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Saturday + Sunday, Oct 16 - 17 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-BOOK-0363 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Joomchi, an ancient Korean papermaking tradition, is a unique way of making remarkably strong textured paper using only water and your hands. Jiyoung Chung, a renowned Joomchi artist who has worked to promote and preserve this traditional art form nationally and internationally, guides students through the entire process. Workshop participants become acquainted with Joomchi's history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and potential for adaptation into contemporary art forms. Students create strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating the Hanji (Korean mulberry papers) along with other interventions such as squeezing and rubbing the paper while it is forming. With unlimited applications for the fine arts and design, Joomchi can be incorporated into painting, surface design, collage, contemporary drawing, unconventional body ornament, sculptural objects, and even clothing.


Instructor
  • Name: Jiyoung Chung (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

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3536 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

As the industry standard for graphic design, Adobe InDesign integrates effortlessly with the Adobe software suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) to give graphic artists superior control over every element of their page layouts. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or PDF. Students in this course gain technical know-how of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. Concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises and practical assignments that culminate in a final project in book design. The project may then be printed commercially to be included in a graphic design portfolio.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRNT-4143 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of typography -- theory, practice, technology and history -- so that students can use it to their full advantage. Making crucial design decisions while gaining fluency with Adobe InDesign, students explore designing with type while composing single- and multipage documents, laying out page systems effectively, and using type styles to influence expression and communication. Topics include conceptual development, reinforcement of meaning, analysis of letter forms, typographic measurement, typeface classification, typesetting, using grid systems, establishing hierarchies for organizational clarity, and assessing document legibility. Hands-on class and homework assignments provide students with the skills and conceptual understanding that serve as a foundation for graphic design practice.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design


Instructor
  • Name: Andy Steiner (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 27 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-BOOK-2463 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. We begin our exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, we review such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-BOOK-2163 ( Class has Started )
6 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $130 | lab fee $20


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops

The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops. However, each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Papermaking
BOOK-2163
Working with Asian fibers such as kozo and gampi, participants learn traditional papermaking methods to create thin, translucent sheets of paper. Flowers, grasses and fibers, or more unusual objects such as silk threads, photos, fragments of text and seed pods, may be layered between these sheets. Participants leave class with a variety of handmade papers.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-BOOK-2131 ( Class has Started )
6 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $130 | lab fee $25


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops
The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops, but each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Box Making
BOOK-2131
Participants construct boxes featuring unique, traditional closures and covers made from beautifully patterned imported Japanese papers. These boxes may be constructed to fit papers and books created in the other workshops.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-BOOK-2164 ( Class has Started )
6 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $130 | lab fee $20


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops

The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops, but each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Bookbinding + Suminagashi
BOOK-2164
This workshop begins with an introduction to suminagashi or "ink floating," an ancient Japanese paper marbling technique. After experimenting with various papers and pigments, participants use their papers to make books with Japanese-style bindings. A variety of traditional Japanese stitches is demonstrated, and special attention is paid to the unique proportions of traditional Japanese books. Students leave class with a completed blank book.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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