Feng Shui Interior Design Course Outline
- Unit 1
- Unit 2
- Unit 3
- Unit 4
- Unit 5
- Unit 6
Unit 1 Introduction to Feng Shui
Lesson 1.1: Definition, History, and Schools of Feng Shui
Lesson 1.2: Variety in Schools
Lesson 1.3: For the Love of Ch'i
Lesson 1.4: Yin Yang and Beyond
In this introductory Unit, you'll learn the actual definition of Feng Shui as well as its history. You will also get introduced to a number of differ-ent schools of Feng Shui, such as Form, BTB, Compass and more.
Because Form School is the oldest school, we discuss it in full and you get to meet the four celestial animals. And, you will be introduced to Vastu, which is a form of Feng Shui that did originate in China.
Get to understand what really is Ch'i and how important it is in our space and lives. Learn to identify favorable Ch'i as opposed to unfavor-able Ch'i.
You will also learn about the Yin Yang Theory. Get to know it's symbol and learn its true meaning. Then you will begin to be able to see its presence in a space and how it can be useful in interior design.
Next, learn all the aspects of clutter and how affects us in such a detri-mental way. And if clutter is a problem for you, you'll get ideas how to overcome it.
Unit 2 Principles of Feng Shui
Lesson 2.1: Five Element Theory
Lesson 2.2: The Building Blocks
Lesson 2.3: Applying the Baguas
Lesson 2.4: Handling Missing Sectors and Extensions
In Unit 2 you will learn about the Five Element Theory and its cycles. Get to know the qualities of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. See how appear in a space and how they interact with each other. Then, learn how you can use them for a better Feng Shui experience.
Get to understand how Yin Yang appears within the Five Elements and how that can help make more concise Feng Shui adjustments and cre-ate a better balance.
In addition, get introduced to two very important astrology systems that are based on the Five Elements: Four Pillars and 9 Star Ki. They add a very important layer to Feng Shui. You will learn how they work.
Then, meet the family of Trigrams ... the building blocks of the Bagua. Get know what they stand for and how they create the Bagua. See how the Bagua correlates with the Five Element. Hopefully, you will start seeing the big picture.
Learn how to place the Bagua over a space for both BTB and Compass schools. Please note, though, that throughout this course if you are ask to place on a space, it should be based on the BTB approach.
Unit 3 Feng Shui Essentials
Lesson 3.1: Behind the Details
Lesson 3.2: Incorporating Color
Lesson 3.3: Architectural Design Details
Lesson 3.4: Your Face o the World
In this Unit you will start learning Feng Shui details. You will be intro-duced to specific remedies, learn how intention plays an important part in Feng Shui, and what cultural interpretations can be helpful. Get to really understand color. Learn what specific colors mean and how they relate to the Bagua and the Five Element Theory. And, begin to see how fabrics can be use from a Feng Shui perspective.
Learn about how architectural details affect space. Door, window, stairs placement can really make a difference as does so much more. And, let's not forget about our front door ... a very special door. It needs a lot of attention and special love and care.
Also, in this Unit you will get introduced to your fictions client, Sophia Taylor. You will be working with her and submitting your projects for you along with you Unit Assignments. Let the fun begin!
Unit 4 Feng Shui Room by Room
Lesson 4.1: Kitchens and Dining Rooms
Lesson 4.2: Living Rooms and Family Rooms
Lesson 4.3: Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Lesson 4.4: Home Office
In this Unit we will look a individual rooms and how to handle them from a Feng Shui perspective. You will learn the best layouts for kitch-ens and dining rooms, living and family rooms, bedrooms and bath-rooms. You will learn how to approach designing a home office and making it as auspicious as possible.
And, you will continue working on your projects for your client, Sophia Taylor, as well as continuing to work on your own Presentation Room.
Unit 5 Putting It All Together
Lesson 5.1: Jackie Notman
Lesson 5.2: Michelle Zanoni
Lesson 5.3: Yasha Jampolsky
Lesson 5.4: Victoria Houslanger
This Unit contains case studies from professional Feng Shui practition-ers. Reading there reports will give you a true idea how to approach a consultation. It is also will give you an idea what to include in a written report. It is very common for practitioners to provide a written report for the client that includes an overview of the analysis and a list of rec-ommendations.
Then for your Unit Assignment you will continue working on Sophia Taylor's Floor Plans. You will also complete your Room Plan Worksheet where you list all the adjustments that you will implement for your Presentation Room.
Unit 6 Personal and Professional Pathways
Lesson 6.1: The Garden and Feng Shui
Lesson 6.2: Space Clearing
Lesson 6.3: Your Business
Lesson 6.4: Marketing Your Feng Shui Business
Just as the others, this Unit is a very important one. We start out, though, on a lighter matter by giving some insight how to use Feng Shui principles in a garden ... how to make something so beautiful more beautiful. Then we get a little more serious by introducing you to Space Clearing ... a subject matter that every Feng Shui practitioner should know about.
Lastly, the two remaining lessons are dedicated to preparing you to treat Feng Shui as a business. They will teach you how to start your business, how to market it, how to get clients and how to act with cli-ents. Even if you are not planning to make this a professional goal, the-se two lesson host a wealth of information worth reading.
This Unit assignment will include you submitting your Final Presenta-tion Room Design. What an accomplishment!