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Saturday + Sunday, Nov 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-NATUR-0142 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250


Description

Capturing the sea's many moods and responding to its beauty and mystery are just two of the many visual challenges this dynamic subject poses for an artist. Well-known landscape and maritime artist Harley Bartlett reveals step-by-step methods for beginning and then developing a seascape painting. Demonstrations and lectures focus on using the palette as a tool by pre-mixing colors -- anticipating a gradated range to facilitate working. Once the palette is set up, the paint is applied in layers to create a sense of depth through atmospheric effects. Using photo sources, students learn to extract essential information, as well as establish an all-important point of view. This total immersion workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to a fascinating subject with techniques that can be applied to all painting genres. Note: Students may use oil or acrylic paints.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Harley Bartlett (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-PNT-4213 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | lab fee $25


Description

Pablo Picasso said, "There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." How to actually remove traces of reality and move toward abstraction is the challenge. This course -- through a series of exercises involving abstracting from nature, collage and moving from macro to micro -- offers a variety of solutions, experiments and problem-solving strategies to trigger ideas. Working with line, shape, color and composition, consideration is paid to visual concerns (such as pictorial space) and paint quality, as well as underlying conceptual issues. Oil paint is the preferred medium, but other paint choices are discussed and selected relative to individual experience and interest. Students progress at their own pace, while they loosen their hold on literalness, and discover new means of depiction and expression that lead to the development of an "artistic vision." Note: Previous painting experience is helpful, but not required.

Location Update: The location for this course has changed since the publication of the Fall 2015 catalog. Class will now meet at Tillinghast Farm.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-PNT-1599 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495 | model fee $20


Description

In this advanced drawing and painting class, concepts of style, technique, content, abstraction and working in series are investigated, along with more sophisticated ways to express both formal and abstract issues. Utilizing the figure, landscape, still-life and architecture as themes in their work, students continue to paint from life and observation as they slowly explore many ways of interpreting subject matter. Drawing is incorporated into the class, both as preliminary study for the painting and as work unto itself. Issues of gesture, movement, planar analysis, structure and composition are all reviewed. Students begin to work in series and learn how to develop their ideas sequentially, moving on to experiment with the format and size of work and choice of surface to paint on, with the goal of realizing their own personal language and direction. Most importantly, this course sets the groundwork for the Final Projects studio in the Drawing + Painting Studies Certificate Program.

Location Update: The location for this course has changed since the publication of the Fall 2015 catalog. Class will now meet at Tillinghast Farm.

Applies to: DS-R

Prerequisite: Painting II: Techniques + Expression


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Wynne (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

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1266 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Just like our Art Studio course for teens, Art Studio Junior lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children's imagination and sensory awareness. In the process, instructors often take advantage of the unique resources available on the RISD campus to inspire imagination, leading the class on trips to the RISD Museum or the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2185 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $5


Description

Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum in search of animals, birds and more. They then use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 18 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/14, 11/28
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0417 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $15 | model fee $25


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as we see it on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT


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

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-0520 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Designed for the complete novice, this course is an introduction to the materials, techniques and concepts relating to visual communication and art-making processes. The course begins with observational drawing and moves on to the visual principles and basics of 2D and 3D design. Subject matter to be investigated includes still life, figure and architecture. Integral to this is working with line, shape, value, spatial concepts and basic color concepts. Media explored include pencil, charcoal, paper, cardboard and paint. The work of established artists is shown to illustrate new topics and modes of working, and to help students identify qualities and techniques in art and art history and gain an appreciation for how the visual arts enrich our everyday lives. The class is an ideal option for those looking for a starting point into art.


Instructor
  • Name: Eddie Villanueva (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Oct 25 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-PNT-1597 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

Acrylic colors are rich and true to nature, allowing for amazingly accurate representation. Not surprisingly, acrylic painting has long been a popular medium for illustrators, fine artists, decorative artists, and muralists. This course explores the unique attributes of, and possibilities inherent in, this versatile water-based, fast-drying, and non-toxic medium. Many different results are possible, from the transparent and translucent feel of watercolor to the more opaque quality of oil painting. The process begins with background washes, and progresses to color mixing, thin and opaque washes, ghosting, glazing and underpainting. Students select the subjects they wish to paint and should come to the first class with an idea of what that subject might be. Work will be done from direct observation -- no photographs please! By the last class, students will have produced one final work in acrylic and deepened their experience with the medium considerably.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)