Students who enjoy working with colors and textures and are interested in a career that values creativity and imagination will find Painting & Design Technology rewarding. The program provides specialized classroom instruction and applied experiences both on- and off-campus. Students are trained in the preparation and application of various painting and design techniques used to enhance and decorate interior and exterior spaces according to the client’s vision, style, and taste. The integration of the arts, science, math, and the latest technology is highly evident in this program.
Skills you will learn:
• Interior design
• Graphic design
• Architectural design
• Computer-aided sign making
• Large format digital printing
• Drawing and reading blueprints
• Color theory and paint tinting
• Industrial and exterior painting
• Decorative faux finishing
• Set design
• Spray painting
Sign Design: When driving down the highway, the McDonald’s golden arches or Target bullseye can easily redirect your thoughts to the products each offer. Such is the power of a well-designed logo. This Sign Design project gives our students an opportunity to create a compelling logo and sign for local organizations, stores, contractors, and buildings. Each student creates signs that incorporate a company name, slogan, and logo while focusing on readability, clear font choices, and contrasting colors. This project allows our students to show their creativity while improving their understanding and use of effective design principles.
Kitchen & Interiors Remodeling: Creating kitchen and home interiors worthy of HGTV’s many restoration-focused television shows takes vision. Our students begin developing their architectural and design vision by completing the Kitchen & Interiors Remodeling project. Using the Chief Architect software, our students work to create a kitchen remodel by evaluating dimensions, customer needs, layout options, and building codes. The students then dive deeper into their creative process by selecting finishes for flooring, cabinets, countertops, and lighting. The project is an opportunity for students to showcase their style as well as their understanding of local zoning and building laws.
College & Career Placement
• Interior Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology
• Illustration, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
• Vinyl Graphic Cutter/Installer, MHQ
• Interior Painter and Design Consultant, Ethan Allen
• Cadwell Design + Sign