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Graphic Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2921 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


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, Aug 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2921-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


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 9 - 13 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1869
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


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, Jul 9 - 13 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3755 ( Class is Full )
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: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-WEB-2792
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3745-02
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


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Jul 5 - 6 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0465
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Do you dream of seeing your artwork on a T-shirt? Well, thanks to technology, this is not only possible, it's easy -- and with little cost. We begin this course with a review of the history of graphic tees and their place in popular culture, while learning the elements of good T-shirt design. Students engage in the entire design process, from developing an original idea and turning that idea into a drawing, to translating their hand-drawn design into a vector-based image with the use of Adobe Illustrator. By learning the process of professionally digitizing hand-drawn sketches, you'll be able to design a T-shirt for yourself or mass manufacture.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Jun 23 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PRNT-4141 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Thinking and making are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice, whether graphic, interior, advertising or web. Award-winning graphic designer and teacher Dina Zaccagnini Vincent will introduce the conceptual development phase of design workflow, which functions as the foundation for a successful project.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
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