UCLA Extension

Gray Adams

Instructor Biography:

Gray Adams has had his own practice, Gray Adams Interiors, since 1976. Mr. Adams has taught architectural history, decorative arts, and art history at various colleges in the Los Angeles area since 1979. He received the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in 2010 and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002 and 2010.

Click below to see if Gray Adams is teaching a course this quarter.

ARCH X 427.8AHistory of Environmental Arts: Part I

ARCH X 443.17 Contemporary Applications of Historical Design: Part I

ARCH X 443.18 Contemporary Applications of Historical Design: Part II

ARCH X 443.40Accessories for Residential Interiors

ARCH X 498.22 – Interior Design in Films

What students are saying:

In regards to Accessories for Residential Interiors:

“Very satisfied with all aspects of the course. Guest lecturers and field trip were excellent, and very informative.”

“A course worth every minute of well executed time. Gray Adams reveals many trade secrets and shares vendors, sources and tips. He is extremely well organized and precisely challenges my waffling thoughts.”

“Loved the guest speakers! Both Henry and Richard were engaging and extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields. Both added greatly to the class.”

In regards to A Survey of the Decorative Arts:

“This was a great class. The field trips were especially interesting and provided us with insight that you cannot get in a classroom.”

“Excellent lectures- the stories that he added were especially helpful to get an new view on the subject that you wouldn’t always find in a book.”

In regards to History of Environmental Arts: Part I:

“I loved this class, and I really enjoyed Gray’s teaching style. The material was interesting, very well organized, the grading/evaluations were challenging but thorough – I feel I learned a lot in this class and enjoyed doing so.”

“Absolutely LOVED this class. I have learnt so much over these past few weeks and the best part is I got to walk away with a beautiful book that I will cherish forever. I cant say enough good things about this class.”

“I learned a lot from this class. It opened my eyes to the ancient art and architecture that is alive in the world I live in today.”

General remarks about the instructor:

“Gray is a first class teacher. Excellent information and what he teaches, sticks with you. Wish he taught more classes. One of the best instructors you have.”

“Always present, very organized, speaks clearly, extremely passionate about his work & he’s hysterical. I really enjoyed Mr. Adams’ class.”

“Gray is a phenomenal teacher. He is knowledgeable about the subject, enthusiastic to be there, and incredibly inspiring. He makes learning easy, fun, and inviting!”