Interior Decoration & Staging
Interior Decoration Certificate Program
This program is for you if you’re interested in entering the decorating field or just want more knowledge of interior decoration principles. Take only those courses that interest you or complete five courses (the Fundamentals of Interior Decoration plus 4 courses) to earn the certificate. This program also prepares you to become a Certified Professional Decorator through the Decorator’s Alliance of North America. Contact Dianne Lahaye at 978-659-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure or more information.
The Fundmentals of Interior Decoration
This hands-on course provides a broad overview of the fundamental process, tools, concepts, principles and language of interior decoration, including color theory and psychology, furniture styles and placement. This also provides the underpinning for all other courses in the program and is a requirement for the certificate of completion. Please purchase and bring your book to first class: “Interiors: An Introduction”, ISBN# 9780073526508. Books can be purchased through the publisher, McGraw Hill at http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/home.do , through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com or through Barnes and Noble at http://www.barnesandnoble.com .
Instructor: Donna Arasi-Gudinas, with 20+ years’ experience and owner of Interior Concepts in Hampstead, NH
293 IDEC1001-RWA: W, 6-8:30pm, 8 wks, 1/29-3/19, $379 + $15 materials fee, Riverwalk
Visual Merchandising NEW!
Discover the subliminal effects created by visual merchandising in retail, residential and commercial settings. Explore core concepts by analyzing retail store environments, with emphasis on interior displays, color, fixturing, lighting and branding. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a professional visual merchandising installation project.
Instructor: Joe Fiorello, owner/designer, FAD Studios, experienced instructor with 15 years’ experience in residential and commercial design/decoration
326 IDEC1005-RWA: Th, 6-9pm, 6 wks, 2/13-3/27 (no class 3/20), $339 + $25 materials fee, Riverwalk
Window Treatments, Bedding and Upholstery
Learn the styles, trends and suitability of various soft and hard window treatment options to change the look and feel for every room; includes fabric selection, yardage calculations, installation requirements, sourcing materials and workrooms plus explore the income potential of this specialty area. While the emphasis is on window treatments, you’ll also explore how to coordinate bedding and use upholstery to create a spectacular look.
Instructor: Donna Arasi-Gudinas, (see bio above)
294 IDEC1002-RWA: M, 6-8:30pm, 4 wks, 2/24-3/17, $189, Riverwalk
Staging and Room Makeover Intensive
Learn to use existing furniture, basic staging and interior decoration principles plus color tips to stage a home for sale and to makeover rooms to be more attractive and functional. You’ll also explore pricing, business practices, layering services and more.
Instructor: Margaret Innis, owner/principal of Decorate to Sell, LLC, trainer, color consultant, and master stager
296 IDEC1000-RWA: Tu, 6-8:30pm, 6 wks, 3/4-4/8, $285, Riverwalk
The Basics of Drafting Interior Floor Plans for Decorators NEW!
Learn the basics decorators need to know about hand drafting, including tools of the trade, measuring, drafting symbols, scale, plus drawing interior floor plans, elevations and sections. Completion of the Fundamentals of Interior Decoration or the equivalent is strongly recommended. Please purchase and bring your textbook to the first class: ”Manual Drafting for Interiors” by Christine Cavataio, ISBN-13 9780470879405 / ISBN-10 0470879408. To view and purchase recommended materials please click on the link below! Materials can also be purchased at amazon.com or local art supply stores.
If you have any questions about the materials list, please contact Stacy Sawyer at email@example.com .
Instructor: Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential Interior Designer and instructor
297 IDEC1004-RWA: Sat, 9am-12pm, 6 wks, 3/8-4/12, $339, Riverwalk
Creating Effective Interior Design/Decoration Presentations NEW!
Explore the process, tools, skills and strategies required to create presentations that effectively convey your design concept. You’ll develop a project concept, compile the necessary items to convey the design intent and present your concept. Digital conceptual 2D and 3D options using SketchUp and graphic/hand drawing and sketching will also be explored. Completion of the Fundamentals of Interior Decoration or equivalent is required. Additional materials required; instructor will share list in the first class.
Instructor: Joe Fiorello, (see bio above)
327 IDEC1006-RWA: Th, 6-9pm, 6 wks, 4/3-5/15 (no class 4/10), $339 + $25 materials fee, Riverwalk
Intro to DreamDraper
DreamDraper software helps you easily create professional true-to-life drawings that provide you and your clients with fabulous visuals! You’ll learn and use its basic functions and explore its window treatment, floor planning and accessorizing design capabilities. Requires computer literacy. Materials fee includes DreamDraper software for personal use plus for upcoming courses in the series.
Instructor: Donna Arasi-Gudinas, (see above bio)
295 IDEC1003-RWA: M, 6-8:30pm, 5 wks, 4/7-5/12 (no class 4/21), $285 + $179 materials fee + $10 capital fee, Riverwalk