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Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3726
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2532 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The most popular vector graphics editor, Adobe Illustrator is essential when creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability -- allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Since the workflow is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, you'll create illustrations and freeform sketches as you explore how this program makes it possible to acquire, trace and alter scanned images. You'll "learn by making" with in-class exercises and projects completed as homework. We discuss saving and output options, connecting the learning to the larger world of illustration, print, product and interactive design.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, NS-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Mar 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DWG-2230
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | model fee $25


Description

Throughout history, artists have studied the anatomy of the face to enhance the accuracy and volume of their drawings. This workshop is of interest to fine artists, illustrators and anyone interested in drawing the face. We focus on understanding facial and skull proportions, action and use of specific muscles, and how musculature lying close to the surface lends form and beauty to the face. Sensitivity to line quality and capturing expression are also emphasized. Students use calipers, pencil and paper to draw from skulls, flayed plaster models and a live model. Experimentation with Renaissance drawing techniques enhances students' ability to define three-dimensional space in portraiture. Note: Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required, as varying skill levels are accommodated.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin Lufkin (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - Apr 5 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1186 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1186-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CBK-0947
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $30


Description

Good children's book illustration is immediate in its effect, almost magically capturing a child's imagination. This intermediate course gives students the opportunity to investigate how illustration interacts with story and character development to create a product worthy of publication. Techniques for working in various media are emphasized, along with color, composition and page design. Students learn to think of the book as a whole while they explore concept development, characterization, timing, pacing, and the integration of text and images. Research and reference materials strengthen student work, and participants gain sensitivity to age levels and age-appropriate formats. Assignments and class critiques throughout guide students in refining their work.

Applies to: CB-R

Prerequisite: Children's Book Illustration I or permission of the instructor


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3744
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | 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 him go. In this course, students 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, students 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

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815-02 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 1 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1208
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Bart Simpson, Bugs Bunny, BB-8 and King Boo: Some of the most popular video games, comic books and animated films wouldn't be the same without these tricksters. Join us this April Fools' Day to learn about this important character archetype and the process of design that makes them better visually. In this drawing class, you'll learn not only about proportion, gesture and cartoon anatomy, but also the motivations, hopes and fears that cause fictional characters to behave as they do -- to drive other characters crazy and, sometimes, even save the day!

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)