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Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRINT-2851 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $45


Description

Combining two tactile printmaking techniques, silkscreen and letterpress, this class focuses on experimental methods. Students learn how to hand-set type, how to create and develop imagery, how to prepare screens and how to print letterpress and silkscreen. Color mixing, paper variables, use of transparency and overlay of type and image are investigated. Students gain exposure to and mastery of centuries-old techniques in a contemporary context. Numerous examples are shared each week for inspiration. This is a great opportunity for curious beginners and intermediate printers alike to experience a hybrid printmaking process. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: GR-E, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0873
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

RISD's bayside Tillinghast Place is an art oasis, a place where creativity soars as young artists experiment with image making through a variety of art materials including pencils, paint, cut paper and magical photographic processes. They then incorporate these techniques as they explore bookmaking techniques that take the form of flip books, comic strips and photographic books. Students create characters, record impressions and design pages as they build books to share with their classmates, family and friends.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 6 - 7 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-BOOK-2131
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $25


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops
The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops, but each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Box Making
BOOK-2131
Participants construct boxes featuring unique, traditional closures and covers made from beautifully patterned imported Japanese papers. These boxes may be constructed to fit papers and books created in the other workshops.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-BOOK-2163
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $20


Description

Japanese Book Arts Workshops

The Japanese have a unique tradition of producing beautiful paper, books and boxes. Explore these traditional approaches to crafting handmade objects in a series of three workshops. The Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, is discussed in each program, providing a context for participants as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own objects. The workshops are designed as building blocks so that papers can be used to create books, and boxes can be constructed to hold projects made in previous workshops. However, each class is structured to provide an individual, unique learning experience as well. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.

Japanese Papermaking
BOOK-2163
Working with Asian fibers such as kozo and gampi, participants learn traditional papermaking methods to create thin, translucent sheets of paper. Flowers, grasses and fibers, or more unusual objects such as silk threads, photos, fragments of text and seed pods, may be layered between these sheets. Participants leave class with a variety of handmade papers.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 29 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-BOOK-2164
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $20


Description

Suminagashi, or "ink floating," is an ancient Japanese paper marbling technique. The process involves immersing paper in trays, and then floating ink on the surface of the water to create delicate swirled patterns. Ink can also be dropped to create patterns. Students are simultaneously introduced to the Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, providing a context as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own paper. After experimenting with various papers and pigments, participants use their papers to make pamphlets with Japanese-style bindings. A variety of traditional Japanese stitches are demonstrated, and special attention is paid to the unique proportions of traditional Japanese books. Students leave class with a completed blank book. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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