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Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0086 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

During times of economic, political, health or environmental crisis, racism and issues of particular inequities rise to the surface. In this course students engage with pivotal and complex social issues to investigate how during these tension points artists become powerful agents of change. Working within the framework of Emory Douglas' role of the artist to inform, enlighten and educate, students explore how, what and where to message their voice in ways that will have the most impact. Through lectures, assigned research, online discussions and 2D studio assignments, students focus on projects that will enhance their art and design skills and the ability to confidently communicate their concept. Students learn how to use type and image to convey powerful graphic messaging in consideration for use in print and on social media platforms. Historical and contemporary iconic imagery—such as Shepard Fairey’s ambiguous street culture of "Obey," Banksy's anonymous social commentary on inequity, and most recently Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom’s "I am not a virus" campaign addressing current xenophobic hostility—is covered to help inform students in the creation of their own series of work and a final video presentation.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Rene Payne (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3270-02 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Did you know that design can be used to bring about positive social change? In this two-week-long studio, you’ll be encouraged to harness the power of design as you use your own voice to raise awareness about issues in your local community or in society as a whole.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


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

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3283-03 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Many powerful programs exist for creating art -- but many are locked behind a hefty paywall. Fortunately, there is plenty of free software you can download at home to use that is strong enough to get the job done! In this course, you will work with a few choice open-source programs that anyone can access with a few clicks of a button. You will learn their uses and interfaces, and how to deploy them to maximize the quality of your art. Each week you’ll be introduced to a new program, learn the hotkeys and how to navigate the interface, as well as dive deep into what the program has to offer. You will then have an exercise and assignment to be done in the program. At the end of the course, you’ll have experienced a range of free programs that you can access from home, and develop confidence in your ability to make art using open-source software.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1869-02 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was designed to create excitement. These are developed as part of an advertising campaign, seen before the movie comes out, enticing you to watch the movie. 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, dynamic and successful. By the end of the course, you will have created several original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0089-02 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Data visualization is storytelling that helps translate information into knowledge. With an abundance of information streaming into our lives, how can we process and design complex and large volumes of material into a simple, honest and accessible form? In this course students learn how to use information structure and systems of form, color and typography in projects that communicate data through a variety of methods such as maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. Lectures introduce historical references such as Charles Joseph Minard's 1869 flow diagram of Napoleon's campaign of 1812 and Henry Beck's 1931 revolutionary London Underground map. Contemporary designers Giorgia Lupi, Francesco Franchi, Sandra Rendgren, Nigel Holmes and Nicholas Felton will also be used as inspiration for individual projects. Issues regarding data collection and individual privacy will be touched upon, including a look at how artists such as "Glass Room" are addressing these concerns. Assignments will explore issues of mapping, hierarchy, location, time, comparison, motion, format, and the use of symbolic visual language to help students build a series of concepts and final work. Students will learn various methods of compiling data and translating this information in both analog (hand-making) and digital tools.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to the following hardware: a digital camera or smartphone; scanner
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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