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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2849-02 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. In this two-day workshop, students, through video lectures and presentations, discover how to create their own beautiful botanical illustrations while getting acquainted with the multitude of patterns, shapes, colors and textures botanicals provide. The history of botanical illustration and how to recognize botanical forms is given; equipped with this knowledge, students, working independently, paint photographic botanical specimens provided by the instructor using gouache, an opaque watercolor. Students discover the broad range of color intensity and coverage that gouache provides while experimenting with transparent layering to opaque coverage in developing dynamic botanical illustrations. Emphasis is on individual growth and approach done through video chats alternating with group meetings to see work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-4496 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A portrait is so much more than just eyes, nose and mouth. In this workshop, the head -- including the skull -- is considered as a whole. The initial focus is on the anatomy associated with the human head. Students then work independently to gain skill in observing the relationship of the facial features to each other and to the overall whole, as well as to surface fluctuations created by muscle, skin folds and age. Students study and draw the head from multiple vantage points and angles, as they learn to measure, assess proportional relationships and consider the head as a volume. The use of lighting to create drama, volume and depth is considered in the process of learning to render what is actually seen in order to create a very convincing portrait.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials and digital examples. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share and discuss their work.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1180-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

The illustrated worlds that are the most memorable renditions of J.R.R. Tolkien's or George Lucas's fictional universes come from artists who draw and paint. These conceptual designers take descriptions of unimaginable technology, creatures and characters and visualize them to be turned into book covers, movie sets, costumes and props. This course introduces that process and combines it with lessons in figurative anatomy, perspective drawing, composition and acrylic/watercolor painting. The course uses traditional materials that reinforce a student's ability to interpret written prompts, think on paper and handle pencil, pen and pigment. Students complete character designs and tableau sketches that are refined to become a full-color painting depicting a fantastic world.

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: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2019-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Color can shape and change the meaning of a comic. In this course you’ll learn technical skills like how to prep line work for color, different techniques and styles of coloring, as well as core concepts of lighting and color theory. Using Procreate, we will work on preexisting black-and-white art as well as your own drawings. You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence needed to color your own comics.

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: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3744-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Making a comic is a great way to tell your own stories. It's hard work and full of its own unique challenges. But the end result can be beautiful, captivating and rewarding. We’ll cover everything, including pacing, panel structure, composition, inking, lettering and more. At the end of this course you'll have a finished short comic under your belt and the knowledge you’ll need to begin your journey into comics.

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: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3982 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

The best children’s books entertain, inform, and open up windows into new worlds. This course is designed to explore the art and soul needed to create successful visual stories, through a series of lectures, discussions and home assignments. Students will study classic and modern examples in children’s literature to assist in their understanding of character development, the establishment of setting and mood, and the relationship between text and images. Using simple tools like pencils, pens, and any one traditional color media of their choice (such as colored pencils, pastels or watercolors), students will complete character studies, a two-page story spread, and a cover design, all of which will be appropriate for building their artist’s portfolio. Students will also learn the business basics of the publishing industry, in a course that is both practical and hands-on.

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: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0090-03 ( 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.

Illustration crosses all boundaries in materials and messaging: The common unifier is the identifiable style and voice of the artist. In this class students learn how to create a compelling narrative from their own story, identity and viewpoint. Lectures and research emphasize historical and contemporary artists, as well as process and creative practice. Students develop effective concepts, characters and narrative through a variety of materials such as graphite, pen and ink, collage and painting. Genres of communication such as social commentary and fiction are investigated to further develop personal areas of interest, process and style. In this course, expressive solutions to visual problems are emphasized through a rigorous sketchbook practice and the development of final concepts.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Allison Cole (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1771-03 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Maybe you have an epic story bouncing around your head and you want to take your characters out of your head and put them on the page. Maybe you don’t have that story yet, but you want to learn how to add that unique spark to the characters and creatures you draw. Whether for comic books, movies, video games or toys, it’s the job of illustrators and concept designers to create those memorable characters -- and that's what this course will teach you to do. Using the core concepts of character design, such as fundamental shapes and color theory, you’ll create three fully finished dynamic characters.

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, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3725-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Through demonstrations, discussions and critique, students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

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: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1179-04
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Pictures created in service to words are considered "illustrations," and are among the most iconic images an artist can create. This course emphasizes visual metaphoric thinking and helps teen artists conceptualize ideas based on editorial text prompts. The ideation process begins with pencil sketches, thumbnail drawings and compositional studies which are then refined into personally styled, grey-toned or full-color finished illustrations designed to stand out in a portfolio.

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: Rick Shiers (Bio)
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