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Course Details

Wednesday, Nov 8 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-1732 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

For most artists, working from photographs is unavoidable -- in fact, photography can be an invaluable tool when used correctly. This workshop covers the benefits and pitfalls of drawing and painting from photo references, and reveals how to avoid the most common mistakes. We'll touch upon distortion and color correction; and explain why good photographs usually make bad paintings, and how to take your own successful photo references. Any fine artist or illustrator who uses photo references can benefit from this workshop. While it is especially useful for portraiture and figurative work, the concepts learned can be applied to landscapes or any other subject matter.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 29 - Dec 1 | 7-9pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2179
9 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartooning is the art of creating characters with outrageous personalities and memorable names like SpongeBob, Groot, Calvin and Bugs. They come in simple shapes and are drawn with dynamic lines and always have fascinating stories. This course is about telling those stories as students learn to create wild characters who are musclemen, monsters, critters and cuties. Students learn to use the drawing tools essential to the art form, how to hand letter a gag, a thought or a holler to show words and pictures coming together.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2179-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartooning is the art of creating characters with outrageous personalities and memorable names like SpongeBob, Groot, Calvin and Bugs. They come in simple shapes and are drawn with dynamic lines and always have fascinating stories. This course is about telling those stories as students learn to create wild characters who are musclemen, monsters, critters and cuties. Students learn to use the drawing tools essential to the art form, how to hand letter a gag, a thought or a holler to show words and pictures coming together.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Nov 11 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-1877
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Most people have a collection -- a collection imbued with emotion and memory. Whether mementos from travels, times with loved ones, or our childhood, these treasures remind us of our past and connect us to the present. Random objects like feathers, pebbles, stamped postcards, books, glass jars, shells, and even insects may seem insignificant to most, but they have a personal meaning to the collector. Students in this course work from their individual collections, learning how to arrange the objects into a strong composition from which to work. They may also use specimens from the RISD Nature Lab -- such as butterflies, beetles or turtles -- as natural additions to the personal treasure set-ups. We also cover how to properly light the set up. Work is done from life. Once students have made their preliminary drawings, they then introduce color in the medium of their choice. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Oct 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-0289 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $10


Description

Here's the chance for young 'toonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own cartoon characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques, students play with "line" and learn to experiment with personality on paper. Inspired by the rich tradition of cartooning found in children's books, comic strips and animated cartoons, young artists bring their most whimsical ideas to life. So, when it's time to return to reality, students will have increased their confidence with both words and pictures, and had some rollicking good fun in the process.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-0520
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Designed for the complete novice, this course is an ideal option for those looking for a starting point into art making. It is an introduction to the materials, techniques and concepts relating to visual communication and art-making processes. Beginning with observational drawing and moving on to basic 2D and 3D design concepts, students learn design elements and principles, and how they can be applied to all fields of design, from fine art to architecture. This course also includes a brief overview of Western art history to provide students with a context in which to understand and talk about art. Classes consist of lecture, studio projects and group discussions. Media explored include pencil, gouache, cut paper and crayon. By the end of the course, students develop the necessary vocabulary with which to talk about art and design, and a greater understanding and appreciation for how the visual arts enrich our everyday lives.


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)