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Saturday + Sunday, Oct 3 - 4 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-DWG-0523
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $30


Description

You don't need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art to take RISD CE courses, was the impetus for this course. It starts with the simplest of tasks and tools, and slowly illuminates the mystery of materials and the triumph of the well-chosen tool in creating work. Students' eyes are trained to look, to observe and to record. Work is done in drawing, color studies and collage through a series of exercises that encourage students to open up and experiment. Work is done in a variety of mediums -- with less focus on subject, and more on interpreting and abstracting to fully comprehend basic shapes and structures. We do all of this in a supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite.

Notes:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
-Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 3 - 4 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-DWG-0616
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $10


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:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-DWG-0619-02 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." -Pablo Picasso Through a series of exercises that involve abstracting from life, using traditional and nontraditional drawing tools and moving from macro to micro, this course offers a variety of challenges and solutions, experiments and problem-solving strategies to trigger ideas and work toward a more nonrepresentational way of working. Elements of line, shape and texture are investigated, along with working with spatial cues to create pictorial space. Examples of composition and compositional structures are provided to help students understand how to connect the parts into a unified whole. Students progress at their own pace while they loosen their hold on literalness, explore underlying conceptual issues and discover new means of depiction and expression.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PS-E

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is helpful


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 7 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-DWG-4496
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $10


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:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
- 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, Oct 24 - 25 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-9014
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305


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 synchronous online class will meet live at the specified date and time in Eastern Time, and be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and the video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-FOUND-0624-02 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Building on skills acquired in "Design, Part A" (0623), this course establishes a broader framework for the application of design elements and principles, building toward more complex and informed work. The design element of value is investigated further, and color and space are introduced. Value is considered in terms of light and dark and ways of creating a sense of space. Color is explored in terms of value, hue and intensity and contextual influence. Spatial concepts of figure/ground, perspective, overlap, placement, projection, value and color are devices to suggest depth and create the illusion of space. A variety of compositional structures such as linear, clustered, radial, central, grid and lattice systems are explored. Upon completing the course, students will have a proficiency in design fundamentals, a new understanding for how these concepts influence a broad range of disciplines and the larger world of design, and fluency in identification of design elements and principles. It is recommended that "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) be taken sequentially. Note: Successful completion of "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) satisfies the certificate requirement for "Design" (1815).

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R

Prerequisite: Design, Part A (0623)


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 7 - Dec 12 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/28
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/CF-TEEN-1768 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $315


Description

Do you want to learn to accurately draw heads and faces? In this course, you'll study the anatomy of the face and practice capturing likeness and facial expression. Using a variety of materials, you'll complete exercises and studies that are specifically designed to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether your goal is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your ability to draw faces, this course will provide valuable and applicable skills.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Andrea Abarca Coutts (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 7 - Dec 12 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/28
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/CF-TEEN-3725 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $315


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 is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-FOUND-0624-03 ( Class is almost Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Building on skills acquired in "Design, Part A" (0623), this course establishes a broader framework for the application of design elements and principles, building toward more complex and informed work. The design element of value is investigated further, and color and space are introduced. Value is considered in terms of light and dark and ways of creating a sense of space. Color is explored in terms of value, hue and intensity and contextual influence. Spatial concepts of figure/ground, perspective, overlap, placement, projection, value and color are devices to suggest depth and create the illusion of space. A variety of compositional structures such as linear, clustered, radial, central, grid and lattice systems are explored. Upon completing the course, students will have a proficiency in design fundamentals, a new understanding for how these concepts influence a broad range of disciplines and the larger world of design, and fluency in identification of design elements and principles. It is recommended that "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) be taken sequentially. Note: Successful completion of "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) satisfies the certificate requirement for "Design" (1815).

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R

Prerequisite: Design, Part A (0623)


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-FOUND-0624-04
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Building on skills acquired in "Design, Part A" (0623), this course establishes a broader framework for the application of design elements and principles, building toward more complex and informed work. The design element of value is investigated further, and color and space are introduced. Value is considered in terms of light and dark and ways of creating a sense of space. Color is explored in terms of value, hue and intensity and contextual influence. Spatial concepts of figure/ground, perspective, overlap, placement, projection, value and color are devices to suggest depth and create the illusion of space. A variety of compositional structures such as linear, clustered, radial, central, grid and lattice systems are explored. Upon completing the course, students will have a proficiency in design fundamentals, a new understanding for how these concepts influence a broad range of disciplines and the larger world of design, and fluency in identification of design elements and principles. It is recommended that "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) be taken sequentially. Note: Successful completion of "Design, Part A" (0623) and "Design, Part B" (0624) satisfies the certificate requirement for "Design" (1815).

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R

Prerequisite: Design, Part A (0623)


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)