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Art History & Appreciation

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Friday, May 10 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CS-PNT-2875 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Green Poison. Tyrian purple. Lapis Lazuli. Discover the secrets behind color in this class that begins at the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Strauss Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. You'll join an expert curator for an informative viewing and explanation of the collection's 2,500 rare extraordinary pigments/specimens. Former Fogg Museum Director Edward Forbes started the collection in the interest of replicating and preserving techniques and methods used by the masters. Considered a "laboratory for the fine arts," the collection heralded the emergence of art conservation in the US. You'll finish with a visit to the Art Study Center to explore with the instructor several works from the Museum collection.

Schedule Update: The date for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Friday, May 10.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Apr 6 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-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.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Apr 22 - May 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4050
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Immerse in an exploration of an extraordinary city of sublime beauty with a historian and photographer who has walked it, studied it and recorded it with a camera for over 25 years. Architecture, urban design, gardens, literature and engineering all converge in the City of Light. This course looks at Paris as a complete work of art, the product of centuries of design and cultural forces shaped by monarchs, artists, revolutionaries and visionaries. See Paris as you have never seen it before through period photographs, film clips and the art, buildings and squares created by its legendary inhabitants.


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-2888
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Thomas Chippendale, the Shakers, Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi were tastemakers and design innovators who changed the world of chairs, tables and household furnishings. This course examines the revolutionary forms and techniques of these artists in wood. Their design processes, materials and approach to marketing changed the world of household goods, each reflecting the cultural and aesthetic forces of their age. A visit to the RISD Museum to see the remarkable furnishings in the galleries is included in the course.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, May 5 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4051 ( Class is almost Full )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

This series of walking tours with an architectural and urban historian explores the historical evolution of Providence from its colonial streets and landmark buildings to Victorian industrial sites and the changing face of Providence today. For those who took the "Exploring Providence" course in Fall 2018, this walking tour series delves even further into the sunny spaces and dark corners of the city's urban plan.


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 20 - May 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEXT-4049
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $5


Description

Join the RISD Museum's textile conservators for an immersive look at the basics of caring for historic garments and textiles. Through discussion, hands-on projects and behind-the-scenes visits to the museum, you will explore how to identify, store, display and prolong the lifespan of these important pieces of our material history. To preserve your own vintage garments and fabrics, you'll learn many effective, free and inexpensive methods and materials to use, including which pieces to hang versus box horizontally, and which home locations have the best environmental conditions for storage. You will also find out which damage-causing materials to avoid (plastic garment bags/wrapping, acidic tissue paper, etc.). You will have the opportunity to work with your own objects or samples supplied for the class. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; this course is open to anyone with an interest in textiles.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: * Jessica Urick, Anna Rose Keefe (Bio)
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