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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

NEW LIVE REMOTE Classes for Fall 2020!

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.

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

Offered Winter/Spring 2021

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 8 weeks, Offered Winter/Spring 2021
Location: Haverhill
Cost: $379 + $15 materials fee
CRN: XXX Course Number: IDEC1001 Section: OWA

Introduction to Home Staging: How to Get the WOW!

Home staging is critical when selling a home and is one of the most valued skills in real estate today.  This introduction covers basic home staging principles, concepts and strategies.  You’ll learn a foolproof formula to stage your home and how to identify trouble spots.  You will also learn how to effectively use basic interior decor and Feng Shui principles to prepare your home for sale.  You’ll discover tips, tricks and secrets to take a home from ordinary to WOW in this fun and practical course

Instructor

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

Course Information

September 29 to October 20, Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 4 weeks, 9/29 to 10/20
Location: Live Remote Online
Cost: $155
CRN: 611 Course Number: IDEC1021 Section: OA

Intro to SketchUp for Interior Decorators- LIVE REMOTE!

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

October 1 to October 22, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 10/1 to 10/22
Location: Live Remote Online
Cost: $219
CRN: 541 Course Number: IDEC1010 Section: OB

SketchUp Part II – LIVE REMOTE!

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

October 29 to November 19, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, 4 weeks, 10/29 to 11/19
Location: Live Remote Online
Cost: $219
CRN: 542 Course Number: IDEC1016 Section: OB

 

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