Interior designers transform the buildings we live and work in every day. They shape our spaces and select the materials, textures, lighting and colors that influence our daily experiences. Through a process of discovery and observation, they learn to question, draw, build models, and develop ideas that are built to benefit the communities that we all live in. In this course, you will learn some of the basic skills and methods used by interior designers. Guest speakers will join online to share experiences and designs with you while we remotely tour some of their projects. Virtual hands-on activities will help students to learn design principles and fundamentals as well as improve drawing skills and increase understanding of how pattern, color, shape, and history play important roles in a design process. In addition to guest speakers and remote site visits, this course will include regular virtual sketching instruction on how to draw form, shape, perspective, and texture. This instruction will also introduce some of the fundamentals of creating floor plans and other architectural drawings. This course requires a curious and energetic student who is interested in design, history, craft, and how the built spaces we occupy can impact our daily lives. No prior knowledge or experience of interior design or its technologies is required. Access to a computer and secure wifi connection is required, as well as a cell phone with the Adobe Scan app and a clamp to hold a cell phone by a work surface. Students will be working with pen, pencil, watercolors, and simple modeling tools and materials.