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Graphic Design

Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 11 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-PRNT-0791-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1869
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was meant to create excitement as part of an advertising campaign. This course is all about the movie poster: its history in the world of cinema, and how to create one of your very own! You'll take on the role of graphic designer as you learn about vector drawing while using the most popular digital tool for poster design, Adobe Illustrator. As you become more confident with the design workflow and look for the best combination of type and picture, your posters become more complex. By the end of the course, you will have created four original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2921
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Harry and Hermione may have wands, but you have the computer! 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 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2921-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Harry and Hermione may have wands, but you have the computer! 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: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3745
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3745-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0157
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Today's music experience is much more than the music coming through your headphones. 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, album cover art and display imagery. Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, you will learn to create artwork and logo designs for album covers and merchandise for existing artists and for yourself. A sound lesson completes the experience as you build a song with the popular mixing application GarageBand. Whether your taste is Anderson Paak, Lorde or Beyonce, you'll feel inspired as you design to rock.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1176
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Rhode Island's sadly departing PawSox are baseball's teams where the experience is enhanced with clever design. Snappy names, funny mascots and colorful logos help sell that experience as students learn Adobe Illustrator to design the graphic identity of an imaginary sports team. The instructor guides them through the technology and branding decisions that lead to the delivery of two pieces of original art: a logo and a mascot graphic. The skills learned are easily adapted for non-sports logo design projects.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Aug 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1176-02
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Rhode Island's sadly departing PawSox are baseball's teams where the experience is enhanced with clever design. Snappy names, funny mascots and colorful logos help sell that experience as students learn Adobe Illustrator to design the graphic identity of an imaginary sports team. The instructor guides them through the technology and branding decisions that lead to the delivery of two pieces of original art: a logo and a mascot graphic. The skills learned are easily adapted for non-sports logo design projects.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
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