Eleanor Schrader

Eleanor Schrader


MBA, Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Schrader has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York, and graduate studies in architectural history at USC. She is Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History at Santa Monica College. She conducts architectural tours in Los Angeles, has worked for a fine arts auction house, and has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. She was awarded the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award in 2002 and the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award in 2008.

What students have said:

Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

“This was a fantastic overview of interior design. I loved learning about the different architects/designers throughout history in the Los Angeles area. The guest speakers were inspiring and real.”

“I loved this class! It was a great introduction to design and we covered a little bit of everything, just enough to whet the appetite. The assignments were great and really opened up my eyes to the world of design.”

“The guest lecturers were excellent. I appreciated their candor regarding the challenges they encounter on a daily basis as well as the rewards working in interior design and architecture.”

History of Environmental Arts: Part II

“Eleanor is a wonderful teacher. She’s so passionate about the history of design and architecture. She’s funny, and has great stories she infuses in her teaching that keeps the students from drifting. I never feel tired or distracted in her classes. Everybody did really well in their group presentations. And the study tours were really great in helping us develop our eye for the different periods and styles we learned about.”

“History has NEVER been a favorite subject of mine, but for the first time ever it has held my interest. Eleanor’s extensive knowledge of the subject is extraordinary and her enthusiasm really brings a fun and entertaining element to the class.”

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