Potchefstroom Academy’s 1st Semester Day for the Higher Certificate in Interior Design and Decorating (Correspondence /Distance Course) started on the 21st of June 2014.
A true North West Winters morning made sure that students and lecturers started the day with a cup of steaming coffee and croissants.
The first of four files with five modules in it were given to the students at registration. For the introduction module of History of Interior Design, “John Pile and Jill Ireland” talked to the students in a discussion around the table. Power point presentations then followed with enthusiasm to introduce the different styles in design and decorating. It was an experience for students to analyse their own style.
Five senses were liberated: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Design principles and elements changed everybody’s life. The importance of texture, lines, patterns form and shape are the components or parts which can be isolated and defined in any visual design. They are the structure of the work and can carry a wide variety of messages.
Colour and great storage are both the ways to put your world in order. The goal is to equip the prospective designer with excellent hands-on, industry relevant skills. A discussion and demonstration regarding paint selection, colour psychology, colour schemes properties of colour and wallpaper selection did exactly that.
Space planning, light, light interaction and proportion are independent of style and give space to the spirit, while making room for things that have meaning for you. The students gain the understanding and knowledge regarding room survey, preparing a colour board specification scheduled and a time programme.
The saying “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to come “may be said about this qualification.
Second Semester day will take place January 2015.