Dream House - Architecture and Design: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Loechler

5th and up 

Dream Room

Get ready to design your dream room! Create your own 1:24 scale model while learning the principles of architecture, construction, and interior design. Each session the students will meet virtually for 90 minutes and have a follow up “homework assignment” that they will be asked to complete to prepare them for the next session. The class consists of both computer design as well as hands-on work using wood, paint, fabric, and more. 

WHAT WE WILL DO

  • Examine architecture and architectural terminology
  • Learn about scale and proportion in order to draft a 1:24 scale room layout
  • Develop skills in digital drawing and preparing files for laser cutting
  • Investigate color theory and the fundamentals of interior design
  • Build a realistic room model with laser cut windows and doors
  • Furnish and decorate your room by creating custom furnishings, textiles, miniature wall art, and more!  

TOOLS & MACHINES WE WILL USE 

  • Inkscape design software
  • Laser cutter (manufacturing will be done for you and delivered)
  • Basic 3D modeling and design
  • 3D printing
  • Hand sewing
  • Handheld loom

REQUIRED and RECOMMENDED AT HOME SUPPLIES

If you are having trouble locating or acquiring any of these supplies, we are available to help

  • Pencil and Eraser (required)
  • Access to a printer (required)
  • Paper (required)
  • Calculator (required)
  • Ruler (required)
  • Scissors (required)
  • Paint (could be acrylic, watercolor, or both; you will be painting on wood) (required)
  • Paint Brushes (required)
  • A work surface that you can comfortably create on (required)
  • Weldbond Glue (required)
  • Rubberbands (required)
  • Needle and thread for sewing (required)
  • Yarn (required)
  • Hot Glue Gun (recommended)
  • Beads (recommended)
  • Markers and colored pencils (recommended)

Students are required to be able to run the latest version of Inkscape (free online design software) on a Windows or MacOS computer, as well as have access to a computer during class hours in order to meet virtually with their instructor and classmates over Zoom. Students will also have pieces that they design delivered to their house, so we ask that you review our health and wellness procedures before joining the class. 

ADDRESS

2 Sewall Ave
Brookline, MA 02446

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