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NEW CLASS: Advanced SketchUp

Image courtesy of Ryan Garton

Image courtesy of Ryan Garton

You have basic SketchUp design skills under your belt, now take it to the next level with the new Advanced SketchUp class! This 6-week online course is ideal for the designer looking to maximize his or her 3D modeling abilities. Learn new tools and functions including creating custom materials and furniture components, importing scenes from Google Earth to give a realistic feel to your design, and recording interactive tours through or around your model.

Advanced SketchUp will be offered starting in the Winter 2016 Quarter.

For more details and to register online, visit the Advanced SketchUp registration page on the UCLA Extension website.

Enroll before January 17th and save $50!

UCLA Extension Presents “The Language of Color” with Betty Merken – A Winter 2015 Weekend Workshop

This Winter 2015 quarter, Betty Merken will be leading a unique weekend workshop that offers students an exciting new perspective to understanding color design:

The Language of Color

January 24 – 25 | 10am-4pm | 253301

It is said that the human brain can perceive seven-million different colors. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, this fun and fact-filled hands-on workshop can help you to fill your life with exciting color while learning to use color as a professional. Using water-based gouache paint and guided by proven color theory systems developed by the instructor, participants learn the “keys” to creating custom colors, how to select and use colors to maximize their effects, and how to create successful color palettes and harmonies. The instructor also discusses how color affects human behavior, mood, and context, as well as effective and responsible color design for residences, the workplace, restaurants, schools, and medical centers.

Enrollment limited. Students will be sent a materials list upon registration for the class and the cost of materials will be approximately $95.


Merken, BettyBetty Merken is a painter, print-maker, and architectural colorist. Her work is exhibited internationally and is represented in several museum collections, including the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Museum of Fine Art San Francisco, and the Portland, OR Art Museum.

Betty teaches workshops and seminars nationally on the use of color at UCLA Extension, the University of Oregon, the Seattle Art Museum, and by invitation to architecture and design firms. Betty’s work is represented in Los Angeles by Fresh Paint Art Advisors. To learn more about Betty and to view her artwork, please visit www.bettymerkenstudios.com.

Architectural Scale Modeling Course: ENROLL NOW!

Hello all. We have an amazing elective course being offered in Spring and this is your last chance to be a part of it! This class will help you develop a skill that is highly useful and valuable in the design industry. So sign up now! The catalog listing reads:
Architectural Scale Model-Making (4 units, $475) Taught by Bijan Fahimian (MS in architecture and urban development). In this course, students learn the basic methods of creating scale models from drawings as well as how to use various tools and materials. Instruction also covers the various techniques used to fabricate models of interiors of building structures and elements, such as interior walls and partitions, skylights, paving patterns, furniture, etc. Prerequisite: Technical drafting skills. Enrollment limited. No refund after April 8. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

To enroll call enrollment (310-825-9971) or click the link below:
Reg# V5750B
Westwood: Room #320 1010 Westwood Center, Thu 7-10pm (Apr 1-Jun 17, 12 mtgs)

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Accessories for Residential Interiors: Arc_ID Summer course

There is still enrollment space available for Virginia Knight ‘s (ASID, CID) course “Accessories for Residential Interiors” (Reg# V2176B). Ginny, who calls herself a “home healer,” owns Interim Interiors and is a long-time Los Angeles designer. As such she has been an encouraging voice to students and designers struggling with the current economy. “Just keep going until it gets better,” she says. “It will get better!” Ginny is also a three time recipient of the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award! She believes that good design is in the details, the “stuff” of the home, and that is what her course is aimed at highlighting.

Her six-week accessories course examines the appropriateness, timing, aesthetics, function, and availability of accessories in residential interior design through slide demonstrations, guest lecturers, and field trips to the marketplace. Topics range from lamps and lighting, wall-hangings and art, to linens and tableware, area rugs and pillows, folk and tribal art, mirrors, garden ornaments, and antique accessories. This is a can’t miss class for aspiring home designers and professionals alike! It is also a great way for our program students to earn elective credits.

Below is the general class info. You can enroll online, or call enrollment at 310-825-9971 (reference the registration number above):
August 5 – September 9
Wednesday, 10am-1pm
Westwood: Room 313, 1010 Westwood Center
Enrollment is limited. This “green” course provides course materials online to minimize paper waste; Internet access required.

ENROLL NOW! This class may fill up very quickly.
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