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Introduction to Interior Design

Mumsnet Academy

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM (BST)

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  • This course is aimed at students who are interested in exploring and understanding the process of interior design for their own use to improve their living or working environment, or as an investigation into interior design as a career option.  By the end of the course students should have the confidence to plan room layouts, create a design scheme and put together an interior design based on their newly-gained knowledge.

    Although it is not directly aimed at those seeking to gain a professional qualification and work in the industry, it could provide a valuable first step for anyone considering more in-depth study.  A certificate of attendance is awarded at the end of the course.
    Practising professional interior designers take students chronologically through the basics of the interior design process, including colour, space planning, lighting, budgeting and much more. Students will be shown and encouraged to develop their creative ideas through theory, practical work and voluntary assignments.  As well as workshops on colour, the art of display, space planning, coordinating design schemes, window treatments, lighting and accessories, the course covers how to co-ordinate a design project successfully and work through a project from an interior designer’s point of view.
  • What's Included

    The syllabus includes:

    •Where to begin, how to get inspiration, prioritising the budget
    •Colour theory and principles
    •How to design and plan a space
    •Planning room layouts - how to produce plans and elevations
    •Developing a style (how to create an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive decorative style)
    •The effective use of colour, pattern and texture
    •Wall and floor coverings and how to develop a suitable palette of finishes/materials
    •Window treatments (ideas for inspiration, appropriate treatments for different shaped windows and rooms)
    •Styling and display (including the rules of display, using accessories in interiors, mixing inherited, antique and contemporary pieces, using antiques in today's interiors, making the best of what you, or your clients, have)
    •Basic visual presentation techniques (how to communicate design ideas visually through the preparation of design/mood and sample boards)
    •The course is taught through a one-room project which students should have completed and presented by the end of the course, demonstrating the learning achievements.
    Tea and coffee making facilities will be provided.
  • Tutor Details

  • More Information

    This 8 week course will take place every Thursday at Potters Bar, EN6 2DZ. The start date is 2 May 2013 and the timings are 9.30am-12.30pm

    5 minutes journey time from London King's Cross mainline/tube station.

    There are some free spaces in car park or £1.50 for up to 3 hours

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When & Where

The Garden Room
Baker Street
EN6 2DZ Potters Bar
United Kingdom

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM (BST)

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We're very excited to be launching The Mumsnet Academy - a brand new enterprise which aims to curate a portfolio of fantastic courses to fit around family commitments and busy working lives. 

A while back we asked you what courses you would like and the programme of masterclasses, workshops, and events we've come up with is a reflection of your  responses.

To help us deliver the programme we have enlisted some fabulous experts in a range of fields as well as teaming up with some great partners who have a reputation for delivering high-quality, life-changing courses.

This collaborative approach allows us to offer a programme across a range of different subjects including entrepreneurship, business, technology, social media, blogging, history of art, creative writing, publishing, gardening, philosophy, finance, fashion as well as courses concerned with self-improvement and the concept of learning to live wisely and well. Some of these courses will be skill-based, while others will explore concepts, theory and ideas.

If we've missed something you think is a must, fear not, we will be adding classes to our portfolio all the time so please drop us a line or complete the suggestion box on our website.

One of the things that we felt was important was to ensure our Academy courses are available across the UK and we are pleased to announce that we will be running events in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester from day one. We are also keen to develop some online courses and hope to announce the first of these later this year.
While our courses are scheduled at times which are more convenient for those with young children, they are absolutely open to everyone. Ultimately, the overall aim of the Mumsnet Academy is to bring people together in a thought-provoking and fulfilling environment where there is a universal willingness to explore ideas, develop skills, and learn from experts as well from each other.

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