Have you ever heard the quotes “to each his own” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? Well, they certainly apply to the mansion that inspired this “Doodle Home Mini-Project”! As soon as I saw the article, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion and creative project which could be used to introduce personal style or would make a great sub-plan or filler project for those times when you just need a little something. So read on to see what this is all about!
Talking Points: Home Decor Trends
The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In the world of interior design, trends are constantly changing. Decor that was “in” is now suddenly on it’s way “out” and vice versa! In this Talking Points: Home Decor Trends, students will explore current home decor trends and then create a moodboard for a specific room that incorporates the trends in a cohesive manner.
3-D Housing Final
Do you teach a Housing or Interior Design class? Are in need of an end of the year project? If you answered “yes,” you must check out this impressive 3-D “Housing Final” project created and shared by Katelyn Propper of Indiana. Now, more than ever, students need a break from their screens and this hands-on housing project delivers that and more!
Teach a course, unit, or lesson on housing? Look no further for ready to use ideas and resources! I’ve started a collection of resources based on topics. If you have an activity, lesson or resource to share, please share in the comment section below.
This lesson teaches the basics parts of a window, window treatments and how to measure for window treatments. It also allows students to physically “make” small versions of different window treatments. These projects make great display pieces for your department’s display case or open house!
Housing of the Future: Tin Can Houses
This activity helps students to get in the mind set of interior and architectural design. Aleksandr Mergold and Jason Austin architects from Pennsylvania have come up with the innovative idea of making pre-fabricated housing using farm grain dryers. This housing challenge provokes students to design innovate housing using tin cans.
April’s FACS Teacher of the Month: Lindsey Lewis
This month’s Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Month is Lindsey Lewis FACS teacher and Electives Department Head at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Interior Design PowerPoints, Worksheets & Links
Lesson Plans Color wheel mobile (PDF) Edible Color Wheel Lesson Elements and Principles of Design Worksheets Color Theory (PDF) Color Wheel (Word) Elements and Principals of Art (TPT) Daylight Design & Technique Worksheet (PDF) Powerpoints Elements and Principles of Design (PPT)…
Choosing a Place to Live
This is an innovative real life problem solving lesson on choosing a place to live. I came up with it when I was student teaching and was myself in search of a job and place to live. So, I had my students use my scenario to find me a place to live. I gave them lists of my needs and wants and had them try to persuade me to choose the location they chose for me. I made it into a competition-the group that found a location that fulfilled the most needs & wants off my list and did the best job persuading me won.