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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

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

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-TEXT-1932 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile tradition dating back to the 8th Century, is a process of dyeing cloth through stitching, binding, folding, twisting and clamping, thus creating unique patterns and texture. In this workshop students are first introduced to the many variations within the technique, including Kanoko, Arashi, Makume, Nui and Itajime, by first making small samples to grasp the basics. These can then be used for reference when making larger pieces. This is followed by stitching cotton and silk scarves and submerging them in dye baths. Procion fiber reactive dyes are used, and learning how to safely work with the dyes is an integral aspect of the process. In the end, students open up their stitched scarves to see the beautiful, unique patterns created by this versatile technique, which can be practiced at home.

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

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

Thursdays, Jun 4 - Jul 9 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-FOUND-1186 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Carlotta Miller (Bio)