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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 re-imagine 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 they exist in the built interior and develop techniques for representing these qualities in two-dimensional drawings.
We explore a variety of media, including graphite, pen, colored pencils, and markers, with the intention of visually representing design concepts and ideas through the use of freehand drawing. Counts as a required course toward the certificate in Interior Design or as a full elective toward the certificates in Fashion Design and Fine Arts.
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NYSID - Intro to Interior Design - This course is intended for people who are considering a career in interior design. It provides a broad introduction to the profession and an overview of the education and requisite skills. The emphasis of this course is residential, a branch of interior design that typically includes specialties such as kitchens,...
Monday Oct 28th, 2pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
A successful color scheme will pull together the look and feel of a space. This course goes beyond paint and walks you through effective and unique methods for creating a perfect scheme of colors, patterns, and surfaces. Color relationships and the psychology of color are examined. Using a variety of NYSID supplied paint, fabric, and surface swatches,...
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
Color is the foundation of an inviting, attractive space. Choosing colors, however, can be a daunting and time-consuming experience. This course provides you with a straightforward yet personal system for selecting the appropriate colors for your residential project. Using primarily paint colors, learn to compose with neutral undertones, bring...
Wednesday Nov 13th, 6pm - 9pm
In terms of square footage, a bathroom - in most houses - is one of the smallest spaces but it tends to be one of the most complex to plan, design, and construct. It's a multi-purpose space that must include plenty of storage, easy-care surfaces and durable fixtures. There are many different levels of 'wow factor' that can be incorporated into this...
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
Take advantage of the functionality and productivity found in AutoCAD. Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD in this hands-on course and discover how to efficiently prepare 2D digital drawings. Specifically designed for interior designers and using the Microsoft operating system, this course will cover the basics of AutoCAD drawing software. Topics...
Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(7 sessions)
Discover how to turn a space that is less than optimal into an inviting oasis. This course provides students with a practical method to assess and improve an existing interior by applying a new color palette. Learn why and how specific colors can affect an environment and create a desired mood. The relationship between light and color will be addressed....
Wednesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 9pm
This course offers you an overview of the legal, ethical, and financial aspects of the interior design field. You are introduced to current models of practice and study the role of economics, contracts, liability, licensure, and standards of practice in shaping contemporary interior design practice. What kind of marketing and promotion is effective...
Monday Oct 28th, 7pm - 9:30pm(6 sessions)
In this course, you focus on designing and producing a professional interior design portfolio. The class begins by discussing the elements of a successful digital or traditional paper format portfolio. Your body of work is reviewed, and any gaps are identified. You undertake exercises, as needed, designed to strengthen your compositional and layout...
Thursday Oct 31st, 7pm - 9:30pm(6 sessions)
This course is specifically designed for those who have a working knowledge of intermediate AutoCAD 2D drafting using the Microsoft operating system. Build on the fundamentals of AutoCAD through hands-on exercises that explore the creation of 2D construction drawings using more advanced drawing production and management commands such as edit, annotate,...
Sunday Nov 3rd, 11:30am - 2:30pm(7 sessions)
As a profession, interior design is typically divided into categories with the most obvious distinction being residential and commercial. While most designers work in both areas, many also specialize in one. This course is a broad overview of commercial design, which includes hospitality, workplace, retail and institutional design. Through lectures,...
Wednesday Nov 6th, 2pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
Located at 306 East 61st Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue, the 110 year-old Interior Design Building (IDB) houses some of the finest interior design merchants in New York City. The seven floor structure supports a wide array of art and antique galleries, furniture and lighting stores, each specializing in their particular field and offering a wealth...
Wednesday Nov 6th, 2pm - 5pm
In this interactive course, learn how to assemble a color-coordinated collection of fabrics, rugs and trimmings. Explore natural and man-made fibers and a variety of textile construction from printed fabrics to hand knotted rugs. Experiment with mixing patterns, textures and colors to create a rich interior environment. Learn how to choose...
Thursday Nov 14th, 3pm - 5pm(2 sessions)
In this course, you will hone your skills in evaluating mid-century interiors and accessories. A brief history of twentieth-century interior design will be provided, and you will learn how to identify periods, mediums, artists, forgeries, and masterpieces. Values will be discussed at retail and auction levels. One session will be off-site to...
Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 5pm(2 sessions)
The Architects & Designers Building (A&D Building), located at 150 East 58th Street, is home to the New York's largest collection of luxury showrooms for kitchens, baths, appliances, tile, stone, and home furnishings. With 35 showrooms spanning more than 200,000 square feet and featuring thousands of distinctive products, the A&D Building...
Wednesday Oct 30th, 2pm - 5pm
One of the most striking properties about life is that it has color. As the application of electric lighting technology moves from incandescent to LED, interior designers encounter unique challenges in connection with the appearance of color. Through demonstrations in NYSID’s new state of the art lighting educational facility, this program examines...
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 8pm(3 sessions)
Learn exhibition/installation design that is accessible and designed to meet the needs of all visitors, including to meet the ADA (American Disability Access) standards and globally accepted visual and verbal content. This is a fundamental requirement for Good Design. Culturally neutral and relevant design will be presented through a series of case...
Thursday Dec 5th, 6:30pm - 9:20pm(2 sessions)
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