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Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DWG-0527 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Gain the skills you can use to draw any flower, any time. This workshop introduces clear, simple strategies to approach drawing flowers -- strategies that can be used for many other organic forms, including the human body. Drawing a flower begins with noticing how it grows: It originates from the stem and its central axis, and then radiates outward from that center. Drawing begins with establishing this central axis and then building a schematic line structure to develop the form. We cover basic flower anatomy and consider several different flower types.


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-2849 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $30


Description

The world of plants is as beautiful as it is diverse. Students in this workshop spend a weekend taking a closer look at botanical specimens than they may ever have before. Whether working from cut flowers, dried leaves, or a spotted and bumpy gourd, they create a botanical illustration of their chosen subject that captures its color, anatomy, composition and personality. Basics of plant anatomy and composition are discussed, as well as methods of adding perspective and drama to a painting. After creating and transferring a detailed pencil drawing of their specimens, students learn to apply watercolor with control and precision through layered applications. Colors and detail, applied with colored pencils, further enhance and clarify, and ultimately augment the work for added richness. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1262-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2180-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Here's a chance for young cartoonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques, students play with line and learn to experiment with personality on paper. Inspired by the rich tradition of cartooning found in children's books, comic strips and animated cartoons, young artists bring their most whimsical ideas to life.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2921-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Aug 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0429-02 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1866-03 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This cartooning course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3725-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $5


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. 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 and draw from a model, they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3744-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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 in and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a professional artist how to pull together all the components of great comic book creation: word balloons, captions, panels and personalities. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a mini comic to share with friends and family.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-3744-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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 in and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a professional artist how to pull together all the components of great comic book creation: word balloons, captions, panels and personalities. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a mini comic to share with friends and family.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: John Tedeschi (Bio)