout to scale, and communicate using trade vocabulary. Using a student's designated space, we will renovate and improve the space all based on a "vision board" created in class.
I hold an interactive class and listen to interests and needs of students on the first day in order to create a tailored syllabus. This also includes field trips to local furniture stores as well as the Merchandise Mart, which are optional to the class.
- Wish Lists / Vision Boards
- Color Theory
- Research techniques - Houzz.com, Pinterest, Online Shopping
- Feng Shui
- SketchUp free software
- Space - Proportion, Flow, Accessibility, Function
- Surface - Color, Material, Texture, Pattern
- Environment - Natural Light, Artificial Light, Sound
- Sustainability Practices, Cost Effective Solutions, Improving your Investment
- Resources and Vendors - Merchandise Mart, Local Stores, Craftsman and Artists
- Finding the right Interior Designer, Real Estate Professional, General Contractor
Reference books include: The Interior Design Reference + Specification Book by Chris Grimley and Mimi Love and the Architecture Reference + Specification Book by Julia McMorrough, both published in 2013 by Rockport.