A couple of my favourite summer camp programs are Architecture and Interior Design. And, apparently, I’m not the only one. Our Architecture class has been fully booked for at least a month, and our Interior Design program is quickly headed in that direction. Despite the limited space, my favouritism has won out. I just couldn’t resist making a Summer Camp Countdown post about these programs.
In this camp, students build a model building (school, hospital, library, community centre, etc.) based on a site plan. They prepare computer aided architectural drawings and interior plans, and the design of furniture. Students learn essential achitecture fundamentals. At the end of the camp students are able to carry their building models home.
In this camp, students design the interiors of a basic dwelling. They work with the materials, systems, and structural principles used to create interiors. Students learn to analyse living spaces and determine the best suited elements of furniture shapes and styles. They also learn about space planning, proportion, lighting and colour. Students are taught how to effectively use floors, walls and ceilings, window treatments, furniture art and accessories to plan and create ambience. Throughout the course, students prepare computer aided architectural drawings and interior plans.