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Online, Dec 26 - 27 | Online
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CF-SEQ-0196 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

In illustrated storytelling, composition is key. This is apparent if you've ever read a comic strip, comic book or graphic novel and realized that you'd read the panels or speech balloons in the wrong order, or couldn't understand whether you were looking at a car's fender or a robot's shoulder. Trust us on this: it wasn't your fault. Many popular comics feature "dynamic" layouts with fragmented and superimposed images that can be not only difficult to navigate, but baffling to comprehend. In this course, you'll learn composition and layout techniques that allow readers to appreciate your stories and art without any design confusion or distractions. After examining work by various artists, including Tintin by Herge and Hellboy by Mike Mignola, students create their own four-page stories, with special emphasis on how subtle use of color can heighten drama and improve legibility.

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E


Instructor
  • Name: Ryder Windham (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ILUS-3580 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. With a focus on children's books, comic books and natural science applications, students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests, and considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed.

Applies to: CB-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Dara Goldman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 10/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 2-5pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: T. Michael Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2532 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Adobe Illustrator -- a popular vector graphics editor used by designers and illustrators to produce print or Web designs -- is particularly helpful in creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability, allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Because the program is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, students learn to create illustrations and free-form sketches, explore how this program of choice for professional artists and designers makes it possible to trace and alter scanned images in order to create a variety of special effects, and learn to save their files in the most often used output options (EPS, PDF, VML).

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, GR-E, NS-E, PM-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design or Digital Design for the Screen


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 14 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 10/6, 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DVID-4611 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This essential digital video post-production course concentrates on the editor's role in the creative collaboration of movie-making, and covers the entire non-linear editing process: digitizing source footage to fine-tuning edits, timing a piece to music, mixing audio levels, creating titles and, ultimately, outputting the finished cut to DVD or the Web. Students gain an appreciation for the editor's aesthetic while practicing efficient workflow techniques using the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud's non-linear editing software, Premiere Pro. This course is appropriate for both the amateur and the experienced sprocket hole filmmaker who is updating skills, but also is an opportunity for students to develop the ability to tell an original story, whether fictional narrative or documentary project.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, DI-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: Evan Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DVID-2827 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This studio course covers all aspects of video production. With only a hint of the final product in mind, students begin with creative ideas that lead to script formats, storyboards, location scouting, auditions, production scheduling and defined budgets. The class then breaks into discrete production teams, each shooting and editing a short video project using digital cameras and Final Cut Pro. Camera operation, lighting concepts and audio are all covered as footage is gathered and postproduction begins. In this phase, raw footage is screened, logged and digitized before editing, which gives the project its final shape. Ultimately, students discover that digital video is no longer just for amateurs, with many filmmakers using these techniques to produce independent films that they submit to film festivals.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R

Prerequisite: Editing Movies on the Computer


Instructor
  • Name: Melinda Rainsberger (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2179 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists see through cartoon-colored glasses in their first encounter with art and design. This course acknowledges that reality, and introduces them to the basic techniques of drawing humans and animals cartoon-style. Students learn to give attitude and expression to their still drawings of original characters and caricatured celebrities. As a class they observe the work of classic cartoonists like Charles M. Schulz, Bill Watterson, and Chuck Jones to appreciate cartoon mastery. They study proportion, anatomy, exaggeration and gesture as they become more confident draftsmen and clever cartoon creators, each one with a signature style.

Applies to: YA, YC, YG, YM


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)