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Mondays, Nov 1 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRINT-0160 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $20


Description

Pochoir is French for stencil, distinguished from ordinary stenciling as a highly refined technique for making fine limited edition prints. Often called hand coloring, or hand illustration, this print process was used during the early 20th Century -- particularly during the Art Deco period -- for fashion and interior design illustration plates. Remarkable for its use of lush, vibrant colors and bold, geometric shape, artists -- including Matisse and Picasso -- appropriated pochoir techniques to make graphic fine art prints. This class covers the basic techniques of pochoir including stencil cutting, paint application, image design and composition. Once the stencils are drawn and cut, gouache is painted through them to create thick layers of intense color. Students have the opportunity to create multicolor prints that can be made into everything from greeting cards to fine art prints.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Alan Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Nov 1 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRINT-4406 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Say it with letters. Nothing quite competes with the timeless and elegant quality of letterpress -- printing using moveable wood type. While the Gutenberg Bible is the earliest example of letterpress, it is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity given the advent of the "small press movement" and its emphasis on craft and the handmade. Students in this course hand-set their own type -- using RISD's unique and exquisite collection of type -- as they learn the intricacies of printing used to create crisp, graphic samples, while developing the fine craftsmanship such a process requires. Culminating with a collaborative book project, this course presents students with an excellent opportunity to experience the graphic and enduring power of letterpress.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (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

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2921 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $415


Description

Don't believe everything you see! Nearly every photograph that appears in print has been changed or manipulated in some way via the computer. The results of this computer-manipulated art can be found in video games, posters, comics and all over the Web. In this course, learn the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter the truth and create fantastic works of art. Here young artists get to create original work from photographic or other preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools in Adobe Photoshop, they create comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wizardry that young artists can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 16 - 17 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEXT-1927 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $15


Description

Combining printmaking techniques and textile design principles, this workshop introduces students to creating motifs (designs) and working with basic pattern structures such as repeats, half-drop, brick and mirror patterns to create hand-printed fabric. Once simple motifs are designed we discuss screen stencils, block printing, and use of found objects in deciding how to translate the design into a print. As students expand their individual motif using the different pattern structures, they experiment with placement and color. High-quality water based fabric paints are used, and a variety of samples are created with the option to create a larger piece such as a table runner or wall hanging.

Schedule/Tuition Update: The schedule and tuition for this class, as printed in the Fall 2015 catalog, were incorrect. The correct meeting time is 10am-4pm. The tuition has been corrected to $250, accordingly. We apologize for any confusion this error may have caused.


Instructor
  • Name: Jodi Stevens (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 1 - Jul 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-PRINT-4503 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $45


Description

Silkscreen, one of the most widely used and versatile printing methods today, is a stencil process in which a design/image is adhered to a screen made of polyester or other fine mesh using a photo emulsion process. Students in the course, which takes place in RISD's Graphic Design silkscreen studio, begin by using hand-drawn separations, photographs, digital separations or photocopies. A screen is then stretched over a frame with areas blocked off by adhering either stencil or film to the screen. As each screen represents one color, a range of color combinations is possible, depending on the number of screens. Ink is pushed through the mesh with a squeegee and clear shapes of color result. Water-based silkscreen ink makes for quick drying time and easy soap-and-water cleanup. With applications to printmaking, textiles, wallpaper or just stand-alone imagery, this course is ideal for working out visual ideas serially and quickly with spectacular results.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-PRINT-0355 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $15


Description

Stencils are a quick way to learn the essentials of printmaking, without a lot of expense. Students work from their own imagery, including photos, drawings and sketches, and are shown how to simplify shapes and think about translating their imagery into stencil sets. Introduction to 2D design essentials is part of the process as imagery is developed. Once the designs are finalized, and students have developed a three-layer stencil set, these are projected onto cardboard, traced and then cut. Ink or paint is applied over the stencil to paper below to create the print. As the stencils generated are big, applications to surfaces like walls and textiles is possible. One or more large or complex stencil sets, reusable in artists' own practice -- are developed and help establish a personal direction and aesthetic for stencil making in a big and bold way.


Instructor
  • Name: Paul Brazio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-PRINT-0356 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 3 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

In the early 20th Century, pochoir (French for stenciling) was used to showcase fashion, wallpaper, architectural and textile designs. Repeat patterns have been used in ornament, decoration and design since the beginning of civilization to give an all-over effect. This workshop begins with learning how to create an all-over repeat pattern tile with hand drawing. We then take those repeat tiles and create different colorways using the medium of pochoir. The design is transferred to the pochoir substrate (paper/cardboard), with separate templates created for each color in the design. Students are able to experiment with how colors interact and to see their design with different colorways. 2D design principles are emphasized, including scale, direction and movement within an individual pattern and the larger pattern composite. While we won't create an actual printed wallpaper or textile, the tiles will be able to be used as a repeat.


Instructor
  • Name: Amanda Lebel (Bio)
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