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Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2129 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: YD


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-2516
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Rhino is the industry standard of 3D modeling applications, both affordable and easy to learn. Its files can be exported into any program that supports surfaces or solids, or into CAD/CAM and other prototyping applications used by product designers, as well as those used for architectural and jewelry design and rendering, computer animation, filmmaking and Web design. Realistic renderings are generated by outputting to programs such as Maya, Flash, Photoshop and other popular software. Work begins with a sketch, drawing or physical model and Rhino provides the tools to construct realistic models. Learning the communication language unique to this 3D modeling application allows students to fully realize their designs, as they produce the illusion of three dimensions in digital form. Note: Prior 3D modeling experience is not required. This course is taught on a Windows platform.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, JM-R, PM-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3726
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 24 - 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2802
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

What good is sending a resume or layout idea over the Internet if it arrives jumbled and unformatted, or worse still, if it cannot be opened? Whether creating resumes, business plans, spreadsheets, graphically rich brochures, or even websites, Adobe Acrobat Writer lets you convert any document into a portable document format (PDF) file that arrives at its destination intact: everything in your document -- layouts, fonts, links and images -- appears exactly as it looks to you on your computer, regardless of platform. In addition, new features of this application make it quick and easy for recipients to approve and comment on your documents. This workshop shows you the numerous ways in which Acrobat Writer can enhance your digital communications.


Instructor
  • Name: Steve Ruggieri (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DVID-2503
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Adobe After Effects is to video and film what Adobe Photoshop is to photography. Students in this course learn to master this powerful software tool used by professionals in the film and video industries for generating visual effects and motion graphics. In the process of creating video shorts, students are afforded the opportunity to composite multiple layers, animate an unlimited number of elements and apply visual effects to video. Students can then apply these skills to both professional and personal projects.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2532 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The most popular vector graphics editor, Adobe Illustrator is essential when 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. Since the workflow is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, you'll create illustrations and freeform sketches as you explore how this program makes it possible to acquire, trace and alter scanned images. You'll "learn by making" with in-class exercises and projects completed as homework. We discuss saving and output options, connecting the learning to the larger world of illustration, print, product and interactive design.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, NS-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - Apr 7 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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 your 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

Fridays, Apr 14 - May 26 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2535
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Building on the Adobe Photoshop course, this course focuses on more advanced aspects of this industry-standard image editing software through projects that explore vector-based clipping masks for crisp edged transparency for print, gradient masks for smooth layer transitions utilized in all sophisticated editing techniques, and "Actions" for building automated processes. These multilayered subtractive processes serve to separate the Photoshop professionals from the hobbyists, and give the user pixel-perfect control of their image-editing environment.

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

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PNT-1599 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $20


Description

In this advanced 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. 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 Painting Studies Certificate Program. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PS-R

Prerequisite: Painting II: Context + Composition


Instructor
  • Name: Mara Metcalf (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1997
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


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: Steven Hayes (Bio)