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


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-PDM-2516 ( Class has Started )
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 ( Class is Full )
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 has Started )
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 ( Class has Started )
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, 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

Thursdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-ANIM-2832 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Storytelling is at the heart of the animator's art form and the focus of this advanced studio course, which gives students an opportunity to build narrative, frame by frame. Lessons are given context by viewing clips that illustrate concepts like sound sync, cycling and gravity on the animated form. The instructor provides story and character prompts that students use to build storyboards, then animatics and, finally, a short sequence in the medium most appropriate for their tale. Drawing assignments and self-directed work continue the learning outside the classroom. Throughout the course, the emphasis is first and foremost on creating a compelling narrative that will shine in a show reel.

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

Prerequisite: Animation I: Ideas into Motion


Instructor
  • Name: Brandon Strathmann (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 17 - Oct 22 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-ANIM-1721 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Tell your story with movement! As an animator your challenge is to embody a static drawing with the illusion of life, making that doodle crawl, march, dance or soar. But where do you begin if your sole experience with animation is "Angry Birds"? This course is your 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 you will complete a short movie, build frame-by-frame, and gain artistic confidence. Note: This course was previously titled Principles of Animation.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2016/CF-FOUND-1186 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | 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: AN-R, CB-E, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Carlotta Miller (Bio)