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Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-2618
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20 | model fee $20


Description

Experience the creative potential of clay by exploring realistic, abstract and caricatured depictions of our most noteworthy feature, the human face. In this workshop, you will discover that various artists and cultures treat the face with an astonishing range of approaches and styles. You'll become familiar with basic sculptural concepts, including proportion, form, shape and texture, by exercising creative problem-solving skills to recreate our most inherently expressive anatomical element.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Anthony Silva (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Feb 9 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PNT-0342
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Experience with acrylic paint lays a foundation for learning to work with other water-based paint and is invaluable in skill-building for any painter, illustrator or designer. This class introduces acrylic painting through examples of work done in this versatile medium, followed by a demonstration on mixing. The first day, students practice simple painting methods and do simple exercises, including how to apply paint, layers and controlling opacity and transparency, thick vs. thin, and creating texture. On day two, students first prepare a background wash, then a preliminary drawing, and learn how to transfer the drawing onto that background. Everyone works from the same simple subject of their own choice. Clear, step-by-step instructions enable students to fully understand the process. This workshop is intended for absolute beginners, as well as for experienced painters who want to gain confidence and skill with the medium.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or PDF (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-1639
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

The popularity of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom continues to grow among photographers who want to quickly organize, process and output their images, enabling them to spend more time taking photographs and less time in front of their computers. This course introduces the software interface and topics that include importing, RAW developing, and global and local adjustments that lead to output options, including printing and upload to online galleries. By the end of the course, you will have learned techniques that can improve your productivity for more effective representation of your photography enterprise.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Matt Francis (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 6 - Feb 10 | 9am-3pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-4442
6 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $30


Description

Long before the advent of digital photography, the quality of a photograph was largely dependent on the process involved in printing it. Today, museums and galleries continue to encourage the appreciation and acquisition of traditionally printed fiber-based images. This advanced darkroom course introduces students to the intense process of printing museum-quality images. Students investigate several fiber-based papers, print developers and toners while learning the time-consuming darkroom process of creating archival silver gelatin prints. Long days in the darkroom are required for this time-consuming process, with the end result being a deeper understanding and appreciation of this traditional archival process. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course, which should not exceed $200.

Applies to: PG-E

Prerequisite: Black-and-White Darkroom, or similar approved experience.


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Nov 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CAMP-0845 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving animation course is an ideal jumpstart for a child's first experience with frame-by-frame moviemaking. The art form is presented with accessible language and recognizable examples designed to engage even novice young artists. The exercises not only introduce the digital tools that are a "must" for learning animation, but also include handmade elements that connect students to the earliest animation traditions. Working in small teams that mimic a studio experience, students become more confident with technology, storytelling and cooperative learning.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ANIM-1721
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

An animator's challenge is to embody a static drawing with the illusion of life, making that doodle crawl, march, dance or soar. But where to begin if one's sole experience with animation is "Angry Birds"? This course is an introduction to the art form, using digital tools that make the learning accessible and immediately gratifying. The instructor reveals the workflow and explains the mechanics that allow separate and distinct drawings to be sequenced so that they flow together. In-class exercises and homework demonstrate core principles such as cycles, levels and squash and stretch. By the end of the course students will complete a short movie, built frame-by-frame, and gain artistic confidence.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kosta Gregory (Bio)