Welcome to Lockerby’s Interior Design class. This course is a Grade 11 STEP option for those who enjoy mixing design, art and architecture in a hands-on way. The focus of the course is planning interior spaces to suit a client’s need or style, but students learn a variety of skills that will inspire them to undertake their own home improvement projects.
A popular creative endeavour is the repurposing project where students ‘up-cycle’ a discarded object to give it a new decorative or functional appeal. This project stresses the design process and takes place in the woodshop where students can practice their use of tools and machines with a variety of media and materials.
Each week we have a studio session called “Design Friday”. Groups of students present hands-on skills and lead activities that teach anything from painting techniques to drywall repair. This is a relaxed way to practice a new skill and share design ideas. Throughout the course, students keep a sketchbook of drawings to record their progress and prepare a portfolio of their best work as the final activity in the course.