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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

Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WEB-2511 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Dreamweaver is one of the most widely used programs for webpage creation. This powerful application allows designers to assemble graphics, text and other media in a visually friendly environment, while retaining the ability to work directly with the HTML code. Participants in this course create a website using Dreamweaver to organize files, import elements, create layouts and edit and link pages in a number of ways. In the process, they explore methods for incorporating interactivity, animation and sound. Students discover time-saving features for reusing elements or styles and learn to integrate Dreamweaver with other Web applications. The class also reviews methods for uploading and managing a site from within one easy-to-use environment.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Donna Salisbury (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 14 - 21 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CF-ARTA-0319 ( Class has Started )
6 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $130


Description

A frame is as integral to displaying a work of art as the piece itself -- and a good frame can make it even more amazing -- but getting that "wow" factor without spending a fortune can be tricky. In this course, Geoff Gaunt, owner of Providence Picture Frame and Dryden Gallery, expertly guides students by breaking down the framing process with both an instructional approach and some basic hands-on demonstrations. The learning begins with an assessment of the artwork to be framed and a determination of how its archival needs guide the framing strategy. Then the fun begins, with mounting, matting, glazing and framing options, as students learn practical skills employed by professional shops, as well as DIY options they can use to save money. Finally, hanging standards and options are discussed, so you can create your own gallery in your home, office or studio. Note: Students should bring in one unframed piece of artwork to explore framing options. Class takes place at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered students.


Instructor
  • Name: Geoff Gaunt (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Oct 14 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRAC-1155 ( Class has Started )
3 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $75


Description

Money matters are often the last considerations in any artist's or designer's creative repertoire, but understanding and managing one's fiscal affairs is crucial for building a solid financial future and sustainable creative practice. With more than a decade of experience in finance and business, Gary Metts explains tax and bookkeeping basics specifically for artists and designers. Participants gain a solid understanding of how to track the way money moves through a business operation, with an eye toward gaining valuable information about the performance of various components of a business. Relevant tax laws that apply to small businesses in general and, specifically, art/design businesses are discussed. Ultimately, the goal is to remain legally compliant, save money on taxes by knowing the system, and grow your business over time by making critical decisions based on the numbers. This class puts you on a path toward increased financial success, so you can concentrate on doing what you do best!

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


Instructor
  • Name: Gary Metts (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2176 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $10 | model fee $15


Description

Aspiring art school students, from high school freshmen through seniors, face a daunting task -- creating a professional level portfolio for college applications. This course offers students of all levels a studio-based environment in which to develop all-important drawing skills, refine and select quality pieces, and participate in portfolio reviews. Students build their portfolios by engaging in a number of challenging, yet essential studio drawing-based assignments, with a focus on exercises in life, portrait, contour, perspective and figure drawing. Discussion topics include digital photo documentation, college selection, majors, the application process and more. Students are encouraged to participate in National Portfolio Days; see www.portfolioday.net for more information. Note: This class uses nude models. Students must be 13-17 ONLY.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Angela Ackerman (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Dec 10 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ADV-0697 ( Class has Started )
3 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $75


Description

Despite whirlwind changes in technology, the goal of copywriting has remained the same: to craft a clear and compelling message. In this course, beginning copywriters (and anyone who writes about their business) learn how copywriting has changed in an online world, and how to write effectively for evolving Internet marketing and social media marketing platforms. Students develop creative strategies for presenting messages that get noticed, building reputation and visibility, and distinguishing their business or product from the competition.

Applies to: AD-E, GR-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
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