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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

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

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-SCLP-1800 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $75


Description

From skyscrapers and hulls of ships, to forks and knives, and bikes and cars, steel is an indomitable and omnipresent material. Surprisingly malleable yet remarkably strong, it is a most versatile metal depending on its physical state. This course, which takes place in the RISD Sculpture Department, introduces students to the basics of working steel, with an emphasis on sculptural form. Students are given instruction on the many tools in the studio, including an oxygen/acetylene torch, plasma cutter and anvil. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students work with sheet and rod, and use cold-working techniques including cutting, slotting, drilling, filing and forming, as well as forming methods such as hammering and bending. They ultimately investigate techniques for connecting steel, including welding, riveting and slotting. Students explore individual projects -- functional or sculptural -- applying the techniques learned to produce their own steel objects ranging from jewelry to sculpture and furniture. Note: A materials list is sent to registered students; however, students may purchase a kit for this course from the RISD Store 3D for $60.


Instructor
  • Name: Will Reeves (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-JEWEL-1222 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Top fashion houses and jewelry companies use hand-rendered images to show clients a potential design, to serve as a reference for fabrication purposes, or to advertise and promote a new collection. Whether you're a jeweler interested in creating stunning color renderings of your own designs, or simply someone interested in learning this rarified art, the color mixing recipes and gouache painting techniques introduced in this course teach you how to realize your vision. The course starts with an introduction on the use and handling of gouache paint. Each successive session, students work through a series of focused painting and color mixing exercises, learning the techniques and skills necessary to render luminous metals and glittering gemstones with realistic color and dimension. By the end of the course, students are on their way to creating dazzling renderings of their own jewelry designs. No prior painting experience is necessary, but experienced painters are welcome. Note: This is not a technical jewelry design course.

Eugene Samuel Grasset, Design for a Belt Buckle with Two Fish and Seaweed, 1900.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Courtney Jordan (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28, 11/21, 12/5
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-JEWEL-1132 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

An intriguing piece of jewelry not only attracts the eye, but also complements its wearer or tells a story. In this course, we move beyond appreciation to creation by learning the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes is covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. The non-technical side of the class focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. On the technical front, we cover sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, basic hollow construction, ring sizing and more. In addition, discussion of design, materials, jewelry history and alternative techniques is part of every class. Note: Students may purchase tool kits from the RISD Store 3D on the first day of class for $170. Students are expected to purchase metals for their projects, the nature and scope of which determine costs.

Applies to: JM-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jennaca Davies (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 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-JEWEL-1109 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

Working in precious and non-precious metals, this class moves beyond the foundation learned in Jewelry + Light Metals: The Basics to refine and combine a variety of jewelry construction methods. The focus of the class is to encourage students to pursue intermediate level projects that incorporate more complicated soldering techniques such as wire construction and chain making, as well as allow students more room for individual artistic development. Additionally, more advanced techniques such as hinge making, complicated scoring and bending, and other fabrication methods are introduced. Image lectures are presented to inspire students with new design possibilities and to help articulate more involved ideas and concepts in their work. By the end of the course, students should find themselves able to both create more intricate pieces and to approach jewelry design from a decidedly more sophisticated vantage point. Note: Students should be comfortable with basic sawing and soldering. Students may purchase tool kits from the RISD Store 3D on the first day of class for approximately $170. Students are expected to purchase metals for their projects, the nature and scope of which determine costs.

Applies to: JM-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Jewelry + Light Metals: The Basics or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Kendall Reiss (Bio)