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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, 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

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: T. Michael Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


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

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEXT-2684 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495


Description

Surface design has many applications in fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, tile, metal, fiberglass and resin -- yet it is illustration, layout design, color development and finishing techniques that form the basis of surface design development. Using collage, graphite, watercolor and gouache, students in this course apply 2D design principles and color theory to support design decisions for a variety of surface applications. Each class session includes mini-critiques of current work and special exercises to explore different techniques. Take-home assignments enhance students' abilities and styles by using each technique in a complete surface design. We discuss self-promotion and various printing processes to better understand how original art can be marketed and produced, and review examples of historic surface designs to appreciate techniques, cultural contributions and style development. In addition, students learn to be prepared for the marketplace by developing finishing practices and professional presentation techniques.


Instructor
  • Name: Adrian Burke (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Oct 20 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-INDES-4424 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

This course introduces students to the design process and the tools and skills interior designers use to compose successful interiors. Using hand sketching and consumer design and decorating software, students plan spaces and apply such elements as color, pattern and furniture styles to achieve seamless decorative effects. Explore the myriad possibilities through the use of fabrics, lighting, and wall and floor coverings, both real and digital. Learn about spatial relationships and traffic patterns to best use furnishings, accessories, art and personal treasures to give a room unique character. Classroom discussions, critiques, demonstrations and projects help the student envision and complete projects in decorating and room design. Note: Students must bring their own laptops with Windows capabilities to class (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels).


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-1049 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to the formation of interior space. Students build an acute awareness of core elements -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- and the interdependence of space and form. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined. Armed with a visual lexicon to define interior space and explore its characteristics, students begin to integrate color, materials and texture as a means to convey their original intent. Through project assignments, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and how functional, aesthetic and expressive needs can be translated into design decisions to develop 3D space.

Applies to: ID-R


Instructor
  • Name: Josh Shockley (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 27 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 9/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-1052 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495


Description

History plays a critical role in the development of Western architecture and interior design -- from the styles, elements and design philosophies prevalent in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to the aesthetic and functional principles of buildings and rooms from the early Christian period and on through the Renaissance and various German, French and English movements between the 16th and 18th Centuries. In this course, we review the influence of cultural and sociological factors on architecture and interior design so that students understand the full impact of historical styles on contemporary design. Ultimately, students come to recognize major historical styles, develop theories about current and future design trends, and know how to do relevant research. A written report is required.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since the publication of the fall 2015 catalog. Class will now start on Sept. 28.

Applies to: ID-R


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (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)