This is a very practical course delivered via informal lectures and engaging, creative projects.
This course is ideal if you're looking to build a portfolio of design work or considering interior design as a future career, or simply interested in re-designing your own home.
It'll give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own interior design schemes.
On this course, you will:
- learn how to develop your creativity with special attention given to light, colour, form, texture and how these key elements can define a space
- explore decorative schemes with the use of wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments and accessories
- gain experience of undertaking an interior design scheme and an understanding of its application in the domestic, residential and commercial sectors
- gain an understanding of scale through the application of colour and the use of furniture and furnishings
- be introduced to the methods and technique used to complete a project, whether this is for your own home or for a client.
What will you gain?
By the end of the course, you'll have created a finished interior design project and developed a good understanding of the profession, enabling you to pursue your chosen career or pathway.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.
You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and IT suites equipped with industry standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Here's what previous attendees have said:
"I enjoyed re-learning and un-learning so much. It's changed my view of design, the world around me and had a profoundly positive impact on my life. Lucy is a wonderful tutor - gutted it's all over!" CB
"I enjoyed the supportive environment which helped build my confidence, and the regular practical tasks that seemed simple but actually made you really think." LN
"Lucy has been amazing!" NW
"Really enjoyed it - thank you!" S
Entry requirement: No design or drawing experience is required.
Tutor profile: After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lucy Renshaw set up a design studio in her renovated 17th century home in the beautiful Derbyshire dales, where her focus is on colour.
She works on bespoke interior design projects, upholstery and soft furnishing commissions, as well as running interior design courses.
She's completed private commissions for Liberty London, Kew Gardens, Mint London, Colin Firth’s Eco-Age and Serendipity Paris, along with selling her work to private clients and boutique interior shops around the world.
Exhibitions include Masion et Objet Paris, ICFF New York and Grand Designs Live UK.
Lucy has also published a book, 'Mixed Media and Found Materials', commissioned by A&C Black.
Lucy has a holistic approach to design and teaching, aiming for students to find the best in themselves, building confidence in their ideas, making use of what they have and feeling good about the decisions they make along the way.
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Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee.
Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 15
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.