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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.

More Information

For a brochure or more information, please contact:

Dianne Lahaye
Phone: 978-556-3065
Email: dlahaye@necc.mass.edu

Interior Decoration & Staging Courses

The Fundamentals 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. It also provides the underpinning for all other courses in the program and is a requirement for the certificate of completion.

Textbook Information

The Interior Plan: Concepts and Exercises 2nd Edition, ISBN# 978-1501310478.

Please Note: Please purchase and bring your book to first class.  Book can be purchased at Amazon.com.

List of materials for this class:

Sketchbook
Graph paper
Mechanical pencil
Architectural ruler or straight edge
Roll of trace paper
Highlighters
Tape measure
Foam Core (20″X30″) for presentations
Double sided tape
Scissors

If you have any questions regarding materials needing to be purchased, please email the instructor, Stacy Sawyer, at stacy@stacysawyer.net.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

January 9 to February 27, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks, 1/9 to 2/27
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $379 + $15 materials fee
CRN: 170 Course Number: IDEC1001 Section: OWA

Home Staging: The Basics & Business

Learn to use existing furniture, basic staging, and interior decor principles to stage a home for sale.  You’ll also explore pricing, business practices, marketing ideas and more in this practical information-packed course.

Instructor

Margaret Innis, owner/principal of Decorate to Sell, LLC, trainer, color consultant and master stager

Course Information

March 21 to April 18 (no class 4/11), Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4 weeks, 3/21 to 4/18 (no class 4/11)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $235 + $20 materials fee
CRN: 279 Course Number: IDEC1009 Section: OWA

Intro to SketchUp for Interior Decorators

SketchUp is a simple yet amazingly powerful software tool for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D ideas quickly and easily, combining the spontaneity of pencil sketching with the speed and flexibility of today’s digital media. You’ll create photorealistic views of interior or exterior spaces, combined with styles, shadows and 3D walk-through animations. Bring thumb drive to save projects worked on in class.

Software can be downloaded for free at home.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

April 2 to April 23, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 4/2 to 4/23
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $219 + $10 capital fee
CRN: 171 Course Number: IDEC1010 Section: OWA

SketchUp Part II

Continuation from Intro to SketchUp for Interior Decorators, students will learn more advanced camera tools for navigation around their model and exporting 2D graphic images and 3D video files.  Use of sand box tools will be covered to integrate terrain and geography into their model.  Introduction to Layout software (provided with SketchUp Pro) will be used to create a working sheet set for a completed project.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

May 7 to May 28, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 5/7 to 5/28
Location: Haverhill
Cost:$219 + $10 capital fee
CRN: 172 Course Number: IDEC1016 Section: OWA

E-Design for Interior Designers  NEW!

A 3-week class that focuses graphically enhancing your interior design portfolio, whether providing interior design services online or creating electronic design boards to brand your services and  market your company.  We will spend a class using Microsoft PowerPoint as well as Adobe InDesign to showcase the different software platforms you can use to organize your sketches, drawings, and images.  We will cover things like template design, downloading fonts, and using multi-page PDF’s.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

July 9 to July 23, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks, 7/9 to 7/23

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $145 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 256 Course Number: IDEC1019 Section: OWA

Photoshop for Interior Designers  NEW!

Learn how to utilize Adobe Photoshop to enhance, transform, and filter your plans and sketches.  In this class, you will learn how to render a floor plan with photo-realistic textures.  We will enhance your perspectives with color and filters.  Lastly, we cover staging design with cut and paste Photoshop utilizing transform and distort.  All of these techniques can amplify your interior design work and ultimately make a more impactful design presentation.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

August 13 to August 27, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks, 8/13 to 8/27

Location: Haverhill

Cost: $145 + $10 capital fee

CRN: 257 Course Number: IDEC1020 Section: OWA

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