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Interior Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds (Summer School)

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Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 14

This course will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own schemes. It is ideal if you are considering further studies in interior design and wish to start your portfolio.

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Course Dates

21st August 2017 – 25th August 2017

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Course Description

During the course you will:

  • learn how to develop your creativity regarding interior design
  • give special attention to light, colour, form, texture and how these key elements can define a space
  • look at decorative schemes with the use of wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments and accessories.

This is a practical and creative course with some theory and research and is delivered through informal talks and visits to local places of design interest.

What will you gain?

You will gain experience of undertaking an interior design scheme and also an understanding of its application in the domestic, residential and commercial sectors. From simple plan drawings you will gain an understanding of scale before applying colour, furniture and furnishings.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • created a finished, or almost finished, interior design project
  • built a portfolio of new work
  • developed an awareness of the vast range of information relevant to interior designers
  • had plenty of fun.

Tutor Profile: After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lucy Renshaw set up her own studio in the beautiful county of Derbyshire, where she works on bespoke interior design, upholstery and soft furnishing projects. All Lucy’s products are hand-made using reclaimed materials which ensure every design is completely one off. She currently teaches interior design at Nottingham Trent University as well as running various other craft and design workshops.

Over the last five years she has completed private commissions for Liberty London, Mint London, Colin Firths Eco-Age, Serendipity Paris, along with selling her work to many private clients and international boutique interior shops. Exhibitions include Masion et Objet Paris, ICFF New York and Grand Designs Live UK. One of her biggest achievements to date is the publication of her first book, Mixed Media and Found Materials, commissioned for A&C Black.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about accommodation on our campus for 16 and 17 year olds.

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? Accommodation (which includes evening activities) can be booked so the course can count as your DofE gold award residential.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813