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Saturdays, Oct 29 - Dec 10 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-TEEN-2129
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: YA, YC, YG, YM


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-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: Douglas Stern (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 26 - Dec 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-PDM-2516-02
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: Douglas Stern (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-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: AD-E, AN-E, CB-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, NS-E, PM-E


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

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Oct 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-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: AD-E, CB-R, GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques, Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-DFOU-2533-02
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: AD-E, CB-R, GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques, Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-PHO-1670
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Building on the techniques learned in Studio Lighting, this course further explores the art of using artificial light to transform the mundane into the magnificent. Using lighting as a form of expression, we experiment with complex lighting schemes in an effort to create more visually stimulating images. Emphasis is placed on controlling direction, quality and quantity of light as we investigate the impact of light, color and composition on the subject. Intended for photographers seeking to broaden their knowledge of artificial lighting, this course is primarily studio based and focuses on still life, architectural and portrait lighting, including a look into product photography and photographing the nude. We also learn techniques for utilizing available light, as well as on-camera flashes.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Studio Lighting


Instructor
  • Name: Shane Gutierrez (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-ADV-2613
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This advanced project-based course emphasizes total integrated digital workflow, as students move from comps and storyboards to finished graphics. These completed campaign elements illustrate an advertising professional's objectives to sell products, influence consumer tastes and convey information. The instructor takes the role of the client, while you become the art director, delivering practical design solutions within production realities and budget constraints. Students learn how professionals use various strategies to determine the placement of ads in a wide variety of media, with particular focus on the pitch that must be won to secure an account. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by studio assignments, which ultimately are highlighted in a design portfolio.

Applies to: AD-R, GR-E

Prerequisite: Designing an Ad Campaign


Instructor
  • Name: Steve Ruggieri (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-PRINT-0160
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | 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, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alan Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-ANIM-2506
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Before ideas can be expressed as motion, aspiring animators must understand the underlying elements (keyframes, fields, level) and accompanying principles (cycles, sync, timing) that are specific to the art form. This course is for artists willing to explore frame-by-frame moviemaking techniques with greater commitment. 2D animation workflow best practices are reinforced in every lesson, as students use digital tools to complete weekly assignments leading to a self-directed final project. Historical examples of metamorphosis, cycled movement and the illusion of gravity are presented to so that students better understand this unique storytelling medium.

Applies to: AD-E, AN-R, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E

Prerequisite: Animation: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)