Interior Design Teacher Resources
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High schoolers are introduced to the elements of interior design. Using the these elements, they redesign an interior space and use proper colors. They summarize the elements of design and create color schemes for the interior and exterior of a house.
Students investigate the career of interior design and how to become one with all the benefits of job satisfaction and a decent salary. They follow course guidelines and develop the skills of an interior designer in order to begin competing in the job market.
Students utilize the elements and principles of design to arrange and decorate rooms, calculating the cost of fabric, wallpaper, paint, and carpet. They evaluate the floor plans in their role-play as interior designers.
Young scholars analyze interior design as a profession. In this interior design lesson, students design their own dream bedroom and explore interior design as a profession. Young scholars draw a scaled drawing using graph paper and appropriate measurements for the activity.
Students consider their interest in interior design and comment on popular trends. They explore reactions to prolific design ideas that become mundane by reading and discussing the article "Flash in the Can: Designs Soon Forgotten." They prepare notes on items in their own homes that they find unique, sentimental, historical, characteristic of a particular design, etc., and share with a partner.
Students define basic design vocabulary. They examine fabrics and sort into similar piles, design a picture of a beautiful room and label each art element in the design. They read an article from an interior design magazine and summarize it.
Students examine interior design as a profession. They integrate their research with math, writing, vocational education, and computer skills to create, and design their own dream bedroom.
High schoolers are introduced to the requirements for their final interior design project. In groups, they compare and contrast the characteristics of floor plans to the needs of families living in the houses. Individually, they design their own floor plan taking into consideration the needs of those who are going to live in it.
Students practice their interior design skills. In this interior design lesson, students create floor plans that feature elevation and furniture/interior plans.
Students explore home making by completing home building activities. In this interior design lesson plan, students identify the many elements required to build, furnish and design a house. Students complete vocabulary activities and answer study questions about home making based on assigned reading.
Young scholars explore color as they create graphs, write poetry, and examine varied interior designs. They respond to writing prompts describing their favorite color. Students collect data and create a bar graph based on a class survey. They present their graphs and color poetry to the class.
Middle schoolers investigate how an understanding of interior design, architecture and landscape can be shaped by the logic and style of commercial catalogs. Students use provided software to explore suggested Catalog themes.
Students look through interior design magazines, differentiate between different rooms of home, and find and collect an assortment of thirty pictures that can be used on variety of assignments, and organize pictures into correct, corresponding groups.
Students explore the principle of design proportion and scale using discussion, projects, state core standards, etc. They recognize the difference between scale and proportion for practical application in their own lives and describe what each one is.
Seventh graders organize a 20 x 17 room with a given set of furniture pieces. Arrangement is to be based on maximum comfort and practicality. This lesson is a good way to teach and reinforce the mathematical concept of area.
Students identify, explain and use the basic elements of design. They discover practical applications of space planning for interiors and determine identification of techniques to help achieve the desired space effect in a room.
Learners demonstrate the use of rhythm in interior design. They create a sample page showing five different elements of rhythm as it is used in visual art. These elements include: repetition, gradation, transition, opposition, and radiation.
Students use paper and pencil to experiment with horizon lines, vanishing points, convergence and orthogonal lines as they consider one-point perspective in visual art. They research artists who have demonstrated this perspective.
Students review the elements of design with a focus on space. During a lecture, they complete a listening guide and ask any questions they might have. Individually, they are given paper to design the classroom in regards to placement of desks and tables. To end the lesson, they discuss the advantages and disadvantages to each design plan.