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Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1186 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-2658
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess and complexity. When color is applied on the fine-toothed, semi-translucent surface of drafting film, unparalleled precision and detail are possible. The transparency of the medium allows the artist to work directly from sketches or photos, without the time-consuming task of transferring images. And unlike most color techniques, it permits erasure of mistakes without damage to the drawing surface. Students learn to plan their drawings in stages, from the highlights and contours, to shadows and developing the form's volume. Ultimately, the high-detail illustrations that result seem to literally pop off the page.

Applies to: NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ILUS-1201
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Observe, twist and distort: This is the process for caricature artists who create illustrations that are at times silly, outrageous or even disturbing, but always clever. Students in this workshop learn to identify the unique features of a subject's face, exaggerating them to create amusingly accurate caricatures. Working from sketch to finished drawing, students consider styles and portrait views while exploring working in pen and ink, pencil, marker and colored pencil. Lessons include demonstrations, viewing of references, critiques, and drawing from a live model to create cartoon work that is certainly fantastic, if not always flattering!

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 2 - 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-APP-1787
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Realizing fashion ideas usually starts with strong fashion drawing skills. Working from observation, class begins with gesture drawings and "croquis" (simple quick sketches) as students learn to capture the movement and direction of both the figure and clothing. Focus is on how to represent the fabric and draping based on how a garment hangs on the body, while suggesting the form underneath. Attention is paid to proportions and scale, and students are introduced to the 10 head fashion figure. Students also learn to express attitude by drawing their own fashion "faces" and capturing the essentials of drawing faces, heads and other details. Flat sketching techniques to incorporate garment construction details, including front and back views, are introduced. Mood boards help students to convey concepts, color stories and themes for individual collections, as well as identify strands of interest. Use of a sketchbook, as well as exploration of different media, is encouraged.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 10am-4pm.


Instructor
  • Name: Jarno Kettunen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2916 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Learn about composition and proportion as you study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, you'll explore a range of drawing materials, use a variety of skill building exercises, and develop a foundation of strategies for creating expressive works of figurative art. Note: This course uses nude models.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Nov 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1768 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, we study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that we can accurately draw heads and faces. Students participate in a series of exercises and studies, using a variety of drawing materials that are specifically chosen to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether or not your desire is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course is sure to provide valuable and readily applicable skills.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1495
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Sharing characteristics of watercolor and acrylic paints, gouache is an opaque water-based medium that is highly pigmented, re-workable and dries to a vibrant matte finish. In this course, you'll paint with watercolor in harmony with gouache, using the transparency and opacity of these mediums to create depth, luminosity, value and texture in your work. Working from landscape photo reference material, you'll build upon existing drawing skills, employ a variety of painting techniques and learn how to plan an approach to your work. Note: This course is the second in a two-part series. While not required, it is suggested that students have completed the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature," held earlier in the semester, or have previous experience with watercolor. 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-3766 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This course teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret "line" in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Kameko Branchaud (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 21 - 22 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PRINT-4152 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

You don't need to be a designer to take this workshop -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art and design to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this workshop. So come join us for a dynamic inquiry-based intensive that illuminates the process of design. Through a variety of visual exercises, you'll learn methods in critical thinking and making, which are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice. You will work independently and collaboratively while being asked to seek and solve design problems within our everyday environment through observation, documentation and implementation. All this is done in a fun and supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite!


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)