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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, please email the instructor, Stacy Sawyer, at stacy@stacysawyer.net.

Instructor

Stacy Sawyer, experienced residential interior designer and instructor

Course Information

Wednesday, January 23 to March 13, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks, 1/23 to 3/13
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $379 + $15 materials fee
CRN: 198 Course Number: IDEC1001 Section: OWA

Kitchen and Bath Planning Basics

Learn the essentials of designing and remodeling kitchens and baths, including selection of materials, planning the budget, determining value for money spent, life disruption concerns, potential contractor and construction issues, plus special considerations related to the age of the home.

Instructor

Cristan Landry, seasoned residential interior designer and owner of C. Landry Designs, specializing in hard surfaces, color theory and budget design

Course Information

Monday, March 18 to April 8, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks, 3/18 to 4/8
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $189
CRN:  256 Course Number: IDEC1012 Section: OWA

Color Flair for the Home

This lively, interactive, practical class will help you use color to create beautiful rooms.  You’ll learn to use unique tools and techniques to solve your color dilemmas, understand the secrets of neutrals, undertones and more.  You’ll also explore how to choose the “right” color for your spaces, break down the color wheel, explode the myth of color theory and walk away with a real flair for color.

Instructor

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

Course Information

Saturday, March 23 to April 13, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 4 weeks, 3/23 to 4/13
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $235 + $25 materials fee
CRN: 254 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

Wednesday, April 3 to May 1 (no class 4/24), 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 4/3 to 5/1 (no class 4/24)
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $219 + $10 capital fee
CRN: 199 Course Number: IDEC1010 Section: OWA

Designing on a Budget  NEW!

The people you work with (or you!) often have champagne taste but beer budgets so it’s important to know how to create fabulous budget friendly spaces.  This course will provide you with an array of info on where to get discounts plus tips and tricks to make the most out of a small budget, including how to get the most from existing pieces, big box stores, clearance, thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets, DIY, and yes, even gracefully dumpster diving.

Instructor

Cristan Landry, seasoned residential interior designer and owner of C. Landry Designs, specializing in hard surfaces, color theory and budget design

Course Information

Monday, May 6 to June 3 (no class 5/27), 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Monday, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks, 5/6 to 6/3 (no class 5/27)
Location: Haverhill
Cost:$189
CRN: 257 Course Number: IDEC1017 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

Wednesday, May 8 to May 22, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 3 weeks, 5/8 to 5/22
Location: Haverhill
Cost:$145 + $10 capital fee
CRN: 200 Course Number: IDEC1016 Section: OWA

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