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Saturday + Sunday, Jan 14 - 15 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-PNT-0342
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


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

Fridays, Jan 13 - Feb 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 8 - 15 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-PHO-1639
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


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 class 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 class, 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: Vanessa Ruiz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 14 - Feb 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-DFOU-2533 ( Class is Full )
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

Saturdays, Jan 7 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-CHILD-1997
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215 | 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 in this workshop 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 class 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: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 4 - 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-CHILD-2090
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Go old school by combining animation with mechanics to bring your cartoons to life. Just like the zoetrope, an optical device made popular in the (pre-film!) 1800s, you'll combine drawing, painting and simple mechanics to produce the illusion of motion -- creating your very own animation machine.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jan 14 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-ANIM-1721
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, built frame-by-frame, and gain artistic confidence. Note: This course was previously titled Principles of Animation.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-FOUND-1186 ( Class is Full )
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, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Carlotta Miller (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 18 - Feb 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is Full )
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, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 12 - Feb 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture -- along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp -- have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Jr Neville Songwe (Bio)