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Online, Dec 26 - 27 | Online
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CF-SEQ-0196 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

In illustrated storytelling, composition is key. This is apparent if you've ever read a comic strip, comic book or graphic novel and realized that you'd read the panels or speech balloons in the wrong order, or couldn't understand whether you were looking at a car's fender or a robot's shoulder. Trust us on this: it wasn't your fault. Many popular comics feature "dynamic" layouts with fragmented and superimposed images that can be not only difficult to navigate, but baffling to comprehend. In this course, you'll learn composition and layout techniques that allow readers to appreciate your stories and art without any design confusion or distractions. After examining work by various artists, including Tintin by Herge and Hellboy by Mike Mignola, students create their own four-page stories, with special emphasis on how subtle use of color can heighten drama and improve legibility.

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E


Instructor
  • Name: Ryder Windham (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 13 - Dec 6 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-FOUND-2214 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 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, Oct 19 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2214-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 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

Tuesdays, Oct 13 - Dec 13 | 7-10pm | No Class: 10/6, 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2214-03 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 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: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Oct 19 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-1815 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of two-dimensional design principles is the basis for all 2D art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to solve problems of visual organization. The placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this class have direct applications to anyone working in two-dimensional media, from advertising art directors to illustrators, interior designers and painters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-R, DI-E, DS-R, ID-R, JM-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 21 - Dec 14 | 7-10pm | No Class: 9/16, 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2215 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Van Gogh, Matisse, Titian and even Warhol were masterful colorists who used color deliberately to create powerful drama in their work. The dynamics of color are fundamental to virtually all design, illustration and painting. In this course, students explore how the concepts of value, hue and intensity relate to design and how the use of color is integral to a piece's effect and ultimate success. As students explore the specific applications of color used by professionals in advertising, illustration and two- and three-dimensional design, they come to understand the integration of art and science we call color theory.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-R, DI-E, DS-R, GR-E, ID-E, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Carlotta Miller (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 15 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-FOUND-2215-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Van Gogh, Matisse, Titian and even Warhol were masterful colorists who used color deliberately to create powerful drama in their work. The dynamics of color are fundamental to virtually all design, illustration and painting. In this course, students explore how the concepts of value, hue and intensity relate to design and how the use of color is integral to a piece's effect and ultimate success. As students explore the specific applications of color used by professionals in advertising, illustration and two- and three-dimensional design, they come to understand the integration of art and science we call color theory.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-R, DI-E, DS-R, GR-E, ID-E, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 15 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/25, 12/9
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-2260 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495 | model fee $25


Description

Building on skills acquired in Drawing I, this next-step course is designed to further strengthen and refine drawing and compositional abilities. Students explore the descriptive and expressive manipulation of materials such as charcoal, graphite pencil, pen and ink, Conte crayon, and colored media, while learning to create more volumetric and spatial drawings through the use of value and composition. In the process, students work from still lifes, interiors and models as they consider gesture and contour, planar analysis, foreshortening, proportion, and volumetric rendering of forms. Ultimately, students develop confidence approaching a wide variety of subject matter as part of a well-composed drawing.

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

Prerequisite: Drawing I or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Wynne (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 2 - 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-NATUR-2658 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess and complexity. When color is applied on the fine-toothed, semi-translucent surface of drafting film, unparalleled precision and detail are possible. The transparency of the medium allows the artist to work directly from sketches or photos, without the time-consuming task of transferring images. And unlike most color techniques, it permits erasure of mistakes without damage to the drawing surface. Students learn to plan their drawings in stages, from the highlights and contours, to shadows and developing the form's volume. Ultimately, the high-detail illustrations that result seem to literally pop off the page.

Applies to: CB-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ILUS-3580 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. With a focus on children's books, comic books and natural science applications, students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests, and considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed.

Applies to: CB-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Dara Goldman (Bio)