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Art History & Appreciation

Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 8 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ARTA-0615
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you wanted to incorporate art into your life, but are unsure of where to start? This workshop allows you to explore in a non-threatening, expectation-free environment. Three prompts, focused on the concept of mark making, encourage you to expand your notion of what it means to make art. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery rather than on finished pieces of work. Additionally, to help you get started we review the basics of a variety of art making terms and materials. You may come away surprised and ready to confidently integrate art into your life. Come prepared with an open mind and plenty of questions!


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-DWG-0615-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you wanted to incorporate art into your life, but are unsure of where to start? This workshop allows you to explore in a non-threatening, expectation-free environment. Three prompts, focused on the concept of mark making, encourage you to expand your notion of what it means to make art. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery rather than on finished pieces of work. Additionally, to help you get started we review the basics of a variety of art making terms and materials. You may come away surprised and ready to confidently integrate art into your life. Come prepared with an open mind and plenty of questions!

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Feb 2 - 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-ARTA-9014
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Within a fully supportive and constructive environment for the artist and non-artist alike, this workshop helps students tap into their creative energy, generate new ideas and develop new ways of working. Accessing individual creativity begins by diving right in, through a series of hands-on exercises designed to work with unconventional mark-making tools and prompts that focus on speed, attention and reaction. Students are challenged to let go of preconceptions and encouraged to experiment, play and make. Ways to trigger ideas and accelerate individual creative practice are emphasized. The class is ideal for students looking to invigorate their life and fuel their art practice.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 27 - Feb 10 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4435
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Interested in every detail of a finely crafted room? Investigate cornices, window frames, door lintels, wall brackets, columns, plinths and pedestals in this short history of interior woodwork, from the Renaissance to early Modernism. Elizabethan strap work, 18th-century French paneling, Colonial American bolection molding, Victorian millwork and Art Deco marquetry are just some of the examples of interior art to be considered in this course devoted to identifying historic styles and carving techniques.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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