Part-Time Evening Classes at PDA

Intro to Interior Design

Learn how careful planning & selections help clients optimize budgets by developing plans, selecting appropriate furnishings & accessories, while maintaining colour schemes that work.

Colour, texture, and form are elements that combine in every space to create an environment that reflects who we are.

This twelve class program includes the fundamentals of; furniture styles, textiles, principles of design, color theory, creating space plans and developing presentation skills. PDA encourages creativity by providing a positive environment open to questions and personal growth through mentoring and guidance, along with structured classes.

This course has been developed to aid the individual to develop confidence when presenting to client(s) and will culminate in a final presentation of a client project to their peers. This course can be the introduction to further educational goals or an excellent learning tool for anyone interested in design.

Course Length: 6 weeks, 36 hours

Materials Needed: None

Program Start: 
September 11, 2017

Course Hours: 5:30pm-8:30pm. Mondays & Wednesdays

Fees: $495.00

Course Outline:

Class 1:
What is Interior Design?

Class 2:
Introduction to the design process, the client brief & initial consultation.

Class 3:
Color Theory; Decorative Palette.

Class 4:
Furniture; Textiles; Window Treatments.

Class 5:
All about Lighting.

Class 6:
Kitchens & Bath Design.

Class 7:
Identifying furniture styles; Styling & Staging Vignettes.

Class 8:
Interior Finishes.

Class 9:
Space Planning.

Class 10:
Visual Presentation Skills.

Class 11:
Business of Interior Design.

Class 12:
Final Project Presentation.


Student 1:
Wendy made us all feel comfortable no matter what our skill set was. (March 2017)

Student 2:
Great course to get a feel of if interior design is the right career choice for me! Wendy is lovely and very knowledgeable! (March 2017)

Student 3:
Definitely a worthwhile class. If you have an interest in interior design and would like to learn more about the field this is an excellent way to get started and get a taste of what it means to be an interior designer. I'm glad I went! Jessica P. (March 2017)

Student 4:
An excellent choice for anyone interested in learning Interior Design!


A Graduate with Honours in Architectural Technology from Algonquin College, Wendy relocated in 1986 to Australia. There she made the transition from technical architectural drawing to architectural illustration, uniting her knowledge of architecture with her love of art. She five years at R.L. McIlhargey and Associates in Vancouver as part of a team collaborating on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid, the Portside Trade and Convention Centre & Cruise Ship Terminal Expansion Project, and the Vancouver International Airport Expansion Project. During these years she worked with acclaimed Architect Arthur Erickson who has long been of significant inspiration to Wendy.

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!

Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.