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Saturday + Sunday, Oct 26 - 27 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-0523 ( Class not open for registration )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


You don't need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art to take RISD CE courses, was the impetus for this course. It starts with the simplest of tasks and tools, and slowly illuminates the mystery of materials and the triumph of the well-chosen tool in creating work. Students' eyes are trained to look, to observe and to record. Work is done in drawing, color studies and collage through a series of exercises that encourage students to open up and experiment. Work is done in a variety of mediums -- with less focus on subject, and more on interpreting and abstracting to fully comprehend basic shapes and structures. We do all of this in a supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite. Students are free to fail, but are required to at least try. The hardest part is just starting!

  • Name: * Suzette Cozzens, Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)