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Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-NATUR-2285 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495


Description

Focusing on the definition of form and structure, students in this course carefully observe birds, shells, insects, bones, plants, flowers and more with the objective of translating proportion and depth onto the two-dimensional page and creating realistic renderings. Line, tone and value are explored through work in pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash. Design and composition are also covered. Although the course is highly specialized in subject matter, skills attained here are applicable to a wide range of drawing subjects, media and styles. Note: This is the first course of a two-part series. Students enrolled in the fall may also register for the spring course, Painting from Nature: Color + Light.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing II


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (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

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3543 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and discuss the capture, transfer, manipulation and delivery of images. Proper digital workflow is revealed through class exercises and lecture, as students learn to output content for the printed page. Completion of this course provides you with valuable skill sets relied upon by all productive graphic designers, illustrators and draftsmen.

Applies to: CB-R, GR-R, NS-R


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

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1266 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Just like our Art Studio course for teens, Art Studio Junior lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children's imagination and sensory awareness. In the process, instructors often take advantage of the unique resources available on the RISD campus to inspire imagination, leading the class on trips to the RISD Museum or the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2185 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum in search of animals, birds and more. They then use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2135 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $15


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting workshop focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each week brings a new design challenge (i.e., build a two-wheeled race car that travels down an inclined string, or use air compression to power a plane). Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1997 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists in this workshop discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Oct 11 | 9:30am-4:30pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-0414 ( Class has Started )
7 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $110


Description

If you have ever looked for mermaids, dragons and the Sasquatch, you just might be a cryptozoologist. Equal parts detective, artist and scientist, you'd use your imagination to search out the elusive creatures of myth and folklore. In this course, students step into the role of cryptozoologist as they unleash their creativity while learning about animal behavior, size and shape. With the RISD Nature Lab as their drawing studio, students refine their draftsmanship skills looking at specimens of the creatures we know, and then move to a computer lab to illustrate the mysterious beasts that lurk in hidden lairs or in their imaginations. Note: Students must bring a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Phil Oliveira (Bio)