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Introduction to Design

$150.00

July 15-17 | 9 am-3 pm (3 days only)
ages 16-18 (Highschool and pre-college)
instructor:  Bryan Strickland

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July 15-17 | 9 am-3 pm (3 days only)
ages 16-18 (Highschool and pre-college)
instructor:  Bryan Strickland

Someone had to design the phone, tablet, or mouse you are using right now!   What about buildings, cars, restaurants, and product logos.  These are the careers of designers.  Where do you begin to learn about these careers?  This class begins with a simple explanation of the typical careers in the world of design.  We will spend most of our time exploring the basic concepts of design and the hands-on tools and skills needed for the first year of a design degree at a University.   We begin with idea development and how to visually express your ideas to others.  We move from two-dimensional design to visualizing in 3-dimensions to building models using quick, precise methods.  This class is ideal for high school students interested in a career in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design or anyone interested in design.  The only requirement necessary for this class is a desire to learn more about the world of design.

About the Instructor:
Bryan Strickland graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Design and worked as a product designer with design firms in the U.S. and Europe.  For the last twenty years, he ran his own business designing and building a variety of sculptural, functional products from jewelry to furniture to staircases.   During this time he has worked closely with most every type of designer and builder.  Over the years he has taught classes at various high schools, the City of Chattanooga, the Hunter Museum and Penland School of Crafts.  For the last five years, he has been teaching in the Interior Architecture department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.