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Mondays, Oct 21 - Dec 2 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-BOOK-1733 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $30


Description

Lightweight and malleable, paper can be easily transformed from loose pulp into works of art including sculptural pieces. Papermaking involves a variety of techniques -- preparing pulps, processing fiber, pulling and drying sheets, layering, and making 3D structures. It is an exciting and relatively easy process, with many interesting applications for artists, craftspeople and educators. Once students master the essentials, they are encouraged to experiment with integrating materials such as flowers, wire, string, reeds, sticks, buttons, baubles and photographs into the paper. Learning how to embed and emboss, participants work with a variety of pulps to produce a range of papers and structures.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 22 - Dec 3 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-BOOK-2463
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $40


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. Students begin their exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, the class reviews such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Schedule Update: The dates for this course have changed since originally published. Class will now meet Tuesdays, Oct 22-Dec 3.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 2 - 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ILUS-1203
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

Collage, from the French verb coller, meaning "to glue," is created when unrelated elements (usually paper) are assembled and glued together to form a new whole. This workshop introduces some of the fundamental techniques to consider when making a collage, and addresses issues of compositional structure -- including color relationships, direction and movement -- so the elements work in relation to each other and as a unified piece. A collage may include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects -- glued to a piece of paper or canvas support. With applications to painting, illustration and digital design, collage is a valuable skill to add to one's artistic arsenal. Its origins can be traced back hundreds of years, but the technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th Century with work by artists Braque and Picasso, and is currently undergoing a resurgence in contemporary art.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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