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Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 18 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/14, 11/28
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1994 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $10


Description

In the fantastically popular game Minecraft, gamers are able to create and explore expansive worlds made entirely from digital cubes and, in the process, create what they need to navigate this built universe. Students in this class follow in the footsteps of Steve and assume the roles of character designer, architect, geological surveyor and engineer as they design and build the components of a new (non-digital) world and the architectural components, tools and equipment necessary to live there. Scenario play, discussion and interaction with classmates provide rich opportunities for creative problem solving and expression as they draw, paint, sculpt and refine their emerging world.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Cabral-Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Oct 25 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PDM-0383 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

This course includes the use of a variety of media, substrates and techniques, providing students with the confidence to render and draw effectively. As each rendering technique is introduced, students are able to apply their newly acquired skills to in-class exercises, critiques and weekly assignments that advance in complexity. The work ranges from quick ideation sketches and rapid visualization to the creation of fully rendered images with markers, pencils and pastels. The course provides a foundation for any designer who wishes to incorporate rendering and sketching into their projects and to communicate visually with clients, vendors and other designers.

Applies to: PM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-4423 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495


Description

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1267 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

Join us for a creative journey through time -- past, present and future -- where we explore ideas, art and artifacts from the past to design and create for the future. While on their journey, students view art, artifacts and inventions from different times, places and cultures to inspire their own creations. Projects develop creative thinking and problem solving using a wide range of materials through art and design-related challenges.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Cabral-Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 22 - Dec 15 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2214-04 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | model fee $30


Description

For amateur and professional alike, drawing skills are fundamental to the artist's visual education. Through guided practice, beginning students sharpen their powers of observation as they learn to translate what they see into drawings. Using basic tools and materials, students develop their drawing skills by exploring concepts such as line, form, value, proportion, perspective and composition. Through a series of graduated exercises, students learn to draw the figure, still lifes and the environment with confidence and prepare for further work in a variety of art media.

Applies to: AD-E, AP-R, AV-E, CB-R, DS-R, GR-E, JM-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wiseman (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 1 - Jul 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/PC-WKSHP-2291-06 ( Class has Started )
72 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $300 | lab fee $10


Description

The sketchbook has a long history as an indispensable tool and repository for creative research and new ideas. This immersive course provides fertile ground for experimentation and spontaneity so that students can create an active, organic and dynamic sketchbook. From urban archaeology to Internet surfing, diverse projects introduce myriad technical skills and approaches, helping students to understand the vast potential of the visual arts. Media to be explored include charcoal, pencil, collage, photography, photo and image transfer, and photocopy, as well as various digital tools. Drawing is explored as a means of gathering information and reinforcing basic skills, and projects are designed to trigger the imagination, as well as help develop different ways of seeing and working. Ultimately, students discover many options for interpreting what they see and learn to catalogue ideas for future reference.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Post (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 2 - Jul 7 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-DWG-2696 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $345 | model fee $25


Description

When drawing or sculpting the human form, the more complex elements of heads, hands and feet often prove difficult to render convincingly. Students in this course begin with the skeletal form, move into musculature and then address the topographical information of these specific forms. Starting with the head, students develop a conceptual model drawing based on measurements taken from the skull, which represents the "hard form" that makes us human. Students then explore the "soft forms" (such as musculature, fat distribution, cartilage, skin folds and hair growth patterns) that create an individual's specific likeness. Moving to the hands and feet, students create conceptual forms, code joint movements, study the anatomical structures and address issues of proportion. In the end, students have a consistent process for creating naturalistic features that can be applied to any pose or position.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Liliya Krys-Burhoe (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays + 1 Saturday, Jun 1 - Jul 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
/10am-4pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-DWG-2227 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Beginning with prehistoric cave art, humans have always been fascinated with capturing the form and grace of animals. Indeed, artists learn to create dynamic drawings by understanding the structure of the skeleton and animal musculature. This course is appropriate for illustrators, animal lovers and fine artists -- anyone interested in drawing animals -- and accommodates all skill levels. Working in the RISD Nature Lab, students begin with studies of animal skulls and skeletons to gain a better understanding of proportion and structure. They move on to examine the superficial musculature, motion and comparative anatomy of these specimens. The course also explores proportion and balance, and introduces Renaissance techniques for rendering well-defined three-dimensional form. Ultimately, experimentation with materials and techniques strengthens students' ability to render textural surface quality in depicting feathers, scales and fur. The course culminates in a Saturday visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo for a live session with real animals. Note: Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required. Lab fee does not cover zoo admission. Class meets 4 Monday evenings and one Saturday from 10am-4pm

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


Instructor
  • Name: Liliya Krys-Burhoe (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-PNT-0505 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Fresh, pure and instant color -- without tubes to squeeze, paint to mix or brushes to clean -- is the hallmark of pastels. This versatile medium lends itself to a large range of stylistic possibilities, from softly blended surfaces to free, sketch-like layering. Students in this workshop are introduced to materials and techniques, as they learn to create different visual effects depending on the supports (paper, board, etc.) and grounds. Demonstrations are given on the various ways to build drawings, including mapping and mark-making -- such as blocking, optical mixing, scumbling and feathering -- as well as other drawing fundamentals. Working primarily with soft pastels on colored paper, students learn to build composition through light and value, form, tone and color.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Michele Noiset (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 3 - Jul 8 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-FOUND-1187 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $20 | model fee $30


Description

Drawing is the simplest, most efficient and most accessible way to communicate visual ideas. This course focuses on development of hand-eye coordination -- required for all perceptual drawing -- to understand how to look and how to transcribe what is seen onto paper. Students begin by learning to define shapes with line, including exploration of line weight, direction and speed and then move on to value, investigating both additive and reductive ways of working and how to utilize the power of light and dark to create volume and space. As confidence builds, progress is made into more complicated subject matter and working out compositional decisions and strategies. Tools utilized include pencil, charcoal and eraser. Subjects include still life, architecture/space and a brief introduction to the figure.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wiseman (Bio)