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Mondays, Jun 1 - Jul 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-DWG-0523 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $35


You don't need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this course. It starts with the simplest of tasks and tools, and slowly illuminates the mystery of materials and the triumph of the well-chosen tool in creating work. Students' eyes are trained to look, to observe and to record. Work is done in drawing, color studies and collage through a series of exercises that encourage students to open up and experiment. Work is done in a variety of mediums -- with less focus on subject, and more on interpreting and abstracting to fully comprehend basic shapes and structures. We do all of this in a supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite. Students are free to fail, but are required to at least try. The hardest part is just starting!

  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)