Art Lesson Plan: Interior Design - Dream Room

Dream Room Interior Design

Submitted by: Marsha G., The First Academy, Orlando, Florida
UNIT: Interior Design - Careers in Art
Grade Level: High School

 

Objectives: The student will:

  • Compare and contrast the different periods of interior décor from the 20th Century to the present.

  • Observe and compare two interior design programs on HGTV and take notes on the ways the clients were interviewed and how designers presented their ideas.

  • Be the designer for an imaginary client who wants to spend a designated amount of money to design their personal bedroom.

  • Create a floor plan for the room indicating furniture, built-ins, architectural features measured to scale of one ¼" = 1 foot (33 cm).

  • Create a room elevation of one feature wall in color. See detail

  • Make a presentation board in a collage of color samples, Fabric. and flooring, mounted with the color elevation.

  • Students will create a three-dimensional model of an architectural blueprint.


interior design plans      interior design plans
Click images for larger views Detail of room wall

 

Media:

Watercolor Pencils., Drawing Pencils., Crow Quill Pens. and India ink., Watercolor Paint., Mat board. / Illustration Board., X-acto Knives., metal Rulers., White Glue..

 

Resources

Books

Interior Design Course: Principles, Practices, and Techniques for the Aspiring Designer. - A gallery of finished examples by professional designers and advanced students presents scores of beautiful and instructive color photos.

Becoming an Interior Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design. - If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take.

 

Evaluation:

By rubric. Peer critique. Teacher evaluation for objectives met.

 

Instructional Plan

  • Teacher will introduce the unit by presenting visuals of the evolution of decor in the 20th century. Begin a discussion of trends with colors and furniture styles and how they represented the current events of the time.

  • Teacher demonstrates how to create a scaled floor plan of ¼" to a foot and illustrates standard architectural symbols that are used. Students are given a handout of these symbols as a reference.

  • For homework, students will measure furniture in their home for depth and height and width of chairs, sofas, desks, beds to be used for reference.

  • Students complete the handout "Interior Design" to indicate room size.

  • Students begin their floor plan using ¼" graph paper and will show room divisions for bathroom and closet, windows and furniture placement on the floor plan.

  • Students research color combinations by looking at design magazines and begin collecting samples of interesting fabrics, floor coverings and window coverings.

  • Teacher demonstrates how a designer transposes a floor plan into a room elevation. Class discussion contrasts and compares a two point perspective corner illustration with an elevation of one wall. Clarify elevation.

  • Students make several thumbnail sketches of their room elevation using a select area of their room and design a color scheme.

  • Students transpose their design onto a 9x12" drawing paper and complete the elevation using pen and watercolor pencils.

  • Students build a scaled 3-D floor plan from the blueprint they created by using illustration board cut and attached on edge. See example

  • Students do a creative presentation board of their floor plan, room elevation, color samples, swatches and photos of the furniture to be presented to a "client".

  • Students present their work as "designer to client" for peer critique with a small group of students. Students note any suggestions and revisions with teacher as facilitator.

Student Worksheet:

 

Interior Designer Worksheet

 

Name ____________________________ Period_______ Date___________

You will design your personal bedroom. You will be given a large budget of 50,000 dollars. You are the architect and designer. You will draw a floor plan to scale and do a color elevation of one wall. You will use your knowledge of color theory to create a color scheme for the room. You will make a presentation board with swatches of fabric, carpet or use photos of your selections and your floor plan and elevation drawings.

Size of room: ____x_____ feet. A graphic square will equal a foot. A graphic square will equal a foot.

Where are the architectural essentials to be placed?

a. Windows: how many? b. Doorways: How many? What type? Double? Sliding? French? What size? 30"? 36"?

c. Bathroom? d. Closet (s)? Type of doors? Size of closet. Built-ins?

Architectural extras: Fireplace, Jacuzzi, gym area, balcony, exits to outside (type of doors), window seat, Loft.

Floor coverings: Wood? Stone? Tile? What size tile? Carpet? Area rugs?

Furniture: Bed, dressers, night tables, TV built-in? A unit for stereo/DVD, etc. Computer /desk area, lounge chairs, coffee table,

Accessories: lamps, fan, decorative items on tables, wall décor, draperies, bedspread, accents.

Color scheme: Find color samples in magazines and use them for sample swatches. Use actual fabric for ideas; collect pictures of rugs and flooring as well as other accessories from home magazines. Sunday newspaper ads are a good source.

Outdoor area (opt.) Consider furniture, trees, potted plants, umbrella, type of patio or balcony- wood decking, stone, slate or pavers?

 

Assessment: Rubric adapted from Marianne Galyk

 

Assessment Rubric

Student Name:

Class Period:

Assignment: Interior Design - 3-D Model and Rendering

Date Completed:

Circle the number in pencil that best shows how well you feel that you completed that criterion for the assignment.

Excellent

Good

Average

Needs Improvement

Rate Yourself

Teacher’s Rating

Criteria 1 – Floor plan and 3-D model

10

9 – 8

7

6 or less

Criteria 2 – Room elevation - wall design

10

9 – 8

7

6 or less

Criteria 3 – Presentation board with colors and samples.

10

9 – 8

7

6 or less

Criteria 4 – Effort: took time to develop idea & complete project? (Didn’t rush.) Good use of class time?

10

9 – 8

7

6 or less

Criteria 5 – Craftsmanship – Neat, clean & complete? Skillful use of the art tools & media?

10

9 – 8

7

6 or less

Total: 50 (possible points)

Grade:

Your Total

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