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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0462
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Thor vs. Loki, Hercules vs. Cerberus, Beowulf vs. Grendel -- among many of the featured players in your favorite movies, games and comic books -- came to fame long ago, as the heroes and villains of myths and legends. Illustrators, animators and game designers spend endless hours reimagining these heroes and legends as thrilling retakes of these popular stories. In this digital illustration course, you are challenged with reinterpreting these characters in your own style and, in the process, you gain a better understanding of drawn anatomy and dramatic perspective, as well as greater confidence with computer-based workflow. Your suite of characters promises to grow quickly, ready for display in your comic book art or game design portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2, YD

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 7 - 11 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3744-02
5 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader into the page and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a published professional how to pull all the components of great comic book creation -- word balloons, captions, panels and personalities -- together. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a finished book to share with friends, family and, with luck, possibly even a big shot comic book publisher.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3744 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader into the page and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a published professional how to pull all the components of great comic book creation -- word balloons, captions, panels and personalities -- together. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a finished book to share with friends, family and, with luck, possibly even a big shot comic book publisher.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 10 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-FOUND-1209
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $25


Description

Design and Botanical Illustration synthesizes the worlds of two- and three-dimensional design processes by working with an assortment of plant life, paper, pen and watercolor. This course offers you an initial overview of design terms such as hierarchy, form, composition, texture, light and shadow. A botanical designer with expertise in sculpting arrangements joins together with a fine artist, who will shift the focus to illustrate was has been created. After you compose botanical materials, you'll learn to illustrate what you assembled using traditional drawing materials. You'll come away with a deeper awareness of natural forms and the fundamental thinking tools to translate and interpret what you observe. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: * Dennis DelSignore, Paul Carpentier (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2149 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $30


Description

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. Explore the artmaking potential of computers as you use Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921 ( Class has Started )
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, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Drawing fantastic beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this monster of an illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different creatures and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your beasts even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Drawing fantastic beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this monster of an illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different creatures and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your beasts even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DWG-0526
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the hardest things to master as an artist. Learn basic hand anatomy and some simple drawing tricks to help you quickly and accurately sketch the hand in many different positions. As you discover how to plot out this difficult subject step by step, you'll experiment with ways to simplify the process, how to establish key lines, and how to identify the essential shapes. Come experience how this single lesson can greatly improve your drawing skills.

Applies to: AN-E, NS-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 22 - 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PNT-0505 ( Class is almost Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Fresh, pure and instant color -- without tubes to squeeze, paint to mix or brushes to clean -- is the hallmark of pastels. This versatile medium lends itself to a large range of stylistic possibilities, from softly blended surfaces to free, sketch-like layering. Students in this workshop are introduced to materials and techniques, as they learn to create different visual effects depending on the supports (paper, board, etc.) and grounds. Demonstrations are given on the various ways to build drawings, including mapping and mark-making -- such as blocking, optical mixing, scumbling and feathering -- as well as other drawing fundamentals. Working primarily with soft pastels on colored paper, students learn to build composition through light and value, form, tone and color.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michele Noiset (Bio)