Chelsea College of Arts Soft Furnishings Chelsea College of Arts
Selecting the right combination of window treatments, upholstery and cushions will provide those, all important, final finishing flourishes to your design. You will learn how to brief curtain makers and acquire the terminology used by the trade, to help you discuss your ideas professionally. Guidance will also be provided on specifying appropriate fabrics and understanding fabric labels. There will be plenty of practical advice as you learn about the pros and cons , dos and don'ts to make sure that your designs work beautifully. Please be advised that this course is mainly lecture based with a few short exercises to support your learning. 

You will have a greater knowledge and confidence when using soft furnishings within a domestic interior. You will be able to communicate more effectively and professionally with the trade to avoid the pitfalls and ensure that your designs are finished and completed to a high standard.

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Suitable for practicing or aspiring interior designers as well as those keen to expand their knowledge in this area when undertaking the project of doing up their own home.

Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious Art and Design colleges. We offer courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design and interior and spatial design. Chelsea has just over 1,400 students. The College’s small size and supportive atmosphere make studying here feel more like being part of a community.

You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff. It is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.

We are bringing something truly unique to the Middle East.

Each February, May and October we offer a range of short courses in Dubai, in Art, Curating, Interior Design and Interior Decoration. Our range of courses offer options for beginners and for those already working in industry. Our courses are taught by our London-based tutors, all of whom are practicing industry professionals. We return in October with a wide range of specialist Interior Design courses and Art and Curating courses.

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