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Graphic Design

Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-0157
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

The pop music experience is much more than the tracks on a CD -- it's a billion-dollar industry comprised of live events, endorsements, trademarked merchandise and carefully crafted images designed for the artists and their promoters. Bands become brands, which graphic designers craft with innovative logo design, costuming and display imagery. In this course, students are introduced to design through the scope of popular music history. Students work with the latest digital design tools and software to create artwork for CD jewel cases, tour posters and tee-shirt designs for an imaginary pop music idol or to reinterpret the identity for their favorite band. Whether your taste is for Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar or the Misfits, this course inspires you as you design to rock.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Holcomb (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3745
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Whether you're designing logos for your band, your home page or a self-published comic book, you need to start loving letters -- or at least appreciating them. Letters have the potential to project as much distinctive identity as the groups, products and teams to which they are attached, but this connection does not happen by accident. In this type design course, you'll be introduced to the basics of letter-form, which is the key element in the process of creating logos and titles that electrify and excite. Discover how to start with a doodle in a sketchbook that is then scanned into Adobe Illustrator and perfected until it is ready for display on a patch, poster or drum head.

Applies to: AT, YD

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of 2D Design or Digital Drawing Board


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3755
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

More than just the sum of its parts, this course introduces students to the bitmap image, raster graphics and Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop has become an indispensable tool in the creation of digital images, but to master it we first must tame the pixel. As the "atomic unit" of all raster graphic pictures, the pixel is merely a block of color or a single tile in the mosaic that makes up a screen image. What we do with those pixels -- capturing, importing, blending and speed-painting -- is what this course is all about. Join us to become familiar with these techniques and tools that are used daily by computer animators, Web designers and illustrators.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
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