Get in-depth exposure to the growing world of home fashion styling, including opportunities in media, entertainment, and retailing. Program presents the fundamentals of styling from project conception through prop selection and stresses the art of visual presentation with home products. Guests from the field give additional perspectives on the many options available for a home styling career.
Seminar leader: Reginald Keith Rogers, adjunct assistant professor, Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design; display and visual merchandising designer.
SXH 100 Learn the Top Ten Design Motifs of All Time
Do your Roman concepts turn out Greek? Have you suggested Art Deco when you meant Art Nouveau? Can you never keep Biedermeier and Bauhaus straight? It doesn't matter whether you're in the home- or apparel-related markets or the media; being able to recall and utilize historical design elements correctly is a professional skill. Program features important stylistic periods demonstrated through slides and discussion. Sharpen your ability to instantly recognize historical motifs and design elements and strengthen your design vocabulary and interpretive abilities.
Certificate students meet the last session.
Seminar leader: Susan Slotkis, adjunct assistant professor, Interior Design; interior designer, Allied Member, ASID; associate member, IDEC; author, Foundations of Interior Design.
SXH 200 How to Style, Plan, and Merchandise Home Fashion Products
Whether your industry experience is design, wholesale, or retail, the home advantage could be yours by expanding into home fashion products. The program starts with merchandising as it relates to a variety of home classifications and covers the importance of timing and planning. The design process, inspiration, color, materials, and style selection are all explored, and sourcing is discussed in depth. Includes information on licenses, first samples, and the pros and cons of domestic and foreign production. Learn how to market your products, and receive valuable tips on resources throughout the world.
Seminar leader: Tina Shoulders, social media strategist, graphic and textile designer; Creative Director, Laidback Home.
SXH 300 Color Intensive Workshop for the Home Fashion Market
To get ahead or get started in home fashion, maximizing your color performance skills is a must. Strengthen your ability to create harmonious color combinations, one of the most vitally important tools used in merchandising products for the home. Utilizing the key color palettes of Western history, this course will teach you how interior design, art, and antiques become color scheme resources. Learn to use correct color terminology and develop your eye for matching textures and surfaces, from nubby fabrics to glossy ceramics. Work with a home furnishings color professional on in-class assignments.
Workshop leader: Susan Slotkis, adjunct assistant professor, Interior Design; interior designer, Allied Member, ASID; associate member, IDEC; author, Foundations of Interior Design.
SXH 500 Professional Design Techniques for Custom Window Treatments
Are you a professional designer or home market specialist providing custom window services? Raise your own abilities and client satisfaction by learning how to properly suggest window solutions that complement decor and overcome architectural challenges. This workshop concentrates on correct measurement techniques for production and increases your fabric, trim and yardage calculation know-how and professional terminology usage. Whether concepts call for drapes, curtains, blinds, shades, or a combination, a wide variety of window treatments is covered, including design, hardware and final installation. Instruction utilizes lecture, demo and a window layout design and style project that re-enforces yardage and fabric selection.
Supply list provided at first session. Some additional expenses required.
Workshop leader: Corinne DiAngelo, owner HOME Couture, Llc. custom window treatment services.
SXH 522 Intro to Easy Home Decor with Rugs
If you're in the home fashion field or embarking on a DIY project, learn to jumpstart decorating themes with rugs, now center stage in home and commercial design. Experience through visuals and store visits the impact of rug inspiration, scale and design elements and see how room style and mood are evoked through rug selection. Program includes practical information about quality vs. price and wear-ability. All of the commonly used fibers including grades of wool are discussed and how to make wise decisions about high-end quality and lower price points to meet budget is explained. Develop confidence about purchasing and designing with rugs as you add an exciting product classification to your expertise for professional or personal projects.
Instructor: Deborah Hernandez, adjunct instructor, Textile/Surface Design, carpet designer, owner, The Rug Designer's Studio, member, CAUS.
SXH 522 Intro to Easy Home Decor with Rugs