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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2849-02 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. In this two-day workshop, students, through video lectures and presentations, discover how to create their own beautiful botanical illustrations while getting acquainted with the multitude of patterns, shapes, colors and textures botanicals provide. The history of botanical illustration and how to recognize botanical forms is given; equipped with this knowledge, students, working independently, paint photographic botanical specimens provided by the instructor using gouache, an opaque watercolor. Students discover the broad range of color intensity and coverage that gouache provides while experimenting with transparent layering to opaque coverage in developing dynamic botanical illustrations. Emphasis is on individual growth and approach done through video chats alternating with group meetings to see work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-0616 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study, practice and communication. In this fast-paced weekend experience, students explore the fundamentals of drawing to learn how to render what they see. Beginning with examples of how to describe shapes with line, weight and stroke direction, they move quickly to the study and observation of light and shadow. The class explores additive and reductive methods with the aim of completion of an accurate drawing using a range of values. Drawing materials include graphite, charcoal and erasure. Subjects, including natural and everyday objects, are provided.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials, demonstrations and presentations. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share their work, receive group and individual feedback, and develop their skills.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-4496 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A portrait is so much more than just eyes, nose and mouth. In this workshop, the head -- including the skull -- is considered as a whole. The initial focus is on the anatomy associated with the human head. Students then work independently to gain skill in observing the relationship of the facial features to each other and to the overall whole, as well as to surface fluctuations created by muscle, skin folds and age. Students study and draw the head from multiple vantage points and angles, as they learn to measure, assess proportional relationships and consider the head as a volume. The use of lighting to create drama, volume and depth is considered in the process of learning to render what is actually seen in order to create a very convincing portrait.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials and digital examples. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share and discuss their work.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ARTA-9014 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

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. 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 given these prompts and then work independently. Gathering back in an interactive Zoom meeting, work is shared with the group and discussed. 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. If you are looking for a class to invigorate your life and fuel your art practice, this is ideal.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0457 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Gears, goggles, rivets, springs, clockworks and lace: This is the stuff that steampunks are made of, and the ingredients for this design lab. Students in this course re-envision gadgets and gear, starting with drawings and schematics that are then built as prototypes that are both sculpturally unique and faithful to the aesthetic of this sci-fi subculture. The instructor begins with lessons in design and drafting that reinforce the connection between 2D imagining and 3D construction. Together the class explores materials and methods for model building that are done to scale and as full-size replica helmets, tools and transports. Students practice faux-finishing techniques that are the key to simulating materials like brass, copper and aged leather, to complete the look that might become the components of a convincing costume used in an art school portfolio.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0088-02 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

This course presents students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of drawing fundamentals by considering and utilizing nontraditional materials and methods. Through lectures, demonstrations and reviewing artists’ works, students come to see drawing as a way of thinking through visual and conceptual problems, allowing them to see how to develop visual languages that can address issues and areas of personal interest. Experimentation as a way to challenge established approaches to composition, materiality, tools and concepts will be explored. Processes such as collage, frottage (rubbings), image transfer, pochoir-stenciling, trace-monotype, screen monotype, and some digital techniques are covered to help students find their own medium of choice for future work. Completed works are driven by invested visual research and experimentation. In conjunction with existing drawing skills (and materials), students will be challenged to develop a series of large(r)-scale works that focus heavily on the harmonious combination of a diverse range of media and techniques.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Yevgeniya Baras (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2181-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Observation is key to developing foundational skills in drawing. As you’ll discover, learning how to draw is really learning how to see. Through observational drawing projects you’ll learn the proper use of materials (pencil, charcoal and marker) while staying focused on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. You'll gain an artistic vocabulary and develop observational experience drawing from varied still life, models, nature and the environment.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1312-06 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

If you are considering applying to art and design school, then you will most likely encounter the assignment: a distinctive test of an applicant’s ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course is a rehearsal for such an assignment, allowing for the development of conceptual skills through an extensive generative making process. Students will be led through various methods within this process by way of video lectures and demonstrations. Questions, discussions and critiques will take place using our online course management system, CE Link. Students will also post process work according to course schedule along with written reflections, descriptions and final collection of documentation.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3725-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Through demonstrations, discussions and critique, students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
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